Gardaí  at the scene of a crash on the N2 in Co Louth this morning in which three people died. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Section of N2 to remain closed today after multiple vehicle collision near Ardee

 Moneypoint power station, Co Kerry: The National Mitigation Plan proposes that a study be carried out on a suitable low-carbon replacement for the coal-fired    facility  by 2019. Photograph: Neil Warner

Opinions of some of the plan’s key proposals to move Ireland to a low-carbon economy

AA Ireland’s Conor Faughnan: said there was a policy tendency to look at transport emissions, and then to take measures against the use of private cars.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Association says focus should be on transitioning to bio fuel and electric vehicles

Cabinet to discuss the strategy to ‘de-carbonise’ the economy during day-long meeting

Denis Naughten hopes the plan, which his department describes as a “living document”, will kick off a national dialogue. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Castletown House in Co Kildare is venue for Cabinet’s first ‘away day’ planning session

Nissan Leaf: helped bring electric vehicles to mainstream attention

Many electric cars on market today have range of well over 200km from single charge

‘Danny Healy–Rae is actually afraid to come on and be challenged by those of us who are strong about road safety’.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Victims’ groups feel they’re not being listened to and lives of deceased loves ones not valued

A new study builds on the experience of a Canadian farmer who discovered cattle eating seaweed were not just more healthy than others, but enjoyed a longer mating cycle. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Welcome for Canadian and Australian studies that also show healthier, more fertile cattle

The Irish Government is  promoting the use of electric vehicles  to reduce the State’s carbon emissions from transport and to reduce air pollution. Photograph: Getty Images

Many companies will have to upgrade charge points to monitor charging habits of staff

Do you know what can – and can’t – go in the green bin? Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Autumn start for Government information campaign to combat widespread confusion

Dublin Airport Authority said issues relating to drivers parking on double yellow lines or blocking facilities at the service station were an issue for Topaz

Regulator ‘powerless’ over parking on yellow lines, air, water and electric vehicle bays

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said the Government’s new affordable childcare scheme may not be ready by its September 2018 deadline. File  photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Katherine Zappone says it is impossible to guarantee a start-up date for the programme

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: said 92 per cent of children in care living in foster homes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

New measures will help Ireland move away from the ‘poor institutional care’ of the past

Chairwoman of the National Women’s Council Ellen  O’Malley Dunlop:  judges need to look at their knowledge of physical or sexual assault and receive education on how perpetrators use shame and fear to manipulate victims.

Training on coercive and controlling behaviour urged for first responders and judges

Five cars were seized in the course of Saturday’s operations. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Arrests, warrant execution, checkpoints and public relations all part of operation

Dublin Waste to Energy, the company which operates the Poolbeg incinerator, dismissed fears it was the source of a fly infestation which had bothered local householders. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Mixed opinions on the nuisance value of ‘moderate’ fly infestation in south Dublin

A Tesla car recharges at a charging station in North Carolina, USA. Photograph: AP/Chuck Burton

Minister wants to see more motorway fast chargers developed for inter-urban travel

John Dunne, domestic director of Panda Waste. The firm said it would impose penalties only as a last resort. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown bin collection charges are less than 11 years ago, says Panda

Hildegarde Naughton TD and Minister for Communications Denis Naughten:  spoke at public service media forum. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Forum on future of public service broadcasting told of media landscape changes

Reduce your waste-collection costs with careful segregation. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Rubbish collectors must accept a long list of items for recycling but exclusions can surprise

The waste industry claims that  as much as 40 per cent of ‘green-bin’ recyclables collected free are contaminated with ‘black-bin’ waste such as nappies. Photograph: Alan Betson

National regulations stipulate households have responsibility for waste segregation

More than 170 vehicles have been seized as a result of  unpaid M50 tolls. Photograph: The Irish Times

Mercedes, BMW and Audi cars among vehicles held to date on foot of court judgements

‘A cereal box accidentally disposed of could end up costing families a big fine,’ says TD Jack Chambers. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Fines for wrong use of green, brown and black bins

A spokesman for the Combined Yacht Clubs said the reopening of the application was ‘shattering’.Photograph: The Irish Times

An Bord Pleanála reopens application to examine marine environment issues

Ibrahim Halawa: was just 17-years-old when arrested and had been shot in the hand, an injury for which he had never received official medical help.

