The US president is told now is an "ideal time" to honour his commitment and appoint a new diplomat.
From the tragedy of teenager Ann Lovett to the death of Savita Halappanavar - abortion is the most emotive of issues.
Team news, match preview and statistics for Saturday's match between Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium
Ronnie McFall is appointed as manager of Glentoran until the end of the season following the sacking of Gary Haveron.
A portrait of one of the Victorian era's most famous hymn writers is to go on public display for the first time.
A man facing charges in relation to so-called paedophile hunting groups is remanded in custody.
Gary Wallace, who featured in BBC documentary about the 2016 European Championships, admitted fraud.
A district judge in Londonderry calls for longer jail terms in domestic violence cases.
Ireland's Iain Henderson and Tadhg Furlong are ruled out of Saturday's Six Nations match against Wales through injury.
A County Down head teacher, who was harassed by a parent, says she has 'seen the worst of people'.