Dorothea Findlater at the presentation of the Wheeler Plate after the inaugural match, earlier this year. She became an Irish hockey international, winning her first cap in 1936. She also represented Ireland at golf.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dorothea Findlater was likely the last person alive who remembers the Easter Rising

Trump and Putin: “We don’t have the slightest intention to do harm to the United States,” says Russia’s new ambassador to Ireland. Photograph: Vietnam News Agency/AFP/Getty

Yury Filatov accuses UK and US of blaming Moscow for their own failings

Keith Donoghue (left) from Swift Grove Clonshaugh and Michael Smullen of Ashdale Close Kinsealy who were both charged at Trim District Court on Friday in connection with a drugs seizure by gardaí in Co Meath on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins

Gardaí find cocaine and cannabis during search of premises in Ashbourne on Wednesday

DIT academic staff have written to Prof Brian Norton saying they fear the complicated merger will be botched. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Senior staff accuse Prof Brian Norton of not taking their concerns on the plans seriously

A lack of exercise, smoking and excessive drinking are risk factors for dementia and type II diabetes.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Medics say lack of awareness about both illnesses among public is alarming

William Hillick from Co Westmeath died when his aircraft came down at Abbeyshrule Aerodrome, Co Longford. Photograph: Facebook

William Hillick did not heed advice to get lessons for 360 degree manoeuvres

The poppy is sold by the Royal British Legion (RBL) to raise funds for serving or ex-British servicemen and their dependents.

A symbol of remembrance or a symbol of British imperialism?

Tom Burnell with all 15 volumes of his series 26 County Casualties of the Great War at the Castlecomer Discovery Park in Kilkenny recently. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Tom Burnell’s 15 volume series is the most definitive list of Irish war dead to date

Irish Water has confirmed that it is considering the option of recycling sewage to bolster the water supply.

Effluent reuse is one of the measures under consideration in 25 year national plan

Gardaí have begun the  winter phase of Operation Thor, which targets the activities of roving criminal gangs targeting rural areas, last week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Men to appear in Mullingar District Court after being arrested on Wednesday

Many in Ireland  well-disposed to remembering the Irish dead of both World Wars are sickened by the  poppy fascism which seems to reach new levels of absurdity every year in Britain. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Nobody needs to explain their wearing of the poppy in remembrance of war dead

Irish veterans recall lucky escapes on UN service in the Congo and Chad

Police in Derry are investigating a paramilitary style vigilante shooting in Derry on Wednesday night. Photograph: PA.

PSNI condemns criminal gangs ‘seeking to control communities through fear’

A New Zealand historian argues the rebels did attack Trinity College, Dublin, but were repulsed by colonial troops including five from his native country. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

They tried, says historian who challenges ‘orthodoxies’ about events of 1916

Elena Alliloueva-Lorigan at home in Stillorgan. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Dublin-based woman has a remarkable connection to Russia’s October Revolution

Members of the Dublin Youth Dance Company perform a Dance for Climate Action to highlight the proceedings of the Citizens’ Assembly at Malahide. Photograph: Tom Honan.

Tax on agricultural emissions and more spending on public transport urged

The Citizens’ Assembly in the Grand Hotel Malahide discussed climate change this weekend. Photograph: Tom Honan

Members want urgent State action including spending more on public transport than roads

The Citizens’ Assembly in the Grand Hotel Malahide discussed climate change this weekend. Photograph: Tom Honan

John Fitzgerald: by 2014 it was clear that we were not going to meet our targets

The 99 assembly members  are spending a second weekend debating on how the State can make Ireland a leader in tackling climate change. Photograph: Tom Honan

Citizens’ Assembly hears how Denmark became one of most efficient countries in world

Fifteen houses were evacuated in the Moneymore estate in Drogheda. Image: Google Maps

Houses in Moneymore estate evacuated at about 7pm after bomb scare

Atlas of the Irish Revolution: the book includes this image of National Army soldiers and barefoot children after the taking of Bruff, Co Limerick, from the IRA in August 1922. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

'Atlas of the Irish Revolution' struggles to meet demand

Trees which stood for over 100 years at the Marina in Cork city following Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Roches Point records highest wind speed since records began 77 years ago

Of the 35.8%  who attend religious services regularly in Ireland, 29.9%  do so once a week, a further 4.1%  more than once a week, and 1.8%  attend every day. Photograph: Getty Images

Religious service attendance still much higher than European average

The National Car Test  centre in Fonthill: In 2016, 1,465,710 tests took place across the country, of which 773,588 were failures, but only 71,508 vehicles failed the retest.

