A House of Commons report found post-Brexit “there could be difficulties extraditing suspects between the Republic of Ireland and the UK, if the UK fails to opt back into the EAW (European Arrest Warrant)”. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Cases waiting for outcome of Supreme Court challenge to pending extradition order

Thomas Joseph O’Connor has started a trend. Between a dozen and 20 others are now challenging the safety of of extradition orders to the UK, made through the EAW system, on the basis of Brexit. File photograph: Getty Images

Legal sources say up to 20 EAW extradition cases held up due to arguments over Brexit

The “Brexit“ argument  is currently holding up between 10 and 20 pending extraditions from Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

Main argument is there is no guarantee UK post-Brexit will maintain human rights standards

Al Porter told Hot Press: “We’re at a watershed moment culturally where what is seen as decent and acceptable behaviour is going to change.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

‘I don’t think I’ve sexually assaulted people,’ Porter said in interview days before allegations

Members of the Campaign for Public Housing  protesting  outside the  residential property summit in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Head of estate agents says double-digit property price rises not sustainable

Cork foster service had  no system in place to ensure children were not placed with foster carers who had open allegations made against them, Hiqa found

The service area had no system to ensure children were not placed with foster carers who had open allegations against them

Rory Cowan pictured at the Olympia

Comedian stepped aside from Olympia pantomime after claims

Al Porter: “At no time intended to upset anyone”

Panto company confirms Porter was stepping aside ‘due to recent developments’

Al Porter: “I am truly sorry for any distress I may have caused in what I had regarded as light-hearted and good-natured circumstances”

‘I at no time intended to upset anyone,’ comedian says in apology

Al Porter:  ’While my conduct, which had been in keeping with my flamboyant and outrageous public persona may be regarded as offensive and unacceptable by many people, I at no time intended to upset anyone.’  Photograph:Brian McEvoy

‘Up until now, I had been unaware of these complaints or the impact of my conduct’

Our Lady’s Hospice operates services in Blackrock and Harold’s Cross in Dublin. Photograph: Google Street View

Gardaí informed after internal audit found organisation received less than expected from sale

Tom Geraghty, PSEU general secretary, said a formal announcement about the creation of the new union would be made on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ballots counted from two unions show strong support for amalgamation

 Gardaí at the scene of a fatal incident  involving a cyclist and a roadsweeping truck on White Church Road, Dublin, today. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Woman in her 90s, who had been reported missing, found in car in deep ditch near Castleplunket

Michelle Fitzgerald and Sophia.

Tipperary couple feared the worst when Michelle went into labour after just 23 weeks

Graphic from a study of tree and canopy cover across Dublin. Image: UCD School of Geography

Tree planting ‘could play role in reducing effects of air pollution from cars’

Alan Harte was arrested on Thursday by gardaí investigating the murder of Anthony Rogers in Dublin 8 more than a year ago.

Alan Harte charged over fatal stabbing of Anthony Rogers in apartment in Dublin 8

  Greenpeace activists  protest  on the river Rhine during the UN climate change conference COP23 in Bonn, Germany: Ireland  has fallen 28 places to 49th out of 56 countries ranked in the 2018 Climate Change Performance Index. Photograph:   Sascha Steinbach/EPA

State 49th out of 56 countries in report that points to positive renewable energy trend

The charge related to the smuggling a cup carved from the horn of an endangered rhino. Photograph: John Downer/Photolibrary/Getty

Michael Hegarty is sentenced to 18 months for smuggling item from the US to London

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said: ‘Often the solutions for a school will be found in a local area with the local leaders, the teachers and principals’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Education announces €1.8 million fund for pilot projects in 35 schools

Proposed design for UCD building that will  house the university’s Confucius Institute, which teaches Chinese culture and language courses

The costs of the Beijing-backed building have risen from an original €7.4m to €12.2m

Denise Graham and her daughter Sophie (14). Sophie is  wearing a medical “corset” following recent treatment for her scoliosis in the UK. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Medical trip to UK for daughter’s spine operation was ‘tough, says Denise Graham

Former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave, who died last month, pictured in 2014 when he donated the papers of his father, W.T. Cosgrave, to the Royal Irish Academy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Security arrangements likely be stood down at end of formal review

