Armed groups are supposed to disarm and go home under an accord agreed in Geneva

US to push EU leaders on Russian sanctions

07.33 US President Barack Obama is expected to speak to several European leaders today to try to nudge the EU towards fresh sanctions against Russia over Ukraine, sources familiar with the matter said.

The US and South Korea held military exercises in the area in region weeks

North Korea warned over nuclear test

07.51 US President Barack Obama is due in Seoul today on the second leg of a tour of Asia, as new satellite images suggested North Korea was readying to stage a nuclear test.

The Department of Social Protection has been carrying out data-matching with Government departments

Man in receipt of welfare had €400,000 on deposit

24 Apr Around €10m has been recovered through new data-matching measures, among them a man who was in receipt of Jobseeker's Allowance found to have close to €400,000 on deposit with a financial institution.

Ukrainian soldiers guard a roadblock along the motorway near Slaviansk

Turchynov calls for Russia to pull back troops

24 Apr Ukraine's acting president has called on Russia to pull troops back from their border, stop interfering in Ukraine's internal affairs and end its "permanent threats and blackmail".

The Polish Embassy in Dublin has released a video to say thank you to Ireland

Polish embassy releases Irish 'thank you' video

24 Apr Ahead of the ten-year anniversary of Poland joining the EU, and the arrival of Polish workers and families to Irish shores, the country's embassy in Dublin has released a video to say "thank you".

Angry family members of the victims visited a government office in charge of dealing with the incident

Parents of Korean ferry victims attack official

24 Apr Angry parents of victims of last week's Korean ferry disaster assaulted a top official today, accusing him of lying about efforts to retrieve bodies still trapped in the submerged ship.

An Post holds more than 16% of all personal savings in the country

An Post holds 16% of Irish personal savings

24 Apr According to the latest annual report of An Post, its State Savings fund grew by €1.9 billion last year. The fund, now worth €18 billion, accounts for more than 16% of all personal savings in the country.