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Death toll in Gaza rises above 800
25 Jul 2014 at 7:05am
Israeli fire killed four people in Gaza today bringing the total death toll to more than 800, Palestinian emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said.
Dutch sending unarmed police to MH17 crash site
25 Jul 2014 at 7:10am
The Netherlands is sending 40 unarmed police to the crash site of flight MH17 in rebel-held Ukraine and is seeking means to "further stabilise the area".
French team to secure Air Algerie crash site
25 Jul 2014 at 7:08am
France has sent a military unit to secure the site of the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight.
Europe must stand up to Putin, says Cameron
25 Jul 2014 at 7:17am
The loss of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 must prove a catalyst for changing Russia's approach and ending the conflict in Ukraine, British Prime Minister David Cameron has said in an opinion piece in the New York Daily News.
13-year-old boy drowns in Drogheda
24 Jul 2014 at 11:44pm
A thirteen-year-old boy has drowned in a lake in Drogheda.
Ukrainian PM resigns over coalition break up
24 Jul 2014 at 11:43pm
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk has tendered his resignation to parliament after upbraiding politicians for failing to pass laws on energy and on the budget to increase financing for the army.
UN critical of Ireland's abortion laws
24 Jul 2014 at 11:43pm
A United Nations human rights panel has told Ireland it should revise its highly restrictive abortion laws and said that allegations of abuse of women and children at Catholic-run homes must be better investigated.
Dissident Republicans released from prison
24 Jul 2014 at 6:17pm
Six dissident Republicans who were serving lengthy prison sentences for bombing offences in the UK have been released from Portlaoise Prison after they launched High Court challenges against the legality of their detention.
Minister defends Irish abstention on Gaza vote
24 Jul 2014 at 5:22pm
Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said Ireland abstained on a UN vote on Gaza because it wanted swifter action using mechanisms that have already been set up.
Rostas trial hears notes from meetings destroyed
24 Jul 2014 at 5:16pm
The jury in the Mariora Rostas murder trial has heard that key prosecution witness Fergus O'Hanlon was never promised any benefits while in the witness protection programme.
Sudanese death row woman meets Pope in Italy
24 Jul 2014 at 10:18pm
A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity then detained after her conviction was quashed, flew into Rome today and hours later met the Pope.
'Up to 15,000' houses could be completed this year
24 Jul 2014 at 4:59pm
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he believes that between 14,000 and 15,000 new houses will be completed this year compared to 8,900 last year.
'A long way to go' in safeguarding personal data
24 Jul 2014 at 7:20pm
The Data Protection Commissioner has said the public service still has "a long way to go" in changing the way it views the safeguarding of personal information.
Appeal for teenager missing from Athy, Co Kildare
24 Jul 2014 at 8:16pm
Gardaí have appealed for the public's help to find a 14-year-old girl missing from Athy in Co Kildare.
Funding cuts will damage courts system - Denham
24 Jul 2014 at 7:17pm
The Chief Justice has warned that a continued reduction in funding will cause great and lasting damage to the courts system.
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