Anne Colomines, who was found with multiple stab injuries in an apartment at Dorset Square in Dublin in October

Anne Colomines (37) was stabbed to death in her home on Gardiner Street last month

Corporation tax: Microsoft and other US tech firms told Michael Noonan that “keeping the current standard will make Ireland a more attractive location for a regional headquarters”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Tech firms lobbied Noonan not to adopt new OECD rules about where they pay tax

A drugs company said Ireland lags behind when it comes to access for new medicines for rare conditions. Photograph: Getty

HSE representatives defend process for deciding which drugs to reimburse

Inside a property searched by the Criminal Assets Bureau: Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Garda units searching properties in Dublin, Kildare and Wexford seized documents and cocaine

Jimmy Guerin General Election poster from 2016 election, Killester, north Dublin. Source: Jack Power

Election candidate ‘wasn’t aware’ his poster was still up

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said the vast majority of small independent landlords were good landlords. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Local authorities will be funded to inspect 25 per cent of rental properties a year

The study found children reported to be overweight or who had a poor diet were more likely to come from lower income families. Photograph: Dave Thompson/ PA Wire

Girls also scored higher than boys in social skills such as empathy and self-control

Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney will today announce an additional €11 million in humanitarian aid to the Horn of Africa region. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Simon Coveney announces aid increase during three-day trip to conflict-hit region

The operation took place on Saturday night and one man (29) was arrested as part of the investigation.

Estimated street value of plants is about €64,000, gardaí say

Gardaí initially thought dead man had fallen down stairs

The RTÉ  Investigates documentary went undercover to show people living in sub-standard rental accommodation, with bunk beds packed into rooms.

Tenants stuffed into overcrowded rooms with bunk beds, claim tenants rights group

A stent is a small tube used to open up arteries in patients experiencing heart attacks, or chest pain due to blocked arteries. Photograph:  iStock

Irish Heart Foundation plays down significance of new research

Nine out of 10 people in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area reported their health as being good or very good, the highest in the State, according to the CSO. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Census shows difference in professional and unskilled workers’ perceptions of health

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: The full case study into the Millfield Manor fire in Kildare was not published following legal advice from the AG, according to briefing notes prepared for Mr Murphy. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Assurances over making potential fire-safety defects ‘acceptable’ removed on legal advice

Fire brigade crews in Tallaght respond to a burnging car on a green area on Halloween night. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade

More than 300 bonfires lit around the capital with numerous cars also set alight

A monthly “short hop” ticket covering rail, Dart, Dublin Bus and Luas services will cost under €220 a month. Photograph: David Sleator Dart services are affected by the strike. Photograph: David Sleator

Dublin Bus advises to leave extra time for journeys due to added pressure on services

The body of Conor David Dunne (43) was retrieved from a canal on the Amwaj Island of Bahrain

Local police investigating man’s death after body found in canal on Saturday

Katie Ascough pictured in University College Dublin on Thursday night. Photograph: Jack Power

Former UCD Students’ Union president removed after vote

David Carrie started the Team Carrie Marathon Runners group in 2010 in his hometown of Dunleer, Co Louth.

Dublin Marathon: for many, completing 26.2 miles is a means to an end – raising funds for worthy causes

Referendum called after representative blocked publication of abortion information

Gardaí are no longer treating the death of a 30-year-old man in Waterford as suspicious. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The 30-year-old’s body was discovered at a house in Waterford on Tuesday afternoon

ESB crew workers at Glenamuck Road restoring services following Ophelia storm damage. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Irish Water also restores supply to all customers in aftermath of strongest storm in 50 years

Katie Ascough, UCD Students’ Union president (second left), with supporters  at impeachment referendum hustings. Photograph: Jack Power

Move to impeach Katie Ascough follows removal of magazine page with abortion information

One in five Irish people said they experienced ‘guilt’ or ‘remorse’ after drinking alcohol in the last 12 months, according to  a new survey.  File photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Healthy Ireland Survey 2017 findings reveal the extent of Irish people’s drinking habits

 UCD Students’ Union president Katie Ascough (second from right) in a promotional picture released as part of her campaign against an impeachment bid.

