Fine Gael's Lucinda Creighton

There are still strong forces which would prefer that the truth did not emerge

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin comments on the ongoing scandal of child sex abuse in the church

An employee from the Dutch embassy in Tripoli talked to him. He told them his name is Ruben and he is nine years old

A spokesperson for the Dutch foreign ministry confirms the identity of the only survivor of Afriqiyah Airways Flight 8U771 which crashed in Libya killing all of the other 103 passengers including Irish novelist Bree O'Mara

The ill-treatment of a three-and-a-half year old Sefora Kycwak led to her death at the hands of her mother in whose care she was at the time

Evidence in the trial of Monika Paczkowska (34), of Fountain Court, Tralee who admitted wilful ill-treatment of her daughter who later died in hospital from her injuries

They cannot sell, supply, possess or distribute this stock, with effect from the start of today

Health minister Mary Harney on new laws banning the distribution of controversial 'legal highs'

Governments must never again intervene in property markets, via tax incentives, to a degree which may make possible property bubbles

Taoiseach Brian Cowen admits for the first time that Fianna Fáil governments contributed to the economic crisis

Last year, pensioners had to accept an end to the Christmas bonus. To decrease the pension would place unimaginable pressure on older people

Maureen Kavanagh, chief executive of Active Retirement Ireland, is outraged at Minister Éamon Ó Cuív's hint of a possible cut in the old age pension

I wish the next prime minister well as he makes the important choices for the future

Gordon Brown resigns as UK prime minister

This is going to be hard and difficult work. A coalition will throw up all sorts of challenges. But I believe together we can provide that strong and stable government that our country needs, based on those values — rebuilding family, rebuilding community, above all rebuilding responsibility in our country

David Cameron's first speech as British Prime Minister

It is clear from looking at the footage of yesterday's events that the intention of some was not peaceful protest but rather a violent storming of Leinster House

Fine Gael's Lucinda Creighton reflects on the protest that turned to scuffles outside the Dáil last week