People enjoy the fine weather on Howth’s West Pier, Dublin this week. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Muggy nights and thunderstorms expected as temperatures to hit 24 degrees

Bathers have been banned from swimming at Killiney beach. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Next test results from Dublin bathing waters with swimming bans will be known tomorrow

Bertrand Chiron of Bideau with artist Patrick O’Reilly, outside Poolbeg Power Station in 2006. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Artist proposes illuminating two thirds of Pigeon House chimneys

Pte Thomas Barrett (L)and Pte Derek Smallhorne (R) were abducted and shot dead in 1980 in south Lebanon

Thomas Barrett and Derek Smallhorne shot dead in south Lebanon 34 years ago

Chief executive of the Irish Deaf Society Eddie Redmond said members find it ‘frustrating’ to access public services where no ISL interpreter is available Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

‘Misunderstanding’ over request by group ahead of visit, Oireachtas says

Dublin City Council is looking for public views on whether or not it should reduce or raise the local property tax by 15 per cent. Pictured is Dublin City Council Civic Offices at Wood Quay . Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Charge can be increased or decreased by 15 per cent as €80m to be collected in area this year

Bathers were  forced to run for cover as a hail storm blew up in Siberia. Screengrab: YouTube

Siberian beachgoers enjoying hot summer temperatures are hit by freak weather event

 Oscar Pistorius during his murder trial at the Pretoria High Court on July 8th, 2014, in Pretoria, South Africa. Photograph: Alon Skuy/The Times/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Athlete quotes from book about Auschwitz and posts photos with disabled children

William Tyquin (85) travelled to Ireland ten days ago to travel around the island. Photograph: Garda Press Office

William Tyquin (85) had been missing since seen in Athlone on Tuesday

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