Controversy follows student president’s decision to remove abortion data from magazine

‘When children are dressing up for Halloween, it is important that parents remember to check costumes and toys for a CE mark’. Photograph: iStock

Ninja weapon and pirate sets among 700 items held by Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

The March for Choice which took place in Dublin in September. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Groups in abortion debate claim donations used for ‘educational purposes’

Support for Sinn Féin  dropped from 18 per cent in July this year to  14 per cent in October. Photograph: Getty

Support for Fine Gael and Fianna Fail also dips slightly after the budget

Fallen block a road in Cork on Tuesday morning following Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Potential for new storm to trigger yellow warning at weekend

.Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was in Drumlargan, near Kilcock inspecting damage to power lines caused by storm Ophelia. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Luas tram services resume earlier than expected after repairs at Red Cow

Brent Pope is joined by students in UCD ahead of Mental Health Ireland’s 5000 Steps to Wellbeing Walk. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Rugby pundit says ‘ignorance’ around mental health should be challenged

Committee chair Senator Catherine Noone has asked  two committee members not to resign their positions. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Group to take further legal advice before publicly debating the issue next week

Hurricane Ophelia may hit Ireland in Monday. Photograph: Eric Luke

US forecaster warns ‘high-impact event’ could cause State up to €649m in damage

Senator Rónán Mullen: said US-based Center for Reproductive Rights, listed as witnesses by the Oireachtas committee, “has been fundraising  to overturn Ireland’s pro-life laws”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Mattie McGrath and Rónán Mullen claim majority of witnesses called are pro-abortion

Some unaccredited pregnancy counselling agencies are providing ‘inaccurate’ and ‘harmful’ information to women

Rising use of online drugs to induce termination a concern, Oireachtas committee told

Dr Bela Ganatra and Dr Ronald Johnson of the  Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organisation, address the Oireachtas committee.

Rhona Mahony of NMH says Eighth Amendment creates ‘unacceptable clinical risk’

Seán Carroll, at the Top service station on the Howth Road, Raheny, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Garage owner Seán Carroll: ‘It just seemed to be a budget to keep things ticking on’

Pensioner Noel Nutley (89) with the scale models he makes at his home in north Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Budget 2018: Pensioner Noel Nutley

Ross McCarthy, managing director of Keystone Procurement,  would have liked ‘more vision’ in the budget in terms of supporting Irish businesses. Photograph: Mary Browne

Budget 2018: Ross McCarthy, businessman

The old Bargaintown building on Greencastle Parade, Coolock, which is being converted to a family hub for homeless people. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Concerns raised over rising costs of converting old properties into family hubs

The building, at 12-14 Old County Road in Crumlin, had planning permission for retail use. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

High Court last week ordered that building be vacated due to concerns over safety

 Finian McGrath arriving at Government Buildings. File photograph: Eric Luke

Junior minister for health raised concerns of anti-vaccine group Regret several times with Simon Harris

The second ball to come out of the draw was the number 38, however due to the reflection of light on the lotto ball, it appeared to show the number 33 and 38.

The National Lottery has assured players of the game’s integrity following ‘reflection’ issue

The HSE said the majority of the children are fine although some had experienced mild symptoms. File photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

Mother said young son was ‘very distressed, very uncomfortable’ and his mouth was sore after dentist visit

Trinity student Saul Kenny was left sleeping on a couch following a dispute with a landlord

Trinity student (20) says landlords are taking advantage of students’ desperation

Prof Owen Smith, CBE, Kate Doyle (8), patient at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, with Mum, Noreen, at the launch of the report

Recent donations have supported 7 pilot research projects into children’s illnesses

The incident occurred outside a bank on Main Street in Lucan. Source: Google Street View

Suspect held security guard at gunpoint before taking cashbox

Family and  friends celebrate  Ibrahim Halawa’s acquittal  last month at the Halawa family home in Firhouse, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Family expected documents would be submitted by Egyptian officials on Tuesday

UCD student union president Katie Ascough (centre) at Rally for Life this July. Photograph: Jack Power

Students seeking to hold vote to remove Katie Ascough over abortion information

Gardaí have launched a renewed appeal for information about the death of 81-year-old Michael Crowe, who was killed when a fire broke out in his Kildare home in October 2009

The 81-year-old man died following a fire in his Kildare home

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter: ‘The news is confused’

