Architect image of the proposed new RDS arena in Ballsbridge, Co Dublin

Royal Dublin Society and Leinster Rugby announce €20m redevelopment of Ballsbridge venue, with capacity for 25,000 to attend rugby(...)

Image from the winning entry in the competition for the €20 million redevelopment of the RDS arena. The winner was a consortium made up of Newenham Mulligan and Grimshaw Architects. Photograph: Newenham Mulligan/Grimshaw via Leinster Rugby

Consortium of architect firms chosen to lead €20 million stadium redevelopment

PAC chairman John McGuinness of Fianna Fáil said the committee would seek more information on the church properties. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Shortfall of funds relating to Catholic Church redress scheme will also be examined

The pier at Inishbofin. The airstrips at Inishbofin and Cleggan, Co Galway, were developed over five years and were completed in about 2009. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht’s annual budget for islands is now only €600,000

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said the card would be useful for young people who currently use their passports as a form of identification. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Card to be available from July at €35, and acceptable on all airlines within EU and EEA

A number of rural bodies, including the IFA and Irish Rural Link, fear as many as one in four bank branches will close leaving many rural towns and villages without any local branch. Photograph: Tim O’Brien

AIB has closed 67 branches citing increased availability of online banking

Members of the Oireachtas Committee on Transport said they are prepared to recommend a change in the law to set up an industry-funded compensation scheme for beleaguered motorists who in future are faced with the full costs of replacing  engines damaged by adulterated fuels. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Insurance Ireland acknowledges even comprehensive policies may not cover bad fuel

 Fianna Fáil environment spokesman Barry Cowen who challenged claims about how much would be raised by a tax on new developments. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Oireachtas committee hears arguments for social element in new schemes or a tax instead

The EPA has highlighted 121 vulnerable drinking water supplies across the State, including an unstable tunnel which supplies 80 million litres a day to south Dublin and north Wicklow.  Photograph: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg

‘Specific and serious problems’ occurring in State’s drinking water supplies, says EPA

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