Monsignor James Horan was a major force behind Knock airport’s development. Photograph: Knock archive

People gather to celebrate and reminisce about airport’s 30 years in business

 A safety van checking the speed of motorists on the Stillorgan Road. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

GoSafe workers aim to help save lives and dispel myths on National Slow Down Day

Garda checkpoint at Stillorgan in Co Dublin on Friday as part of the National Slow Down Day. Photograph: Garda Traffic/Facebook

Motorist driving at 128km/h in 80km/h zone is highest illegal speed detected on Friday

Data examined from three sources – police, hospitals and Injuries Board

The decision to target 355 more zones on the road network, each approximately 10km, follows a detailed analysis of fatal, serious and minor crashes. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Total of 355 new zones identified on top of 700 where speed cameras already used

Army Ranger Wing/Defence Forces exercise in the Irish Sea. Photograph: Defence Forces

Defence Forces unit completes simulated hostage-taking exercise in the Irish Sea

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Marting flanked by locals on a march against the violence and neglect that has blighted the north inner city. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

All walks of life represented in procession to end ‘years of neglect and disadvantage’

Christy O’Connor snr: His twin sons, Peter and Christopher, remembered their father with love and admiration as a dad and head of family. Photograph: The Irish Times

Packed funeral Mass in native Clontarf recalls golfer of great faith, charity and passion

Christy O Connor Snr: played in the Ryder Cup 10 times from 1955 to 1973 and played for Ireland in 15 Canada Cup/World Cups; he won 24 European Tour tournaments including two British Masters.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish golfing great lay in repose in an open coffin, at the foot of which was a large poster celebrating his achievements

Darren Mulhall: “It was all over in a flash.” Photograph: Coillins Courts

Company’s stance part of more aggressive approach by industry to fraudulent claims

Anto Dolan: sat in the front passenger seat.

Last Monday, the crash compensation case came before Dublin Circuit Court

 Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and Siptu president Jack O’Connor examine the Dublin Metropolitan Police “prisoners books”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Records found in Clontarf attic detail arrests of Larkin and Connolly during Dublin lockout

Lieut Grace Fanning (33) from Carlow, second in command of the LE Róisín married her partner Carol Brady (27) from Wexford at the Riverside Hotel in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Photograph: Evelyn McNamara

Grace Fanning and Carol Brady tie the knot before 200 well-wishers

Michael Fitzmaurice, the Independent TD for Roscommon-South Leitrim, was unable to vote for Enda Kenny as Taoiseach in Friday’s vote because of an inability to reach an agreement over turf cutting. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

Roscommon-Galway Deputy says politicians in ‘inclusive’ Dáil ‘will have to work together’

 The remains arrive at church by horse drawn hearse pictured at St  Aidan’s Church, Brookfield, Tallaght  at the funeral of Thomas Farnan. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Tom Farnan’s funeral told not to ‘judge a life by the way it ends’

Forensic officers at the Greenstar recycling facility in Bray, Co  Wicklow, where the body of a newborn baby was found. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Gardaí issue appeal as postmortem due on baby girl found at recycling centre near Bray

Gardaí at the scene at Greenstar Recycling, Fassaroe, Bray, Co Wicklow where the body of a newborn baby was discovered. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Postmortem to be carried out on body of newborn girl found at waste recycling centre

Denis Coderre: “We have a policy of multiculturalism where it’s not about keeping your identity it’s about sharing it“

Mayor of Montreal Denis Coderre was on two-day visit to Dublin to promote trade and cultural ties

Thomas Ashe. Photograph: National Library of Ireland

Lover of motorbikes raced about directing guerrilla-style operations during the Rising

 Kirsty Farrell from Newry, selected as Tuesday’s finalist who will go through to Friday’s final of The Bollinger Best Dressed Lady at the Punchestown Festival, in Naas, Co Kildare. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Glamour was predictable even if weather wasn’t on opening day of racing festival

Two-storey family home built by La Touche estate in 1864 on market with an AMV of €625,000

Fr Paddy Byrne: ‘The idea of conversation, the idea of friendship, is being redefined in western culture.’ Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Locals have raised concerns after an increase in people taking their own lives in the area

Angelina Power, Martin O’Rourke’s fiancée, looks at a picture of him in the hearse after his funeral. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Funeral Mass hears of young man trying to overcome personal adversity

Almost 2,000 drivers have been able to avoid, over a 27-month period, conviction for driving offences, and the consequent application of penalty points on their licences

Poor box option sometimes used for first-time road offences and minor drug offences

Soldiers  from the 53rd Infantry Group  training in the Glen of Imaal.   Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Troops undergo intensive training in readiness for mission abroad

An image of Joshua Molloy from his Facebook page

Joshua Molloy (24) detained after a spell fighting with Kurdish forces

 The scene outside Noctor’s pub on Sheriff Street, Dublin,  where Martin O’Rourke (above) was shot dead. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Nobody had a bad word to say about the young man who was shot up to six times

The Castletimon Dolmen at Castletimon, Brittas Bay, Co Wicklow.

