Jan Curilla hit out at the strain of taking on the State in a 'blind game'

Father of brain-damaged girl hits out after court

20.16 The father of a girl who was severely brain damaged at birth has hit out over the legal battle he and his family had to endure for seven years before reaching a €2.4m interim settlement today.

Two years ago the ECHR ruled that Ireland had failed to protect Cork woman Louise O'Keeffe from abuse

Govt accused of denying abuse victims justice

21.05 People who were sexually abused as children in Irish schools have accused the Government of denying them justice through what they say is an "incorrect" interpretation of a recent European Court of Human Rights ruling.

The company is owned by mortgage campaigner David Hall

Lifeline Ambulances loses dismissal court case

17.04 A Circuit Court judge has ruled there are substantial grounds for contending that the dismissal of two senior managers at the Lifeline ambulance company was wholly or mainly due to their submission of a disclosure of alleged wrongdoing to the Revenue Commissioners.

The mosquitos that transmit the infection are now thought to be able to live in colder climates

Local Zika transmission in Florida 'likely'

20.17 Florida health officials said they believe that four people have been infected locally with Zika, in what would be the first evidence that mosquitoes carrying the virus are present in the continental United States.

The hospital in the rebel-held town of Kafar Takharim was reportedly heavily damaged

Maternity hospital bombed in Syrian air raid

19.48 A maternity hospital supported by Save the Children was bombed in an air raid in Idlib province of northwest Syria, causing casualties and heavy damage, the Britain-based charity said.

Four out of five homeless families living in the hotel are moving to new accommodation

Four families in Lynam's Hotel being rehoused

20.19 The High Court has heard that four of the five homeless families living in Lynam's Hotel in Dublin are moving to new accommodation after a ruling that the hotel must close next week.

Austrian and French authorities believe the men travelled to Greece along with two men involved in the 13 November atrocities in Paris

Austria transfers IS suspects to France

14.21 Austria has handed over to France two suspected members of the same so-called Islamic State cell that massacred 130 people in Paris last November, prosecutors said this morning.

The LÉ James Joyce returned to the Mediterranean this month (Pic: Defence Forces)

News In Brief

18.41 A round-up of other Irish and international news

Kevin Rudd (R) had hoped to succeed Ban Ki-Moon as UN Secretary General

Australia rejects former PM's bid for top UN job

08.52 Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has withdrawn his candidacy to be the next UN Secretary-General after current Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declared him unfit for the job and refused to back his candidacy.

The study looks at consumer behaviour in the Irish energy market

Switching gas, power suppliers driving down prices

07.39 More people are switching gas and electricity suppliers in Ireland than in any other country within the European Union and it is driving prices down, according to a report by the Commission for Energy Regulation.

The HSE says that heroin users are most at risk to unwittingly taking this substance

Drugs warning issued after five deaths

28 Jul The Health Service Executive has issued a warning about a dangerous drug which it says has caused the deaths of five people in Dublin and Cork since April.

The woman was pushing her bicycle along the Lucan-Newlands Road when she was attacked

Search for three men after Dublin rape

28 Jul Gardaí are searching for three men suspected of being involved in an attack during which a woman was allegedly raped in west Dublin in the early hours of this morning.