The Health Service Executive (HSE) noted that a large majority (86 per cent) of patients surveyed expressed satisfaction at the hospital food. File photograph: Alan Betson

Body says poor nutrition affects quarter of patients but fifth of hospitals do not screen for it

Thousands of households in north Dublin will have a reduced water supply on Saturday while repairs to a large main are being carried out. Photograph: Irish Water

Irish Water works on Saturday affecting areas near the Phoenix Park

 Kevin Vickers Ambassador of Canada to Ireland (wearing light coloured mac jacket) tackles Brian Murphy as he attempted to disrupt proceedings during a State ceremony to remember the British soldiers who died during the Easter Rising. Photograph: Collins

Brian Murphy is a member of the Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association

Bruce Springsteen fans queuing up a day early outside Croke Park on Thursday to secure front-row places at Friday night’s gig. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Queuing overnight not allowed – but diehards reveal unsurprising commitment

A protester is removed from the State ceremonial event marking the deaths of British Soldiers in the Easter Rising, at Grangegorman military cemetery in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Kevin Vickers involved in arrest of man during event to remember British dead

Anti-Austerity Alliance People Before Profit TD Ruth Coppinger said the Government was intent on introducing a privately-run scheme which “put profit over the interests of people”. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Finian McGrath defends Fit for Work programme against Opposition criticism

 Complaints against Ray D’Arcy in relation to an interview he carried out with Father Ted writer Graham Linehan and his wife Helen have been partially upheld. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Complaints about discussion with Graham Linehan and wife on their experience upheld

After the shooting in Dublin this morning of Gareth Hutch, two gunmen got into a black BMW  car, but it appears not to have started, so they fled on foot. Above, gardaí remove the car from North Cumberland Street this afternoon for technical examination. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Assistant Commissioner admits latest gang feud murder ‘extremely worrying’ for gardaí

The process over the question of potentially fracking for gas in Co Leitrim has been suspended pending a study commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency. File photograph: Citizens of the Planet/Education Images/UIG via Getty Images

Exploration companies have expressed interest in fracking for gas in Co Leitrim

Garda scene-of-crime personnel investigate the shooting of  Gareth Hutch at  North Cumberland Street, Dublin, May 24th, 2016. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Gareth Hutch feared for his safety and had phone linked to Emergency Response Unit

Gardaí at the scene of a fatal shooting in Dublin’s north inner city in which a close associate of the Hutch family was killed. Photograph: Collins

Dublin man is latest victim of Kinahan-Hutch feud

 Seo Linn (above) were given the task of writing and recording a song for Euro 2016 after meeting FAI chief executive John Delaney on Easter Monday. The tune’s called The Irish Roar. File photograph: PA/PA Wire

Seo Linn’s ‘The Irish Roar’ has traditional feel with echoes of glory days of Irish soccer

  Bruce Springsteen performs a concert as part of The River Tour 2016 at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid, Spain,  May 21st, 2016. Photograph: JP Gandul/EPA

Luas strike, Aviva match and typical Friday night exodus will hit city transport network

Two new schools under Educate Together patronage were announced last week. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

President says ‘pioneering’ Educate Together programme is now mainstream

 Katherine Nolan performing at Future Histories at Kilmainham Gaol on Saturday. Photograph:  Clodagh Kilcoyne

Free event is part of the Arts Council Easter Rising centenary programme

Many students were reported to be furious as they had booked flights abroad for the summer and foreign students fear they will have to return to sit the exams. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

It is thought business studies questions were seen in advance and posted on Facebook page

Etáin O’Moore, principal of Ardscoil Éanna which was founded by James  O’Byrne. One of its most famous past pupils is actor Gabriel Byrne. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Former owner stipulated Ardscoil Éanna in Crumlin should close when she died

Clive James said the imminence of his death had made him reflect on his life and he had concluded that he was an “unusually unwise young man until quite recently”. File photograph: Hazel Thompson/New York Times

Author tells The Last Word it is amazing he is still alive after terminal cancer diagnosis

Michael Mallin and Countess Markievicz are  escorted away by British troops after the Easter Rising. Photograph: Courtesy of National Museum of Ireland

Was it for this? – Reflections on the Easter Rising begins and ends with Irish Times editorials but in between is a whole spectrum(...)

