Charles Haughey: back in 1962, when he was minister for justice, he charged the Interdepartmental Committee on the Prevention and Treatment of Offenders with investigating the links between parentally deprived children and repeat offences.  Photograph: RTÉ screen grab.

Parnell summer school reminds of openness to psychologists in priest-run reform schools

The scene  at the site of the fire that claimed 10 lives in  Carrickmines in 2015. Eight local councils did not invest any money in housing for the Traveller community last year. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Inquest into deaths of 10 people and unborn child in 2015 blaze to resume next month

RSA: Against putting learner drivers in a high speed environment. Photograph: CYRIL BYRNE / THE IRISH TIMES

RSA says including motorways in test curriculum unfair to those in areas without them

Under the Fair Deal scheme, a nursing home resident must hand over 80 per cent of any rental income in return for their care

Age Action says idea may be positive but it would need to see the detail of proposal

An anonymous tip-off website for identifying vacant homes has been set up. Photograph: Frank Miller

New website set up to identify vacant homes by anonymous tip-off to local authorities

In 2014 Mr Varadkar as minister for transport posed outside Government Buildings with a clamp to announce the end of what he described as “rogue clampers”

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said regulations due to come into effect in October

Transport Infrastructure Ireland, the State body which owns the M50 (above) and Dublin Tunnel, has said it is not going to drop the price for private motorists. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

European Court of Justice ruled State-owned tolls in Ireland should not charge Vat

The highest number of empty homes was in Leitrim where for every 1,000 people in that county there were 112 vacant homes. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

According to the latest census there are some 183,000 vacant properties in the State

Workmen at Westmoreland Street near O’Connell Bridge. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

City centre reopened to traffic at 6pm on Monday evening

Solar energy is receiving renewed interest around the world following claims  that the cost of solar photo-voltaic technology fell  80% from 2008 to 2013.  Photograph: Getty Images

Naughten warns local authorities not to vary plans to block development of wind farms

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said: “The mutual recognition of driving disqualifications is an important road safety measure because it aims to target dangerous drivers on our roads.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Shane Ross signs order introducing mutual recognition of disqualifications in State and UK

The island’s car-charging network contains 1,200 charge points, 300 of them in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Analysis: Government policy on green cars is a mess only Leo Varadkar can move forward

Residents at Termon Abbey in Drogheda queue for water supplied by the local council. Thousands of homes and businesses in Louth and Meath  remain without water five days after a  water mains burst. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Company will consider reopening Rosehall should burst pipe not be repaired as planned by the weekend

Some 33 tankers are filling reservoirs and 86 stationary water containers for distribution to locals. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Supplies to be rotated in three-hour bursts but conservation urged by authorities

A survey has  identified the lower cost of electric power to be the main attraction for purchasers buying electric cars ,

Government should also consider ending the subsidies for diesel, says leader Eamon Ryan

 Residents at Turmon Abbey in Drogheda queue for water supplied by Drogheda council following a burst pipe. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

70,000 residents in Meath and Louth deprived of regular water supplies

Residents at Termon Abbey in Drogheda queue for water. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Residents in Louth and Meath angry as water shortages continue

Workers repairing  a burst water pipe. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Irish Water’s timeline of efforts to fix leak in ‘old and infirm’ pipe at Staleen plant

People queuing for water in Termonabbey on the outskirts of Drogheda, Co Louth. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

More problems may happen in future as asbestos cement pipe needs to be replaced

A section of the N2 near Ardee, Co Louth. File photograph: Google Street View

Route from south of Ardee to Monaghan has seen multiple fatal crashes, statistics show

Margaret McGonigle (left), her daughter, Mairead Mundy and Racheal Battles

Section of N2 closed after mother, daughter and friend die following three-car collision

 Moneypoint power station, Co Kerry: The National Mitigation Plan proposes that a study be carried out on a suitable low-carbon replacement for the coal-fired    facility  by 2019. Photograph: Neil Warner

Opinions of some of the plan’s key proposals to move Ireland to a low-carbon economy

AA Ireland’s Conor Faughnan: said there was a policy tendency to look at transport emissions, and then to take measures against the use of private cars.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Association says focus should be on transitioning to bio fuel and electric vehicles

Cabinet to discuss the strategy to ‘de-carbonise’ the economy during day-long meeting

Denis Naughten hopes the plan, which his department describes as a “living document”, will kick off a national dialogue. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Castletown House in Co Kildare is venue for Cabinet’s first ‘away day’ planning session

