The Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeal will sit during September because of pressure on the system.
Two gardaí have been assaulted and a patrol car rammed during a search of a house in Dublin.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said in a newspaper interview that he will not step down before elections and that the US has no right to interfere in his country's politics.
Gunmen on a motorcycle have shot and killed a senior member of a leading Pakistani political party.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny will lay a wreath today at the temporary memorial in Boston for the victims of the marathon bombings.
Gardaí have appealed for information after a man's body was found in a field in Tallaght, Co Dublin last night.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has voiced concern over North Korea's launch of short-range missiles.
A Wicklow man has run the equivalent of 22 marathons in three weeks to raise money for the Brain Tumour Ireland charity.
Talks on the policing of Belfast public order events with a history of large-scale unrest have produced a commitment to non-violence.
Three people appeared before a special sitting of Gorey District Court last night charged in connection with a number of thefts from retail outlets in the southeast in recent months.
Independent TD Mick Wallace has said the latest comments from the Minister for Justice in the penalty points row were made in an effort to discredit him.
Ulster Bank has intervened in the US bankruptcy of Irish developer Sean Dunne, saying a parallel bankruptcy in Ireland is critical for the success of the case.
A new opinion poll shows a majority in favour of allowing abortion on grounds of suicide - though support has slipped over the past three months.
The family of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe have received a special medal in his honour today.
Heavy rain has disrupted public transport in Northern Ireland and forced the cancellation of a major motorcycle race event.
Three people have been arrested as part of an investigation into a string of robberies in the south east.
The ASTI has said it has accepted an invitation to enter talks with the Labour Relations Commission on a revised public service pay agreement.
French President Francois Hollande has signed the country's controversial gay marriage bill into law.
Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has said "sensitive discussions" are taking place with the British government on important funding issues.
Ireland's newest RNLI station has been formally opened in Castletownbere, Co Cork.
South Korea's Defence Ministry has said North Korea fired three short-range missiles from its east coast, but the purpose of the launches was unknown.
At least 36 people have died and ten others have been reported missing in downpours that have swept south China's Guangdong Province since Wednesday.
The Constitutional Convention has been meeting this weekend to review the Dáil electoral system and ways of reforming it.
An investigation is under way after 60 people were injured when two commuter trains serving New York City collided in Connecticut during the evening rush hour.
The PSNI has made safe what is believed to be a bomb discovered in an area of west Belfast where shots were fired at officers on Thursday afternoon.
Medical Council President Kieran Murphy has told the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children that the council is seeking changes to the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.
Independent TD Mick Wallace has said that he is making a complaint to the Standards in Public Office Commission regarding comments made about him by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.
Customs officers have discovered a diesel laundering operation in Dublin.
Two teachers' unions have decided to re-enter negotiations on a revised Croke Park II agreement.
More than 1.5 million people have fled Syria as conditions there deteriorate rapidly, according to the United Nations refugee agency.
A review into special needs resources in schools has recommended that a robust framework to ensure all children with special needs can access a school placement is adopted.
Legislation to establish a framework for Oireachtas inquiries will allow witnesses recoup legal costs if their good name is called into question.
Most of IBRC's 900 staff are expected to remain working with the bank's liquidator until the end of the year.
The widow of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko has accused a UK coroner of abandoning "his search for the truth about Russian state responsibility for her husband's death".
A former sports coach has been arrested in Waterford as part of an investigation into a number of complaints of sexual assault in the 1980s.