Garda Commissioner Noirín O'Sullivan made a commitment over access to Leinster House

Commissioner reviewing garda response to protest

12.47 Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan has told members of the Dáil Committee on Procedure and Privileges that a number of issues regarding Wednesday's protest outside Leinster House are being investigated.

The revelation is made in HIQA's report of its inspection of Tusla's services in north Dublin

Gardaí say abuse investigations delayed by Tusla

12.54 Gardaí in north Dublin have told HIQA that investigations of allegations of child abuse have been impeded by considerable delays on the part of Tusla in informing them fully about the allegations.

Independent TD Mick Wallace raised the issue in the Dáil yesterday

NI parties urge Wallace to pass on information

12.52 Northern Ireland's five main political parties have urged Independent TD Mick Wallace to pass any information he has about irregular activities around a major property deal in the North on to gardaí.

Adedayo Adedji, Gemma Pullen and Margaret Miller all face manslaughter charges

Trial date set in abortion death case

12.56 The trial of three medical staff accused of the manslaughter of an Irish woman who had travelled to the UK for an abortion is expected to start next year.

Julian Assange has been in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for the last three years

News in Brief

12.46 A round-up of other Irish and international news stories.

Fr Liam Devine said the atrocity, in which Martina and Larry Hayes died, had left Athlone shocked, stunned and devastated

Deaths of Larry and Martina Hayes 'unreal'

12.26 The priest celebrating the funeral mass of Westmeath couple Larry and Martina Hayes, who were killed in a terror attack in Tunisia last Friday, has described their deaths as "unreal" and "almost impossible to come to terms with".