The Department of Social Protection has launched investigations into almost 3,300 cases of suspected welfare fraud this year.
Some 41 cases have been referred to the Chief State Solicitors Office.
A further 45 people have also been convicted in court - with two jailed.
Osama bin Laden's son and potential successor as Al Qaeda leader is dead, according to US officials.
No details of where or when Hamza bin Laden died have been provided - or if the US played a role in his death.
It is thought that he was at his father's side in Afghanistan before the September 11th terror attacks.
A new survey has found roughly one in 10 parents have to borrow money to cover school costs.
Children's charity Barnardos says almost half also do not pay bills or cut back on other costs to finance things like uniforms, books and footwear.
About seven in 10 parents continue to be asked for a voluntary contribution, while three in four primary and nine in 10 secondary parents say they are still asked to buy branded uniforms.
Focus Ireland is questioning the validity of the latest homeless figures.
The charity says it is because of the Housing Ministers decision to reclassify some homeless families from official numbers.
The Government's latest figures for June show there were 81 less people living in emergency accommodation compared with May, but the total figure is still over 10,000.
The British government has earmarked another stg£2.1bn (€2.3bn) for no-deal Brexit preparations.
The country's Chancellor Sajid Javid says just over half will be available immediately - with the rest kept in reserve for now.
He says the British government wants a deal with the EU, but if it cannot get a good agreement the UK will leave without one.