United Nations envoy for Libya Bernardino Leon speaks to the media in Skhirat, Morocco

Libya agrees new national unity government - UN

06.19 Libya has agreed to form a new national government headed by Prime Minister Fayez el-Sarraj after months of difficult negotiations, United Nations envoy Bernardino Leon said this morning.

Experts have been charged with investigating the condition of the balconies and their construction

DA carries out significant tests on balcony

08 Oct The District Attorney investigating the Berkeley tragedy has carried out further significant detailed testing at the apartment complex where a balcony collapsed in June, killing 6 young people and injuring 7 others.

Shane Long buries the only goal of the game past Manuel Neur

Shane Long the hero as Ireland beat Germany

08 Oct Shane Long sprung from the bench to crash home the winning goal as Ireland shocked world champions Germany with a 1-0 win in a breathless EURO 2016 qualifier at Aviva Stadium.

Iarnród Éireann has said the union demands are unaffordable as the company is still losing €1m a month

Rail passengers face bank holiday disruption

08 Oct Iarnród Éireann passengers face disruption on the October bank holiday weekend as SIPTU and the National Bus and Rail Union have decided to hold a three-hour stoppage on Friday 23 October between 6am and 9am.

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini

Sepp Blatter & Michel Platini suspended by FIFA

08 Oct Sepp Blatter's tenure as FIFA president has ended in humiliation after he was relieved of his duties, while Michel Platini's hopes of succeeding him appear to be in tatters after the pair were provisionally banned for 90 days by FIFA's ethics committee.

The IFA has called for a better regulated pricing arrangement to secure milk supplies

News in Brief

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

The unrest has sparked fears that a third Palestinian uprising, or intifada, could erupt

Netanyahu claims Israel facing 'wave of terror'

08 Oct Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said his country is facing a "wave of terror" that was mostly unorganised, pledging action against those inciting violence, but warning there was no "magic solution."

A mural carrying messages about the deadly Ebola virus on a street corner in Monrovia, Liberia

Ten quarantined in Nigerian Ebola scare

08 Oct Ten people have been quarantined after coming into contact with a patient with Ebola-like symptoms in the southern Nigerian city of Calabar, officials said, a year after the country was declared free of the deadly disease.

Spencer Stone was awarded a Purple Heart for his actions

US hero of French train attack stabbed

08 Oct US Air Force airman Spencer Stone, one of the three Americans who thwarted an August train attack in France, was hospitalised after being stabbed several times during a fight outside a Sacramento bar.

Thomas 'Slab' Murphy (L) has pleaded not guilty to nine offences

Thomas 'Slab' Murphy on trial for tax offences

08 Oct The trial of a prominent republican for alleged tax evasion at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin has heard that a man named Thomas Murphy, with an address in Co Louth, received over €100,000 in farming grants from the Department of Agriculture over a period of eight years.

Jerry O'Dea said he co-operated at all times with gardaí

O'Dea confirms he approached gardaí about crash

08 Oct The Metropolitan Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Jerry O'Dea, has confirmed he made an approach to gardaí about the status of a car accident he was involved in, but has denied he tried to influence gardaí in the matter.

The review of Letterkenny General Hospital was carried out by the Health Information and Quality Authority in June

HIQA critical of hygiene at Letterkenny hospital

08 Oct A HIQA inspection of Letterkenny General Hospital has identified a number of high risks including environmental hygiene, infrastructure, maintenance, hand hygiene, aspergillus control and safe injection practices.

Western Balkan countries have borne the brunt of the refugee crisis

EU governments agree to step up deportations

08 Oct European Union governments have agreed to step up deportations of illegal immigrants and discussed creating an EU border force among measures to cope with hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria's civil war.

Four people died in the crash in Norfolk, England

'Perception error' in Norfolk helicopter crash

08 Oct A helicopter crash which killed one of Northern Ireland's richest men may have been triggered by an error in perception along with a lack of training and procedures to handle the flight, which took off in thick fog.

Mick Wallace said he has been to the gardaí and the National Crime Agency

NAMA rejects Wallace's Dáil allegations

07 Oct NAMA has written to Independent TD Mick Wallace responding to a series of allegations made by the Wexford TD during today's Leaders' Questions in the Dáil.