It is alleged Dr A failed to review the cardiotocograph (CTG) adequately and failed to correctly interpret the CTG as being abnormal. Photograph: Istock

Dr A facing allegations of professional misconduct at Portlaoise hospital

Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume: A proposal has been received by Dublin City Council that Hume Street in Dublin 2 should be renamed as John Hume Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Hume Street resident believes renaming would ‘recognise a truly great Irish man’

Drinking in teens and 20s increases the risk of getting cancer 10-20 years later

Young women who drink regularly increase breast cancer risk by 34%

Planning permission to demolish Howl at the Moon nightclub (above) in Dublin 2 and build a 53-room hotel on the site has been overturned. File photograph: Google Street View

Developer Paddy McKillen jnr ‘disappointed’ but new plan in pipeline

Garda at the scene in Ashbourne, Co Meath after a police raid where an estimated multimillion-euro haul of cannabis and cocaine was seized. Photograph:n Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ten arrests after hauls of cocaine and cannabis valued at ‘€15m’ found in Meath and Netherlands

Minister of State for Housing Damien English has said he is frustrated that the work being done to address the State’s homelessness and housing crises is not being recognised.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Damien English says it would be wrong for people outside State to think nothing being done

Project Maths was introduced into post-primary schools on a phased basis from 2008 onwards and in other schools from 2010.

Teachers say there is not enough time to implement Junior Cycle curriculum

HSE Director General Tony O’Brien, Professor Tom O’Dowd, Emeritus Professor of General Practice, Trinity College, Minister for Health Simon Harris and HSE National Director of Primary Care John Hennessy  at the launch of report on primary care. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Simon Harris says too much done in hospitals rather than primary care setting

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten ruled out an increase in the TV licence earlier this year. RTÉ director general Dee Forbes previously said the price should increase from €160 to €175 and that the fee was in need of reform and modernisation. File photograph: Getty Images

State broadcaster ‘needs to be fostered when traditional media is under immense attack’

 Public Accounts Committee chairman Seán Fleming: “We need to examine the interaction between the multinational sector and the Irish State in relation to corporation tax.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Apple, Google, Citibank, JP Morgan, GSK and Pfizer asked to appear before committee

University of Limerick

Authorities kept in dark over pay-offs to eight employees which breached public pay policies

A shot was fired at gardaí during a pursuit of a number of young men in Kildare on Monday night. Photograph: Frank Miller

Front seat passenger fired a shot at gardaí who escaped injury

An image from Marsh’s Library of the Book of Common Prayer which was stolen in 1840. Photograph via Twitter

Library had a ‘huge problem’ with theft in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

Typical screen time for children on a weekday was reported to be between one and two hours. Photograph: Getty Images

More than half of boys aged 7 and 8 have over 3 hours screen time a day at the weekend

Prof Kerri Clough-Gorr: planning for the long-term support and follow-up needs of cancer survivors is “an important health priority”.

Five-year survival rates have ‘improved markedly’, National Cancer Registry says

The Charities Regulator registration system experienced intermittent problems at the end of  October. Collection of charity collection boxes. Photograph: Peter Dazeley/Getty

Charities Regulator to pursue those who missed deadline

West Brom’s James McClean in action against Huddersfield on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters/Andrew Yates

Republic of Ireland and West Brom player said ‘cowards’ threw bottles and coins at him

Matthew Bradley (24)  was out with friends when he was struck by a BMW  on Friday night.

Matthew Bradley (24) was ‘hugely talented and award-winning’ in landscape gardening career

McClean previously revealed that he has had death threats with many people viewing him as “anti-British”.  Photograph: Reuters/John Sibley

Republic of Ireland winger faced criticism for refusing to wear the Remembrance Day poppy

President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina Higgins meet rowers Gary O’Donovan (L) and Paul O’Donovan (R). Photograph: The Irish Times

Higgins praises athletes’ ‘authenticity of commitment’ and ’extraordinary’ Skibbereen Rowing Club

House bidding process not transparent, says Barry Cowen

The winning  ticket was bought in Eason in  Thurles Shopping Centre. Pictured here from left to right are Fran Whearty, from the National Lottery; Deirdre O’Toole; Tadgh Delaney; Tom O’Toole; Mary Grace, also from the National Lottery; and Katie O’Brien.

