A boat transporting migrants arrives in the port of Messina yesterday after a rescue operation at sea

700 feared dead after migrant boat capsizes

12.00 As many as 700 people were feared dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, in what may be one of the worst disasters of the Mediterranean migrant crisis, officials said.

16 Sherpas died in the avalanche 12 months ago

Everest Sherpas remember avalanche victims

18 Apr Hundreds of mountaineers and Sherpas in Nepal have paid tribute to 16 of their fellow guides who died in an avalanche on Everest a year ago, suspending climbing for the day.

Gardaí in Dundalk are investigating the circumstances of the fire

Ten evacuated after Dundalk fire

18 Apr Ten people have been evacuated from their home in Dundalk, Co Louth last night after a fire in a neighbouring derelict house spread.

The Richard family are seen at the  two year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings on 15 April

Drop death penalty - parents of Boston bomb victim

17 Apr The parents of an eight-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bomb attacks have asked prosecutors to take the death penalty off the table for convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in a letter published today.

PSEU General Secretary Tom Geraghty said the reality is it is unlikely the Government would agree reinstate their previous entitlements

Civil servants to demand sick leave entitlements

17 Apr Mid-ranking civil servants are to demand the reversal of significant cuts to their paid sick leave entitlements, which Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin described as one of his key achievements in public service reform.