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At least 12 Syrian migrants trying to reach Greece drowned today when two boats sank in Turkish waters

Drowned toddler image illustrates migrant crisis

18.34 At least 12 Syrian migrants trying to reach Greece drowned today when two boats sank in Turkish waters, as an image of a toddler's lifeless body washed ashore sparked horrified reactions on social media.

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The board found Bimbo Paden's actions were out of character

Nurse fined for taping patient's mouth

16.15 A nurse who placed surgical tape over a patient's mouth has been fined €2,000 by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, after its recent inquiry into him.

It is estimated there are around 422 trees per person on the Earth

Tree numbers halved since civilisation began

19.51 The number of trees on Earth has almost halved since the beginning of human civilisation, with 709 million trees in Ireland, equating to 154 for each person, a new assessment has found.

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