Ticket for jackpot was sold in Thurles, Co Tipperary on October 24th

Gardaí at the scene of the fatal stabbing of Reece Cullen (17) in Kilclare Cresent, Tallaght in January. Photograph: Collins

Teenager was stabbed to death in Tallaght in January

Tom Burgess: his Coolattin Cheddar was crowned Supreme Champion at the Irish Cheese Awards

Farmhouse cheese was crowned Supreme Champion at the Irish Cheese Awards

Injured man transferred to Beaumont Hospital after being found early on Wednesday

Parking costs: Graeme McQueen, Dublin Chamber’s head of public affairs, said on-street parking is “relied upon by businesses on a daily basis”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Proposed city parking charges of €4 a hour will ‘erode attractiveness’ of city centre

In Ireland, peak rate for self-harm is 15-19 years for women and 20-24 years for men

Irish players celebrate following James McClean’s winner against Wales. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Travelling to Copenhagen will be costly for soccer fans if they want to avoid stopovers

Workers in Kilcock, Ireland, clear fallen power lines after Hurricane Ophelia battered Ireland. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Yellow weather warning issued while 25,000 go without water

People at the  diving board in Salthill, Galway as Hurricane Ophelia hit on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Storm Ophelia: Dara Fitzpatrick’s sister criticises ‘idiots’ ignoring storm warning

Fallen trees in Sutton, Dublin. Schools will be closed for a second day in both the Republic and North on Tuesday.  Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

Second day of closures to allow for authorities to check for damage in buildings

Hurricane Ophelia has already reached winds of 185km/h but by the time it hits Ireland these gusts will have weakened to 130km/h.

Hurricane Ophelia is the most powerful storm this far east of the US on record

Former Cork hurler Donal Og Cusack said his  ‘intention was to help a human in a dark place who asked me for help. I showed a lack of judgement in this situation for which I am genuinely sorry.’ Photograph: Inpho

Former Cork hurler says he absolutely condemns crimes committed by former journalist

Met Éireann forecaster Evelyn Cusack points to the eye of the Ophelia storm during a meeting of the National Emergency Co-ordination Group in Dublin this morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

HSE appointments, Bus Éireann services, postal services and court sittings cancelled ahead of worst storm in 50 years

“Since Carman’s Hall began operating we have not only provided beds to many vulnerable adults, we have provided vital warp-around care such as mental health support and education to help them rebuild their lives and enable them to move on from homelessness.” Photograph: Getty Images

Court rules council breached development plan for use of former parish hall as hostel

The country’s mental health services ‘are under severe pressure’, says Mental Health Reform. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

€20m of the €35m announced in Budget 2018 was ‘already promised’ in 2017

There were 77 checkpoints as part of the operation while 21 premises and 21 properties searched

Dublin City Council is currently investigating 40 complaints about properties being used illegally as short-term lets for visitors. File photograph: Getty Images

Authority is looking into 40 complaints of properties being used for unlawful rentals

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan with author Stefanie Preissner at her book launch event in a Nando’s in Dublin. Photograph: Stefanie Preissner/Instagram

Former commissioner launches Stefanie Preissner’s new book at Nando’s in Dublin

Trócaire executive director Eamonn Meehan welcomed the announcement to increase ODA stating it was a “positive step” to achieving Ireland’s commitment to reduce global poverty. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Charities welcome €13.5m increase for Irish Aid but say plan needed to meet UN targets

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar outside Government Buildings, Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Leo Varadkar previously said communications unit would be cost neutral

File image of Dublin Port. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Revenue officers also confiscate 6,700 cigarettes during operations on Monday

Live nymph and adult cockroaches were found along with cockroach egg casings and cockroach excrement

Rat droppings, live cockroaches and mice discovered by FSAI last month

Internal unpublished document says it’s naive to believe unique arrangement can be found

Ronan Collins: the RTÉ presenter said it was the speedy action of medics that saved him from permanent paralysis

RTÉ DJ was taken to hospital for emergency surgery on spinal cyst in recent weeks

A Thomson Airways flight has been diverted to Dublin. File photograph: Bloomberg

Thomson Airways flight travelling from Mexico to Gatwick lands in Dublin on Friday

‘If it’s cheap then the chances are that there’s probably something wrong with it,’ FSAI says

Food safety body says suspected cases of food fraud have increased in recent years

The gap between the number of men and women working in Ireland increased over the last five years. Image: iStock.

