Aer Arann's contract with the department runs out at midnight

No agreement on Aran Islands air service

30 Sep It is understood that there is still no agreement on the extension of a contract to provide air services to the Aran Islands, with the current deal expiring at midnight.

Volkswagen has admitted cheating on pollution tests

Germany gives VW deadline for compliance - report

27 Sep German authorities have given scandal-hit Volkswagen a 7 October deadline to set out a timeline for bringing all its diesel cars in line with national pollution guidelines, a newspaper said this morning.

Diversions were put in place after the truck went on fire (Pic: @AdrianMcCourt)

Road reopens following truck fire on M1

24 Sep A large truck caught fire and blocked southbound lanes on the M1 just after junction 19 Ravensdale in Co Louth causing the temporary closure of Junction 20 at Jonesborough this morning, but both lanes have since re-opened.

Around 50 people were assessed for injuries following the crash (Pic: @SeattleFire)

Four killed in Seattle tour bus crash

24 Sep At least four people were killed and a number of others were critically injured when an amphibious tour bus collided with a charter bus on a Seattle bridge.

Meeting called over provision of State-subsidised flights to the Aran Islands

Galway councillors vote on airport motion

23 Sep Galway County Council has voted unanimously in favour of a motion blocking the use of Galway Airport for the provision of air services to the Aran Islands after 15 December.

Judge James O'Connor convicted on the ten summonses, imposed fines totally €450 on two summonses, taking the other counts into consideration.

Coach company convicted for breaching regulations

15 Sep A Killarney coach and luxury transport company, associated with Kerry senior footballer Johnny Buckley, has been convicted on ten counts in relation to offences related to tachographs and the organisation of drivers' time.