The Adoption Authority is reported to be considering an upper age limit of 42 for those who want to adopt.
Police in the North have declared a security alert in west Belfast after a suspicious object was found on the Falls Road.
The number of children killed on Irish roads has more than doubled this year according to the Road Safety Authority.
Six men remain in garda custody in Drogheda, following a three-car collision in Termonfeckin, Co Louth.
A shooting instructor has died after he was accidentally shot while showing a nine-year-old girl how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities in Arizona said.
A seven-year-old boy who went missing after running off from his mother has been found, police said.
The presidents of Russia and Ukraine are meeting for their first bilateral talks at a much-anticipated summit in Minsk, which many voiced hopes may help bring an end to fighting between Kiev’s forces and pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine.
France has reshuffled its government to silence dissidents that had openly criticised Socialist President Francois Hollande’s economic policy as he tries to pull the nation out of stagnation and steer it toward growth.
They're also kind of naked.
It's embarrassing for her, embarrassing for him. It's embarrassing for all of us.
No matter how old you are, nobody - except, perhaps some frazzled mums and dads – really looks forward to the end of the holidays.
Why so blue?
Incredible footage has emerged online of a group of Dublin commuters joining forces to physically move a Luas tram under which a girl had been trapped.
The companies behind the Grand Theft Auto video games say actress Lindsay Lohan’s legal action claiming the game’s latest instalment features a character based on her is an attention-seeking bid.
Justin Bieber is reportedly being investigated for attempted battery and robbery.
The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon.
Just when we thought we couldn't love her anymore.
Ireland today: Northern and some central counties will start off dry with early sunshine, but ...more weather
Former world boxing champion Jermain Taylor has been arrested following a shooting at his Arkansas home.
Louis van Gaal told Manchester United fans to their keep faith in him despite Tuesday night’s humiliating 4-0 defeat to MK Dons.
Manchester United suffered one of the most humiliating defeats in their long and proud history as MK Dons piled yet more misery on Louis van Gaal.
Celtic dramatically crashed out of the Champions League for the second time this season with a 1-0 play-off defeat by Maribor at Parkhead taking the visitors through 2-1 on aggregate.