Gulf between number of men and women working in Ireland up over last four years

Luas Customer Care has said trams are only operating between Tallaght/Saggart and Blackhorse on the red line

Three units of Dublin Fire Brigade and two ambulances attended scene at Queen Street

Valentia Obsesrvatory recorded monthly rainfall of 204.4mm

Centre records showed that gardaí were called on 11 occasions to support the management of behaviour. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Workers needed Garda assistance 11 times and locked themselves in office twice

A new insurance industry protocol will take into account claims-free driving experience in a different country. Photograph: Alan Betson

Claim-free driving experience abroad to be counted by new insurance sector protocol

CEO of the Charities Regulator, John Farrelly pictured at the launch of The Charity Regulator’s fundraising guidelines. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Chief says ‘there’s no point in smothering people’ with ‘too much’ regulation

Men accounted for 318 of the 399  suicides in 2016. Photograph: Getty

HSE figures show rate has stabilised since recession with 399 such deaths last year

DCU will confer an honorary doctorate to Bill Clinton “in recognition of his leadership in building and consolidating peace and reconciliation on the island of Ireland”. Photograph: Ludovic Marin AFP/Getty Images

Former US president to receive honorary doctorate from DCU

Gardaí investigate the scene near Kilshane Cross off the Cappagh Road, Finglas this afternoon where two men were struck by a vehicle at about 6.30am this morning. Both men were seriously injured but the driver of the car was unhurt. Photograph: Collins

Gardaí seek witnesses after pedestrians were struck on Kilshane Road in Finglas

Michal Kurek, a Polish murder victim whose body was found last month in north Dublin. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Michal Kurek (33) was found dead in north county Dublin last month

Ebony Caffrey (10) from City Quay School during a joint launch of new nutrition standards for the State’s School Meals Programme.Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

New nutrition standards for school meals programme announced

The Yeats Family Collection is due to go on sale in Sotheby’s in London, and includes letters to WB Yeats’s first lover Olivia Shakespeare. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Letter urges Minister for Arts to snap up collection, which goes on sale in London

Fr David Halpin: “As a priest my job is to speak the truth and I aim to do that.”

Fr Halpin told congregation that man who was shot dead made ‘bad decisions’ in life

The advertisement featured real home video footage taken by a car loan customer surprising his partner and young child with a new car.  Stock photograph: Getty Images

Complaints to ASAI said child was not correctly fastened and had thick coat

ASAI rules the airline’s advertisement should not be used in current format

Ken Purcell, Scott Masterson, Paul Murphy, Michael Murphy, Ciarán Mahon, Frank Donaghy and Michael Banks following their acquittal in the Jobstown protest trial earlier this year. Photograph: PA

‘They looked at what went wrong and are trying to ensure it never happens again’

 Rescuers search for survivors after the Mexico earthquake. Photograph: AFP/Carlos Ramirez

Earthquake in central Mexico has claimed at least 224 lives

RTE sports commentator Jimmy Magee pictured in 2010. Photograph: Eric Luke

Death of veteran RTÉ sports commentator announced on Wednesday

Dublin Bus has launched guidelines on gender transition in the workplace. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Company worked in conjunction with the Transgender Equality Network Ireland

Gardaí and members of the Dublin Fire Brigade at Grove Park, Rathmines, Dublin where the fatal fire occurred.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Jason Coll, aged in his 40s, died on Thursday morning

Badly fire-damaged: No 34 Grove Park, a period house,  contains three floors and is understood to be divided into eight flats. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Deceased understood to have been staying on the top floor of Grove Park period house

JP Donleavy in the Green Room at his home, Levington Park, Mullingar, Co Westmeath, in 2014. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Irish-American writer was best known for his novel ‘The Ginger Man’ which sold over 45m copies

Financial Service Union: “Experienced, dedicated staff are always going to central to banking and financial services.”

Former Citigroup boss says AI and robotics reduce need for staff in bank-office functions

Pupils of St Kevin’s College in Finglas receive their Junior Cert results. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

New grading system will take time getting used to, says principal of St Kevin’s College

A number of cafes and restaurants in Cork city have offered free coffee  in protest at the proliferation of Starbucks outlets in the city. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Independent outlets stage a day of action following a similar event in Dublin

Laura Maguire, whose daughter Ava received a speech and language therapy support programme in Tallaght West,  at the 10 year celebration of the initiative. Photograph: Conor Healy/ Picture It Photography

Tallaght West Childhood Development Initiative celebrates 10-year anniversary

A new OECD report  says “a relatively large share of the Irish population” has attained tertiary, or third-level education. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Ireland has second highest completion rate for boys at upper-second level, report finds

Dr Sean Healy, director of Social Justice Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Social Justice Ireland says high numbers of people in employment living in poverty

All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Inpho/Bryan Keane

Streets of the north inner city bustle with young girls and boys

Former minister for housing Simon Coveney launching the “Rebuilding Ireland” plan which pledged 130,000 new social housing units by 2020. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Number of homeless people in the State has jumped from 3,258 to 8,160 in three years

Ayanna Williams has won a Guinness World Record title after growing her fingernails to  5 metres, 76.4cm. Photograph:  Kevin Scott Ramos/GWR/PA Wire

