The demonstrators expressed opposition to current legislation, after a rape victim said she was refused a termination under the new abortion legislation.
British and US security services are trying to identify the Islamic State militant with a British accent who appeared in a video of the apparent beheading of US journalist James Foley. Video: Reuters
Philadelphia Rose Maria Walsh was last night crowned as the 2014 Rose of Tralee. A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Ms Walsh moved to the south Mayo village of Shrule in 1994. Video: Ronan McGreevy
Two rare Snow Leopard cubs were recently introduced to the public at New York's Bronx Zoo. Video: Reuters
Pope Francis was deeply grieved, the Vatican's official broadcasting service said, after the deaths of three relatives who were killed when their car slammed into the back of a truck on a highway in central Argentina. Video: Reuters
Sorcha Pollak talks to student welfare officers to find out what advice they have for students searching for accommodation amid a housing shortage and soaring rents.
Kitty Holland interviewed a young woman who was refused an abortion and later had her pregnancy delivered by Caesarean section under the terms of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act. She discusses the implications and the questions it raises.
The dynamic and changing silhouettes formed by flocks of starlings is a natural wonder enjoyed by ornithologists, but little understood. Now a team of researchers at the UK's University of Warwick have come up with an explanation. Video: Reuters
Two cosmonauts from the International Space Station embark on a spacewalk to launch a nanosatellite among other tasks. Video: Reuters
The Islamic State militant group sends a message to the United States via social media saying "we will drown all of you in blood." Video: Reuters
Police have used tear gas to disperse protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, in another tense night after the police shooting of a teenager. Video: Reuters
Climbers have taken on the treacherous north face of the Eiger Mountain in the Alps for a unique 360 photography project. Their camera acts like Google Street View, capturing a range of angles that creates an interactive view. Video: Reuters
Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, acknowledges his health has suffered after spending two years inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, saying he will leave "soon" but refuses to clarify exactly when that will be. Video: Reuters
Ice Bucket Challenges are raising big bucks for charity and gaining momentum through social media. Video: Reuters
Israeli police block more than 200 far-right Israeli protesters from rushing guests at the wedding of a Jewish woman and Muslim man. Video: Reuters
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered the Justice Department to conduct an independent autopsy of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen shot and killed by a white police officer in Missouri. Video: Reuters
Horse in their PJ's, A1's by the dozen, and the dog days of summer. The week in pics by our award-winning Irish Times photographers. Video: Niamh Guckian
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton denies friction with President Barack Obama, says they "agree" on foreign policy. Video: Reuters
A polar bear believed to be the last in Africa, Wang, dies at Johannesburg Zoo, the organisation says. Video: Reuters
The leader of Ukraine's populist Radical Party is nearly knocked out in a punch-up in the Kiev parliament's lobby. Video: Reuters