Larry Brennan says listed monument is ‘grand’ despite claims by tourism association

The UK government’s leaflet about the EU referendum. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Ambassador asks those living here to have say in ‘most important decision in generation’

Currently about 6.5 per cent of Defence Forces members are women, which is slightly below the international median. Photograph: Alan Betson

Campaign to recruit 1,450 soldiers and sailors with emphasis on women

Frankfort Cottages in Dublin, close to the Five Lamps: Dublin City Council  displayed a poster with images of people caught dumping litter in the lane. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Data Protection Commissioner concerned over photos of people dumping rubbish

A plane taking off from Dublin Airport and flying low over houses in St Margaret’s. Photograph: Peter Murtagh/The Irish Times

Resigned residents may be aiming to maximise possible compensation for relocation

Wall of Remembrance  at Glasnavin Cemetery. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

New Wall of Remembrance to all 488 who died in 1916 has had a mixed response

This country-style three-bedroom period cottage in the Burnaby has many original features and offers all the comfort and warmth o(...)

Des Dalton at the Republican Sinn Féin shop on Dublin’s Parnell Street, surrounded by republican paraphernalia. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Republican Sinn Féin and other critics believe the State is trying to water down history

Mourners outside the Holy Family church in Ballymagroarty, Derry. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A community grieves together at funeral service for victims of Donegal drowning

Louise James (front left) carries a coffin out of the Holy Family church, Ballymagroarty, Derry, after the funeral of the five people who were killed when their car slid off a slipway in Buncrana, Co Donegal. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

‘We are plunged in grief, even the heavens are crying’ mourners told at service for five drowning victims

The scene in Buncrana, Co Donegal. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Arthur James lost two of his grandchildren, a daughter and his ex-wife in the drowning

  Archibishop   Eamon Martin: “All we can offer is our spiritual presence with them and the promise of our prayers”. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Online campaign for surviving members of bereaved families raises over £34,000

 Louise James, whose partner, sons, mother and sister died in Buncrana. Photograph: Joe Boland/North West Newspix

Bodies of five members of same family brought back to Derry

Tyre tracks on the slipway at Buncrana pier where the five people died. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Neighbours and teachers recall a lovely, open and happy family

Tyrellstown estate agent Joe McPeake at the Cruise Park estate. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Properties selling for €220,000-€250,000, but rents are high – €1,300 for three-beds

Former Garda Commissioner Larry Wren’s coffin with the Tricolour, his commissioner’s hat, his portrait and spray of flowers, at his funeral at St Brigid’s Church in Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Larry Wren’s funeral Mass a family farewell and substantial formal Garda occasion

At the Tallaght Hospital School at the delivery of the last flag in the Flags for Schools Initiative  were  Izzie Swail (5), of  Wicklow, with acting Taoiseach  Enda Kenny. Also present are Brigadier-General Nick Berry, General Officer Commanding 2nd Battalion,  and Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces,  Vice-Admiral Mark Mellett (centre). Photograph: Maxwells

3,200 national flags distributed to schools since September by Defence Forces members

The funeral of Supreme Court Judge Adrian Hardiman, who died suddenly this week, took place today at the Church of the Holy Name in Ranelagh on Thursday. Pictured are Yvonne Murphy, Mr Justice Hardiman’s wife, and Michael McDowell, Senior Counsel and former minister for justice, who delivered the eulogy. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

Supreme Court judge excelled with people but struggled with objects, mourners told

The remains of the late Justice Adrian Hardiman arriving at the Church of the Holy Name in Ranelagh today, accompanied by his wife Yvonne and family and other mourners. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Irish Times

Judge’s priority had been the individual and ensuring system did not ‘grind him down’

Mourners attend the removal of  late Supreme Court Judge Adrian Hardiman,  reposing at a Dublin funeral home this evening. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Large queue of mourners runs from Fanagans Funeral Home down to Whitefriar Place

Typical Antiguan street, with pastel-painted Spanish colonial homes and cobbles. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Antigua’s architecture retains a distinct style despite damage from earthquakes

The funeral of dissident republican Vincent Ryan in Donaghmede, Dublin.

