The HPV – or human papilloma virus – vaccine, marketed as Gardasil, protects against cervical and other forms of cancer.

Hiqa to carry out assessment which will inform a decision to extend the programme

Temple Street Children’s Hospital said it has seen an increase in patients with repsiratory infections. Photograph:The Irish Times

Temple Street Children’s University Hospital asks parents to consider options such as GP visits

People wait in line to board the Luas bound for Sandyford at St Stephen’s Green. Photograph: Moya Nolan

Existing 26 trams will be lengthened and eight more trams added to the fleet

Clinic will be open to users of PrEP and will provide HIV tests and STI screening

‘Unfortunately, my husband was still dead and my children still have autism’ - Jane Johnston

Ibrahim Halawa on the Late Late Show: he said he wants to help the homeless and people who are falsely imprisoned

Dublin man talks about decision to join protest and violence in prison

Minister for  Social Protection Regina Doherty with BeLongTo director  Moninne Griffith (left). Photograph:  Orla Murray/SON Photographic

Minister names BeLongTo director as head of group addressing law on gender identity

Cllr Brian Murphy who is a member of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council claimed that Sharia law was operating in Ireland

Brian Murphy criticised Naval Service’s mission in Mediterranean on social media

Firefighters respond to a Halloween fire in Dublin. File photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade

Firefighters have already responded to bonfires, car fires and a playground fire

Joan Freeman, chief executive of Pieta House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Joan Freeman to focus on Solace House, which she founded to serve Irish diaspora

Conor McGregor made out of Lego  in Birmingham, England. McGregor has apologised for using the word ‘faggot’ in a recent clip. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

UFC champion expresses regret in ‘Late Late Show’ interview for saying the word

A poster of Savita Halappanavar erected on O’Connell Street, Dublin, during a vigil in her memory today. Photograph: Áine McMahon/The Irish Times

People invited to join events at over 20 locations around Ireland, and in NY, London

Gardaí at the scene where a 24-year-old man died after being shot early on Saturday morning, on Moatview Avenue, Coolock, north Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Witnesses sought to killing of 24-year-old Jamie Tighe Ennis at Moatview Ave, Coolock

The HSE said as measles is now circulating in the community, it is important that everyone be aware of the possible risk of spread whenever groups of people gather.  Photograph: iStock

Most at risk are those not fully vaccinated with two doses of MMR vaccine including babies

The incident occurred on the N15 Sligo/Donegal Road on the Sligo town side of Cliffoney on Thursday at about 4pm. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Woman driver taken to hospital with minor injuries following incident in Cliffoney

 Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place: the society’s president, Stuart Gilhooly, told  newly qualified solicitors they should always try to get on with colleagues and always be humble.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Law Society president Stuart Gilhooly speaks of former ‘tough times’ at ceremony

Gardaí found two handguns and a quantity of ammunition inside a rucksack. Photograph: Frank Miller

Gardaí find two handguns and ammunition in rucksack

The incident took place near Prague on Wednesday morning.

Department of Foreign Affairs providing assistance after incident near Prague

Bryan Dobson has presented his final Six One News

RTÉ broadcaster Bryan Dobson presents final evening TV news show after 21 years

Fintan O’Toole and Catriona Crowe at the launch of the book and exhibition Judging Shaw, in the Little Museum of Dublin. Photograph:  David Meaney/The Little Museum

Irish Times columnist Fintan O’Toole publishes book on ‘outrageous’ Irish author

Gardaí seized cocaine and cannabis with an estimated value of €1 million pending analysis. File photograph: Getty Images

Suspect in his 30s arrested during search operation near Geashill, Co Offaly

Revenue officers have seized cash  in Cork. File photograph via Garda Press Office.

Two men and a woman questioned following seizure

A  child being immunised. Photograph: David Jones

Outbreak control team convened to tackle spread of the potentially serious illness

Rebecca Kelly, left, and Breda Kenny, both from Castlecomer Community School, Co Kilkenny,  at the Trinity College Open Day with a Lightening Ball which contains a mixture of gases that generate electromagnetic waves

Life on campus: Here is some of what Ireland’s universities and colleges have to offer

With campuses in Dublin, Cork and Limerick, Griffith College is our oldest  private college

Institutions around the country offer a diverse range of course options for prospective students

Carlow Institute of Technology  mechanical engineering students  built their own single-seated Formula One style race car

ITs around the country offer a diverse range of course options for students

A Garda spokesman said the shooting is not linked to a gangland feud.

