Plans change at hospitals
The country's two major children's hospitals have been asked by Dublin City Council to make adjustments to new developments at both locations.
Amendments are to be made to a new two-storey intensive care unit at Our Lady's Hospital in Crumlin and to a new three-storey extension at Temple Street Children's Hospital.
At Crumlin, the changes will involve the reconfiguration of car-parking spaces and the removal of a balcony. At Temple Street two staircases are to be demolished.
Two in court over murder
Two men have appeared in court charged with murdering an Irishman in Scotland, just yards from his home.
Asif Rehman (20), and Adil Ishaq (19), who are both from Glasgow, were remanded in custody at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Thursday over the murder of William McKeeney.
The 57-year-old, who was originally from Donegal, was attacked in Melville Street, in the Pollokshields area of Glasgow, on Sunday last.
No sex charge for footballer
One of the footballers arrested in relation to a sex attack on a woman has been eliminated from police inquiries.
Brighton & Hove Albion defender Tommy Elphick (24) was one of six players arrested on Thursday morning by detectives from the Surrey and Sussex major crime team on suspicion of sexual assault.
A Sussex Police spokesman said: "The gentleman's cooperation and assistance since his arrest enabled us to quickly establish that he was not of interest to us in this inquiry, and he has been advised that no further action will be taken against him."
Rapist let out for cinema trip
A health trust has apologised after a judge heard how a convicted rapist was escorted from a secure unit to watch a Harry Potter film at a cinema where he spied on a teenage girl in a toilet.
Officials at Hull Crown Court yesterday confirmed that Steveland Kirk Robinson (25) would be sentenced later this year after he admitted a charge of voyeurism on Thursday.