Troops of the Tyneside Irish Brigade on July 1st, 1916, the first day of the battle of the Somme. photograph: the art archive/ imperial war museum  Troops of the Tyneside Irish Brigade on July 1st, 1916, the first day of the battle of the Somme. Photograph: The Art Archive/Imperial War Museum

The Tyneside Irish Brigade of the 34th Division suffered some of the worst casualties on the first day of the Battle of the Somme (...)

Wounded Allied soldiers lie on stretchers near the village of Ginchy, waiting for evacuation by horse-drawn ambulance. Photograph: Daily Herald Archive/SSPL/Getty Images

The 16th Irish Division paid a terrible price for its heroics in the capture of the Frenchvillages of Guillemont and Ginchy in 191(...)

Protest against fracking in Fermanagh in 2014. Oil and gas company Tamboran has expressed an interest in fracking in a cross-border area between south Fermanagh and north Leitrim.

‘Strong evidence’ that controversial gas extraction process causes medical problems

Luna community manager Leo Molloy said they were ‘over the moon’ at the win which they attributed to hard work

Restaurants Association of Ireland awards gives top prize to Italian-American themed eatery

Captured at the launch of Bloom 2016 were Eva Casey (5) and Doireann McNally (5). It takes place from June 2nd-6th in the Phoenix Park and organisers say it will be the biggest to date. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Largest Irish garden festival expected to attract 100,000 over bank holiday weekend

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will attend a number of official events to mark the events of 1916 and the role of Irish-America in the Rising. Photograph: Bloomberg

Opening of the “Ireland 100” festival at John F Kennedy Center starts three-week festival of Irish arts and culture

Irish Water has said householders are liable for water charges bills up to the end of March.

Utility states customers must pay outstanding balances despite suspension of charges

 Evie O Connor (4) from Kingswood & Ava D’Arcy (3) from Inchicore enjoying the good weather at the Pope’s Cross in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Spare a thought for Star Wars film crew, they had to use water tankers due to lack of rain!

The event will highlight  indigenous business successes such as medical devices company VistaMed (above)

County uses business showcase to display its strength in food, tourism and creative sector

Stonebreakers’ Yard in Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. A commemoration ceremony for Michael Mallin, Éamonn Ceannt and Sean Heuston has taken place at the jail. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The only surviving child of an executed rebel leader was honoured at the Dublin service

Antonio Banderas in The Legend of Zorro (2005). The Irish man who inspired the character Zorro was tried by the Spanish Inquisition, a new book has revealed.

William Lamport was one of the Irish victims of the Spanish Inquisition, new book claims

Pupils of the Lion King junior cast from Scoil Realt na Mara, Kilmore, Co Wexford, Best Overall School Musical Winners at the Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Almost 3,000 entries received from nearly 250 schools in pursuit of prestigious honours

Independent Kerry TD Danny Healy Rae    who has claimed that climate change does not exist.

Independent TD told a climate change committee ‘only God controls the weather’

Stonebreakers Yard at Kilmainham Gaol where 1916 Rising leaders were exectued. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Plunkett, Daly, O’Hanrahan and Willie Pearse all commemorated

Three generations of Thomas MacDonagh’s relatives. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Tipperary community unveils life-size statue of Rising leader and poet executed in 1916

Patrick Pearse’s grandnephew, Patrick Pearse and his grandson Jamie Preston, pause to look at a plaque baring his name during a ceremony to commemorate Pearse, Thomas Clarke and Thomas MacDonagh, who were executed after the Easter Rising, at Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

First three killed, Pearse, Clarke and MacDonagh, commemorated on centenary

A cross marks the place where James Connolly was executed, sitting in a chair, in the stonebreakers yard at Kilmainham Gaol. photograph: frank miller

The executions of the leaders turned an insignificant rebellion into the defining moment of our history

Letter to his mother used as evidence

Concerned evidence would suggest appeal

Trial dominated by mistaken identity

Was he executed because of his name?

