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

The winning ticket in tonight’s EuroMillions draw worth €88.5 million was sold in Ireland, the National Lottery has said. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Tuesday’s win marks tenth jackpot win for Irish players since EuroMillions began

Increasing numbers of Irish students are considering study options in Europe due to affordable fees, prestigious courses and easier entry requirements. Photograph: iStock

European universities are targeting Irish students with range of courses through English

Gardaí with the massive cannabis haul at Dublin Port.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Huge 1,873kg haul, one of biggest ever found in the Republic, discovered at Dublin Port

Niamh Kavanagh  performs at a dress rehearsal for the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo, Norway, in May  2010. File photograph: Bob Strong/Reuters

Former Eurovision winner says she is set to have operation after delaying it due to risk

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness is acknowledged as he leaves Bishops Gate hotel after announcing his intention not to see re-election in Derry, Northern Ireland, January 19th, 2017. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Minister for Foreign Affairs says SF leader ‘unstinting in efforts to secure powersharing’

Atypical BSE: An animal tested positive on a screening test carried out at a Department of Agriculture-approved, accredited private laboratory over the weekend.

No associated public health risks associated with disease after 18-year-old animal infected

Incidences of carbon monoxide build-up in the home are also rising due  to the incorrect installation of stoves and flues

Co Clare fire officer says increase due to recent popularity of the appliances

Melissa O’Sullivan, a law student at UCD, says owning a home by the age of 30 is not high on her agenda. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ten years ago, graduates expected riches galore – today’s students are more modest

The planning permission for the proposed Lidl supermarket in Castleknock also includes approval for a  medical centre and a number of other shops. Photograph: Mychele Daniau/AFP/Getty Images

Leo Varadkar ‘disappointed’ by granting of approval for supermarket in Dublin suburb

Dog’s life: Senan Teevan and his dog Dougal take a walk in the snow in Snugborough, Ballyconnell, Co Cavan. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

Met Éireann leaves warnings in place as snow and ice forecast for several counties

Cork farmer Noel Clancy, who lost his wife Geraldine Clancy (58), and daughter, Louise Ann (22), on December 22, 2015 in a car crash, at Cork Circuit Court. File photograph: Cork Courts Limited

Change in law to be introduced after call from man who lost wife and daughter in crash

The Slieve Russell hotel: it contacted the HSE in December after residents, staff and customers began suffering from vomiting and diarrhoea

Cavan complex once owned by Seán Quinn’s family closed before Christmas

St Mary’s Centre nursing home in Dublin 4.

Inspectors also criticise Dublin 4 facility for delays in administering medication

An Irish Cancer Society billboard as part of its new publicity campaign. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Irish Cancer Society reports 100% increase in queries for its services after advertisement

A 2015 Eurostat survey found more than 50%  of women in Ireland do not have their first child until in their 30s. Photograph: Eric Luke

The risk of chromosomal disorders is greater for women conceiving in their mid-30s

UniBrowse.ie is a interactive search tool that enables applicants to easily access detailed information about third-level college courses.

UniBrowse.ie allows students to search and compare CAO courses in one place

Launching the First Fortnight 2017 mental health arts festival programme were artist Emma Sheridan; First Fortnight co-founder David Keegan; and Minister of State for Mental Health & Older People Helen McEntee.  Photograph: Kieran Frost

Arts festival aimed at removing stigma around issue to take place on New Year’s Day

Dublin Bus drivers do not issue change on buses. If a passenger does not have the correct change to pay their fare, a bus driver will issue the passenger with a refund ticket or slip. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Number of passengers claiming on receipts has fallen since height of the recession

The IWEA said the amount of wind energy generated is the equivalent of powering 1,834,200 homes, making 70,550,000 cups of tea or powering 51,309,091 televisions. File photograph: Getty Images

Over 2,800MW of electricity generated at one point, providing 68% of Irish energy needs

John and Gwyneth Heffernan from Blanchardstown at the Knights of Columbanus Christmas dinner in the RDS. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 3,500 meals given to poor and homeless at 92nd annual event

Strong winds are due on the west coast. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ferries cancelled as Met Éireann extends yellow wind warning for Christmas weekend

A Met Éireann spokeswoman says  mild weather will hang on for much of Christmas Day. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ferry passengers are advised to allow for heavy traffic on the way to Dublin Port

Of the  53 examiners who breached protocol,  30 will not be reappointed as an examiner, six will  be re-appointed at a lower level in the respective subjects while 17 received an official warning

State Examinations Commission found 53 examiners broke protocol when marking

Tenants of council houses have been able to buy their homes from individual local authorities since the 1930s, and a national scheme for the sale of council houses was introduced in 1973

Over 11,000 tenants offered opportunity to buy properties as part of tenant-purchase scheme

The white stuff won’t be making an appearance this Christmas Day. File photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Weather to turn colder but no snow on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day

Swissport check-in staff and baggage handlers at airports across UK have announced a two-day strike. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Ryanair says passengers may be restricted to ‘hand luggage only’ if Swissport action goes ahead

Wednesday’s protest outside the Russian embassy in Dublin largely mirrored a June demonstration (above), which was also organised by the Irish-Syria Solidarity Movement. Photograph: Dave Meehan