Initial failure rate of 53% rose to 94% on second sitting of National Car Test

No parking offence was committed because of the absence of road markings.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Process to refund owners of 26 vehicles being delayed

Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.

US president shares many of the traits of the man who led Germany into war, says historian

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with author and RTÉ broadcaster David McCullagh at the National Library of Ireland for the launch of De Valera: Rise 1882–1932. Photograph: Photocall Ireland

Leo Varadkar praises Fianna Fáil figurehead as a man of courage and vision

File image of the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Messines, Belgium. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Paddy Harte jnr says the project ‘was a gamechanger’ for British-Irish relations

The standards were drawn up following the   chief medical officer’s 2014 report into Portlaoise Hospital Maternity Services which identified problems in the reporting of risk across the health service.

New standards outline strict timetable for independent external reviews of incidents

Birr Castle, Co Offaly. Three executions at the castle feature in the latest documents released by the Military Service Pensions Collection. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Latest tranche includes documents on a 10-year-old combatant in the conflict

Senior archivist Cécile Gordon, project manager of the Military Service Pensions Collection, and Capt Daniel Ayiotis in the Military Archives at Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

Military archive reveals mother of medical student executed in 1920 was refused pension

Malachy McCourt

Military pension file for Malachy McCourt, bad dad of Angela’s Ashes, comes to light

Dan Breen as pictured in a wanted poster issued by police.

Marian Tobin provided safe house following ambush which started War of Independence

Poet and soldier Francis Ledwidge was killed by a German shell on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele, July 31st, 1917. File photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Meath-born poet and soldier was killed 100 years ago at Battle of Passchendaele

Mildred Darcy  and Satya Darcy with their son son Kirin Darcy

Mildred Darcy (38) and her son Kirin Darcy (2) died in Dubai last month

An airline spokesman said the cause of the technical fault is still being investigated. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Passengers reported fumes coming from the cockpit

Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige speaks at a 2004 event in Madrid. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Church has purchased 1,200-capacity venue in south Dublin despite having just 87 Irish members recorded by census

The attempted assassination of Prince Alfred by Henry O’Farrell

The Prince and the Assassin’s story of a mad man’s attempt to kill Victoria’s son and the hysterical over-reaction still resonates(...)

Lenny Abrahamson said men like Weinstein are only able to get away with their actions because ‘people in a position to challenge abuse choose to look the other way’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish film director says he hopes revelations will leave other abusers ‘quaking’

The stamp featuring an image by Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick, of Argentine revolutionary leader Ernesto “Che” Guevara is held up outside the General Post Office (GPO) in Dublin. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

An Post confirms all 122,000 stamps with iconic image are gone and it will print new stock

A 1 7-year-old  girl was trafficked into Ireland after her brother had sold her for €300 in order for her to be married to an older man.

Nearly two-thirds of reported incidences of people trafficking were subjected to sexual exploitation.

Stretcher-bearers carry a wounded soldier through the mud near Boesinghe during the battle of Passchendaele in Flanders. Photograph: John Warwick Brooke/Getty Images

Review: Nick Lloyd’s Passchendaele: A New History

The Sunbed Association for UK and Ireland said   “responsible” sunbed use poses no threat to people. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Sunbed Association calls out Minister after VAT rate increase on sunbeds in Budget 2018

Dr Gerald Fleming, Met Éireann’s head of forecasting: “We don’t have an operational flood forecast centre which would allow us to predict flooding in any precise way.”

‘It’s about whether or not Mrs Kelly will have a half metre of water in her kitchen’

The Economist Intelligence Unit  report stated that practical support for Irish women returning to work is ‘highly limited’. Photograph: Istock

Many women forced to return to work because of financial strain, international study finds

 The iconic image of Che Guevera which Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick produced a year  after  the revolutionary’s death in 1968

Jim Fitzpatrick says it was ‘honour’ to produce image and praises An Post decision

Christopher Sayers (37), who was gunned down last Thursday.

Foreman Christopher Sayers (37) was shot multiple times by Samuel Perry (44)

President Michael D Higgins has called for a thorough examination of the ‘viciousness’ that was unleashed in Ireland’s Civil War. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Michael D Higgins says conflict ‘destroyed warm relationships’ in his own family

 Artist Jim Fitzpatrick with a promotional image of a stamp featuring his world famous image of Che Guevara.

Prominent Cuban-American radio host calls on An Post to explain its decision

 The award has been described as potentially “transformative” by Niall O’Brien, one of the community activists involved in the grow dome project.

