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

 The mid-term review of the National Women’s Strategy published by the Department of Justice says there has been “no significant increase in women’s involvement in politics in more than 15 years”.   Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA

Review of National Women’s Strategy finds women continue to be under-represented in decision-making roles

The image posted by the @IsraelinIreland Twitter account, which has been verified by Twitter as a legitimate account dedicated to ‘promoting diplomatic relations, economic growth and friendship between the state of Israel and the Republic of Ireland”.

Smyths store says workers did not consult head office over notice claiming Israeli toys had been removed from shelves

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has launched a public consultation on data sharing in the public sector. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Public Expenditure seeks submissions on how personal information is shared by public bodies

Drivers face increases in penalty points for certain offences from Friday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Novice drivers must display ‘N’ plate under new rules

Alan Dukes said the differency between the EU and other countries on the financial crisis had been the ‘tardiness of the response’.

SF gesture ‘opportunistic and shambolic’ former FG leader tells summer school

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