A 12-year -old girl is in a serious condition after she was struck by a car on the Sallynoggin Road in south Dublin on Thursday evening.

Child struck at Sallynoggin Road and taken to Crumlin hospital

Gardaí with the National Drugs and Organised Crime Unit discovered cannabis herb, small amounts of cannabis and cocaine, and a quantity of cash.

Two men and one woman arrested in Clondalkin following drug seizure

Au pairs are often paid below minimum wage, according to the MRCI. File photograph: Philippe Turpin

‘Live-in’ workers’ payment issues to be considered by Government ‘in the near future’

According to the research, 42 per cent of Irish people have attended a community event in their local pub in the past year - 40 per cent attending a fundraiser, 44 per cent attending a local social group meeting and almost one in three (29 per cent) attending a charity event.

More than half of Irish people visit Irish pubs when travelling abroad, research shows

Students who might feel torn between subjects should look at practical outcomes. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Around half of Leaving Cert students used the CAO’s change-of-mind facility in 2016

Simon Coveney at Fine Gael headquarters after he announced his intention to run for the leadership of the party. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister reaffirms credentials for leadership, saying he wants the country to be more fair

A man in his 30s was arrested when gardaí searched a house in Meath. A second man, also in his 30s, was arrested during a search of a house in west Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Man in his 30s held in Meath and another held after search of house in west Dublin

“The simple truth is that if we allow our children to use smart phone technology, we abdicate our responsibility to keep them safe from harm.” Photograph: Getty Images

UK school behaviour watchdog slates proposed law in Ireland as ‘counterproductive’

Arts student Rebecca Thornton, computer science student Daniel Flanagan and arts student Alisha Boylan who have taken part in a new critical skills module at Maynooth University. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Memorising isn’t enough anymore – universities are trying to cultivate independent problem-solvers

The  girl was at the Tallaght Community School Sports Complex in Balrothery when the incident occurred.

Local community pays tribute to the ‘tragic sudden death’ of the child

The University of Limerick campus. The Department of Education has announced details of a review into the governance, HR and financial practices at UL.

University of Limerick’s governance, HR and financial practices to be investigated

Chris Macey from the Irish Heart Foundation said: “We have to act now or the surging stroke rate will not just overwhelm our stroke units.”

Irish Heart Foundation says acute services already less effective and more expensive

The Palestinian Flag flies over Dublin City Hall along side the tricolour and the flag of the European Union. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Flag will fly over city hall for one month as sign of solidarity

A file image of Clodagh and Alan Hawe.

Sister of dead woman Jacqueline Connolly says: ‘I cried with relief that he was gone’

Gardai discovered €1.5 million worth of cannabis at a grow house in Ballymount, Dublin. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Gardaí find grow-house during search in the Ballymount Industrial Estate in Dublin

A vigil for the late Dara Quigley will take place outside Leinster House on Friday.

Video of woman’s detention under Mental Health Act posted on Facebook before death

Circumstances surrounding death of Irish citizen in Morocco unknown

A woman jumps into the sea at the Forty Foot diving area in Sandycove, Dublin, on Wednesday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Met Éireann forecasts spells of rain at the weekend with heavy downpours on Sunday

A fire took hold at the Verdemont apartment block off the Snugborough Road in Blanchardstown. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade

Blaze broke out at Verdemont complex off Snugborough Road on Wednesday evening

Brendan Drumm, former chief executive of the HSE. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former HSE boss asks why Hiqa are ‘allowing a bizarre governance structure’

The Accenture building near the Grand Canal Dock in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Applicants need a minimum of 400 Leaving Cert points and a predicted 2.1 degree

Deloitte has a network of 225,000 people in 150 locations, and over 2,000 in Ireland. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Consultancy firm offers 300 graduate opportunities in Ireland across all departments

Almost 600 of the country’s graduate recruiters, talent developers and industry stakeholders attended the 11th gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards held at Dublin’s Mansion House last week

Range of schemes on offer for class of 2017 contrasts sharply with decline evident during recession

William Fry Dublin

Law firm’s clients include leading Irish companies in all sectors of the economy

Graduates have a crucial role in policy and strategy formulation in the Civil Service. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Civil Service looks for people with the potential to take on high-level responsibilities

Paddy Power plc and Betfair Group plc merged in 2016.

