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

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

Local Zika transmission in Florida 'likely'

22.43 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 company is owned by mortgage campaigner David Hall

Lifeline Ambulances loses dismissal court case

22.41 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 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.