Proclamation likely a factor in death sentence

Charged with assisting Britain’s enemy, Germany

Caught up in the aftermath of Rising

One victim died in France about the same time his wife Margaret was shot on the streets of Dublin at Easter Week 1916. Photograph: PA

A plaque has been unveiled in Hulluch, northern France, to men killed in gas attack

 Great-nieces of Bridget Stewart (11), who died in 1916, attend the commemoration ceremony. Deirdre Billane, Marie Connolly, Lilla Peppard, Annette Delaney and Doreen Boylan were among those there. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Forty children lost their lives through being caught in crossfire during the Easter Rising

The GPO after the Rising. Relatives of the victims of Capt John Bowen- Colthurst are to seek an apology from the British government for his actions during Easter Week

British officer was responsible for deaths of at least five during Rising, including Francis Sheehy-Skeffington

Dorothea De Courcy Wheeler Findlater (106), at home in south Dublin. Her father Henry De Courcy Wheeler was staff captain to General William Lowe who took the surrender from Patrick Pearse. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Dorothea Findlater (106) recalls ‘a mass of flames across the sky’ as the Rising unfolded

Racegoers contending with hail on the third day of the Punchestown festival. Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Biting northerly wind leaves racegoers huddling for what shelter they can find

Shane Lowry said his career as a golfer made him appreciate how lucky he was.  Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Golfer said everybody should support the ‘One for Ireland’ campaign

The poppy wreath at the memorial to the Volunteers who died at Mount Street Bridge, photographed before it had been removed.

Floral display had been left to honour those who died in the Battle of Mount Street Bridge

President Michael D Higgins at the Military Archives  at Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The €5.4m project was one of the flagship programmes of the 1916 commemorations

Gardaí and forensic teams remove a body from the scene of the shooting at Sunset House, Summerhill, this morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Second man shot in Clondalkin after killing at Sunset House pub on Summerhill Parade

Oisín Totten (8) from Derry marches with the South Derry Re-enactors at the Reclaim 1916 parade and open air pageant and concert.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Great granddaughter of 1916 rebel leaves flowers for first policeman to die in Rising

 Census enumerator Ciaran Lynam in the Gardiner Street area of Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Completion of document is legal obligation and failure to do so may result in €25,000 fine

Soldiers in formation during the State religious ceremony to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising leaders at Arbour Hill Cemetery, Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Archbishop tells Arbour Hill event ideals of rebels must not be betrayed

Lieutenant Gerald Neilan was the first British officer to die in the Easter Rising.

Gerald Neilan was the first British officer to die in the Rising; his brother was a rebel

Commemoration ceremony for Con Keating, Daniel Sheehan and Charlie Monahan who drowned when the car they were in went off the pier at Ballykissane pier outside Killorglin on Good Friday night 1916. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Three Irish Volunteers drowned when their car went off the pier in Co Kerry

The Air Corp performs a fly past during a ceremony at Banna Strand in Co Kerry to mark the centenary of the capture of Sir Roger Casement. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Wreaths laid at Banna Strand to mark centenary of capture after arrival on U-boat

Countries such as France, Belgium and Portugal have signs such as this one, to warn motorists they must leave a 1.5m gap when overtaking cyclists

Cyclist Philip Skelton is campaigning for the introduction of a minimum 1.5m overtaking space

Barbara Connolly, safety officer at Cycling Ireland, in Celbridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Cycle Right, set up by Cycling Ireland, has developed a programme to improve bicycle safety

Phyllis Kelly and Eric Appleby: The English soldier and Athlone woman  met at a dance in March 1915

Letters between British soldier and Irish lover show full horrors of the war

Walking wounded: Gassed, John Singer Sargent’s painting of soldiers in the British army blinded and otherwise hurt by chlorine during the first World War. Photograph: IWM via Getty

More Irish people died in the Hulluch gas attacks, fighting in the British army, than during the rising against British rule at ho(...)

