Ukrainian soldiers guard a roadblock along the motorway near Slaviansk

Turchynov calls for Russia to pull back troops

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

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

18.14 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.

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

Polish embassy releases Irish 'thank you' video

18.04 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

14.13 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

16.14 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.

Pat King said he had received a death threat

ASTI General Secretary reveals online threat

23 Apr ASTI General Secretary Pat King has said he received a death threat and despicable references to his children and grandchildren on a website moderated by the union's members.

Palestinian legislator Mustafa Barghouti, Palestinian Fatah delegation chief Azzam al-Ahmed, Hamas prime minister Gaza Ismail Haniya, Hamas deputy leader Musa Abu Marzuk, and secretary-general of the Palestinian Arab Front Jameel Shehadeh

Palestinians to form unity govt in weeks

23 Apr Gaza-based Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine Liberation Organisation have agreed to implement a unity pact, both sides announced in a joint news conference.

Shehnila Taufiq and her three children died in the fire last September

Fatal UK arson attack targeted wrong house

23 Apr An innocent family perished in a blaze at their home when it was mistakenly targeted in a revenge attack following the fatal stabbing of a fitness coach, a court in England has heard.

Tweet produced a flood of images of  alleged police brutality and critical posts

NYPD's twitter campaign backfires

23 Apr A campaign by the New York Police Department to improve communication with the public backfired after its Twitter page received thousands of negative tweets.