Iran is warning the US and regional allies not to retaliate over a ballistic missile attack in Iraq.
They have targeted two bases which house US troops, following the killing of its top General Qassem Soleimani.
The missiles are reported to have been fired by the Revolutionary Guard aerospace division and the operation was named "Marytr Soleimani".
A Ukrainian passenger plane has crashed just after taking off from Iran's main airport, killing everyone on board.
Iranian state media says 176 people were on the Boeing 737 - which came down because of technical problems.
An investigation team is at the site of the crash in south-western outskirts of Tehran.
A professional services firm is creating 800 jobs across the country this year.
KPMG says it is expanding due to strong demand for its services in Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Galway.
The roles are in various areas of the business such as tax-consulting, digital and cyber-security.
Hundreds of childcare providers are planning on closing their doors for 24 hours in protest at what they say is a 'crisis' facing the sector.
A group of providers are to meet on Thursday to discuss the final details of the plan, which is likely to take place in the next month or so.
It would involve thousands of childcare professionals who're part of groups including SIPTU and the Federation of Childhood Providers.
The funeral of the homeless Cork man whose body was dismembered is taking place later.
The remains of 64-year-old Frankie Dunne were found in the grounds of a vacant house in the city on December 28th.
His funeral takes place in Knocknaheeney in Cork.
Main image: Debris is seen from a plane crash on the outskirts of Tehran, Iran | Image: Mohammad Nasiri/AP/Press Association Images