Irish man arrested in Cairo in 2013 at a protest with trial adjourned 25 times

Minister for Education Richard Bruton: councillors agreed to write to him   and to Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to request the State accept the Clonkeen lands in lieu of debts outstanding to the redress scheme. Photograph:  Jason Clarke

Some 95 of 103 schools in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown sit on residentially zoned lands

NTA warns that busy junctions may become no-go areas for cyclists because of ‘pinch points’ and acute crossing angles over tracks. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Worries for ’Edinburgh experience’ where bike wheels became stuck in tram rails

Dublin Airport saw a record 27.8 million passenger journeys in 2016, according to the latest statistics on transport trends. File photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

New report on transport trends also shows increased business on bus and rail services

RTÉ maintained it had   dealt with the subject in a fair, impartial and objective manner.

Complainant had alleged bias in discussions on the issue on different RTÉ programmes

Liberation of abortion laws is favoured by the World Health Organisation, a Dublin seminar has been told. Photograph: Paul Mezzer/FRF/Getty

‘Women-centred healthcare’: Experts discuss liberalisation of Ireland’s abortion laws

The Road Safety Authority said its statistics showed “elderly drivers were not over-represented in crash statistics”

Period of late maturity offers better strategic and tactical thinking, according to experts

One of the reservoirs in Stillorgan. Photograph: Raymond Okonski/Geograph.ie

Councillor accuses utility firm of showing poor judgment by opposing access to site

Tourists in Dublin survey the Molly Malone Statue earlier this month. Photograph: Alan Betson

North American, European and Australian business making up for British decline

Last week European Union culture ministers agreed to review an EU directive that covers the audiovisual promotion and advertising of alcohol. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Children must be protected from industry’s ‘primary interest in maximising profits’

Emerald Star’s new boats are made in Poland by Delphia Yachts and come with up to three en-suite double cabins and large saloons.

Orders for new self-drive boats reflect turnaround in bookings

 A collision on the M1 involved a car and articulated truck. The male driver of the car, aged in his late 30s, was seriously injured and taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, where he was pronounced dead. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Latest crash involved a car and a truck on the M1 early on Tuesday morning

Irish passports being processed. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 350,000 have been processed – up 15% on the same period in 2016

Teresa McDonagh (64) died after being set upon by two dogs, described as bull mastiffs, in Moycullen, Co Galway, at the weekend. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland has four times rate of dog bite hospitalisations compared to the Netherlands

 Pictured are Sophie Ostojak, Isobel Rossiter and Eve Rossiter from Bray and Tallaght enjoying the Riverfest2017. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Weather forecast is mixed with higher temperatures - and more rain - later this week

The chief executive of the harbour company said the 10-year lease would not interfere with the company’s plans to develop facilities for cruise ships. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Proposal envisages technology start-up centre bringing ‘year-round vibrancy’ to area

The Irish Planning Institute has called on the Government to introduce a new “site value tax” to encourage property owners to develop land.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Irish Planning Institute claims State has plenty of land and live planning permissions

Under the Healthy Town initiative, 1,115 people have been assessed by Irish Heart nurses. Photograph: Getty Images

Initiative finds Navan had higher than average number of people at risk to heart disease

An Post said: “Eircodes were never intended or designed for use at local delivery level”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Simply inconceivable that company does not use codes for mail, says Fianna Fáil’s Dooley

“The insurance industry has had a win here. It should have a positive impact on insurance premiums,” said Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Getty Images

Setanta policy holders warned they may be held personally liable for awards shortfall

The first truck through the Dublin Port Tunnel in 2006. Photograph: Alan Betson

Road safety activists criticise delays in getting €550,000 project up and running

 Dún Laoghaire harbour master Capt Simon Coate. More than 100,000 additional visitors to the harbour are expected over the summer months. Photograph: Kathleen Harris

Fly past and 21-gun salute among events to mark ‘special place’ of habour in Irish life

 Current charges imposed by Dublin City Council are €80 but the private sector clampers generally charge a fee of more than €120. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Move by Minister for Transport follows series of complaints from public and politicians

Then minister for transport Leo Varadkar posing outside Government Buildings to  announce the end of what he described as ‘rogue clampers’. Alas, it was not to be. Photograph: The Irish Times

After years of false starts Shane Ross says sector will be regulated by October

A new compliance scheme set up by vehicle manufacturers to improve the recycling of scrap vehicles was launched by Minister Denis Naughten in Athlone

Those who fail to scrap their end-of-life vehicles correctly may remain liable for road tax.