Armed gardaí were visible throughout but a military-style ceremony was avoided

Final journey: Funeral of Frank Kelly, the actor who became best known for his role as Fr Jack Hackett in Fatherr Ted, taking place in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Stalwart of stage and screen mourned by wife of 51 years Bairbre, children, grandchildren

Democrats Abroad chairman TJ Mulloy and vice chairwoman Kelly Mahoney at the organisation’s US presidential election primary in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograp: Peter Murtagh

US citizens here cast votes as part of ‘global presidential primary’ on Super Tuesday

Flood defence work is carried out on the banks of the east side of the River Shannon in Athlone earlier this year. An Engineers Ireland conference was told there is no ‘blindingly obvious’ to the issue of flooding in the State. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Survey finds 16% blame Government for mismanaging emergency response

Dara Calleary arrives at the count centre at the Royal Theatre, Castlebar. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

Mayo: Third TD elected of four

The Mayo count centre at the  Royal Theatre, Castlebar, where  Lisa Chambers and Dara Calleary, both  Fianna Fáil, arrive  for  the count. Photograph: Michael Mc Laughlin

Mayo: Fourth TD elected of four

 Michael Ring with his grandson Rory McGreal and supporters. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin.

Mayo: Second TD elected of four

Enda Kenny at the final Fine Gael press conference before the election  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Mayo: First TD elected of four

Éamon Ó Cuív (centre) said said Fianna Fáil’s first port of call would be people with whom they had ‘no philosophical differences,’ with.

Éamon Ó Cuív says party’s first port of call should be people ‘closest to Fianna Fáil’

It was clear from his comments overnight, that the Taoiseach is willing to talk - first with his party colleagues but then with anyone else - to ensure political stability, insofar that is possible under the circumstances. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach says he has responsibility to do ‘everything possible’ to secure stable government

Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader  Enda Kenny  speaks to reporters  at the general election count centre in Castlebar, Co Mayo on Saturday.  Photograph: Reuters

Taoiseach is determined Fine Gael will be a part of whatever government emerges

Fine Gael tallymen Liam Fahy, John McHugh and Tom Garvey  at the Castlebar count centre. Photograph: Michael Mc Laughlin

Fine Gael’s Enda Kenny and Michael Ring join Fianna Fáil’s Dara Calleary and Lisa Chambers

“Paul Meade” the pseudonymous operator of Populist Watch Ireland Facebook page. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Paul Meade seeks to draw attention to shallow politicking through his Facebook page

Denis O’Brien is consoled pictured at the funeral of his father Denis ‘Dano’ O’Brien, at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin.

Church of Sacred Heart in Donnybrook filled with 800 mourning businessman’s father

The funeral of Eddie Hutch Snr at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes on Seán McDermott Street, Dublin

Sense of community prevails as slain Eddie Hutch snr carried to his final resting place

Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch was among the mourners at the funeral service for his brother Eddie Hutch, at the church of Our Lady of Lourdes in Dublin. Photograph: Reuters

Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch among the mourners at the funeral service in Dublin

The funeral of David Byrne at St Nicholas of Myra Church on Francis Street.

Amid horse-drawn carts and limousines, murdered Byrne is recalled as a loving father

Pallbearers carry David Byrne’s coffin into St Nicolas of Myra church on, Francis Street, Dublin 8, for his funeral.

Coffin is carried by eight young men, all wearing similar black suits and blue shirts

On October 14th in the High Court, lawyers for Red Flag – which acknowledges creating a dossier of mainly newspaper cuttings that someone else, as yet unidentified, put on to the memory stick – expressed concern as to how Denis O’Brien had come by it. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

USB stick at centre of Denis O’Brien v Red Flag case held abroad despite court order

Group spokesman David Walsh, a retired mathematician from NUI Maynooth, said maleness and what it is to be a man were being overlooked in society, with unhealthy consequences. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland ‘an increasingly cold place’ for men

Michael Fitzmaurice speaking to Michael Early at his bar in Bushfield, Castleplunket, Co Roscommon. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Independent TD is winning voters in Roscommon-Galway with his can-do attitude

Denis O’Brien: his case against Red Flag is that the PR company is orchestrating an illegal conspiracy to defame him and damage his business interests. Red Flag denies the charge

Evidence over USB is the latest twist in the businessman’s action against Red Flag

President Michael D Higgins (second right) with former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa (left), former South African president Thabo Mbeki,  and Salman Khurshid, former Indian minister for justice. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Former presidents Mbeki and Mkapa, and former minister Khurshid in After Empire talk

The blocks have begun to crack and disintegrate, evidenced by cracked cement stucco, or plaster, covering the blocks. Photograph: PA

An estimated 340 homes develop problems with cracked walls and foundations

Terry Wogan: broadcaster’s whimsical banter, gentle wit and spinning of surreal yarns became reveille for some eight million BBC Radio 2 listeners between 1972 and 1984

Terry Wogan gave the British a different view of Irishness in a time of terrorism

Houses in Pola de Allande

The Camino Primitivo may be the road less travelled but it has all the scenery, peace, and sense of achievement you are seeking (...)

