Fine Gael will hold talks with the six-strong Independent Alliance

FG focus on independents after striking FF deal

09.23 Contacts between Fine Gael and independent groups will continue through the weekend after yesterday's deal between the party and Fianna Fáil to create a minority government.

Over 100 people killed in Aleppo in the last week

Air strikes pound rebel-held areas of Aleppo

14.51 At least 20 air strikes have hit rebel-held areas of Syria's northern city of Aleppo in the ninth straight day of violence in which bombardments by both sides have killed nearly 250 civilians, a monitoring group said.

The EU will scrap phone roaming charges outright on 15 June, 2017

Roaming charge decrease comes into effect

08.56 Mobile phone roaming fees in the European Union have been dramatically decreased from today, the latest stage in move that will also see the abolition of all roaming charges in the EU from June next year.

Protesters broke through barricades and attempted to storm the hotel where Donald Trump was due to speak

Arrests as protesters descend on Trump rally

11.27 Hundreds of protesters blocked access to a hotel in San Francisco where the Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump was due to speak, forcing him to enter through a side entrance after being escorted to the hotel from a nearby motorway.

Businessman Sean Gallagher has opposed the application by RTÉ

Judgment reserved in RTÉ's bid to dismiss action

29 Apr Judgment has been reserved in RTÉ's bid to dismiss businessman Sean Gallagher's action against it which was initiated following the 'Tweetgate' incident during the presidential election campaign.

A judgment by Mr Justice Michael Moriarty led to a number of prisoners taking cases claiming their detention was unlawful

Prisoners may seek bail if sentences not suspended

29 Apr A number of prisoners who claim they are entitled to be freed as a result of the recent High Court finding concerning the law on activating suspended sentences may seek bail next week pending decisions on their actions.

The judge described the evidence as conflicting and confusing

Charges against care assistant dismissed

29 Apr Three charges of assault against a Longford woman accused of physically abusing two people with intellectual and physical disabilities have been dismissed at Longford District Court.

Syrians at the site of airstrikes in the rebel-held neighbourhood of Bustan Al Qasr in Aleppo

200 die in seven days of fighting in Aleppo

29 Apr Air strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo killed 200 civilians including 18 children during the past seven days of intensified violence in the northern Syrian city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said.