Injured 18-year-old is treated in hospital for non life-threatening injuries

Some 1.2 kilograms of MDMA pills was found by police. File image: David Sleator

Gang is alleged to have transported cocaine and MDMA valued at $1m Australian dollars

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on the Government jet last week. Photograph via Twitter

Minister for Health says Taoiseach is a ‘breath of fresh air’

 A makeshift memorial for the victims of Sunday night’s mass shooting stands at an intersection of the north end of the Las Vegas Strip. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

US flag flies at half mast outside embassy in Dublin

 Samples of standardised packaging of tobacco products, which has been approved by the Government. File photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ireland becomes fourth country in world to remove logos from tobacco packaging

Hillary Clinton: “There has been so much progress” in the North. “I don’t want to see it lost,” she told Ryan Tubridy

US president has brought instability to world, former candidate tells Ryan Tubridy on RTÉ

Online is important but enthusiasm and a well-written CV and a chat in person still means a lot. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Up to 5,000 positions in retail, finance and public service on offer at gradireland fair

Graduate recruitment lead at PwC Sarah Madigan: “We take a blended approach to learning and development, combining formal training, coaching from others and most importantly practical on-the-job experience.”

Graduate Options profile: Professional services firm is seeking enterprising, passionate and bright people

Orla Graham, Chief Human Resources Officer at Deloitte Ireland

Graduate Options profile: Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply for positions

Participants at the Openet De/Coding contest at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin

Graduate Options profile: Graduates are more than a resource, but are disrupters and key to future success

The Civil Service is looking for people with potential – applications are accepted from graduates across all degree disciplines. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Graduate Options profile: Successful candidates play a role in policy and strategy formulation across the spectrum of economic, fi(...)

Undated picture of John Nolan. Photograph: Courtesy of the Irish Post.

Police say death so far treated as unexplained, inquiries on circumstances ongoing

Nabil Mohamed El-Niwari has been held without charge in Sudan since September 5th

Martin Kehoe jnr (33) died in an accident at the family farm in Foulksmills, New Ross.

Martin Kehoe jnr was working at a grain store when he was overcome with fumes

 The Student Hub at the Higher Options conference at the RDS in 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke

Event offer students opportunity to meet representatives from over 160 college, universities and institutes of higher education

Alex and Dylan along with Solas Project co-ordinator Derek Murphy in Dublin’s south-west inner city engaged in an after-school  project.

Second level is a big change in a student’s life and preventing regression is key to success

  Gardai on the scene in Inchicore after offiers opened fire on a van. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Armed officers intercept man and seize weapon on in Inchicore, south Dublin

A vigil was held for Shane Jack Watson on Friday night outside Leinster House. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Home Sweet Home axes event in memory of Jack Watson who was found dead in Dublin

Don Cockburn: Became a household name through anchoring RTÉ’s main evening programming over many years, and retired in 1992. File photograph: RTÉ

Figure became household name through anchoring RTÉ’s evening news programmes

All tenants who were eligible to purchase their tenancy were notified by letter.

Those eligible may receive up to 60% off market value, depending on their income

Gardaí said during the course of the search the man became aggressive and attacked two members of the force.  File photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

The 25-year-old man was arrested on Sheriff Street in Dublin’s north inner city

The Ironman Triathlon Challenge at Sandycove on August 20th. Athletes began with a 2km one-lap sea swim in Scotsmans Bay, Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Peter Cavanagh

Initial results from sample show high level reading of E. Coli

LÉ William Butler Yeats during the rescue of pople 42 nautical miles north-east of Tripoli on Thursday.

