The Irish Times Insights brought together Cliff Taylor, Stephen Collins, Arthur Beesley and Kathy Sheridan to discuss election dates and budget outcomes.
From ladder trucks, firefighters in Chicago aimed their hoses at flames breaking through the roof at the Shrine of Christ The King, a church built in the 1920's. The cause of the fire is not yet known. Video: Reuters
Surgeons in Brisbane reattached the head of 16-month-old toddler, Jaxon Taylor, after it was severed from his spine. Reports say that he was travelling in a car with his mother and sister when they collided with another car at a speed of 110km an hour.
Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden said UK intelligence agency GCHQ has total control over users' smartphones. Video: Reuters
Residents of Longboat Quay said they plan to begin legal action if the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) and the receiver do not improve their offer to cover the cost of fixing fire defects in the complex.
Dublin commuters were surprised to see a large seal swimming about near the Custom House between Loopline and Talbot Memorial bridges this morning. Video: Bryan O'Brien
As speculation continues to mount that the government may call a November general election, the Taoiseach has declined to confirm a date, while ministers Howlin and Kelly have dismissed the idea. Video: Mary Minihan
Adi Roche and Ali Hewson receive the Princess Grace Humanitarian Award, for their work with Chernobyl Children International, at the Ireland Fund of Monaco event. Video: Pioneer Media
An interview shows British millionaire Paul Bailey speaking minutes before his Porsche 918 Spyder crashed into a group of spectators injuring 28. Video: Reuters
Russian defence ministry says Russian air force flew 15 sories over Syria on Monday, conducted 10 air strikes. Video: Reuters
Footage, which has gone viral on Chinese social media sites, proports to show a motor cyclist reaching speeds of up to 237km/h and weaving through traffic on a ring road in Beijing.
A car loses control, crashing into a crowd of spectators at a Malta car show, injuring at least 26 people. Warning: graphic footage. Video: Reuters
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