Counterfeit perfume and aftershave worth up to €2m has been confiscated in Dublin Port. Photograph: Thinkstock

Counterfeit goods worth up to €2m found in two containers at Dublin Port are confiscated

A woman lights blue, white and red candles in the colours of the French flag at the Place de la Republique in Paris as people continue to pay tribute to the victims of the series of deadly attacks in the city  on Friday. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Airlines offering refunds or changes, but passengers need more time for security

Gardaí in Ballynacargy, Co Westmeath, where a woman’s body was discovered in her home on Saturday. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Gardaí are conducting murder investigation after discovery in Co Westmeath village

 Inis Mór won the Islands and Coastal Communities category in the 2015 Pride of Place Awards

All Ireland competition recognises islands, coastal villages, towns and rehab centres

French newspapers on display at a kiosk in Paris on November 14th after the  terror attacks of November 13th. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Editorials say violence should not sway will to defend freedom and human rights

A message signed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her cabinet members in a book of condolences at the French embassy in Berlin, Germany, November 14th, 2015, regarding the Paris attacks on November 13th. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Members of the public invited to sign in tribute to those killed in jihadist attacks

Fade Street in Dublin city centre, where two men were stabbed on Friday night. File photograph: Google Street View

Four youths under 20 seen running from city centre area after midnight attack

 Some of the thousands   who marched from the Spire in Dublin to the Dáil  in solidarity with those who died in the Paris terror attacks of November 13th. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Paris attacks: Thousands burst into rendition of La Marseillaise in Kildare Street

 A file image of terminal 1 at  Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Roissy, near Paris. France’s foreign ministry said airports in the country would remain open and flights and rail services would continue despite the terrorist  attacks.  Photograph: Reuters

Department of Foreign Affairs confirms one Irish national injured, urges Irish in Paris to use caution

Róisin Halligan, who saved her cousin from a petrol bomb, and John O’Donoghue, who stopped a bull. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 40 courageous people honoured in special ceremony at Farmleigh House

Residents at a Camphill community gather for their morning meeting. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Camphill communities say they have been negotiating with HSE for more than a decade

Oireachtas committee told  there were considerable benefits in electronic tagging in terms of monitoring feeding systems, animal welfare and drug use and fertility.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

System could further enhance Ireland’s reputation for traceability, Oireachtas is told

 Maggie Bonner and  her boyfriend Michael Jackson from Mayo with a photo of Maggie’s father Frankie Bonner. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Road Safety Authority promotes World Remembrance Day for road traffic victims

The planning inquiry was told that while there were 29 protected structures within the harbour, the harbour itself was not a protected structure. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Planning inquiry hears allocation made in the hope of a substantial economic return

Thirty-eight per cent of cyclists polled by the RSA said they do not always wear a helmet, while 31 per cent do not always wear reflective gear. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Bad hair day: Worries of ‘ruined hair’ a key factor for some cyclists not wearing helmets

The Driver Attitudes and Behaviour Survey 2014 showed a catalogue of safety infringements, from drink driving to use of mobile phones and speed-camera “manipulation”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

One in five drivers sees breaking 100km/h limit as acceptable, according to RSA

The 27-year-old who rang Joe Duffy had been “asked nicely to leave” a makeshift home under a tree in the grounds of the national broadcaster. File photograph: Alan Betson

South Dublin man who received help from radio show had been sleeping in Montrose

Annette Hughes of DKM Economic Consultants, on behalf of  Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company,  objected to  questioning from Dr Pat McCloughan, who represented Dún Laoghaire Harbour combined sailing and yacht clubs. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Gratuitous comments alleged in questioning suggesting ‘non-viability’ of cruise facility

GeoHive  is a store of data on everything from property prices to dog owners.

