‘English in Dublin’ lost recognition of State accreditation agency earlier this month

Pier jumping in Creevy Co Donegal.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

Highest number of visitors are from the UK at 836,700 from May to July

Amelia Deane (10), Co Meath (left) and Ashleigh Kiernan (11),  Lucan, Co Dublin, at the launch of Make-A-Wish Ireland’s first annual report. The charity granted a record 210 wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in 2013, an average of four wishes a week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Make-A-Wish foundation granted record 210 wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses last year, spending €1.83m – up from (...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke launched Light It Up Gold campaign for Childhood Cancer Awareness today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Christy Burke nominates acting Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan for dousing

‘State can now expect litigation that may very well proceed to trial’

A third of Dublin dwellers born elsewhere

Paul, Matthew, Zoe, Ryan, Lèon and Amy Fox enjoy the banks of the river Moy in Ballina, Co Mayo. Paul and Lèon moved there from Dublin in 2004 when they were starting their family

A number of rural-born city dwellers discuss their links with their home places

Cash payout: more than 200 former councillors are set to receive severance payments totalling in excess of €5.4 million in the wake of losing their seats in local elections or due to the abolition of councils. Photograph: David Sleator

Recently merged Tipperary council to pay ex-councillors in excess of €1m

EuroMillions winner Dolores McNamara, from Limerick,  after  she was  presented with her cheque for  more than  €115 million. Photograph: Frank Miller/The irish Times

Dublin is the second luckiest county, with 2.2 lottery millionaires per 10,000 population

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