LÉ William Butler Yeats was deployed to the Mediterranean Sea in July

Dublin City Council  said a homeless woman with two children who has died  had been offered and had accepted permanent social housing in recent days. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Garda spokeswoman says death not treated as suspicious and that it was tragic incident

Left to right:  Niall, Ryan, Liam and Clodagh Hawe. Photograph: Jacqueline Connolly

Mother and three boys murdered by Alan Hawe at their home in Co Cavan last year

Archaeologists at work at Swords Castle in Dublin

At least three sites will be further excavated following discovery by Digging History group

Bank of Ireland ad about ‘Orla and her boyfriend’ provokes fierce online reaction

The cost to students of on-campus accommodation has increased markedly in recent years across all seven universities, with students in Dublin universities seeing the largest rise

‘Rent-a-room’ plan means property owners do not pay tax on rent up to €14,000 a year

Incident occurred at junction of Adelaide Road and Earlsfort Terrace at around 6.15pm

Over 530 litres of alcohol was found hidden in a consignment of soft drinks and snacks that had arrived at Dublin Port from Portugal. Photograph: Revenue

Counterfeit alcohol hidden among consignment of soft drinks and snacks

Flooding on the Arva to Cornafean road in Co Cavan after torrential rain on Tuesday afternoon.

Met Éireann had issued a status yellow rainfall warning for Connacht and counties Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal

Local Labour Councillor Peter O’Brien said he was ‘disgusted’ at the damage done to the memorial. Photograph: Peter O’Brien

Councillor ‘disgusted’ at damage to statue for 10 people and unborn child who died

Billy Kelleher of Fianna Fáil says the reason hundreds of patients are lying on trolleys in emergency departments or in wards is directly related to the number of bed days lost in the system. Photograph: Alan Betson

On average over 15,000 bed days lost each month in hospitals in first six months of 2017

If you feel an exam paper did not go well, it is a very good idea to view scripts with your teacher. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Students should look for advice from a guidance counsellor or their parents

Alan O’Beirne works in technical recruitment at Amazon Web Services

Life after the Leaving: Alan O’Beirne is co-founder of a website that makes searching for CAO courses easier

Aoife Dooley: freelance illustrator and designer. Photograph: Ruth Medjbe

Life after the Leaving: Aoife Dooley is a freelance illustrator and designer and author of Dublin Hun book ‘How to Be Massive’

Darach McGrath: Director of Engineering at Cook Medical

Life after the Leaving: Darach McGrath – Director of Engineering at Limerick-based multinational firm Cook Medical

The President of Maynooth University, Philip Nolan

University is where you will gain knowledge you can use throughout your life. We spoke to six university presidents for their take(...)

More than 400 patients were left on trolleys around the country on Wednesday, according to the INMO. File photograph: Frank Miller

HSE misses ‘pathetic’ target for admitting or discharging elderly within a day of registration

The latest figures show a record 57,674 patients were admitted for care and left on trolleys so far this year. File photograph: Frank Miller

At least 400 currently waiting for beds with University Hospital Limerick worst affected

Michael O’Leary: ‘People are whining and whingeing - but you can’t sit where you want.’ File photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Ryanair chief says company’s seating algorithm has changed but policy has not

Social media doesn’t help reduce stress in girls, and needs to be kept in bounds because it’s often a cruel place

Parenting guru Steve Biddulph says social media has compounded anxiety and stress for young people, and for girls especially

Dorset Street residents will hold protests before Saturday’s Coldplay concert and other high-profile events in Croke Park over antisocial behaviour associated with alleged brothels in the area. Photograph:    Ronny Hartmann/AFP/Getty Images

Dorset Street residents to hold demonstrations over antisocial behaviour in area

Philip Mulryne of Northern Ireland leaving the pitch after a 1-0 loss to Canada in the International Challenge match on February 9, 2005 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Belfast-born Philip Mulryne made his debut for Manchester United in 1995

Friday night’s jackpot brought to €1bn the total prize money won by Irish players since the competition was first introduced in 2011

The identity and location of the Republic’s 11th jackpot winner is as yet unknown

The incinerator at Poolbeg, Ringsend, where a lime leak resulted in  11 people being hospitalised in June. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Plant to restart operations after ‘making improvements’ following lime leak

 Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants general secretary Ciaran Rohan

Higher public service staff call for faster pay restoration

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Rathdown Josepha Madigan, one of three TDs appointed to chair Oireachtas committees.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

TDs Josepha Madigan, Alan Farrell and Fergus O’Dowd to chair Oireachtas committees

An Bord Pleanála has given the go-ahead to Lidl for a €15m   development at Castleknock in west Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar among those who object to planned €15m development

Farmers are willing to take a ‘financial hit’ of €1,711 rather than report an incident of theft

The idea behind Snap Maps is that users can stay up to date with their friend’s lives and meet up easily.

