Graham Dwyer leaned over and put his head in his hands while the document was read to the jury

Document on killing woman found in Dwyer's home

05 Mar The trial of Graham Dwyer for the murder of Elaine O'Hara has heard a document was found on an electronic storage device at Mr Dwyer's home, in which the author said he had fantasised about killing since he was a teen.

Brian O'Donnell arriving at court this morning

Judgment reserved in O'Donnell case

05 Mar Mr Justice Brian McGovern, sitting in the Commercial Court, has reserved his judgment in proceedings taken by Bank of Ireland to have Brian and Mary Pat O'Donnell vacate Gorse Hill.

Nimrud is around 30 kilometres southeast of Mosul, Iraq's second city and the main hub of IS in the country

IS militants bulldozing ancient Assyrian city

05 Mar The Islamic State group have begun bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq, the government said, in the jihadists' latest attack on the country's historical heritage.

The report compares deaths in hospitals, covering heart attacks and strokes, as well as waiting times for different procedures

Patients 'have right to know' hospital death rates

05 Mar The Department of Health has published the first report comparing deaths in hospitals, covering a range of conditions, as well as waiting times for hip fracture surgery and Caesarean section rates.

Three people died in the marathon bombing, while a police officer died in a later attack

Father recalls death of son in Boston bombing

05 Mar The father of a boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing recalled in court on Thursday how he left his dying eight-year-old son behind with his injured wife so he could rush their two other children to the hospital.

Liberia has gone a full week without any new infections

News in Brief

05 Mar A round-up of stories from Ireland and around the world

The skiers got stranded in cable car cabins buffeted by 130km/hr winds

200 skiers winched to safety in Italy

05 Mar Around 200 holiday skiers in the Italian Dolomites have been winched to safety after getting stranded in cable car cabins buffeted by 130km an hour winds.

The judge said the crash was a result of a momentary lack of concentration by John Nally

Taxi driver spared jail after fatal road crash

05 Mar A 50-year-old Athlone taxi driver has been given an 18-month suspended jail sentence after he was convicted of careless driving and causing the death of a 49-year-old mother-of-three.

Russia has dismissed a claim that Moscow has sent 'thousands' of troops to fight in eastern Ukraine

Ukraine accuses rebels of violating ceasefire

05 Mar One Ukrainian soldier was killed and another wounded fighting pro-Russian separatists in the east, a military spokesman said, as the Ukrainian government accused rebels of increasing violations of a ceasefire deal.

Wael Mohamed was one of five men killed when the Tit Bonhomme hit an island in 2012

Dependants awarded €262k over Tit Bonhomme death

05 Mar €262,000 has been awarded to the three dependants of Egyptian fisherman Wael Mohamed, one of the five men killed when the Tit Bonhomme trawler hit an island at the entrance to Glandore Harbour in west Cork in January 2012.

Under current law ECT can be administered to a patient even if the person has capacity to consent but refuses treatment

Forced electroconvulsive therapy set to end

05 Mar An expert group review of mental health legislation for the Government has called for the removal of power to administer electroconvulsive therapy where a patient can give consent but is unwilling to do so.

Australians Andrew Chan (R) and Myuran Sukumaran (L) inside a holding cell as they wait for their final appeal against their death sentence at Denpasar District Court in Bali in 2010

Indonesia to go ahead with Australian executions

05 Mar Indonesia's security minister has said that Jakarta will press ahead with the execution of two Australian drug smugglers and other foreign convicts, ruling out an offer of a prisoner swap put forward by Canberra.