SIPTU and Unite members expressed their shock following the announcement

Unions express 'shock' over Cadbury job cuts

26 Feb Union members have expressed their shock and anger after Mondelez Ireland, the owners of Cadbury and the chewing gum brand Trident, announced over 220 job cuts.

Frances Fitzgerald made the comments in the Dáil this afternoon

Minister open to automatic guardianship

26 Feb The group that represents unmarried parents has welcomed comments by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald indicating that she is open to considering automatic guardianship for fathers who are not cohabiting.

Settlement was made without admission of liability

€2.6m settlement in birth injury case

26 Feb An eight-year-old girl who has cerebral palsy and is severely brain damaged has settled her High Court action against the Rotunda Hospital for €2.6million.

The trial is expected to take another three weeks

Paint on spade did not match paint at Dwyer home

26 Feb Specks of paint on a spade found near the scene where Elaine O'Hara's remains were discovered, did not match samples of paint taken from Graham Dwyer's home in Foxrock, a court has heard.

Nurse - identified only as Niels H - hides his face during the trial

News in Brief

26 Feb Round-up of other Irish and international news stories.

Nine informal complaints were made about paedophile Jimmy Savile at Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Nine Jimmy Savile complaints ignored - Report

26 Feb Nine informal complaints were made about paedophile Jimmy Savile at Stoke Mandeville Hospital but none "were either taken seriously or escalated to senior management", a report has found.

Detective Garda Catherine McGowan is based at Bray Garda Station

No evidence garda computers used to forge letter

26 Feb The trial of a detective accused of forging a letter from the Director of Public Prosecutions has heard that examination of garda computers at the accused's station showed no evidence of them being used to create the letter.

A girl sits among the rubble of destroyed buildings in Al Shejaiya neighbourhood in the east of Gaza

Banksy video takes aim at Gaza destruction

26 Feb British street artist Banksy has posted a mini-documentary on his website showing squalid conditions in Gaza, six months after the end of the war between Hamas and Israel.

The trial is taking place at the Central Criminal Court

Nash trial hears double murder charge withdrawn

26 Feb A jury has heard how a man who was first charged with the double murder of two women, but later had the charge withdrawn, first became a person of interest when he was overheard conversing in a hostel about the murders.

Benjamin Netanyahu accused world powers of abandoning a pledge to prevent Tehran from getting a nuclear bomb

US-Israeli row deepens ahead of Netanyahu's speech

26 Feb US officials have said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's outspoken condemnation of efforts to secure an Iranian nuclear deal had injected destructive partisanship into US-Israeli relations.

Gemma Dwyer said she first met her husband in the mid 1990s

Graham Dwyer told wife not to believe gardaí

25 Feb Graham Dwyer's wife has said she recognised a spade, found near the location where Elaine O'Hara's remains were found in September 2013, as being the spade from the garden of their family home in Foxrock.

The police investigation into veteran singer Cliff Richard has "increased significantly in size"

Cliff Richard investigation 'expanding'

25 Feb The police investigation into veteran singer Cliff Richard has "increased significantly in size" since its inception and involves "more than one allegation", South Yorkshire's Chief Constable has revealed.