Irishman Keith Byrne agrees to US deportation order
An Irishman facing deportation from the US has signed papers to begin his deportation process.
Keith Byrne could face a jail sentence if he does not agree to leave the country.
He entered the US under the visa-waiver programme in 2017, but overstayed after meeting his future wife Karen.
Guns, ammunition and drugs seized in Dublin, Limerick and Louth
Guns, ammunition and drugs have been seized following separate Garda operations in Dublin, Limerick and Louth.
On Wednesday, Gardaí at Roxboro Road in Limerick conducted a planned search operation at a halting site in Southill.
A gun, shell casings and ammunition were all seized.
Irish Greyhound Board "reluctantly" pulls support from Rose of Tralee
The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) and the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium in Co Kerry have pulled financial support from the Rose of Tralee Festival.
In a statement, the IGB said it made the decision "reluctantly" after consultation with festival organisers.
It added that many festival ambassadors - including the Roses themselves - have been the subject of "malicious online threats" in recent weeks.
Merkel sends wedding wishes to man behind Euro 2012's most famous flag
The German Chancellor has sent her congratulations to the man behind the famous “Angela Merkel Thinks We’re at Work” flag from Euro 2012 on the day of his wedding.
Mrs Merkel was a surprise hit as Limerick man Richie Tuohy married Orlagh Eichholz in County Clare last Friday.
The cheeky flag hit the headlines around the world during the football tournament in Poland for making light of the EU's treatment of Ireland during the financial crash.
New York firefighter becomes 200th member to die of World Trade Centre illness
A New York firefighter has died as a result of an illness he contracted during the September 11th attacks back in 2001.
The FDNY says Richard Driscoll is its 200th member to die of a World Trade Centre-related disease.
Mr Driscoll retired in 2002, after serving the department for 32 years.