The cake was to feature Sesame Street puppets Bert and Ernie with the slogan 'Support Gay Marriage'

Bakery to appeal decision over 'gay cake'

11.40 The Christian Institute has said that the owners of Ashers Baking Company are to appeal a Belfast court ruling that the bakery discriminated against a customer by refusing to make a cake with a slogan supporting same-sex marriage.

Dublin Airport accounted for 81.9% of all passengers

News in Brief

12.07 A round-up of national and international news stories.

Nine current and former FIFA officials have been indicted

FIFA suspends officials after corruption probes

27 May Seven powerful soccer figures were arrested today on US corruption charges and face extradition from Switzerland, where authorities also announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups.

Gail O'Rorke said no one else should go through what Bernadette Forde went through in the last weeks of her life

Legislating for assisted suicide 'long overdue'

27 May A change in the law to allow for assisted suicide is "a must" and is "long overdue" according to Gail O'Rorke, who was acquitted last month of attempting to assist in the suicide of Bernadette Forde.

Julia Holmes and Thomas Ruttle were found dead in Limerick on 18 May

Holmes requested to be buried with Ruttle

27 May Julia Holmes, who was found dead alongside her partner earlier this month, wrote to a solicitor firm asking that they be buried together weeks before their bodies were found, it has emerged.

The union Mandate said it is concerned over the long-term security of jobs

Dunnes Stores reopens shop in Gorey

27 May Dunnes Stores has reopened its outlet in the Gorey Shopping Centre, four days after staff were told the store would remain shut until further notice.

Frances Fitzgerald said the proposals would benefit people injured through accidents or medical negligence

Plan for catastrophic injury payments published

27 May Draft legislative proposals to allow for periodic payments to be made to people who have suffered catastrophic injuries have been published by Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald.