File photograph of a car being tested. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

More than 750,000 motorists take the test with nine out of ten passing retest

Survivors of Symphysiotomy (SoS) representative of Marie O’Connor said failure by the Government to provide ‘an effective remedy’ was at issue.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Survivors say State failed to provide ‘effective remedy’ to women under international law

Louise Butler: was on way to work by bicycle when struck by truck turning left.

Louise Butler (26) died from injuries after incident with Superquinn HGV, inquest told

Garth Brooks: mediator Kieran Mulvey has suggested the five concerts could go ahead and no concerts be held at Croke Park in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Promoter is ‘bewildered’ by council’s refusal and backs star’s ‘five shows or none’ stance

Singer David Gray continues his return to the Irish stage at the Groove Festival in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Traditional music, David Gray, viking boat trips and aqua sphering among weekend events

‘Garth Brooks cancels two shows in Ireland’ is the headline in the Tennessean reporting that he has ‘hit a snag in his highly anticipated comeback’ due to an issue with permits.

Country music media reports decision of council to refuse licence for two Croke Park concerts

‘I have faith that Dublin City Council will make the best decision for the people of Ireland. For us, it is five shows or none at all,’ Garth Brooks said in a statement.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill	/The Irish Times

Dublin authority outlines decision on refusal of two Croke Park gigs and insists it cannot be appealed

The guidelines ‘highlight the problems with the legislation’ which ‘forces a woman to run a gauntlet of doctors and bureaucracy to access an abortion’, Socialist Party TD Ruth Coppinger said. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Government ‘misled’ public on abortion ‘every step of the way’, Pro Life Campaign says

Garth Brooks tickets. Photograph: Collins Photos

Some 160,000 fans purchased not only tickets but many booked hotels and flights for the July concerts

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