File image: Met Éireann has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rainfall in Leinster, Cavan and Monaghan today. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Local flooding reported after warning issued for Leinster, Cavan and Monaghan

The Israeli Embassy in Dublin said there was no intention to cause insult or offence to anyone over controversial images that appeared on its official Twitter feed, including one of the statue of Molly Malone wearing a Muslim headscarf, last Friday.

Controversial images including one of the Dublin statue wearing a Muslim headscarf

Brian Purcell, the Secretary General at the Department of Justice, has offered to be reassigned to other duties in the public service following the publication today of the review into the department.

Cabinet to recruit new secretary general in Department of Justice

Ryanair has cancelled up to 28 flights from Irish airports to and from France, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands due to a strike by French air traffic controllers while Aer Lingus has also warned passengers of lengthy delays.

Passengers warned to expect delays because of six-day strike affecting French airspace

The underground cable will run between Crossmolina and Ballina, down the east side of Lough Conn, north-east of Foxford and north of Charlestown, Ballaghaderreen and Frenchpark in Co Roscommon to the Flagford substation area, south-west of Carrick-on-Shannon.

Route will run from north-west Mayo to the existing Flagford substation in Co Roscommon

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore is in Luxembourg today for a meeting of EU foreign ministers to discuss the ongoing crisis in Iraq and developments in Ukraine.

Tánaiste says Ireland has pledged €200,000 in emergency aid for those displaced by violence

The Government report into the alleged bugging of the offices of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman’s Commission (GSOC) has found that there is no evidence that surveillance took place.

Investigation by retired judge John Cooke published by the Government this evening

Met Éireann has issued an orange weather alert this evening warning of thunderstorms and flash flooding over much of the country this evening and tomorrow.

Risk of flash flooding over much of the country this evening and tomorrow

A mechanical issue forced a Washington-bound flight to make an emergency landing in Dublin airport this afternoon.

United Airlines flight from Manchester to Washington diverted this afternoon

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