Peshmerga fighters are seen in vehicles with Kurdish flags as they guard Mosul Dam in northern Iraq . Photograph: Youssef Boudlal/Reuters

Bloodbath marks setback for PM seeking support to take on Islamic State insurgency

The arrests were part of the gardaí’s six-month covert ‘Operation Tempest’, which was set-up to find people involved in the sale and supply of heroin, cocaine and other controlled drugs.

Arrests were part of covert ‘Operation Tempest’ by gardaí in Dublin

Police in the North have rescued 20 potential trafficking victims and have arrested three men on suspicion of forced labour and slavery.

PSNI officers question three men over forced labour and slavery after Romanians found

Incoming Iraqi prime ministerHaider al-Abadi  was once  in charge of servicing BBC’s lifts, the British broadcaster has said. Photograph: Ali Abbas/EPA

Broadcaster says Haider al-Abadi was in charge of company which serviced its elevators

Some 17 dangerous and severely stinging jellyfish, known as lion’s mane have been removed by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council from Sandycove Beach today. Photograph: Irish Water Safety

Seventeen ‘very venomous’ creatures taken from Sandycove by Dun Laoghaire council

The collision involving two Garda motorbikes took place at about 10am on the junction of Clarion Road and Manorhamilton Road. File image: Google Street View

Two traffic corps motorbikes collided with car at junction this morning

Fingal County Council is warning swimmers not to use the water at Burrow Beach in north Dublin until further notice. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Complete swimming bans lifted for all Dublin beaches and Bettystown, Co Meath

Catholic Primate of All Ireland, Cardinal Sean Brady, has confirmed that he offered his resignation to Pope Francis last month. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Statement from Catholic Primate comes ahead of 75th birthday tomorrow

Undated US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention photo of the ebola virus. Photograph: Frederick Murphy/CDC/PA Wire

Statement follows report on Irish news website of first suspected case in State

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