Dr Dorothy Watson, of the Economic and Social Research Institute: ‘There have been important changes over time in the composition of economically vulnerable families.’ Photograph: Joe St Leger

Long-term study tracks almost 20,000 children born in 1998 and 2008

A water meter outside a house in Rathgar. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Michael McNicholas says final budget only arrived at after finalising prices with contractors

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the official opening of Facebook’s new Dublin offices today.  Speaking  today, Mr Kenny said the delivery of good, clean water to businesses and homes was important and needed investment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

John Tierney apologises to Irish Water customers and says there is a ‘fear of the unknown’

A file image from last week of Nellie Halligan, grandmother of the injured children, in the living room where a petrol bomb was thrown through a window. Photograph: Patrick Browne

File being prepared for DPP on 17-year-old questioned over incident in which three children were injured

Three people, including a garda, are recovering in hospital after a carjacking at Dublin Airport yesterday afternoon.

Three people, including a garda, injured in incident yesterday afternoon

Prof Alan Reilly of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland says businesses are putting their customers’ health at risk by not complying with their legal obligations for food safety and hygiene. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

FSAI chief says businesses are putting their customers’ health at risk

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Nidge in a scene from the new series of Love/Hate which aired last night.

976,400 people watched the opening episode of Love/Hate’s fifth series

The ESB this morning said it is working to restore supplies in a number of locations, including Glenageary, Co Dublin; Blessington, Donard and Tinahely in Co Wicklow and Westport in Co Mayo.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

ESB crews hope to restore power to affected customers in Wexford and Wicklow by this evening

Consultant obstetrician and former Master of Holles Street Dr Peter Boylan has criticised a deficit in staffing levels and the lack of availability of intensive care beds in hospitals around the country. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Expert witness at Dhara Kivlehan inquest says bed capacity not sufficient for population needs

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