Nissan Leaf: helped bring electric vehicles to mainstream attention

Many electric cars on market today have range of well over 200km from single charge

‘Danny Healy–Rae is actually afraid to come on and be challenged by those of us who are strong about road safety’.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Victims’ groups feel they’re not being listened to and lives of deceased loves ones not valued

A new study builds on the experience of a Canadian farmer who discovered cattle eating seaweed were not just more healthy than others, but enjoyed a longer mating cycle. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Welcome for Canadian and Australian studies that also show healthier, more fertile cattle

The Irish Government is  promoting the use of electric vehicles  to reduce the State’s carbon emissions from transport and to reduce air pollution. Photograph: Getty Images

Many companies will have to upgrade charge points to monitor charging habits of staff

Do you know what can – and can’t – go in the green bin? Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Autumn start for Government information campaign to combat widespread confusion

Dublin Airport Authority said issues relating to drivers parking on double yellow lines or blocking facilities at the service station were an issue for Topaz

Regulator ‘powerless’ over parking on yellow lines, air, water and electric vehicle bays

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said the Government’s new affordable childcare scheme may not be ready by its September 2018 deadline. File  photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Katherine Zappone says it is impossible to guarantee a start-up date for the programme

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: said 92 per cent of children in care living in foster homes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

New measures will help Ireland move away from the ‘poor institutional care’ of the past

Chairwoman of the National Women’s Council Ellen  O’Malley Dunlop:  judges need to look at their knowledge of physical or sexual assault and receive education on how perpetrators use shame and fear to manipulate victims.

Training on coercive and controlling behaviour urged for first responders and judges

Five cars were seized in the course of Saturday’s operations. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Arrests, warrant execution, checkpoints and public relations all part of operation

Dublin Waste to Energy, the company which operates the Poolbeg incinerator, dismissed fears it was the source of a fly infestation which had bothered local householders. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Mixed opinions on the nuisance value of ‘moderate’ fly infestation in south Dublin

A Tesla car recharges at a charging station in North Carolina, USA. Photograph: AP/Chuck Burton

Minister wants to see more motorway fast chargers developed for inter-urban travel

John Dunne, domestic director of Panda Waste. The firm said it would impose penalties only as a last resort. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown bin collection charges are less than 11 years ago, says Panda

Hildegarde Naughton TD and Minister for Communications Denis Naughten:  spoke at public service media forum. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Forum on future of public service broadcasting told of media landscape changes

Reduce your waste-collection costs with careful segregation. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Rubbish collectors must accept a long list of items for recycling but exclusions can surprise

The waste industry claims that  as much as 40 per cent of ‘green-bin’ recyclables collected free are contaminated with ‘black-bin’ waste such as nappies. Photograph: Alan Betson

National regulations stipulate households have responsibility for waste segregation

More than 170 vehicles have been seized as a result of  unpaid M50 tolls. Photograph: The Irish Times

Mercedes, BMW and Audi cars among vehicles held to date on foot of court judgements

‘A cereal box accidentally disposed of could end up costing families a big fine,’ says TD Jack Chambers. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Fines for wrong use of green, brown and black bins

A spokesman for the Combined Yacht Clubs said the reopening of the application was ‘shattering’.Photograph: The Irish Times

An Bord Pleanála reopens application to examine marine environment issues

Ibrahim Halawa: was just 17-years-old when arrested and had been shot in the hand, an injury for which he had never received official medical help.

Irish man arrested in Cairo in 2013 at a protest with trial adjourned 25 times

Minister for Education Richard Bruton: councillors agreed to write to him   and to Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to request the State accept the Clonkeen lands in lieu of debts outstanding to the redress scheme. Photograph:  Jason Clarke

Some 95 of 103 schools in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown sit on residentially zoned lands

NTA warns that busy junctions may become no-go areas for cyclists because of ‘pinch points’ and acute crossing angles over tracks. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Worries for ’Edinburgh experience’ where bike wheels became stuck in tram rails

Dublin Airport saw a record 27.8 million passenger journeys in 2016, according to the latest statistics on transport trends. File photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

New report on transport trends also shows increased business on bus and rail services

RTÉ maintained it had   dealt with the subject in a fair, impartial and objective manner.