Seven projects selected to receive cash and mentoring supports

Former leader of UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Auditor apologies after row over invitation to former UKIP leader

TCD researcher Collie Ennis holds a false widow spider

TCD researcher Collie Ennis says exaggerated fears and misconceptions surround ‘threat’ of spiders

There are 5,377 Airbnb premises in the Dublin City Council area. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Calls for new laws as fears grow that short-term lettings are squeezing renters out of city centre

Former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave stands in front of a photograph of his father WT  Cosgrave at the GPO Witness History Visitor Centre during its official opening in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

WT Cosgrave’s government was responsible for the execution of 77 anti-Treaty rebels during the Civil War, an action which caused l(...)

The office of Independent TD Thomas Pringle in Killybegs, Co Donegal. Photograph: Thomas Pringle/Facebook

Parts of town badly affected due to swelling river and high tides

Mochi and her record-breaking tongue. Photograph: Kevin Scott Ramos/GWR/PA Wire

St Bernard with 18cm tongue becomes face of ‘Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals’

Last week Ryanair  said it would implement measures to ensure affected passengers were fully aware of their ‘rights and entitlements’. Photograph:: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Airline accused of ‘lack of professional conscience’ and only communicating in English with passengers

Danielle McLaughlin: found in a field close to the tourist resort of Canacona in Goa in March

Family of Danielle McLaughlin (28) receive documentation in relation to her killer

False widow spiders.

False widow bites can cause intensely painful swelling and feverishness in humans

Spanish police officers drag a man as they try to disperse voters arriving to a polling station in Barcelona on October 1st. Photograph: Pau Barrena/AFP/Getty

‘It is so humiliating... to see your neighbours, friends and compatriots being beaten like dogs’

Bishop of Waterford and Lismore Alphonsus Cullinan . Photograph: Diocese of Limerick

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan says he now accepts Gardasil helps prevent cervical cancer

Tim Redfern (48), who carried a “free, safe legal” poster, described the Eighth Amendment as a “weeping sore”. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

March for Choice: ‘Free, safe, legal’ is the slogan as thousands muster in Dublin

Repeal the Eighth campaign: March for Choice event proceeds past the GPO on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

March for Choice is first major march since timeframe of referendum unveiled

Martin Bell said the advent of the internet meant foreign news was being downgraded because it was “not a ratings winner”. Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/Getty

Former BBC foreign correspondent expresses concern over ‘celebrification’ of news agenda’

Prof Foster said the teaching of Irish history is in an “excellent place” as evidenced by the commemorations of 2016. Photograph: Ianthe Ruthven

Historian praised for ‘almost single-handedly creating the idea of Irish history in Britain’

Dublin Bus. File photograph: Alan Betson

Dublin Bus changes to facilitate new cross-city Luas lines

Shane Ross said ‘the Government decision to close Garda stations was wrong, and the worst case of it in the country was on my doorstep’. Photograph: Mark Hilliard

Varadkar says six Garda stations have been identified and ‘they are going to be opened’

 Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary. Britain’s aviation regulator chief said he was ‘furious’ with the airine. File photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Under-pressure airline warned by British regulator over potential illegal activities

The tournament will be hosted in 13 different cities across the continent in a change to the usual format.   Photographer: Crispin Rodwell/Bloomberg

Convention Centre Dublin chosen for December 2018 event

The Bishop of Derry Dr Donal McKeown said marriage used to make a ‘hugely significant’ transition from the single to married life, but that transition had been devalued. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/ The Irish Times.

Cleric says number of co-habiting couples means concept of union has been devalued

Reflections in Lake Matheson  near the Fox Glacier in  New Zealand which  is seeking Irish truck drivers.

‘Relaxed’ Kiwi lifestyle said to be one of the attractions for would-be Irish emigrants

The plane travelled approximately 70 metres and crashed into an electric fence in Mullinahone, Co Tipperary. It blew up and was destroyed. Photograph: AAIU investigation report

Pilot watched as the prop plane travelled towards electric fence before exploding

The pupils of Corduff National School. Photograph: princial Anna McKeown

Republican prisoner who died on hunger strike had a ‘vision for Ireland’

Sinéad Aherne signs autographs for young fans at Malahide homecoming. Photograph ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry

Cheering crowd of 2,000 turns up to celebrate football final victory over Mayo

On September 25th, 1917, Thomas Ashe died in the Mater Hospitals from complications arising out of a force feeding regime in Mountjoy Prison.   Photograph: National Library of Ireland

