Head of Dublin City Council’s environmental and transportation department Brendan O’Brien in the traffic management centre. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Roadworks, weather, commuter patterns, and schools contribute to city centre congestion

Comet Jacques as photographed though a telescope using a 400mm F/6 lens. Photograph: David Moore

Members of the public urged to look to the night sky over the next four or five days

Tests were carried out for the Ebola virus and isolation procedures were put in place after a death in Co Donegal. The man was found dead late last night and taken to Letterkenny General Hospital (pictured). Photograph: Google Street View

Tests carried out after man died following time working in Sierra Leone

Children with autism often have to deal with isolation, anxiety and bullying in school. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Teachers’, students’ and parents’ handbooks address the challenges of returning to class

Former British prime minister John Major said he ‘treasured’ the last time he had met former taoiseach Albert Reynolds. File photograph: Andrew Shaw/Reuters

British politicians pay tribute to man who played crucial role in Downing Street declaration

The saccharine bounty proffered by Greggs to Google as a reward for fixing its logo problem. Photograph: Greggs via Twitter

Social media brings sweet marketing coup for Greggs after algorithm shows satirical slogan

Next month’s two stoppages coincide with the All-Ireland Hurling Final and the All Ireland-Football final fixtures. The strike this month coincides with the All-Ireland Football semi-final.

GAA supporters to be affected by stoppages on All-Ireland Football and Hurling dates

Trainers Jim Bolger (left) and Dermot Weld at by NUI Galway yesterday where honorary doctorates were conferred on them by  Dr Jim Browne, president  of NUIG. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Frances Fitzgerald the fastest celebrity in the west, but President and O’Neill pause to chat

Jane Mulranny, wife of owner Philip Hackett, with winner Most Peculiar  at Ballybrit today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Higgins arrives on day three of the races with Minister for Justice also in attendance

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