Irish author of new EU report says most young people’s experiences of the internet are positive and beneficial

 August was the wettest in six years in some parts of the country, according to Met Éireann’s latest bulletin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Dublin airport recorded highest rainfall for one day of the month since 1942

Prof Jane Grimson: ‘We have the opportunity to learn from other people’s mistakes.’ Photograph:
Susan Jefferies

Hiqa is working on standards for a new ‘health identifier’ system that aims to simplify medical records

Residents of the West Point slum wait for food aid during the second day of the government’s Ebola quarantine on their neighbourhood in Monrovia, Liberia, on Thursday. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images)

Senior health director says virus ‘almost impossible’ to catch through normal contact

Tests are being carried out for the Ebola virus and isolation procedures have been put in place after a death in Co Donegal. The person was found dead late last night and taken to Letterkenny General Hospital (pictured), it is understood. Photograph: Google Street View

Man who died had been working in an area of Africa affected by the virus outbreak

Tourists in Dublin enjoy the Viking Splash tour.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Drinks group says pubs play ‘substantial role’ in the tourism experience

Mirror writing: left-handers are celebrating a day of being left-handed.

Fellow lefties include former taoisigh Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen

A Hiqa inspection found major deficiencies in the service at Kingsriver Community in Co Kilkenny. File photograph: Getty Images/Science Faction

Hiqa report finds Kingsriver Community had ‘deficiencies’ in aspects of care

Brainstorming session at Facebook’s New York  offices. The company’s “data expansion plan” has been criticised by consumer groups.

Plan for targeting advertising contradicts previous privacy statements - consumer group

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