Complainant had alleged bias in discussions on the issue on different RTÉ programmes

Liberation of abortion laws is favoured by the World Health Organisation, a Dublin seminar has been told. Photograph: Paul Mezzer/FRF/Getty

‘Women-centred healthcare’: Experts discuss liberalisation of Ireland’s abortion laws

The Road Safety Authority said its statistics showed “elderly drivers were not over-represented in crash statistics”

Period of late maturity offers better strategic and tactical thinking, according to experts

One of the reservoirs in Stillorgan. Photograph: Raymond Okonski/Geograph.ie

Councillor accuses utility firm of showing poor judgment by opposing access to site

Tourists in Dublin survey the Molly Malone Statue earlier this month. Photograph: Alan Betson

North American, European and Australian business making up for British decline

Last week European Union culture ministers agreed to review an EU directive that covers the audiovisual promotion and advertising of alcohol. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Children must be protected from industry’s ‘primary interest in maximising profits’

Emerald Star’s new boats are made in Poland by Delphia Yachts and come with up to three en-suite double cabins and large saloons.

Orders for new self-drive boats reflect turnaround in bookings

 A collision on the M1 involved a car and articulated truck. The male driver of the car, aged in his late 30s, was seriously injured and taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, where he was pronounced dead. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Latest crash involved a car and a truck on the M1 early on Tuesday morning

Irish passports being processed. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 350,000 have been processed – up 15% on the same period in 2016

Teresa McDonagh (64) died after being set upon by two dogs, described as bull mastiffs, in Moycullen, Co Galway, at the weekend. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland has four times rate of dog bite hospitalisations compared to the Netherlands

 Pictured are Sophie Ostojak, Isobel Rossiter and Eve Rossiter from Bray and Tallaght enjoying the Riverfest2017. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Weather forecast is mixed with higher temperatures - and more rain - later this week

The chief executive of the harbour company said the 10-year lease would not interfere with the company’s plans to develop facilities for cruise ships. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Proposal envisages technology start-up centre bringing ‘year-round vibrancy’ to area

The Irish Planning Institute has called on the Government to introduce a new “site value tax” to encourage property owners to develop land.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Irish Planning Institute claims State has plenty of land and live planning permissions

Under the Healthy Town initiative, 1,115 people have been assessed by Irish Heart nurses. Photograph: Getty Images

Initiative finds Navan had higher than average number of people at risk to heart disease

An Post said: “Eircodes were never intended or designed for use at local delivery level”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Simply inconceivable that company does not use codes for mail, says Fianna Fáil’s Dooley

“The insurance industry has had a win here. It should have a positive impact on insurance premiums,” said Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Getty Images

Setanta policy holders warned they may be held personally liable for awards shortfall

The first truck through the Dublin Port Tunnel in 2006. Photograph: Alan Betson

Road safety activists criticise delays in getting €550,000 project up and running

 Dún Laoghaire harbour master Capt Simon Coate. More than 100,000 additional visitors to the harbour are expected over the summer months. Photograph: Kathleen Harris

Fly past and 21-gun salute among events to mark ‘special place’ of habour in Irish life

 Current charges imposed by Dublin City Council are €80 but the private sector clampers generally charge a fee of more than €120. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Move by Minister for Transport follows series of complaints from public and politicians

Then minister for transport Leo Varadkar posing outside Government Buildings to  announce the end of what he described as ‘rogue clampers’. Alas, it was not to be. Photograph: The Irish Times

After years of false starts Shane Ross says sector will be regulated by October

A new compliance scheme set up by vehicle manufacturers to improve the recycling of scrap vehicles was launched by Minister Denis Naughten in Athlone

Those who fail to scrap their end-of-life vehicles correctly may remain liable for road tax.

Temperatures at Malin Head, Co Donegal reached 25.1 degrees for three consecutive hours on Thursday, the highest since records began in 1885. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Thursday recorded as hottest May day at Malin Head since records began

Speed limit: a 1 per cent reduction in average speed generally leads to a 4 per cent reduction in fatal collisions

Speed camera locations revealed as 1,000 motorists expected to be fined

Sunworshippers head for Dollymount Strand Dublin.Photograph Brenda Fitzsimmons / The Irish Times

Warmest day of the year so far as most of the country basks in sunshine

Niall Cussen: says Gort-to-Tuam extension will provide critical access for the labour market. Photograph: Alan Betson

TD says there is a great need for an east-west access road in Border counties

Nick Munier photographed in Dublin’s Temple Bar with some of his own art work. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Proceeds of Avenue auction will go towards a reported €140,000 Revenue bill