Portal can use census data to show number of single people in areas, along with social outlets

Exhausted drivers present  a clear and persistent hazard. Photograph: Getty Images

Low fines levied on tired drivers sends wrong and worrying signal to transport operators

Rear view: Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe with RSA chief Moyagh Murdock at Dublin Port in June to lobby cyclists and HGV driverrs over “Blind Spot” on trucks. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Driver fatigue thought to be deciding factor in 20% of deaths – about 38 fatalities in 2014

Drivers are concerned over time spent at the wheel but do not want to risk their livlihoods. Photograph: Getty Images

Tour operators argue that regulations should not apply to coach and bus holidays

About 100,000 people over the age of 65 are living alone. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Four pensioners lost their lives in as many weeks, charities warn on ageing population

A colour party forms a guard of honour at the coffin bearing the remains of dissident IRA man Ronan MacLochlainn, killed during a botched 1998 cash-in-transit robbery in Co Wicklow. Photograph: The Irish Times

Detective tells MacLochlainn commission of officer ‘running into scene of armed robbery’

Rónán MacLochlainn’s coffin leaves Massey Brothers Funeral Home in Finglas Village,Dublin on May 6th, 1998. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

MacLochlainn commission: Garda experienced ‘worst nightmare’ when facing gun

Fire fighters from Kildare Fire Station attempt to control an underground blaze at Kerdiffstown landfill, Naas, CoKildare. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

‘Stomach-churning’ odour in wake of 30-day fire at site in 2011 trails €30m clean-up costs

To-scale Illustration provided by Dún Laoghaire Combined Clubs opposition group showing size of cruise liner which could enter Dún Laoghaire Harbour if plans to create a new cruise liner berth within the harbour proceed.

Engineer calls ships plan hopes to attract ‘mountains on a hull, with a power plant inside’

A Dublin youth  at a Hallowe’en bonfire. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Críona Ní Dhálaigh issues warning on bonfires and fireworks ahead of Hallowe’en

File photograph of the People’s Park in Dún Laoghaire. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dublin suburb’s People’s Park picks up mentions for promenade and restoration

Protesters along the East Pier at Dún Laoghaire Harbour on Saturday. Photograph: Frank Miller

Campaigners say maritime park is more sustainable option than large cruise ships

Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Company says policy will be enforced starting with Heuston station on Monday

Gabriel Byrne and Travis Fimmel in ‘Vikings’.

Council hopes to add to list of productions like ‘Vikings’, ‘Braveheart’, and ‘Excalibur’

The quality of public drinking water has improved significantly, according to a new report. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Environmental Protection Agency issues warning over E.coli levels in private wells

The scene at Dún Laoghaire Harbour on Saturday when 50 boats and about 200 people along the East Pier turned up to protest against the harbour company’s plans to construct a 390m cruise ship dock inside the harbour. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Richard Boyd Barrett says no berth of such scale could be completed for quoted €18m

Facebook images of campaigners outside Corrigan’s Londis in Kilmuckridge, Co Wexford,  at a rally attended by Right2Homes and the New Land League.

Co Wexford community protest and accuse security firm acting for Deloitte of trespass

A search of budget speeches made by Ministers Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015, failed to locate any of the words “carbon”, “emissions” or “climate”. File photograph: Carlos Jasso/Reuters

State likely to miss 2020 greenhouse gas targets, but Budget 2016 has little to say about it

The Government has retained the 9% VAT rate for tourism – but with a warning to Dublin Hoteliers against price hiking.

Noonan warns Dublin hoteliers against price hiking in Budget 2016 announcement

Minister moves to level playing pitch on fuels between Republic and Northern Ireland

Air accident investigation unit  recommended Ryanair should review the guidance material provided to flight crews regarding the difficulty associated with assessing wing-tip clearance.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Winglets of Ryanair aircraft struck other Ryanair aircraft in two separate incidents

Conference in Dublin brings together oncologists from Ireland and the world

Some 316 social housing residences are to be either built or acquired from property developers by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council under Part V of the Planning and Development Act. File photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Council says almost 700 homes to be provided in mix of building, buying and leasing

