Irish Water/Uisce Éireann has begun sending out application packs to households in order to calculate their liability for the water charge.

Data protection consultant predicts complaints to utility, ‘many with strong basis’

Kilkenny Castle taken from  St John’s Bridge. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan/The Irish Times

Clonegal in Co Carlow, Kilrush and Westport win in other categories

The Penn State Cheerleading Squad pictured before the Croke Park Classic today. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sports file

Two F-16s set the stage as University of Central Florida Knights and Penn State Nittany Lions face off in Dublin

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

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