Tipperary crash kills elderly man
A man in his 60s has been killed in a crash in North Tipperary.
The single-vehicle collision on the road between New Line and Mary Willies, on the main Roscrea to Templemore road at about 7pm yesterday evening.
The road was closed for a time but has since reopened.
Gardaí in Templemore are appealing for witnesses to contact them.
Groups call for sex payments to be made illegal
Fresh efforts are being made to put an end to exploitation and sex trafficking.
Representatives from 56 organisations - which make up the 'Turn off the Red Light' campaign - will today deliver a submission to the Dáil Justice Committee.
They are calling for payments in exchange for sex to be made illegal.
The submission follows a review of Ireland's prostitution laws.
Gardaí arrest almost 1,000 in burglary crackdown
Almost a thousand suspects are facing charges after the first phase of a Garda crackdown on burglaries.
A total of 1,700 people have been arrested since the operation began in April, the first five months of 'Operation Fiacla'.
The first details of the operation show 1,729 people have been arrested as part of burglary-related investigations, and of those, 982 people have been charged.
The Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said that although the incidence of most crime types has fallen across the country in recent years, the number of burglaries has been on the rise.
Mr Shatter said today's figures show this particular type of crime is being prioritised by the Garda Commissioner.
He also said substantial progress is being made, and the Gardaí should be praised for that.