  Provisional figures from the Garda show 20,684 notices were given to drivers in the first seven months of 2014, with just 17,191 for the corresponding period this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Decrease due in part to fall in Garda checkpoints, says AA spokesman Conor Faughnan

Mass-goers allege Father Joseph Okere said those who voted yes in same-sex marriage referendum were ‘devil worshippers’

 The site of Carrickmines Castle,  off the M50 in south County Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Archaeological site in south Dublin is one of Ireland’s ‘most important excavations’

Donoghue (31) was unveiled a year ago as ‘one of the most exciting’ presenters for the station

 Newsreader Eileen Dunne delivered the news without the use of the autocue. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Technical issue with studio’s sound system postponed programme by about 10 minutes

 Paschal Donohoe: introduced  fines in July ‘to discourage dangerous cycling’.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Paschal Donohoe among those giving Road Safety Authority lecture on cycling safety

A McDonald’s drive-thru is to be located near three schools in Greystones. Photograph: PA

Locals opposed application over potential to contribute to childhood obesity

Legislation to introduce a smoking  ban in cars in the Republic was passed by the Dáil last December, but implementation is awaiting regulations governing fixed penalty notices and the size of possible fines. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish ban approved by Dáil last year - but awaiting regulations covering enforcement

Move is aimed at motorists who do not have their licences with them when before the courts for offences. Photograph: Getty Images

Funding for system to deal with penalty point avoidance to be provided in October budget

Dundrum Town Centre: The 124,774sq m (1,343,000sq ft)  mall  it   18 million visitors a year. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Proposed restriction comes as Nama sells off loans backed by Dundrum and other centres

The Gibson Hotel in the  Point Village, Dublin: The adjacent student accommodation will be within walking or cycling distance of the National College of Ireland and Trinity College. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Nama, receiver and CIÉ in joint venture bid on docklands site adjacent to Point Village

New flood relief funding is to  provide protection for areas such as Dublin, Kilkenny, Fermoy, Mallow and Clonmel, together with investment in projects to address more localised flooding. File photograph: Stephen Wilson/PA Wire

Next five years to see more funding on such schemes than was spent in previous 20

A package of €300 million in heritage and cultural funding has been announced by Minister for the Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys. File photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Capital funding covers built and natural heritage, and 1916 commemorations

The site of the N2 bypass bridge near Slane, Co Meath. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Analysis: Road building sidelined in favour of stabilising and maintaining existing network

Breifne Earley won the world record-breaking cycle race through 25 countries and returned home this July to his home near Leitrim village, Co Leitrim. Bad luck hit on Sunday night when his bike, valued at €3,500 but worth much more to him in sentimental value, was one of two stolen off a the back of an SUV.

Breifne Earley, who completed 30,000km cycle for charity, has top-tier bike taken

Listowel was crowned Ireland’s Tidiest Small Town. Photograph: Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus

Clonegal, Listowel and Westport get 322 points each while Letterkenny wins with 323

Anne McGowan with her son Patrick, as Letterkenny is the overall tidy towns winner during presentation of prizes in The Helix, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Clonegal, Co Carlow, Listowel Co Kerry and Westport among other category winners

A file image from 2014 showing chairman of the Kilkenny Town Tidy Towns committee, David Fitzgerald pictured with the overall award for the 2014 winners of the SuperValu Tidy Towns competion to Kilkenny Town Committee. Photograph: Collins

Thousands gather at DCU to see who will win title of Ireland’s Tidiest Town for this year

More agencies and communities have to play a greater part in the reingegration of prisoners, the authors of the report have said. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Report says media has particular responsibility not to trade on fears over ex-prisoners

 Workers install water meters in houses in the Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Utility says department’s guidelines ‘not binding’ for them and intended for builders

What rural towns and villages need is jobs, which depend on communications, particularly broadband, and transport, according to a range of employers and development advocates. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Rural entrepreneurs say more than €30m will be needed to revitalise towns and villages