Temperatures at Malin Head, Co Donegal reached 25.1 degrees for three consecutive hours on Thursday, the highest since records began in 1885. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Thursday recorded as hottest May day at Malin Head since records began

Speed limit: a 1 per cent reduction in average speed generally leads to a 4 per cent reduction in fatal collisions

Speed camera locations revealed as 1,000 motorists expected to be fined

Sunworshippers head for Dollymount Strand Dublin.Photograph Brenda Fitzsimmons / The Irish Times

Warmest day of the year so far as most of the country basks in sunshine

Niall Cussen: says Gort-to-Tuam extension will provide critical access for the labour market. Photograph: Alan Betson

TD says there is a great need for an east-west access road in Border counties

Nick Munier photographed in Dublin’s Temple Bar with some of his own art work. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Proceeds of Avenue auction will go towards a reported €140,000 Revenue bill

Clonkeen College, Deansgrange, Co Dublin

Order to sell 7.5 acres for development at rear of Clonkeen College, Deansgrange

Kenneth and Nicola Mander from Cabra at the launch of Tenant Experience Survey . Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Satisfaction levels far exceed those of local authority or private sector tenants, report says

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said there has been a ‘surge’ in passport applications this year. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Department of Foreign Affairs urges those who need passport renewals to apply online

 Science editor Dick Ahlstrom (centre) pictured at his retirement presentation last night with, from left,  news editor Mark Hennessy, and ‘Irish Times’ editor Paul O’Neill. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Former science editor joined ‘The Irish Times’ in 1979 and received many accolades

The Christian Brothers are planning to sell two-thirds of the sports pitches, 7.5 acres of land surrounding Clonkeen College in Blackrock, Dublin, to help fund its financial commitments to the State.

Anger among parents as 7.5 acres of land at Clonkeen College is to be put up for sale

It is understood Ms O’Donovan drowned while on a holiday with family members.

Family pays tribute to engineer who worked to improve lives in the developing world

Irish Road Haulage Association has said problem at least partly caused by differences in operating procedures. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

HGVs from both sides of Border faring badly in inspections for weight and defects

Minister for Transport Shane Ross told People Before Profit Alliance TD Bríd Smith the four projects were selected due to their potential impact on road safety. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Transport Shane Ross says up to €35m to be spent on four regional schemes

The d Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology campus is one of two Dublin venues for Saturday’s Psychology Matters series of talks. There are also events being held in Limerick, Cork and Galway.

Free talks will address the science of behaviour and the mind at five venues on Saturday

Former Fine Gael taoiseach John Bruton arrives at Leinster House, Dublin, to address the Seanad on Brexit. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

John Bruton says EU should leave the door open for UK to rejoin or remain in the union

Former minister Dermot Ahern said he was a believer in the European project but had ‘some cynicism’. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former minister says he is not optimistic the EU will set up a special arrangement between Ireland and UK

John Bruton has said Ireland should keep alive the possibility of Britain abandoning its Brexit plan. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach says Ireland should keep alive possibility of UK abandoning plan

Oliver Watchorn, is described as being 190.5cm  tall, of broad build with short grey hair and a light moustache.

The 57-year-old man was last seen near his home in Phibsboro on April 11th

The chief executive of the Road Safety Association, Moya Murdock, has argued that an €80 fine is having little impact on higher-earning drivers

Proposal to be included in strategy to be given to Minister by Road Safety Association

From Monday, new guidelines in England and Wales mean speeding fines equivalent of 1.5 times the motorist’s weekly salary can be imposed. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach could be charged more than €5,000 if penalties were based on salary

A secondary school teacher on the first point of a 25-point pay scale could be fined €894 for speeding if the UK system was introduced here. File photograph: Alan Betson

Emphasis should be on roads enforcement and preservation of life, says garda body

Testing for NDM: the enzyme makes bacteria  highly resistant to some of the last-line antibiotics available to hospitals. Photograph: Jorge Dirkx/AFP/Getty

Bugs blamed on sewage pollution ‘could have been detected at any of 43 Irish locations’

Minister of State for Innovation John Halligan said “no religious order should have anything to do with a hospital”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister of State urges Independent Alliance Cabinet members to raise issue at meeting

Moselle Avenue, Wood Green, London. Photograph: Google Maps

English police issue appeal over the death of 62-year-old Joseph Kelly in Wood Green

New plans would restrict private traffic in favour of cyclists and public transport. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Traffic plans for capital to be discussed at upcoming council meeting

Two men used an angle grinder to cut into a metal cash box at Bayside and made away with the contents, estimated at €35,000.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Two men sought after escaping with up to €35,000 from security van robbery

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses

Gardaí appeal for witnesses who may have seen motorbike in Carpenterstown area

Dublin Port Tunnel. Photograph: Alan Betson

No agency involved could give a date for when motorists would start to receive speeding fines based on the new system

