Report from major non-compliance in Swinford centre

Major non-compliance at Mayo care centre - HIQA

16.46 HIQA has found major non-compliance with its care standards in a residential care centre for adults with intellectual disabilities in Co Mayo, with treatment described as "distressing".

John Brown had denied all claims of sex abuse and that his sister helped him cover up the allegations

Dana's brother cleared of sex abuse charges

17.16 John Brown, a brother of Eurovision Song Contest winner and former presidential candidate Dana Rosemary Scallon, has been has been found not guilty of five counts of historic sex abuse.

Minister Bruton was reacting to comments made by President Obama about Ireland's tax practices

Bruton: Ireland promotes good business practice

17.09 Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton has said that the Government does not promote or encourage companies to engage in any practices, which bring little or no substance in terms of jobs or economic activity to Ireland.

Aibha Conroy died at Temple Street Children's Hospital in 2011

Inquest hears from GP who treated girl

17.11 A GP who treated a girl who died from brain damage and cardiac arrest has said he believed the child had presented with a medical emergency just days before her death.

Crash investigators say the plane broke apart on impact

Bad weather blamed for Air Algerie crash

17.10 Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African state of Mali that killed all 116 people on board, French officials said.

The Asgard, and Molly Childers and Mary Spring Rice (Pics courtesy of The Board of Trinity College Dublin)

The extraordinary story of the Howth Gunrunning

16.26 Shortly before noon on a hot, blue-skied Sunday morning in July 1914, a white sail floated out from behind Lambay Island and began to nonchalantly make its way towards the small port of Howth, on the home straight from one of the most daring gunrunning missions in modern history.

Militants from Islamic State destroyed a holy site in Mosul said to be the tomb of Jonah

Islamic State blows up 'Jonah's tomb' in Iraq

16.56 Militants from Islamic State have destroyed a holy site in Mosul said to be the tomb of Jonah, famous for being swallowed by a whale in both Islamic and Judeo-Christian traditions.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk has tendered his resignation

Ukrainian PM resigns over coalition break up

24 Jul Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk has tendered his resignation to parliament after upbraiding politicians for failing to pass laws on energy and on the budget to increase financing for the army.

UN human rights panel critical of Ireland's 'restrictive' abortion laws

UN critical of Ireland's abortion laws

24 Jul A United Nations human rights panel has told Ireland it should revise its highly restrictive abortion laws and said that allegations of abuse of women and children at Catholic-run homes must be better investigated.

Six dissident Republicans have been released from Portlaoise prison

Dissident Republicans released from prison

24 Jul Six dissident Republicans who were serving lengthy prison sentences for bombing offences in the UK have been released from Portlaoise Prison after they launched High Court challenges against the legality of their detention.

Pope Francis meets Mariam Yahya Ibrahim and her baby daughter, who was born in prison, at the Vatican

Sudanese death row woman meets Pope in Italy

24 Jul A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity then detained after her conviction was quashed, flew into Rome today and hours later met the Pope.