Julia Poirier, book conservator with the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, photographed looking at an opening text of the Ruzbihan Koran. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

President to open Chester Beatty exhibition of ‘extraordinarily beautiful’ Islamic art

File photo: Ireland currently has the 4th worst income inequality in the EU ranked just below the UK, Belgium and Bulgaria Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

OECD figures confound Proclamation claim to ‘cherish children equally’, says Unicef

 Tusla chief executive Fred McBride said simply removing children from a place where there may have been abuse can cause its own difficulties. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Agency chief says priority should be on removing abuse or abuser from homes

A group of healthcare organisations wants to see greater use of IT measures such as electronic referrals and action to address the issue of GP stress and burnout.

Healthcare organisation call for consensus approach to develop primary care

Reese Kilbride told the queen that he had been learning about the Easter Rising and was puzzled as to why Ireland was partitionedPhotograph: Guido Bergmann/Getty Images.

Queen politely declines to get involved in debate about the future of the North

On the set of the new Irish movie The Flag which is a comedy from the same creative team behind Pure Mule and Eden.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Grandson of man who raised ‘Irish Republic’ flag over GPO inspired to make comic film

Former US senator George Mitchell described the Good Friday Agreement, which he chaired, as one day of success which had been preceded by “700 days of failure”. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Former US senator speaks of ‘doubt and despair’ before Good Friday Agreement

Jillian Godsill, High School Past Pupil,  Padraig Allen, Aschivist at St John Ambulance and Ciara O’Keeffe, the Ceramic Artist who created the Sackville Street Art Project. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Public contribute installations to remember each of the 262 civilians killed in the Rising

The corrected memorial wall at Glasnevin cemetery. The fada was originally over the first ‘i’ not the ‘E’  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Group defends decision to list Andrew Cunningham as civilian, not Irish Volunteer

Some 149,000 people were listed as living in apartment blocks in the last census, 55,000 of them in Dublin city

Thousands may be omitted if enumerators cannot get into blocks and gated communities

The location of the new runway at Dublin Airport set to open in 2020. Photograph: DDA/PA Wire

Second runway a ‘fait accompli’, say Portmarnock locals affected by expansion move

The Little Museum of Dublin is to receive a 2016 European Union prize in the Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards.

Museum praised for its ‘charming way of representing Dublin’s people’

The Uniphar Cross Atlantic Cycle, now in its fifth year, takes place from September 4th to 8th and is a 600km trek from Dingle to Westport along the Wild Atlantic Way. File photograph: Getty Images

Uniphar Cross Atlantic Cycle hopes to raise €100,000 for Cross cancer research at TCD

Ulster Unionist Party leader  Mike Nesbitt at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin for a UUP event examining the events of Easter 1916 from a unionist perspective, April 6th, 2016. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It would be ‘plain wrong’ for unionists to ignore the 1916 rebellion, says Mike Nesbitt

Brown Thomas said  the store had ‘received many compliments from the public’ on its 1916 display.

Image of Rising leader beside €1,590 designer dress as part of 1916 display

England’s cricket captain Eoin Morgan at a training session ahead of the World Twenty20 final against West Indies at the Eden Gardens stadium, Kolkata, April 1st, 2016. Photograph: Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images

Dubliner will captain England in cricket Twenty20 World Cup final on Sunday

 The remains of  Tyler Joyce (3), who drowned  with his father Seán Sweeney near Ashington Park in Dublin 7 last weekend, are taken from  the Church of The Annunciation, Finglas, on Friday  morning after his funeral Mass. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Bodies of drowned child and father Seán Sweeney found near Royal Canal last Sunday

