There were emotional scenes at Wexford courthouse when Martin Connors (23) was sentenced for the manslaughter of his brother Michael, who was then 21, in 2011.

Martin Connors (23) sentenced over killing of Michael Connors (21) after row in Wexford in 2011

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow warning as winds are set to batter the country tonight. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Met Éireann warning comes after Hurricane Gonzalo wreaked havoc in the Caribbean

Hauliers protest outside Dublin Port early this morning over taxes on the sector. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Analysis: Irish Road Haulage Association claims strike blocked as many as 500 lorries

Hauliers protest outside Dublin Port this morning over what they claim are high taxes on the sector. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin Port Tunnel southbound reopens after drivers take action over road tax costs

A cyclist passing the Queen Elizabeth Cruise Liner during a visit to Dun Laoghaire last year. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Harbour seeks limits to the number and length of cruise berths in Dublin Port

A planning hearing has opened into Dublin Port plans to redevelop Alexandra Basin in the north Port area - the first part of the port company’s ‘Masterplan 2012 to 2040’.

New proposals would double port capacity within its existing land footprint

Up to 10 per cent of second hand cars in Ireland may have their instruments ‘clocked’

Today’s budget gave no hint of an increased subvention for Iarnród Éireann or its parent company CIÉ. Photograph:

Rail Transport: service levels considered unsustainable based on current revenues

Tourists in Temple Bar, Dublin. The Irish Hotels Federation said the 9 per cent tourism VAT rate was ‘one of the most successful job creation initiatives in modern times’.

VAT rates: Budget measure seen as vital for jobs, but restaurants regret no lowering of excise duty

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