Graham Dwyer denies murdering Elaine O'Hara in August 2012

Dwyer trial hears O'Hara's keys found in lake

29 Jan A garda has told the Central Criminal Court that he found a set of keys linked to Elaine O'Hara in Vartry Reservoir in Co Wicklow, three days after her remains were found in the Dublin Mountains in September 2013.

Footage aired on Dutch TV showed the man pacing in the studio

Gunman arrested after disrupting Dutch news

29 Jan A man wielding a pistol forced his way into the studios of the Dutch national broadcaster NOS this evening demanding to be allowed to go on air, but was quickly arrested.

Hostage Kenji Goto's wife urges Jordan and Japan to work for his release

Wife of Japanese hostage pleads for his release

29 Jan The wife of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, who is being threatened with execution by Islamic State militants, broke her silence today hours before the deadline for a hostage swap that could save his life.

Original reports about the dog were not accurate (Pic KWWSPCA Facebook page)

Reports about dog 'cooked alive' not accurate

29 Jan A volunteer with Kildare and West Wicklow Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has said some reports regarding the discovery of a dog in Kildare are not accurate and had been misinterpreted.

The court heard Ian Bailey was viewed as someone who could not keep his mouth shut around gardaí

Bailey detective accused of ignoring witnesses

29 Jan The detective who arrested Ian Bailey in 1997 on suspicion of murdering Sophie Toscan du Plantier has said if he had not made the arrest he would have been failing the victim, failing himself and failing the people of west Cork.

Mary Lou McDonald said it was extraordinary that the proposed inquiry was to be set up without debate

Barrett's blocking of Dáil debate 'perverse'

29 Jan The Opposition has described as "disproportionate" and "perverse" a decision by Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett to block a Dáil debate after legal objections from former minister for justice Alan Shatter.

Dippy the Diplodocus in the Hintze Hall at London's Natural History Museum

Whale and dinosaur in museum row

29 Jan The skeletal remains of a massive blue whale that washed up at the mouth of Wexford Harbour in 1891 are at the centre of a growing row in Britain.

The Wicklow Hospice Foundation has planning permission for the 15-bed project at Magheramore

Varadkar ready to accept Wicklow hospice site

29 Jan The HSE has said Minister for Health Leo Varadkar is prepared to accept the Magheramore site near Brittas Bay for the planned new Wicklow Hospice, subject to certain conditions being met.

IS called for the release of Sajida al-Rishawi (L) in exchange for air force pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh (R)

Jordan seeks proof pilot hostage is still alive

28 Jan Jordan has said it had received no assurance that one of its pilots captured by Islamic State insurgents was safe, and that it would go ahead with a proposed prisoner swap only if he was freed.