Michael Horn appeared at a hearing of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

VW US chief knew of defeat device 'in September'

16.46 Volkswagen's US chief has said he was aware of an emissions problem on diesel VWs in 2014 but did not know until last month about the "defeat device" that makes the cars appear less polluting.

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

Rail passengers face bank holiday disruption

17.44 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.

VW is under pressure to identify those responsible for the scandal and say how vehicles with illegal software will be fixed

VW: Emissions scandal investigation will take time

07 Oct Volkswagen has said it will take time to get to the bottom of its rigging of diesel emissions tests, hours before the carmaker is due to give updates on its findings to German regulators and US lawmakers.

Volkswagen is currently at the centre of an emissions scandal

EU bids to cut diesel vehicle emissions

06 Oct The European Commission today sought to increase pressure on carmakers to agree to faster, deeper diesel emissions cuts, counting on public anger over Volkswagen's test-rigging to help its case.

Aer Arann's contract with the department runs out at midnight

No agreement on Aran Islands air service

30 Sep It is understood that there is still no agreement on the extension of a contract to provide air services to the Aran Islands, with the current deal expiring at midnight.

Volkswagen has admitted cheating on pollution tests

Germany gives VW deadline for compliance - report

27 Sep German authorities have given scandal-hit Volkswagen a 7 October deadline to set out a timeline for bringing all its diesel cars in line with national pollution guidelines, a newspaper said this morning.

Diversions were put in place after the truck went on fire (Pic: @AdrianMcCourt)

Road reopens following truck fire on M1

24 Sep A large truck caught fire and blocked southbound lanes on the M1 just after junction 19 Ravensdale in Co Louth causing the temporary closure of Junction 20 at Jonesborough this morning, but both lanes have since re-opened.

Around 50 people were assessed for injuries following the crash (Pic: @SeattleFire)

Four killed in Seattle tour bus crash

24 Sep At least four people were killed and a number of others were critically injured when an amphibious tour bus collided with a charter bus on a Seattle bridge.

Meeting called over provision of State-subsidised flights to the Aran Islands

Galway councillors vote on airport motion

23 Sep Galway County Council has voted unanimously in favour of a motion blocking the use of Galway Airport for the provision of air services to the Aran Islands after 15 December.