IFA president Eddie Downey: IFA president Eddie Downey said he had made it very clear to Simon  Coveney that farmers were angry and frustrated over the way their incomes had been cut.   Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Coveney urges factories to be more flexible

Forensic archaeologists examine five acres of a bog in Oristown Co Meath, as a fresh search for the body of Brendan Megraw, who was murdered and secretly buried by the IRA, commences. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Survey will cover more than five acres and will take a week

Prof Alan Reilly of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland:  said genetic modification was one of a number of promising tools for improving nutrition and increasing food production “yet Europe remains sceptical and reluctant although nobody has become ill or died from the effect of eating food derived from GMOs”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Prof Alan Reilly says no one has died from eating GM food

Desmond O’Grady and Margaret Hayes from Limerick at the launch of the Beckett Centenary Festival at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins leads tributes to Limerick-born Aosdána member

 Former Waterford Crystal workers during  a Unite rally outside Leinster House in Dublin last year.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Five years since factory closed

Almost one in five teachers say they have seen an increase in the number of children arriving at school hungry over the past year

Teachers bringing food to school for children who are regularly hungry

Out-of-use ticket machines and blank information boards at Heuston Station yesterday as the two-day rail strike begins. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Motorists advised to allow more time than normal for car journeys

The VAT rate for tourism-related services was reduced from 13.5 per cent to 9 per cent in July 2011. Photograph: Joe St Leger

Report claims exchequer made €433m in social welfare savings from rate

Concerns about the welfare of the young woman at the centre of the latest abortion controversy were raised with two State bodies by Spirasi

Support group says Department of Justice and HSE were told of concerns

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