Martin Mansergh: Proclamation was a “pledge of non-discrimination to the religious minority, not an early harbinger of Educate Together”. Photograph: David Sleator

Proclamation of 1916 was ‘pledge of non-discrimination to the religious minority’

More than a million people attended either the Easter Sunday parade or the Reflecting the Rising public events on Monday, gardaí have estimated. Among them were Caroline and Jennifer Lee (pictured) from  Castleknock in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

Heather Humphreys says centenary events embraced wholeheartedly by public

 The funeral of Sean Sweeney at the Church of Our Lady Help of Christians, Navan Road. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins

The funeral has taken place of Seán Sweeney whose body was found on Easter Sunday

Children from the Rainbow Drama School commemorate the children who died in the Rising, one of many events in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph:  Maxwells

Biggest public event in Ireland blessed by good weather and a large turnout

From left are Shane Dunne Colclough, a relative of 1916 sniper Jack Dunne; Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív and acting Minister for Transport Pascal Donohue at a wreathlaying ceremony at Boland’s Mill in Dublin to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

‘Everyone felt the emotion of the occasion,’ says de Valera’s grandson Éamon Ó Cuív

Lt Gerald Neilan of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Gerald Neilan was the first British officer to die in the Easter Rising

Shelia O’Leary (94) at the 1916  commemoration parade  outside the GPO in  Dublin. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

‘I feel very emotional when I think of the values of every one of those Volunteers’

Composer Shaun Davey created the new orchestral work with poet Paul Muldoon. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Paul Muldoon lyrics criticise many aspects of Irish society such as ‘gombeen financiers’

 President Michael D Higgins at the 1916 Relatives’ Event at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

President Higgins thanks them for bringing about a ‘free and independent’ Ireland

John MacBride, Anne MacBride and Dan MacBride pictured at the Garden of Remembrance, Dublin. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Relatives of executed leader Major John MacBride meet for the first time

The front page of the Weekly Irish Times published just after the Easter Rising

Today's Irish Times newspaper is a souvenir edition of a 1916 paper that reported the Rising in microscopic detail – and carried s(...)

Brian Wright and Jane Chambless Wright at home in the former Cooracloona national school, Co Leitrim. Photograph: James Connolly

US couple purchased building where Seán Mac Diarmada was educated

Fr Joseph Mallin, son of Michael Mallin, with then taoiseach Bertie Ahern at Kilmainham Gaol in 2006. Now aged 102 and living in Hong Kong, Fr Mallin was this week awarded the freedom of  Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Patrick Pearse’s great-grandnephew describes Rising as Ireland’s gift to the world

Rebellion, an RTÉ five-part  drama set over three weeks of Easter 1916, is to have a follow-up set in the War of Independence

Television MD Glen Killane says there is ‘huge appetite’ for more historical drama

July, 1942: 21-year-old Irishman, Brendan ‘Paddy’ Finucane, one of Britain’s most decorated fighter pilots, becomes the youngest Wing Commander in RAF history.

Andy Finucane was in Four Courts garrison as 2nd Lieutenant under command of Ned Daly

Sabina Higgins will attend a short wreath-laying ceremony at Constance Markievicz’s grave tomorrow. Photograph: Alan Betson

A diary for March 25th, 1916, and March 25th, 2016

Molly O’Reilly’s daughter Constance with a doll of her mother wearing the Irish Citizen Army uniform.

A diary for March 24th, 1916, and March 24th, 2016

Pupils from St Patrick’s School Ringsend ‘take the GPO’ in costume. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Hundreds of thousands are expected to take part in events commemorating 1916

Details from intelligence reports on Michael Collins are now available via

Among treasure trove is intelligence data on Éamon on de Valera and Michael Collins

The 1916 rebels took over the Eason building on  Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street) and smashed the upstairs windows. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Staff turned out of stationery and book store by rebels and premises ‘destroyed’ by shelling

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