Alex Salmond said he accepted the democratic verdict of the people

Salmond to resign after losing independence vote

17.00 Scottish First Minister and Scottish Nationalist Party leader Alex Salmond has resigned following the rejection of independence in an historic referendum that attracted a record turnout.

David Cameron said draft laws granting Scotland new powers would be published by January

Scottish independence settled 'for a generation'

15.59 British Prime Minister David Cameron has said the question of Scottish independence had been settled "for a generation" after what he called a clear vote by Scots to stay part of the United Kingdom.

193 of the passengers onboard flight MH17 were Dutch

225 victims of MH17 identified

16.44 Forensic experts have identified a total 225 victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, with 14 new names released to families.

'Better Together' supporters celebrate the result of the referendum

Scotland votes against independence

16.00 The Scottish people have voted against independence, with more than two million people choosing to retain the 307-year union with England.

Symphysiotomy survivors outside the Department of Health

Symphysiotomy groups to meet Varadkar

16.37 Three campaign groups representing women affected by the practice of symphysiotomy are to meet Minister for Health Leo Varadkar this afternoon to discuss the Government's redress scheme, announced in July.

The Dublin Dashboard will present a wealth of information on Dublin all in one place

Interactive Dublin website launched

16.27 A new interactive website, of real time and collated data about Dublin, has been launched by researchers at Maynooth University, in partnership with Dublin City Council.

More than 66,000 parents travelling with their children have crossed the southwest US border in 11 months up to 31 August

US officials fight release of migrants on bonds

15.32 The US government has had a policy shift on the provision of bonds for illegal immigrants without criminal records who prove that they have a "credible fear" of returning to their homeland.

The United Nations Security Council meeting on the ebola outbreak in west Africa

UN says Ebola is threat to international peace

18 Sep The UN Security Council has declared the Ebola outbreak in Africa a "threat to international peace and security" and called on all states to provide urgent resources and assistance to help tackle the crisis.

In a video released today John Cantlie promised to reveal in a series of programmes the 'truth' about the jihadist group

US Senate approves Obama's anti-IS plans

18 Sep The US Senate approved easily controversial legislation requested by President Barack Obama to allow the training and arming of moderate Syrian rebels in their fight against the Islamic State group.