Betting company receives 2,500 applications for 25 positions starting in September 2017

Pat Doherty, Sinn Féin MP. Photograph:  Frank Miller

Held West Tyrone seat at Westminster since 2001

Minister for Jobs Mary Mitchell O’Connor has proposed legislation that would address zero-hours contracts including compensation for lack of work. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Mandate gives ‘cautious welcome’ to legislation aiming to offer workers more certainty

Ailbhe Smyth, a spokeswoman for the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, accused the Government using the Citizens’ Assembly as a “delay tactic”.  Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

Protest called by Coalition to Repeal the Eighth follows Citizens’ Assembly proposal

A gorse fire ablaze in Howth on Tuesday evening. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade

Drone deployed to monitor blaze as four units attempt to bring flames under control

Dublin City Council’s revised traffic plan.

Local authority alters traffic proposals following opposition from business groups

Met Eireann says indications are for a ‘good deal of dry and bright weather’ to begin on Monday. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Wet weather will clear to sunshine on Monday while music events on across country

Four units of Dublin Fire Brigade from Skerries, Balbriggan, Finglas, Swords and a water tanker attended the fire, which has since been cordoned off for a technical examination.  File photograph: Getty Images

Woman aged 86 was alone in cottage in Walshtown when fire took hold about 6pm

Garda recruits during the passing out parade at the Garda College in Templemore earlier this week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some of the lowest numbers of gardaí were assigned to rural areas, figures indicate

The group of unions in St Patrick’s Mental Health Services will now meet  to discuss the result of the ballot, and decide on the next course of action

Ballot follows the closure of the facility’s defined benefit pension scheme

‘We have heard reports of this since the end of last year from our own security personnel,’ said Irish Rail spokesman Barry Kenny.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Culprits leave packets of tissues on train seats and harrass people who touch them

Two teenagers have been charged with the murder of Daniel McLaughlin.

Damien McLaughlin (42) died on Saturday after being stabbed in heart in Enfield

“I felt, I suppose, some justification in doing it,” said Mr Hickey

Richard Hickey submitted duplicate claims worth almost €44,000, Sipo finds

Niamh Fitzpatrick, sister of  helicopter crew member Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, lays a wreath from an RNLI lifeboat at Dunmore East, Co Waterford, on Easter Sunday.  Photograph: Patrick Browne

Pilots’ groups say publication of transcript was ‘unacceptable’ and had no safety benefit

Joe Lyons, principal of Ballybrown St Joseph’s National School in Limerick, says having to split or cram several classes into one room is a health and safety issue. Photograph: Brian Gavin/Press 22

Children may have to be sent home from school or taught by unqualified staff

Entrance to Cathal Brugha Barracks in Rathmines.

Gardaí in Rathmines and military police are investigating the alleged assault

The retail value of the wine is €1,490, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of €735. Stock image: iStock

Man arrested after 31,000 contraband cigarettes found on van which arrived from Cherbourg

Bronagh Breen, Sara Cuddy, Tyrah Duff, Anna Healy, Caoimhe Flynn, and Emily Gowing from Portlaoise are pictured queuing for the Ed Sheeran concert in the 3Arena, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

‘When he sings, he just speaks to you.... He’s just so real and raw and his songs reflect that’

An Post said  customers were being diverted to St Andrew’s Street Post Office. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Dispute between new postmaster and building owner closes Montague Street Post Office

Skellig Michael, off the coast of Co Kerry. File photograph: Getty Images/Design Pics RF

OPW is assessing threat to visitors following incident at Unesco world heritage site

 Padraic Grennan of Finders International: “The owner may have passed away and they were an only child.”  Photograph: Eric Luke

Finders International traces family lines in search for those long-lost relatives

 Fine Gael chief whip Regina Doherty has said her party’s past attempt to implement water charges was ‘a cock-up’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Regina Doherty also criticises Alan Farrell over his comments on Barry Cowen’s family

“There is always some lunatic out there who points to a load of rubbish science; science changes.” – CEO Ryanair Michael O’Leary. Photograph:  Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Ryanair chief says he thinks Brexit means ‘UK are going to walk themselves off the cliff’

A man is in a critical condition in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, following an assault in Co Monaghan. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Gardaí are investigating incident in Carrickmacross on Saturday morning

Prosecco promotion: Catherine Keane, the HSE’s head of policy and public affairs, said the problem with such events is that “they are encouraging excessive alcohol consumption”.