‘The funeral was the largest which has been seen in Dublin since that of Mr Parnell’

Dr Eamonn Martin: ‘People preferred to cling on to a history of difference and separation, rather than recognise and embrace our shared story of common suffering.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

Eamon Martin say fact Catholics and Protestants fought together has been neglected by all sides

Eileen Quinn, Thomas Ashe’s niece, with her son Gregory Quinn at the State commemoration in Glasnevin Cemetery to mark the centenary of his death. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The republican’s multifaceted life is remembered 100 years after his death

 Mourners at the funeral of Darragh Nugent at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Clondalkin, west Dublin

Mourners at Darragh Nugent’s funeral told middle-class drug users partly to blame

Edward Dowse (85) from Wicklow  competing in the Special Horse Class on the third and final day of the National Ploughing Championships in Offaly. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Horse ploughing master began competing in national championships in 1950s

EU commissioner Phil Hogan has accused British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson of indulging in “referendum rhetoric” over Brexit. Photograph: Alan Betson

Agriculture Commissioner warns first phase of Brexit negotiations may be delayed

Martin Kehoe jnr (33) died at the family farm in Foulksmills, New Ross.

Martin Kehoe Jr (33), a father of three from New Ross, died at the family farm

Minister for  Energy and Natural Resources Denis Naughten warned that Brexit made it now essential that Ireland ramp up its production of renewable energy as much of our energy is sourced through the UK.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Renewable Energy Incentive scheme will not make same mistakes, says Denis Naughten

Ireland has 840,000 premises in need of high-speed broadband.

More than 90% of State’s premises to be covered by fast broadband by end of decade

Students at St Cronans Boys’ National School, Bray, Co Wicklow, taking part in a Music Generation class. From left: Tutor Tim Doyle, Casey Earls, Ultan Moran, Ronan Hogan, Luke Shiel, Christopher Jensen and Alex Coogan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ambitious plan aims to provide musical education for as many young in Ireland as possible

Garda at the scene of the fatal shooting near Citywest in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Victim in his late 20s was shot multiple times as he sat in a car at Fortunestown Lane

Dublin fans in Smithfield Square. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Kevin McManamon is saviour turned singer as jubilant fans celebrate three-in-a-row

Dublin’s Dean Rock lifts the Sam Maguire Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Lord Mayor praises All-Ireland winning team as ‘one of the best we have ever seen’

Irish Times readers share their experiences of shared toilets and one-bar electric heaters

Among Ryanair’s cancellations yesterday and today were 17 flights in and out of Dublin Airport. Photograph: Andreas Arnold/AFP/Getty Images

Cancellations to last six weeks as airline works to improve ‘system-wide punctuality’

Ryanair says it intends to cancel 40 to 50 flights a day over the next six weeks because its staff need to catch up on holiday entitlement. File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Airline warns of mass cancellations as staff need to catch up on holiday entitlement

Eurovision song contest: Ireland has failed to qualify for the final on the last four occasions. File photograph: Getty Images

Only professional songwriters and performers wanted to break dismal losing streak

Associate editors Dr John Borgonovo, Donal Ó Drisceoil, Mike Murphy and John Crowley  launching  the ‘Atlas of the Irish Revolution’ in Dublin. Photograph:  Maxwell Photography

Authors hope detailed 1,000-page book will inspire young historians 20 years from now

Eimear Kennedy (15) who got an A in Italian having learnt the language using the Duolingo website and app, and watching  YouTube clips.

Eimear Kennedy (15) picked up the language from online tools Duolingo and YouTube

100 years ago this week L-Sgt Jack Moyney from Rathdowney,  won the VC for an extraordinary act of endurance.

Rathdowney man Jack Moyney endured days of enemy fire before leading men to safety

 Among the tweets Dr Steven Salaita sent were: “If you’re defending #Israel right now, you’re an awful human being. Photograph: Armando L Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images

Dr Steven Salaita sued university after being denied job because of anti-Israel tweets

Councillors in the Tuam area of Co Galway have opted not to remove a memorials to Confederate soldier Richard ’Dick’ Dowling. Image: Wikipedia.

Councillor says removal of memorial celebrating Richard Dowling not a ‘top priority’

Baroness Nuala O’Loan after receiving an honorary life membership to the RDS. She said an outsider would not come with the “historic baggage of what had gone before”. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Former police ombudsman says new commissioner must show ‘integrity is not negotiable’

Claire O’Dwyer (75) training for the Liffey Swim, which takes place on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Record-breaker Claire O’Dwyer wants to see more women her age swimming at her level

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