Fianna Fáil, Green Party and Sinn Féin win seats in by-elections
Fine Gael failed to win any seats in the four by-elections, with Fianna Fáil securing two wins in with Malcolm Byrne in Wexford and Padraig O'Sullivan in Cork North-Central.
Green Party candidate Joe O’Brien was elected in Dublin Fingal in a first-ever by-election win for the party.
Finally, Sinn Féin's Mark Ward was elected to the Dáil following the Dublin Mid-West by-election.
Dara Murphy says he was compliant 'at all times' with Dáil attendance rules
In other political news, Fine Gael TD Dara Murphy has stated that he was compliant with the rules of Leinster House 'at all times' in the wake of controversy over his Dáil attendance.
Deputy Murphy defended his record in a statement, saying that he would "continue to provide any evidence required to the appropriate authorities".
He said: "I attended the required 120 days at Leinster House in 2018 and should achieve the requisite number for 2019 and will make the statutory return when due."
Taoiseach: Gardaí 'may be in position' to charge Lisa Smith upon return
The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that gardaí "may be in a position" to charge Lisa Smith upon her return to Ireland.
Mr Varadkar was speaking today amid reports that the 38-year-old Dundalk woman and her two-year-old daughter could return home as early as this weekend.
He said that "in relation to Lisa Smith, the gardaí are going to want to speak to her" and "may be in a position to charge her", which if they do "then prosecution may follow".
Jim Gavin steps down as Dublin football manager
Jim Gavin announced today he was stepping down as manager of the Dublin senior football team.
He told the players, management team and the officers of the Dublin County Board this morning.
He said in a statement: "I regret his departure but appreciate the huge sacrifices he has made over this period."
UK police name London Bridge attacker as man with terrorism conviction
Police in the UK named the London Bridge attacker as Usman Khan, a 28-year-old man who had previously been convicted for terrorism offences.
He was shot dead by police following the stabbing attack yesterday afternoon.
Two people - a man and a woman - died following the attack, while one man and two women were injured.
A man killed in the incident has been named as 25-year-old Jack Merritt who was a coordinator at the prison rehabilitation conference attended by Khan before the attack.