The top five: Victim of Offaly crash named; Iraqi forces take Ramadi compound from IS

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Offaly musician killed in early morning crash named as Paddy Buckley

An Offaly musician killed in an early morning crash has been named locally as Paddy Buckley.

The 38-year-old died after the car he was driving crashed at the Grand Canal near the village of Pollagh in the early hours of this morning.

Iraqi forces retake Ramadi government base

Iraqi forces haven taken control of a government base in the city of Ramadi as they continue to battle Islamic State militants in the city.

Boy (7) dies following three-car crash in Co Antrim

A seven-year-old boy has died following a three-car collision in the North.

He was among eight people injured in the crash at around 6.30pm yesterday evening on the Old Carrick Road in Newtownabbey.

Tánaiste reportedly planning €25 increase to old age pension over next five years

The Tánaiste Joan Burton is reported to be planning a €25 increase to the old age pension over the next five years.

The Labour leader says pensions should rise in line with expected annual inflation of 2%.

ESB increases flow rates through Parteen Weir for second day running

ESB has increased flow rates through the Parteen Weir for a second day running, as water levels continue to rise on Lough Derg.

Following days of heavy rainfall, it is increasing the flow to 405 cubic metres per second.