An Iarnrod Eireann train at Heuston Station in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Dramatic Iarnród Éireann footage shows tracks as 140km/hr express thunders past

The six-point plan includes capital and current investment in the network. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Six-point plan to save post offices needs ‘leadership from Government’ says union

As a consequence of Brexit Sinn Féin leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill said “Ireland’s political landscape, North and South” would change “dramatically” while party deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald echoed these sentiments. Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

1916 Commemoration speeches in Dublin and Derry note the North’s pro-EU vote

Michael McGibbon died in hospital after brutal attack in Belfast

Michael McGibbon’s wife gave first aid but the father-of-four later died in hospital

Members of the 1916 Relatives Association took part in the annual ceremony in the Garden of Remembrance on Saturday. Photograph: Barry Lyons

Colour parade followed by ceremony marks the rebels’ last stand at 16 Moore Street

A 19th-century photograph of New York’s flatiron building, part of an album called “An American Journey”

Auction to include a tale of two continents, three wives and a prison door lock

Dublin rescue dog Iggy. “It is like winning the golden ticket to be adopted to Sweden for a dog and Iggy was very lucky and very loved.” Photograph: Facebook

Memorial set up for ‘Iggy’ who Dublin-based Dogs Aid sent to Sweden for adoption in 2012

Six people were rescued from an apartment fire in Tallaght on Tuesday night. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter

Calls to fire brigade came as 11 people including children, fought back smoke

Unions says recommendations will have to be accepted by all sides, including members of five separate unions at Bus Éireann.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Labour Court asked to consider why offer of €18m in savings has not ended €9m dispute

A small painting of  Christ which was expected to make up to €800 at auction was sold for  €120,000  at Adam’s salesrooms in Dublin on Sunday. Image: Adams.

Overseas buyer thought to be behind purchase in Dublin of work by unknown artist

Dermot O’Leary of  the National Bus and Railworkers’ Union: “My members and the people who rely on the service require a solution.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Union negotiators gather at Workplace Relations Commission to finalise solution

A view of  Westport, Co. Mayo. Photograph: The Irish Times

Pilot scheme is helping nine towns to counter out-of-town shopping

Stills from  the videos of the transport and slaughter of EU live exports   collated by Animals International over an eight month period.

Graphic videos show cruel practices in overseas abattoirs as live exports to Turkey resume

Ger Hyland: “If I was to shift to Bulgaria my insurance costs would be less than half what they are here.” Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Tax is to be removed from the calculation of toll charges, but costs to hauliers will not fall

The M50 in Dublin: A Transport Infrastructure Ireland spokesman said it was entitled to keep the full refund of Vat payments to Revenue. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

ECJ says State had no right to charge Vat but M50 owner says it wants to keep the money

Dublin City Council said it would in future pass on the benefit of zero Vat to customers using the East-Link bridge. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tolls at Port Tunnel and barrier-free West-Link to remain same despite EU court decision

Maynooth University in Maynooth, Kildare, which has been included on the 4 per cent rent cap list.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Stillorgan, Dundrum, Killiney and Howth no longer meet criteria but remain in zones

Wicklow Fianna Fáil TD Pat Casey said Greystones in Co Wicklow was an “anomaly” in that the lowest rent for a two-bedroom home in the town was €1,500 per month to rent, and it was left out of the designation for rent control. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Greystones, Maynooth and Cobh may be affected by Residential Tenancies Board figures

Kerry county councillors were told the introduction of charges for recyclables was a reserved function of management and they did not have the power to oppose the charges. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Charges necessary because of increased processing charges, councillors told

Fires on the Ballyargus Hills at Redcastle in Co Donegal present a dramatic sight as scrub and gorse burns. Photograph: Enda Craig

‘Grim predictability’ in dry spell producing surge of wild fires, says Irish Wildlife Trust

Minister of State for Housing Damien English said in a number of cases complex legal issues remained over ownership of unfinished estates. Photograph: Eric Luke

Bankrupt developer loans sold on to investors, leaving Nama in charge of just 15 estates

Migrants on a sinking dinghy off the Libyan coastal town of Zawiyah, east of the capital, on March 20th. Photograph: Abdullah Elgamoudi/AFP/Getty Images

Sligo doctor assists with rescue of 946 migrants, a record for Médecins Sans Frontières vessel

A study has found that of 193 work-related fatal road incidents, truck drivers were involved in 99. File photograph: Getty Images

Of 833 road deaths in Ireland between 2008 and 2011, 193 (23%) are linked to work - IOSH

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