While 2013 saw the number of motorcyclists killed on Irish roads almost double ‘it did so from a very low base as 2012 was the lowest year for 50 years’, chairman of the RSA Gay Byrne said.   Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Call comes following deaths of two men in their 20s in Co Laois crash this morning

Mosquito: defendent claimed anti-malaria drug Larium led to the abuse.

Military court rejected private’s defence that assault was a result of taking Lariam

The Luas tram at Abbey Street which was in collision with a bus near Busaras today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Figures show number of collisions involving Luas trams is on the rise

Denis Naughten TD: “While there are some measures that can be mitigated, the authorities will not move the pond.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Letter to NRA and council says run-off pond outside home was not in original drawings

Gerry Humphreys, a former RAF pilot and member of the Aer Dynamics aerobatic team, is inverted over Kildare while rehearsing for the Bray air show which takes place on Sunday. The photograph, by Irish Times photographer Alan Betson (on left), was taken with a second dashboard-mounted camera

Rare vintage aircraft to fly together

 Ombudsman Peter Tyndall:   “I recognise this very much and respect the hospitals and the staff that provide a wonderful standard of care.”  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Oireachtas committee told medical staff need communication skills to deal with bereaved

Neither the victim of the sexual assault  nor the defendant may be named to protect the identity of the victim, court martial judge Col Michael Campion ruled.

Report placed too much emphasis on death of friend and loss of relationship, court martial told

Director Fionnuala Croke with ancient books at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin for the exhibition of rare works, A to Z, From Amulet to Zodiac, which opened yesterday. Photograph: Frank Miller

Visitors invited to see a representative A to Z of western, east Asian and Islamic culture

Iarnród Éireann workers at the scene where a Dart  commuter train derailed near Bray after it struck a boulder. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Iarnród Éireann says ‘capping stone’ was dislodged deliberately from overhead walk

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