Clonkeen College, Deansgrange, Co Dublin

Order to sell 7.5 acres for development at rear of Clonkeen College, Deansgrange

Kenneth and Nicola Mander from Cabra at the launch of Tenant Experience Survey . Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Satisfaction levels far exceed those of local authority or private sector tenants, report says

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said there has been a ‘surge’ in passport applications this year. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Department of Foreign Affairs urges those who need passport renewals to apply online

 Science editor Dick Ahlstrom (centre) pictured at his retirement presentation last night with, from left,  news editor Mark Hennessy, and ‘Irish Times’ editor Paul O’Neill. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Former science editor joined ‘The Irish Times’ in 1979 and received many accolades

The Christian Brothers are planning to sell two-thirds of the sports pitches, 7.5 acres of land surrounding Clonkeen College in Blackrock, Dublin, to help fund its financial commitments to the State.

Anger among parents as 7.5 acres of land at Clonkeen College is to be put up for sale

It is understood Ms O’Donovan drowned while on a holiday with family members.

Family pays tribute to engineer who worked to improve lives in the developing world

Irish Road Haulage Association has said problem at least partly caused by differences in operating procedures. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

HGVs from both sides of Border faring badly in inspections for weight and defects

Minister for Transport Shane Ross told People Before Profit Alliance TD Bríd Smith the four projects were selected due to their potential impact on road safety. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Transport Shane Ross says up to €35m to be spent on four regional schemes

The d Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology campus is one of two Dublin venues for Saturday’s Psychology Matters series of talks. There are also events being held in Limerick, Cork and Galway.

Free talks will address the science of behaviour and the mind at five venues on Saturday

Former Fine Gael taoiseach John Bruton arrives at Leinster House, Dublin, to address the Seanad on Brexit. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

John Bruton says EU should leave the door open for UK to rejoin or remain in the union

Former minister Dermot Ahern said he was a believer in the European project but had ‘some cynicism’. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former minister says he is not optimistic the EU will set up a special arrangement between Ireland and UK

John Bruton has said Ireland should keep alive the possibility of Britain abandoning its Brexit plan. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach says Ireland should keep alive possibility of UK abandoning plan

Oliver Watchorn, is described as being 190.5cm  tall, of broad build with short grey hair and a light moustache.

The 57-year-old man was last seen near his home in Phibsboro on April 11th

The chief executive of the Road Safety Association, Moya Murdock, has argued that an €80 fine is having little impact on higher-earning drivers

Proposal to be included in strategy to be given to Minister by Road Safety Association

From Monday, new guidelines in England and Wales mean speeding fines equivalent of 1.5 times the motorist’s weekly salary can be imposed. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach could be charged more than €5,000 if penalties were based on salary

A secondary school teacher on the first point of a 25-point pay scale could be fined €894 for speeding if the UK system was introduced here. File photograph: Alan Betson

Emphasis should be on roads enforcement and preservation of life, says garda body

Testing for NDM: the enzyme makes bacteria  highly resistant to some of the last-line antibiotics available to hospitals. Photograph: Jorge Dirkx/AFP/Getty

Bugs blamed on sewage pollution ‘could have been detected at any of 43 Irish locations’

Minister of State for Innovation John Halligan said “no religious order should have anything to do with a hospital”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister of State urges Independent Alliance Cabinet members to raise issue at meeting

Moselle Avenue, Wood Green, London. Photograph: Google Maps

English police issue appeal over the death of 62-year-old Joseph Kelly in Wood Green

New plans would restrict private traffic in favour of cyclists and public transport. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Traffic plans for capital to be discussed at upcoming council meeting

Two men used an angle grinder to cut into a metal cash box at Bayside and made away with the contents, estimated at €35,000.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Two men sought after escaping with up to €35,000 from security van robbery

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses

Gardaí appeal for witnesses who may have seen motorbike in Carpenterstown area

Dublin Port Tunnel. Photograph: Alan Betson

No agency involved could give a date for when motorists would start to receive speeding fines based on the new system

An Iarnrod Eireann train at Heuston Station in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Dramatic Iarnród Éireann footage shows tracks as 140km/hr express thunders past

The six-point plan includes capital and current investment in the network. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Six-point plan to save post offices needs ‘leadership from Government’ says union

As a consequence of Brexit Sinn Féin leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill said “Ireland’s political landscape, North and South” would change “dramatically” while party deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald echoed these sentiments. Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

1916 Commemoration speeches in Dublin and Derry note the North’s pro-EU vote

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