Alcohol Action Ireland warns of dangers of Dublin bar’s discounted drink event

There’s enough sun in Ireland during winterto promote vitamin D, according to new research. Photograph: Eric Luke

New research shows enough UVB shines through during ‘vitamin D winter’

 Shane Ross: “I am not proposing to lower alcohol limits. What this Bill is about is ensuring proper consequences when people drive while over the existing limits.” File photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Minister dismisses criticism of legislation from rural TDs and ‘cynical’ lobbyists

Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton: “I would encourage students who think they might be eligible for support to submit their online applications to SUSI as soon as possible.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Grant worth €6,000 will help lone parents and Travellers access higher education

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone promised an independent review of the cost of childcare.  File photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Irish families spend double the European average on childcare

The Coombe is only one of the three Dublin maternity hospitals with a specially-designed birthing pool.

The Coombe hospital is celebrating more than 100 water births since 2014

 People at the March for Choice organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign , in Dublin city centre in 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke

Grant received from George Soros’s Open Society Foundation foundation

A search effort is under way for a helicopter with five people on board that has gone missing over the Irish Sea. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

UK Coastguard conducting search in Irish Sea off Welsh coast for privately-owned aircraft

Karen Leigh, founder  of Sensational Kids: “Our ethos is that we don’t exclude any child for any reason, be it financial or whether or not they have a diagnosis.”

The charity has helped 4,000 children with dyspraxia, autism and Down syndrome

 Dora Bracken from Terenure collecting for Daffodil Day in Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish Cancer Society aims to raise almost €4 million in this year’s appeal

The arrest of journalists has coincided with a  wave of  protests over the Belarusian government’s imposition of a tax on citizens  who are not in full-time employment. Photograph: Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko

Minister for Foreign Affairs urged to lodge a formal protest with the Belarusian government

The Dublin region had the highest average disposable income per person in the State in 2014, CSO figures show.

New figures show the wealth gap between the capital and other regions is increasing

Siptu sector organiser Karl Byrne said that all parties will attend a conciliation conference at the Workplace Relations Commission on April 11th. Photograph: Frank Miller

Management agrees to meetings with staff over issuing of permanent contracts

A 39-year-old man has died after his car hit a pole in Co Meath. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Incident occurred on R157 Maynooth to Dunboyne Road at 9am on Wednesday

Diversity in teaching  remains a challenge, with trainees most likely to be white, Irish, socially advantaged women. Photo: iStock

Diversity remains a challenge with few men or people from disadvantaged backgrounds entering the profession

Bertie Ahern: “I am a person who would love to see a united Ireland someday, but it’s not going to happen as part of these discussions.”

Former taoiseach flags twin Brexit worries for State: impact on food sector and Border

Brendan Murray (20) will perform the ballad Dying To Try at the Eurovision Song Contest Ukraine capital Kiev this May. Photograph: RTÉ

Tuam native Brendan Murray to perform power ballad in Ukraine capital Kiev this May

The reformed junior cycle aims to record a wider range of students’ skills than can be captured by written exams. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Union says new guidelines mean principle of ‘independent assessment’ will be upheld

Karl Robertson (28) who was knocked down and killed while he was out jogging in Dublin on Wednesday night.

Gardaí call on man in his 20s, couple and taxi driver to get in touch with information

Meagan Lynch is studying a Masters in Clinical Neuroscience at NUI Galway

Jillian O’Malley: “Proficiency in Irish gives one access to the fullness of our rich literary and cultural heritage.”

Irish speaker from Mayo is studying for an MA in Scríobh agus Cumarsáid at UCD

Darragh Hayes-Moriarty: the course has been “a really enriching experience and I have grown a lot as a student, a prospective employee and as a person”

Darragh Hayes-Moriarty is studying a Masters in Common Law at UCD

Students seeking to study through Irish are attracted by  prospect of well-paid jobs interpreting and translating in EU. Photograph:  iStockphoto/Getty Images

Official Languages Act and EU status have opened doors for grads with Irish qualifications

The office of Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service on Burgh Quay. Figures released by the service showed 428 failed asylum seekers and illegal migrants were deported from the Republic in 2016. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Figure represents 17% increase on 2015 and mostly comprises non-EU nationals refused entry

Someone has scooped Wednesday evening’s Lotto jackpot, which was worth nearly €13 million. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The jackpot’s winning numbers are 2, 15, 19, 26, 37, 38 and the bonus number is 39

St James’s Hospital said it was dealing with a very high number of patients. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Facility dealing with high number of patients and public urged to visit GPs instead

Eimear and Sean de Faoite with children Ailbhe (6), Fionan (9), Naoise (12) and Ciara (14), at Kilcock, Co Kildare. Photograph: Eric Luke

Supporters of Irish language schools say the problem has nothing to do with elitism

A report on Brexit due to be published shortly by Minister for Children Katherine Zappone finds that young people are worried about the cost of college in the UK. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Brexit report highlights concern among young people over UK university fees hike

A man is being held at Finglas Garda station in connection with an armed robbery. Photograph: Google Street View

Two members of staff were found locked in a room inside the shop

Christie McCann chief scout of Scouting Ireland with bravery award recipients, Sean Thompson from Wexford, Jake Duffy from Dublin, Peter and Rory O’Connor from Cork, Sean Hoban from Waterford, Mollie Gibbons Powell from Dublin, Brian McGrath from Waterford. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Brother that helped sister whose hood caught in moving bus also recognised for bravery

Uniformed gardaí followed a man on foot to a nearby park after he fled his car in Collinstown.