US woman claims title for largest teddy bear collection with total of 8,025 stuffed toys

Members of the Syrian White Helmet group in    Damascus last month. Photograph: Mohammed Badra/EPA

Award is testament to bravery of 3,000-strong volunteers group, says convention

The scene of crash on Adelaide Road in Dublin last month. Photograph: Jeremy Crain

Collision occurred near junction of Adelaide Road and Earlsfort Terrace on August 22nd

Simon Harris: The pay difference between agency staff and people working directly for the HSE is ‘quite unfair’

Minister warns against patients becoming ‘pawns’ in dispute over agency doctors’ pay

Marino Institute of Education. Image: Google

Student union says many students are reporting no electricity, no running water and damp in apartments

The fire caused considerable damage to a number of units in Coolock Village Retail Centre before it was brought under control by units of Dublin Fire Brigade. Photograph: Google Maps

Charity shop “destroyed” by the fire, with damage caused to several other units

Eric Levy, barista at Foam cafe in Strand Street Great, in Dublin, who will taking part in Free Coffee Day, supporting independent business. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Independents in city centre say they are ‘surrounded’ by US chain

Areas left without water included Listowel, Moyvane, Knockanure, Lisselton, Finuge, Lixnaw.

Disruption due to pump failure at Listowel Regional Water Treatment Plan

Research found 70 per cent experienced weight changes and 60 per cent reported changes in appetite following diagnosis

Difficulties include forgetting to eat, forgetting they have eaten, being too tired to eat

“I hope that An Garda Síochána are applying similar resources to speeding and breaking lights by cars as well as tackling cyclists,” said Green Party councillor Ciarán Cuffe. Photograph: Alan Betson

Cycling groups call for clampdown on car drivers who break red lights and use phones

Adam Mangan (19) died instantly from head injuries when he was struck by the tailgate of a HC 300 trailer on a farm at Derryarkin, Rhode, on October 3rd, 2015. File photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Adam Mangan (19) died after being hit by tailgate of trailer on farm in Co Offaly

13.8 per cent of the data transferred during Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann was used by Snapchat. Photograph: iStock

13.8 per cent of data transferred during the traditional music festival used by Snapchat

A man in his 60s has been stabbed in Tralee, Co Kerry.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The man was taken to University Hospital Kerry following incident outside a library

The Army Bomb Disposal Unit team at Ballsbridge where a controlled explosion was carried on a grenade under the bridge. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mills 36 hand grenade found in Ballsbridge is believed to be from the War of Independence

Department of Education figures show that 10 primary school teachers (four of those principals) and two post-primary teachers went out on administrative leave last year. Photograph: Stephen Shepherd/Getty Images

Eleven teachers also on leave with full pay while investigations are carried out

Independent TD Kevin “Boxer” Moran has said the State’s response to “catastrophic events” needs to be handled and co-ordinated by a single agency within a government department. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

State response to ‘catastrophic events’ needs handling by single agency, says Minister

 HSE National Addiction Lead said the facilities are aimed at reducing drug related overdose deaths.

Research carried out in other countries ‘shows clear evidence of benefits of centre’

The Mental Health Commission said University Hospital Limerick staff used a PA system to call residents to therapy groups and for the dispensing of medication.

Bedrooms at University Hospital Limerick unit had no adequate screening, says report

Norman Fernandez Potot and his wife Pederlita, from Dublin, were shopping for souvenirs on Las Ramblas in Barcelona with their two children when the van terror attack was perpetrated. Photograph: RTÉ

Norman Fernandez Potot, wife Pederlita and two children injured in Las Ramblas terror

The new Rose of Tralee Jennifer Byrne from Offaly celebrates at the Midnight Madness party in Tralee on Tuesday night .Photograph:  Domnick Walsh

Jennifer Byrne defends competition saying fellow Roses are very modern women

A delighted Jennifer Byrne is crowned as the 2017 Rose of Tralee onstage in the Rose of Tralee International Festival Dome. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus Ltd

Junior doctor expresses the hope that she will do the participants all proud

Current  Rose of Tralee Maggie McEldowney  said  the competition is “about celebrating women, not bringing each other down”.  File photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Maggie McEldowney says if all entrants did so ‘it would be a mud slinging contest’

 South Carolina Rose Ellerslie McCue, Hong Kong Rose Clarissa Langley Coleman, Toronto Rose Colombe Nadeau-O’Shea, Kildare Rose Deirbhle Mulvihill and Fermanagh Rose Stephanie Maguire, in Tralee, Co Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Opening night of TV shows sees edgy party pieces, with fewer jigs and more limbo dancing

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