The Ceann Comhairle says he intends to complete his term in office.
Gardaí are investigating a suspected arson attack on two buildings in Waterford city.
Police in the North are investigating a robbery at a pharmacy in county Antrim.
Police in Belfast are appealing for help in tracing the whereabouts of a missing teenage girl.
Indiscriminate rocket fire has hit a market, schools, homes and shops in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said.
Senior Ukip MEP Amjad Bashir has defected to the Tories – but Nigel Farage’s party said it had suspended him over “extremely serious” issues.
A nurse who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has made a complete recovery and been discharged from hospital in England.
Japanese officials are investigating a purported message from the extremist Islamic State group about the two Japanese hostages it holds.
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Paul Bettany has said playing an on-screen character in the latest Marvel film means working harder than when he was simply providing a voice.
Emmerdale’s Ryan Hawley thinks Robert Sugden’s feelings for Aaron Livesy are purely superficial.
Mark Addy was a bit taken aback when he was offered the role of Hercules in Atlantis.
Ben Affleck brings his own qualities to his incarnation of Batman, his co-star Amy Adams has said.
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Tyrone turned on the power in the second half to shatter Breffni dreams and win a fourth successive Dr McKenna Cup title.
Villarreal have announced they have reached agreement in principle with Arsenal for the sale of centre-back Gabriel Paulista, with Gunners forward Joel Campbell heading to the Spanish club on loan for the rest of the season.
Leicester’s already remote hopes of making the European Champions Cup quarter-finals were finally extinguished as Ulster ended their own disappointing campaign with a 26-7 bonus point win in Belfast.
Waterford have claimed their first McGrath Cup title in 34 years, with goals from Maurice O’Gorman, Gavin Nugent and Joey Veale helping them to only their second ever title, at Fraher Field tonight.