Security expert warns feature could allow someone to stalk and target young people

Tony Bennett has cancelled his upcoming Dublin concert due to ill-health.

On advice of doctors, 90-year-old singer cancels Dublin gig due to flu virus

Eamonn Tierney, chair of St Joseph’s Parents and Friends group, called for the issue to be resolved as soon as possible. “The people in Portrane can’t leave their homes. They are basically imprisoned due to this dispute.”

Up to 20 vehicles used to transport residents have not been used in the past six weeks

Executive director of HIV Ireland Niall Mulligan said PrEP needed to be made available ‘as soon as possible’ as Ireland was experiencing a HIV epidemic.

HIV Ireland wants drug available on HSE general scheme instead of prescription only

A screenshot taken from CCTV footage of the tractor on the railway line. Photograph: Iarnród Éireann.

Irish Rail said Maynooth-Sligo services faced some disruption

Justin Bieber pictured playing basketball in Bushy Park in Terenure on Tuesday evening. His car was surrounded by fans on exit. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Hundreds of ‘Beliebers’ gather in south Dublin park to see popstar play basketball

An Irish student is receiving treatment in a San Diego hospital after he was allegedly attacked following a night out. File photograph: Getty Images/Flickr RF

Evan White is receiving treatment in San Diego after being found unconscious in an alley

Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Universities’ initiative aims to create highly skilled workforce for high-tech sector

A wide range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) related jobs and disciplines is available in Ireland. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Several of the world's leading science and technology firms have bases or operations here and acrtively look out for talent. Áine (...)

Viola (16), a refugee from South Sudan, with her baby daughter at  Bidi Bidi refugee settlement camp, Uganda. Photograph: Oscar Durrand

Resulting artwork is ‘a facilitator for conversations and new experience’, says Maser

Leo Varadkar at Áras an Uachtaráin before receiving his seal of office from President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Many international media outlets run with headline ‘Ireland’s first gay prime minister’

A man is expected to appear before a sitting of Meath District Court in Trim on Thursday morning where he he will be charged in connection with the investigation into the murder of Paul Gallagher

Paul Gallagher was shot dead at Ballymacan in Collon, Co Meath in July 2014

The late Fred Cogley

Between 1973 and 1997, Cogley presented television programme 'Sports Stadium'

Last year, the top 10 payers accounted for 37 per cent of total corporate tax receipts, the Budgetary Oversight Committee was told.

Research needed on reliance on corporate tax, Department of Finance economist says

A rescue boat on the River Liffey.  Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade

Incident occurred at junction of O’Connell Bridge and Burgh Quay on Tuesday afternoon

Brian Burns, the business executive and commercial lawyer who US president Donald Trump wanted to be his ambassador to Ireland. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Irish-American businessman tipped to be Donald Trump’s nominee reportedly cited ill health

Unidentified man in his 30s discovered in underground car park of apartment complex

The scene at Military Road, Glencree, on Sunday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Human remains discovered in at least five locations, head and hands found in a bag

Presenter and fashion designer Brendan Courtney has announced the death of his father Frank Courtney who featured in a documentary which highlighted the lack of supports available for families trying to care for older people. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘We Need to Talk About Dad’ focused on the difficult care choices of family after stroke

The new national president of the Society of St Vincent de Paul, Kieran Stafford, has said: “Despite the welcome economic improvements of recent times, we remain an unequal nation.”

Kieran Stafford from Tipperary to succeed Geoff Meagher as SVP president

The Irish media’s blanket coverage of the leaving cert is not replicated elsewhere

Orla O’Malley from Cordroon, Cross, Co Mayo,was a passenger in a car that crashed at Churchfield, Tourmakeady. Photograph: Facebook

Orla O’Malley is seventh person to die on roads over June Bank Holiday weekend

A report from  a European drugs-monitoring centre noted: “MDMA is no longer a niche or subcultural drug limited to dance clubs and parties, but is used by a broad range of young people in mainstream nightlife settings, including bars and house parties.” Photograph: iStockPhoto

Cannabis most prevalent drug among 15-34-year-olds followed by MDMA and cocaine

Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson said: “It is unconscionable that one of the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters would simply walk away from its responsibility to people both at home and abroad, in the interest of short-term fossil fuel profits.” File photograph: Getty Images

‘Unconscionable’ for US to walk away in interest of short term profits - former president Mary Robinson

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