Officer in first week of job involved in Collinstown chase; handgun recovered during search

Ibrahim Halawa is being tried with more than 500 others. Their trial has been adjourned 19 times. He has been in prison since August 2013

Family of Irish citizen held without trial in Egypt say his health is deteriorating in prison

Irish man David Walsh who has been fatally stabbed in Sydney is seen with his  fiancee Tina Cahill shortly after they got engaged.  Photograph: Facebook

David Walsh (29) from Co Wexford, dies after sustaining stab wound to his neck

EuroMillions winner: “Frantically, he started searching through his tickets and low and behold, there it was – the winning ticket worth almost €370,000.” File photograph: Getty

‘He started searching and lo, there it was – the winning ticket worth almost €370,000’

A grow house which was discovered in Co Carlow. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Drugs were discovered at the man’s house after he called emergency services to a fire

Armed gardaí and paramedics during a standoff at a house on Ballyogan Green in Dublin on Thursday afternoon. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Replica firearm recovered from house in Ballyogan and man is taken to hospital

The US embassy has announced an additional 2,600 J-1 work and travel visas for Irish students for summer 2017.  File photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Irish students receive increased allocation for Summer Work and Travel programme

Gardai in Galway seized 4000 ectsasy tablets destined for Galway rag week.  Photograph: The Irish Times

Gardai in Galway arrest two men in connection with seizure of cannabis and ecstasy

Workplace report claims staff at the National Museum of Ireland were subject to bullying. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

More than 40% of staff at risk of developing depression, according to unpublished report

The fees charged and additional costs were having a significant financial impact on some residents, inspectors said. Photograph: Getty Images

Some residents at centre paid ‘significant amounts’ for additional agency staff

Washington’s department of transportation recently announced it would permit Norwegian to fly to the US, paving the way for it to offer cheap transatlantic flights including long-awaited services from Cork and Shannon. File photograph: Getty Images

Norwegian Air International expects to start flying from Cork and Shannon to US this year

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Association (ICSA) met with UK secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs Andrea Leadsom at a meeting which took place in the House of Commons on Tuesday tonight .  Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty

Irish farming interests must be kept front and centre at all stages of negotiations, ICSA says

Cannabis plants were at a mature stage of the growth cycle, according to gardaí. File photograph: Getty Images

Arrest made after highly sophisticated contraband operation uncovered in Co Carlow

A silent vigil was held outside Leinster House on Tuesday evening to mark Amy Fitzpatrick’s 25th birthday. Photograph: Collins

Relative says fresh evidence means pressure must be brought to bear in pursuit of truth

US attorney Dean Strang and Paul McGarry SC, chairman of the Bar of Ireland, at the launch of the Bar of Ireland’s 2017 Innocence Project scholarships at the Law Library, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Dean Strang tells audience at Dublin event that ‘almost everyone is a criminal’

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD with US National Security Advisor, Gen Michael Flynn Photograph: Marty Katz

Foreign minister told Trump aide Mike Flynn of ‘damaging consequences’ of order

The #FYI careers advisory event organised by GradIreland will show first year students exactly what is involved in particular jobs. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

RDS event to see students and graduates meet employers, attend seminars, workshops

The apartment complex formerly known as  Library Gardens where six students died during a June 16, 2015, balcony collapse, in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Noah Berger/Reuters

Library Gardens apartment complex where six students died now known as K Street Flats

A fourth case of bird flu in Ireland has been confirmed by the Department of Agriculture. File photograph: Ralf Hirschberger/AFP/Getty Images

Avian influenza H5N8 was discovered in a whooper swan on Longford-Leitrim border

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney. The number of people living in emergency accommodation has surpassed 7,000 for the first time.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Latest Government figures show the Irish homelessness crisis is getting worse

Ballydowd child detention centre near Lucan Co Dublin is one of three special care units in the State. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Young people with mental health issues placed abroad due to lack of suitable facilities

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