The National Ambulance Service has been asked to examine claims that no trained paramedics turned up for work at its base in Limerick City on two nights last week. An ambulance whistleblower has claimed that absenteeism within the ambulance service is putting patients lives "at risk".
Gardaí investigating the disappearance of Ciara Breen are today conducting a search of lands in the Dundalk area.
New laws have come into effect tackling marriages of convenience in Ireland. They give a registrar the right to investigate a couple who are looking to marry and ultimately he or she can refuse to issue a marriage registration form.
The owner of a family dog who had its throat cut has today told of how she had to break the news to one of her daughters. Five-year-old Jack Russell Marvin died after being attacked in Cork last weekend.