“It was Europe’s biggest property bust.” Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Analysts appeared to have bought into the ‘soft landing’ scenario popular at the time

The construction industry lobbied the government for a property stimulus package three months prior to the   establishment of the National Asset Management Agency (Nama).

Minutes said developers wanted corporate borrowings kept separate from personal assets

Floods at Wolfe Tone Terrace in Athlone. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Government supports use of demountable barriers despite criticism from insurers

Tuesday evening’s road death brings to three the number of cyclists who have lost their lives on Irish roads so far this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times Targets to be achieved by the next government include having at least 10 per cent of all journeys by bike by 2020. Photograph: The Irish Times

Ahead of looming election, organisation calls for promise of 10% of transport spend

  Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams (at right, in case you’re unsure) standing alongside a completed wax figure of himself now on display at the National Wax Museum in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

SF leader’s statue unveiled alongside those of Hume, Paisley, Ahern, Bruton and Major

Limerick riverfront: The city cam top in a survey of 367 cities across nine countries. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

US consultancy finds buyers in Limerick can secure their home for 1.8 times their income

Ireland should introduce a tax on certain financial transactions and use the money raised to target long term poverty, inequality and global warming, says a civil society group. Photograph: Getty Images

Robin Hood Tax Campaign says money could be used to tackle poverty, global warming

Leslie Greer (98), who worked as an analyst in Bletchley Park during the second World War. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Leslie Greer produced reports based on decrypted signals during second World War

The Laurels cottage in Glenties, the original home of the five Mundy sisters where Brien Friel played as a child and set his play ‘Dancing at Lughnasa. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Trust has plans also to build Brian Friel Centre to honour late playwright

PJ Mara: “Eulogising that followed the announcement of his death on Friday was not uniform.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Savvy Fianna Fáil strategist whose loyalty to party and political tribe trumped probity

The wax model of Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams in the studio of sculptor PJ Heraghty. The model will complete the Good Friday Agreement installation at the Dublin Wax Museum. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

PJ Hegarty, waxwork sculptor, finds Sinn Féin chief friendly and serious ‘peacemaker’

Barry Keogh, director of services at Westmeath County Council who chairs the emergency flood response  team for Athlone: “We immediately mobilised and put a response in place.” Photograph: Peter Murtagh

The water has risen to record levels but only nine homes have been flooded in the area

Carmel Rourke making her way throughPortavolla housing estate in Bangher, Co Offaly. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Prevention measures proposed for 300 flooding ‘hot spots’

The funeral of Wesley Burrowes, the writer of the long-running drama ‘Glenroe’, at Christ Church in Bray Co Wicklow. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Funeral told ‘stories mattered’ to the playwright, author and scriptwriter

Enumerator Sean O’Hanlon with Jan Moore in Glasnevin, Dublin, during Census 2011. The CSO is no longer accepting registrations from those who wish to become enumerators in Census 2016. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Some 17,000 have registered to become enumerators in the forthcoming census

President Michael D Higgins emerging from a house on Island Road, with local resident Maureen Peare, on a visit to flood-damaged areas of Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

€35m flood defence scheme for Co Wexford town, hit three times recently, at design stage

Works are carried out on a section of  gas line at Aughoose, Co Mayo. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Projected €2.4bn overrun to be written off against profits - with taxpayer loss of €600m

A teenager has been killed in a two-car crash in Co Offaly. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Death brings to eight the number killed on Irish roads since December 23rd

Catherine Lundon, Mullingar, Carol Kennelly, Tralee, Co Karry, and Louise Allen, Slane, Co Meath,  winners of the Monart Most Stylish Lady contest at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Rough diamonds and chancers try their luck on blustery day of racing in Dublin

Three weather warnings issued with Storm Eva due to bring gusts of up to 120km/h

Gardaí on the Kilworth to Ballyduff Road, near Fermoy, Co Cork, near the scene of a road traffic collision in which two women died. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Garda and RSA figures released before collision in Co Cork which killed two people

Behind every incident is behaviour, Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe said. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / IRISH TIMES

Young drivers four to five times more likely to be involved on crashes, RSA says

Denis O’Brienfailed to prove publication of Red Flag’s dossier, or that it had damaged him.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Forensics suggest changes made to digital files subsequent to court preservation order

On Mr O’Brien’s application, the judge accepted Red Flag had a duty of confidentiality to their client and refused Mr O’Brien’s request for an order forcing them to disclose their identity. Photograph: Getty Images

‘Numerous changes to and additions of data’, according to experts who examined stick

Minis drive down the helter-skelter road in the Lingotto building in Turia

Re-creating ‘The Italian Job’ film by driving Minis around Italy provides maximum thrills

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