The man is due at a special sitting of Naas District Court

Man charged with murder of Jason Doogue

28 Aug A 43-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Jason Doogue, 22, he was charged at a special sitting in Naas District Court this evening.

Seán FitzPatrick faces 27 charges, including making a misleading, false or deceptive statement to auditors

Decision in FitzPatrick legal bid due

28 Aug The High Court has begun hearing an application by former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick to stop his criminal trial going ahead at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court in October.

Billy Walsh (L) at June's European Games

Sports Council 'disappointed' with IABA over Walsh

28 Aug The Irish Sports Council has criticised the Irish Amateur Boxing Association over what it believes is a failure to ratify a previously agreed deal to keep Billy Walsh as high-performance coach to the country's elite boxers.

Up to 40 jobs will be lost at Aer Arann Islands with the loss of contract

News in Brief

28 Aug A roundup of news stories from at home and around the world

Alexis Tsipras' party was supported by 23% of those polled

Poll suggests Syriza leading ahead of election

28 Aug The first authoritative opinion poll published since Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned last week suggests his leftist Syriza party is leading the opposition conservatives ahead of elections on 20 September.

Families wait for prisoners to be released in a 2013 amnesty

Vietnam to free over 18,000 prisoners

28 Aug Vietnam has said it will free more than 18,200 prisoners to mark its independence day celebrations, but political activists will be excluded from the country's second biggest-ever amnesty.

Mr Kelly said 'the unionist parties are engaged in a sham fight which is all about the electoral rivalry'

Sinn Féin accuses unionist parties of 'sham fight'

27 Aug Sinn Féin's Gerry Kelly has accused Northern Ireland's unionist parties of engaging in a "sham fight" after a leading member of the DUP has said that the party will move to exclude Sinn Féin from the Northern Ireland executive.

As a presidential candidate in 2008, Barack Obama criticised the handling of the aftermath of the storm

Obama heralds progress of New Orleans 10 years on

27 Aug US President Barack Obama has heralded the progress New Orleans has made in rebuilding the city since Hurricane Katrina battered the area 10 years ago, but said more needed to be done to overcome poverty and inequality.

Traffic diversions remain in place on Junction 4 southbound and northbound

News in Brief

27 Aug A round-up of other Irish and international stories.