Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern has said that he will not contest his Dáil seat at the next General Election.
Kyrgyzstan's new parliament agrees on a three-party coalition government, creating the first parliamentary democracy in Central Asia.
An orderly at a retirement home in north-eastern Spain has admitted killing 11 elderly residents, reports say.
Indian police raid 11 locations in connection with alleged financial irregularities at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
A row has broken out in the European Parliament over Ireland's 12.5% corporate tax rate.
The easing of Israel's blockade of Gaza six months ago has led to "little improvement" for people living there, a report by 21 aid and rights agencies says.
Ecuador offers Wikileaks founder Julian Assange residency in the country and opportunity to make more revelations.
North Korea says it has thousands of centrifuges operating at a previously undetected uranium enrichment facility it revealed earlier this month.
Snow contnues to fall across much of the UK, bringing disruption to roads and airports, and closing hundreds of schools.
At least 30 people killed, many of them in one incident, following heavy rain and floods.
The local managing directors of Shell and Halliburton are summoned by anti-corruption police in Nigeria over their role in alleged bribery scandals.
Student protesters cause major disruption in Rome and other Italian cities as ministers debate cuts to education funding and time limits on research.
A handwritten poem by Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney has fetched €4,800 at auction in Dublin.
Mexican soldiers uncover 18 bodies buried close to the US border in Chihuahua, the state worst hit by drug-related violence.
An immigrant from Mali in West Africa has died after French police shot him twice with a Taser electric stun gun during a fracas, officials say.
At least 15 people died and 25 were injured in fighting in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, that began late yesterday and continued this morning, said Ali Muse Sheikh, head of the city’s ambulance service.