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly visits a charity providing medicine to the homeless. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Councillors say emergency services for the homeless cannot deal with demand in area

 Orla Walsh from the ESB Swimming Club was the winner of the ladies’ trophy at the Liffey Swim on Saturday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Swimmers praise “positive endorphins” and health benefits of taking to the waters

Mr O’Connor died in St James’s Hospital, Dublin, after receiving a head wound in an altercation in Cows’ Lane, Temple Bar. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Moving tributes paid at funeral of Gareth O’Connor who died after altercation

Post-traumatic stress and chronic fatigue are  some of the issues faced by cancer survivors.  File photograph: Getty Images

Conference hears more people are likely to survive than just 20 years ago

Mr Lumley said efficiency and safety were the driving forces. Photograph: The Irish Times

Route is designed to avoid the ancient capital of Connaught, but archaeologists concerned

The lowest number of planning approvals for new homes was in Galway City where just three new homes were approved in the second quarter of 2015. File photograph: Reuters

New home planning approvals double reaching 3,000 in 2015, an increase of 87%

La Touche Hotel, Greystones, Co Wicklow: the former seaside hotel, which has been described as “the most prominent building in Greystones”, closed its doors in 2004

Plan envisages town houses of up to four storeys in and around former hotel shell

A review of the options for the future of south Dublin’s Glenalbyn Swimming Pool has recommended a new pool and additional facilities be developed on another site adjacent to the N11 in the Stillorgan area. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Moving site deemed to allow for additional services benefitting Stillorgan community

Iarnród Éireann has already spent €250,000 this year on the removal of graffiti on its trains alone, with the cost or removing it from buildings, bridges and tunnels bringing the annual bill to almost €750,000. The figures were announced at a photocall at Connolly Station to highlight this growing problem. Photograph: Sharppix

Trains, buildings, bridges and tunnels all targeted across the rail network

Mr Durkan mentioned in particular the “scourge” of fuel laundering. Photograph: Ian Waldie/Getty Images

Mark Durkan calls for ‘war’ on fuel laundering, organised crime in waste industry

 OECD secretary general Angel Gurría: the OECD report said repossessions in Ireland should be accelerated and “repossession of collateral on non-performing loans is inefficient”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Right 2Homes says legal moves under way to prevent banks speeding up repossessions

The boil water notice will remain in place until the results of the sampling process are known. Photograph: Getty Images

Ecoli detected in supply after fault at treatment plan triggers inadequate chlorine dose

Dublin Port and Dún Laoghaire are deepening their navigations in rival bids to capture cruise business from larger ships. Photograph: Getty Images

Separate proposals to attract big cruise ships ‘should be assessed together’ – An Taisce

 Dominic Dunne. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Supreme Court success led to Government changing the law on heritage preservation

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe said he was “happy with how the Taoiseach conducted himself”. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Minister says report shows there were ‘difficulties in how information was shared’

Videos are being promoted by campaign groups and private citizens determined to show the less savoury and infrequently seen aspects of a modern eviction, which is often accompanied by anguish on the part of those evicted and tussles between sheriffs’ agents and protesters.

Kells eviction gathers over 1 million views, Kildare confrontation 110,000 hits in one day

Eircom customers are experiencing a disruption to some telephone, internet and support services due to a technical issue in the company’s “core telephony network”.

