The party announced their intention to resign from Northern Ireland's mandatory coalition bringing the future of the administration into serious doubt.
Alexander Pacteau admits murdering Irish student Karen Buckley by strangling and repeatedly hitting her with a spanner.
Flags are flying at half mast on government buildings in Ireland as a mark of respect for six students who were killed after a balcony they were on collapsed in Berkeley, California.
The Irish government is being urged to update its abortion laws and stop exporting the procedure to England.
Why did Greece collapse and Ireland survive? First, because the Irish crisis was a banking crisis. And in Greece you can't impose austerity and hope modernise at the same time.
HMS Bulwark carries out another rescue mission in the Mediterranean, rescuing at least 500 migrants found in the sea off Libya.
It is fundamental. It is the bedrock of any society claiming to be democratic. And in the Republic of Ireland it has been wiped away at a stroke.
The surge in support for the radical left Podemos party in Spain's regional elections is the latest manifestation of a spectre haunting Europe: the rise of the anti-austerity movement.