A man is being treated in Tallaght Hospital after being shot in the leg. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The shooting happened in Clondalkin on Sunday night

Richard Bruton: said he looked forward to hearing feedback ‘from all stakeholders’ before making decisions on the final regulations for implementation next year.

Call for submissions on the Competition and Consumer Protection Act

A pensioner sleeping rough. The annual Belvedere Sleepout has raised over €1 million for homeless charities in the past 30 years. Photograph: Maurice O’Mahony

Students raise money for Peter McVerry Trust, Focus Ireland and Home Again through #sleepout14

Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen said Ulster Bank was going back on a pledge not to close a bank where no other bank was available. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Up to 1,000 people march in Ferbane seeking reversal of decision to shut town’s last bank branch

The sun shines along the passage floor into the inner chamber at Newgrange during the winter solstice. The earliest sunset for the year has already been recorded and longer evenings are on the way. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Evenings are getting brighter even before December 21st

Paul Clarke, overall winner of the BT Young Scientist and Technologist 2014 Award. Students who take part in next January’s competition could win a scholarship to the Irish university of their choice.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition adds new prizes before 2015 competition

Beaumont Hospital has asked people to avoid the emergency department because of overcrowding. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Conditions at emergency department ‘very challenging’ says hospital CEO Liam Duffy

Paschal Donohoe TD announcing the amended road traffic legislation to deal with penalty points. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Minister for Justice pledges ‘there will be accountability, there will be transparency’

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald who wants to see
 “maximum public information out there about what happens in family courts”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

Frances Fitzgerald seeks balance between privacy of families and accountability

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