Telecoms glitch arose in morning and lasted for 10 hours, affecting 5% of daily calls

The body of the man, aged in his mid-30s to early 40s, was found to the rear of the house at Station Road, Clondalkin at about 9.30pm on Monday night. Photograph: Google Street View

Garda inquire whether body may be of homeless man who fell from roof

Kildare County sheriff Eithne Coughlan had arrived at the home of Ian and Geraldine Fitzgibbon at Kerdiff Park, Naas on foot of an order for possession which had been granted to ACC Bank. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Sheriff at door of family home, where supporters protested, before High Court move

Gardaí will use a range of technologies including laser hand-held speed detection devices, safety camera vans and in-car speed detection systems in a 24 hour initiative to reduce speeding on national primary and secondary roads. Photograph: The Irish Times

‘If you speed this weekend, we will catch you’ - 57 speeders already detected

Greystones: boats from Holyhead will race over arriving at the harbour on Saturday evening. Photograph: Eric Luke

More than 140 boats expected to race in main event off the Wicklow coast this weekend

Gardaí will begin a 24-hour speed enforcement campaign from 7am on Friday. Photograph: The Irish Times

Motorists can expect more speed checks on Friday as part of ‘national slow down day’

Gardaí have confirmed  complaints of a wave of damage to vehicles in the Walkinstown and Crumlin areas. A  superintendent is  investigating claims money has been demanded  to ensure cars are not damaged overnight. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Gardaí confirm locals complained of damage to vehicles in parts of south Dublin city

Adrian Hopkins admitted four previous shipments of arms from Libya for the IRA. He skipped bail in France but was arrested in Ireland in 1990 and in 1991 was sentenced to eight years in prison, five of which were suspended.

Travel business owner was arrested in 1987 for carrying Libyan arms destined for IRA

The food processor Arrow Group has topped the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ranking for numbers of odour complaints in 2014. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

EPA says nearly all companies reported to it were in breach of their licence conditions

Ireland’s first “bespoke insect lodge” will provide breeding and hibernation facilities for various insects such as butterflies at a specially developed  meadow in Askeaton, Co Limerick. Photograph: Bob Eade/Butterfly Conservation/PA Wire.

Bespoke lodge, including butterfly meadow, part of Wyeth effort to cut carbon footprint

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: said there was is a lack of transparency and a democratic deficit at local-authority level. Photograph: Eric Luke

Comments on incinerator opposition contemptuous of democracy, says Eamon Ryan

The exhibition ‘The Archaeology of Roads and Light Rail’, to be held in Dublin City Council’s Wood Quay venue this week, is part of Heritage Week. Photograph: Frank Miller

Heritage Week events also include talk on lessons of M50 works at Carrickmines Castle

The crash site in Co Waterford where Howard Cox died. Photograph: John Foley

Single-engine aircraft en route for Shannon came down in Co Waterford field last July

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams participates in  a national hunger strike commemoration march in Dundalk on Sunday, August 23rd, 2015. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

McGuigan murder ‘wrong and those involved are criminals not representing republicanism’

Clamping: People have been charged up to €300 to get their cars back by some rogue clampers. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

NTA says more to be done before new rules to tackle rogue clampers come into force

Primary teachers looking for work  have been advised to ignore positions advertised under the  JobBridge scheme.  File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Teachers’ union warns that work under scheme may block real employment offers

Earlier this year Revenue guidelines said short-term lets to guests did not qualify for Rent-a-Room tax relief. Photograph: Joe St Leger.

Company urges its 9,000 hosts in Ireland to lobby Government in advance of budget

The Employment Appeals Tribunal heard the NCBI checked with AIB to find out if any money was missing when Barry Magee was out sick in 2013. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

NCBI retail manager made redundant when suspected of fraud when out sick in 2013

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe at the launch of the project to upgrade the Phoenix Park Tunnel and provide train services from Kildare to Grand Canal Dock. Photograph: Eric Luke

Project to reopen tunnel link to passenger services launched by Paschal Donohoe

National Bus and Rail Union drivers “have an expectation that they will be balloted” on industrial action

Company says it has no notice unions are planning to withdraw from LRC processes

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The Right2Homes group was set up when it emerged more than 110,000 families were in financial distress over their mortgages, and almost 40,000 repossession applications are currently being processed by the main banks. Photograph:

Group says a ‘tsunami’ of misery is being inflicted by banks and vulture funds

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