Former minister for justice pens critique of Donald Trump era

Budget 2018 may benefit mothers of more than 4,500 babies a year

The man ’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said the Government’s goal “is one home for one family”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Government working on better measures to capture housing supply, says Minister

Focus Ireland advocacy director Mike Allen said the current funding process for social housing is too slow and complex. Photograph: Eric Luke

Charity calls for budget funding to fast-track delivery of social housing schemes

A file picture of the Post Office in Sandymount, which has since closed. Photograph: The Irish Times

An Post chief executive says they ‘cannot guarantee to keep open every post office’

The LPT automatically returns to the base rate each year and the current regime is based on house valuations from May 2013. Photograph: Getty

The tax automatically returns to the base rate each year of 0.18% of the house price

UCD student union president Katie Ascough (centre) at Rally for Life this July. Photograph: Jack Power

Close student union colleagues asked Katie Ascough to consider her position

 Minister for Education  Richard Bruton has said 31 schools constructed by Western Building Systems will be fire safety audited over the next six months. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister confirms facilities built by Western Building Systems are to be reviewed

The man was arrested over a break-in at the offices in which a number of items, including a drone device worth some €1,500 were taken.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Gardaí investigate theft of drone device worth some €1,500 from the offices

The arrest was made following an internal investigation into the missing money

Speaking on RTÉ’s Crimecall programme on Monday night Michael McCoy’s wife and his three daughters made a passionate appeal for information.

Family of Michael McCoy appeals for information on Crimecall

Trinity student Lily Brennan (22) who is unable to find accommodation and is living on friend’s couches. Photograph: Jack Power

One postgraduate student has been living in a 10-bed tourist hostel dorm

Trinity Provost Patrick Prendergast said the scholars had been given “the best possible start” to a university education.    Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Scheme was started by Martin Naughton, founder of GlenDimplex

The number of gardaí injured in the course of duty has significantly increased in the last five years. Stock photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Bites, grazes and bruises most common injuries sustained by gardaí, says GRA

Race organisers apologise for traffic management of event

L-R President  Michael D Higgins, Sir Peter Cosgrove, Sabina Higgins and Lady Cosgrove at Áras an Uachtaráin on Friday. Photograph:  Conor McCabe

Sir Peter Cosgrove says the two countries must form closer trade links following Brexit

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said the ‘department takes the fire safety of children, teachers and all those who work in schools extremely seriously’.  Photograph: Alan Betson

High number of application rejections ‘extremely concerning’ , TD says

According to the latest  statistics from the CSO, 2,063,000 people were recorded as being in employment in Ireland.

Employment increases by 2.4 per cent as unemployment rate falls to 6.4 per cent

Dáil attendance: records are based off electronic fobs deputies validate in Leinster House

Dáil logs show TDs and Senators with the best and worst attendance records

The fire happened at Tyrone Place flats on Thomas Davis Street in Inchicore. Photograph: Jack Power

Mother in her 30s and son (8) in a critical condition after Inchicore, Dublin blaze

Foreign Affairs aware of the case and providing assistance to the family

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary during a press conference in Dublin where he has admitted the cancellation of flights due to pilot holidays is “a mess”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Michael O’Leary apologises for ‘mess’ and says airline will pay compensation to passengers

The inspection of the in-patient mental health facility in Letterkenny General Hospital found 20 instances of non-compliance with mental health standards and regulations for patient care.   Photograph: Brian McDaid

Instances of non-compliance found where residents were physically restrained

Scorched earth: Irish uplands are no longer the fauna-rich places they once were, according to the Irish Wildlife Trust. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish Wildlife Trust says 97 illegal gorse fires started in two months this year

Noirin O’Sullivan took over as acting Garda commissioner in March 2014. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Cloud of political controversy rarely left the Garda’s office during her three years

Paul Reid said Fingal County Council ‘can’t sustain the level of services that we are providing right now’ if the percentage of tax paid by homeowners is not increased this year.  Photograph: Jack Power

Fingal council head warns services may have to be cut at risk as parties ponder increase

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy, Minister of State Damien English and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the Custon House summit. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Taoiseach says vacant home levy would not be a ‘game-changer’ and there is ‘no quick fix’ to housing crisis

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