Hong Kong leader apologises amid mass protests over extradition bill
The Hong Kong chief executive has issued an apology to the public, after mass protests against a controversial extradition bill.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been demonstrating against the bill, which they claim would allow China to extradite Hong Kong residents to the mainland for political trials.
Recognising the "strong and different views in society" the government said on Sunday it had stopped work on the new law, without any timetable to restart it
State Claims Agency to appeal aspects of Ruth Morrissey judgement
The State Claims Agency is to appeal aspects of a judgement involving terminally ill Limerick woman Ruth Morrissey.
She was awarded €2.1m by the High Court in May over the misreading of her smear test results.
Ms Morrissey and her husband Paul were awarded damages after suing the Health Service Executive (HSE) and two labs - Quest Diagnostics and MedLab Pathology Limited.
Fine Gael, Varadkar see drop in support in new opinion poll
There has been a drop in support for Fine Gael in the latest opinion poll.
The Sunday Times/Behaviour & Attitudes poll shows the popularity of the party has fallen by five points to 23%.
Fianna Fáil has seen no change and remains on 28%.
Sinn Féin is on 12%, down seven, while the Green Party has gained support by six to 11%.
Arranmore Island writes open letter to entice people to move there
Locals on a small island off the coast of Donegal have written open letters, to try and persuade people to move there.
Arranmore, or Árainn Mhór, is five kilometres off the north-west coast and has a population of just 469 people.
The island also has three schools, a health centre and a community centre.
Over 100 sheep stolen in Co Meath
Gardaí are investigating the suspected theft of a large amount of sheep in Co Meath.
It happened at a farm in the Mountnugent area between June 10th and June 13th.
More than 100 sheep are believed to have been taken.