The DNA of a man accused of raping a woman with Down Syndrome matches DNA taken from semen found on the woman.
The prosecution counsel in the trial of a Derry man accused of murdering his pregnant ex-girlfriend has told a jury that there was evidence of "violence from beginning to end" left behind at the scene.
A Dublin man has been granted an adjournment until next year for a "breathtaking" application to withdraw his guilty plea for murdering a "mentally challenged" 63-year-old man.
A woman aged in her 70s has died in a house fire in Cavan.
The most exciting COP talks in ages started with a record-breaking number of world leaders giving a lot of speeches.
David Cameron is to start the countdown to UK military action in Syria by telling Cabinet colleagues he is recommending a House of Commons vote on Wednesday on air strikes against the Islamic State terror group.
A judge has set bond at $1.5m (€1.42m) for a white Chicago police officer charged with murder after a squad car video caught him shooting a black teenager 16 times.
Authorities in north-west Turkey have rounded up some 1,300 migrants allegedly preparing to make their way into Greece, according to reports.
What’s better than a chortling seal? Nothing. Literally nothing.
"I know what it's like to have my father killed on national television."
From animals which are far from Rudolph to politics-themed decorations, how about being a tad different with your tree this year?
TV presenter Lorraine Kelly shocked viewers with a comment she made to Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan as he presented her with a birthday present.
Yvette Fielding has become the third celebrity to be eliminated from 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'
Love it or hate it, liquorish was the hot topic on Twitter.
Lady Colin Campbell’s latest I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! argument was over Emu poo.
The Humans actress talks about the second series of the show, theatre and shopping
Ireland today: A wet day with heavy and persistent rain affecting many regions. The rain could ...more weather
LATEST UPDATE: Gardaí at Pearse St station have confirmed that singer Sinead O'Connor has been located "safe and sound" and is receiving medical assistance.
A suspected burglar who became stuck in the chimney of a California house died after the homeowner unknowingly lit a fire.
A Mississippi waitress was shot and killed by a customer after she asked him not to smoke.
Sinead O’Connor has announced that she is quitting the music industry.
Bob Geldof has described the painful moment he had to tell his children that their mother, Paula Yates, had died.
He makes someone think they’re watching their best friend get murdered.
A man is in a serious condition in hospital after falling from scaffolding in Dublin city centre this afternoon.
The Corrs have opened up on the reason they called it quits with Sharon admitting the foursome had to “get their lives on track”.
Warning: Whether you know the words or not, the song WILL get stuck in your head.
If you could sum up the three best footballers in the world with stats alone, well it’d look a little something like this.
It's all getting a bit petty now.