Malak Kuzbary Thawley was pregnant for the first time when she died at Holles Street hospital

Inquiry into death of woman at Holles St hospital

31 May The National Maternity Hospital in Dublin has set up an investigation into the death of a pregnant woman while undergoing emergency surgery earlier this month, RTÉ News has learned.

Davide Sanfillipo said his ex-girlfriend has 'played with his patience'

Man tore out ex-partner's hair during assault

31 May An Italian man who beat his ex-girlfriend and tore out her hair in front of their child has been given a suspended sentence after a judge said he would have a difficult time in prison due to his lack of English.

David Drumm is currently in Ireland

IBRC requests US judge to reject Drumm appeal

31 May Lawyers representing the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation - formerly Anglo Irish Bank - have asked a US judge to reject a second appeal from David Drumm against his failed bankruptcy bid.

Harambe was shot dead by zookeepers after boy fell into enclosure

US zoo may face charges over gorilla's death

31 May Police may bring criminal charges over a Cincinnati Zoo incident in which a gorilla was killed to rescue a four-year-old boy who had fallen into its enclosure, a prosecutor said.

Labour launched its motion outside the former Clerys store in Dublin's O'Connell St

News in Brief

31 May A round-up of other Irish and international news.

Ten Protestant men were shot dead by an IRA gang in 1976

Kingsmill massacre investigation to be reopened

31 May Police in Northern Ireland are to reopen the investigation into the 1976 Kingsmill massacre following identification of a palm print on a van used by the killers to escape from the scene.

A picture provided by the Italian Navy shows people being rescued at sea

More people dying in Mediterranean than last year

31 May At least 880 migrants and refugees died trying to cross the Mediterranean last week, the United Nations refugee agency has said, giving updated figures after interviewing survivors brought to Italy.

Leo Varadkar said many of Donald Trump's speeches are misogynistic

Trump comments 'racist' and 'sexist' - Varadkar

31 May Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has said that any reasonable person would agree that some of the comments made by US presidential hopeful Donald Trump are racist and sexist.

A man uses a mobile phone while standing at a pay phone in New York

Pay phones may be phased out

31 May Pay phones around the country could be phased out, with the Commission for Communications Regulation beginning a consultation on the criteria for retaining them.

Ray Leonard said the Criminal Assets Bureau was a model that could be considered

Warning over lack of independent voices in gardaí

31 May A former deputy director of investigations with the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission has said he thinks "garda difficulty with independent voices has reached its acme" in relation to whistleblowers.

Further four-hour stoppages are planned throughout June

Detention centre staff conclude industrial action

31 May Staff at Oberstown youth detention centre in Co Dublin have taken part in industrial action in response to a rise in violent attacks on staff since the centre started accepting detainees from the prison system.

Prosecutors have proposed jail terms of up to 22 months

Lionel Messi on trial for tax evasion

31 May Five-time world soccer player of the year Lionel Messi has gone on trial along with his father on accusations of defrauding the Spanish state of millions of euro.