On Sunday, Iceland lowered its warning code for possible volcanic disruption to the aviation industry to orange from red

Further volcanic activity reported in Iceland

27 Aug Two earthquakes measuring more than magnitude 5 hit Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano overnight and another quake shook a nearby volcano, with overall seismic activity staying high, the country's Meteorological Office has said.

Further strikes are planned for 7, 8 and 21 September

Rail services return to normal

26 Aug Rail services are back to normal after two days of travel disruption due to strike action by members of the National Bus and Rail Union and SIPTU.

Experts are monitoring the volcano

Iceland lowers warning level over volcano

24 Aug Iceland has lowered its warning code for possible volcanic disruption to the aviation industry to orange from red after further analysis of an apparent eruption under a glacier found there had been no eruption after all.

Iarnród Éireann is to implement pay cuts across its workforce from Sunday 24 August

5 days of rail strikes to hit thousands

22 Aug A rail strike this weekend is expected to hit thousands of travellers, including GAA fans heading to Croke Park for the All-Ireland football semi-final on Sunday.

The Pentagon says the Chinese warplane conducted a barrel roll over the Navy patrol jet

Dangerous intercept of US Navy jet by Chinese

22 Aug The United States has lodged a formal protest with Beijing over an air intercept this week in which a Chinese warplane flew close to a US Navy patrol jet and conducted acrobatic manoeuvres around it in international airspace, the Pentagon has said.

Tony Abbott said the search could take up to a year

'Reasonable chance' of finding MH370

20 Aug A new underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 had a "reasonable chance" of finding the plane, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said this morning.

One of the train's carriages dropped into the ravine in eastern Switzerland

Swiss train derailed by landslide

13 Aug A landslide has derailed a passenger train in the Swiss mountains sending one carriage plunging into a ravine, injuring 11 passengers.