‘There will just be more killing and violence,’ warned demonstrator with family in Syria

Permanent TSB paid the Labour Court increases to a majority of staff in September. Photograph: Alan Betson

Members of Unite union ‘overwhelmingly’ vote for limited industrial action

Workers look at the broken joists of a fourth-storey balcony that collapsed and killed six Irish students  in downtown Berkeley, California, US, in June 2015. File photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Committee aims to change the Californian building code to prevent future collapses

The ASTI, which is outside the current agreement, is balloting on settlement proposals, which would give its members the same benefits as other unions. Photograph: The Irish Times

New deal will apply to members of INTO and TUI – but not to 17,000 staff who are in ASTI

The HSE has indicted it is willing to pay €75m annually, but not the existing €400m bill across five years. Photograph: Getty Images

Asking price for medicine that acts on lung function €160,000 per patient annually

Clerys closed suddenly last year with the loss of 460 jobs after changing ownership. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Natrium plans to build hotel, offices and retail units on site of former department store

The use of red diesel in ordinary road vehicles is illegal. Photograph: Getty Images

Customs officers and armed gardaí close net on fraud, seizing 20,000 litres of tainted fuel

Bob Dylan: he won’t be at the Nobel prize-giving ceremony in Sweden tomorrow but you can catch him in Dublin next year. Photograph: Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images

Tickets for 3Arena concert go on sale on Wednesday

There has been a slight decrease in the number of homeless families in Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

New figures show a slight decline in the level of homelessness in the city in November

The Design Yard on South Frederick Street in Dublin. Photograph: Design Yard

ESB shortages hit outlet in Dublin city centre on the busiest shopping day of the year

Pupils participate in a class at Coláiste Gleann Lí, Co Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Second-level school has one of the highest computer-to-pupil ratios in county

Mohill College: A variety of special educational needs is catered for, with a number of teachers with resource teaching qualifications and the support of 3.5 SNAs

Caters to variety of special educational needs and offers many extra-curricular activities

A motion to invite former taoiseach and party leader Bertie  Ahern to rejoin Fianna Fáil was proposed at the party’s Dublin Central members’ meeting and was passed unanimously. File photograph: Getty Images

Motion to invite former taoiseach and party chief passed unanimously at meeting

Ireland was ranked number nine among countries worldwide for donating money to charity, volunteering time and helping a stranger. File photograph: Getty Images

Myanmar tops Charities Aid Foundation’s worldwide index released on Giving Tuesday

Cystic Fibrosis Ireland called on Mr Harris to intervene to ensure the “life-lengthening” drug was made available to about 550 patients. Photograph: Getty Images

Minister takes action to make cystic fibrosis medicine available and cost effective

Teacher Ciara Ashmore   engages children in the  Pax Good Behaviour Game, an educational behaviour-based programme, at St Joseph’s National School in Coolock, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Positive affirmation programme creates calm classrooms and helps students learn

Bishop John O’Riordan died peacefully on Tuesday aged 92

Requiem Mass to take place at Church of the Holy Spirit in Kimmage on Friday morning

RTÉ headquarters in Montrose. TV programmes produced for young children and teenagers, such as RTÉ Junior and Swipe TV will be outsourced to independent production companies. Photograph: Alan Betson

Broadcaster moves production to independent sector due to challenging financial environment

A planned strike by CityJet pilots scheduled for Thursday has been deferred. Photograph: Getty images

Unite members defer Thursday’s action but have more strike days planned in run up to Christmas

The last ever callcard produced in the country was in 2003

Gardaí have arrested a man in relation to the armed robbery of a shop in Rialto, Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Man threatened staff in the Rialto premises before making off with a sum of money

Ruth Coppinger: she said “Enda Kenny disgracefully sent a message of congratulations to Donald Trump on behalf of the Government”

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett describes Trump victory as a shocking wake-up call for the world

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: defended Garda’s attitude to whistleblowers. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Garda Commissioner should not decide on complaints, Policing Authority recommends

No arrests have been made after a young man was assaulted near Navan on Thursday, and the investigation is ongoing.   File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

21-year-old man seriously injured during incident and suffered apparent stab wounds

Katie Hopkins wrote that Donald Trump’s election victory has ‘crushed the lefty luvvies, useless pollsters, multicultural mafia and gender Nazis who refuse to listen to regular people’. File photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Controversial columnist defends Donald Trump during ‘Late Late Show’ appearance

Irish Times Science Editor Dick Ahlstrom with Caroline McClafferty, HR director, AbbVie, and Todd Manning, general manager, AbbVie

Lack of student numbers in these areas poses threat to future sustainability of Stem industries

Working it out: “Ireland has more role models in terms of women at the top of Stem companies, women like Anne Heraty at CPL, Louise Phelan at PayPal and Cathriona Hallahan at Microsoft”

More and more employers are aware of need for flexibility when it comes to family life

Many ITs do not offer on-campus accommodation but are located near student villages or work with students to source other private rentals.

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

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has over 200 clinical consultants on their teaching staff, enabling students to receive consultant-delivered clinical teaching in small groups. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Open days offer students opportunity to become informed about courses and campuses

Christy Morrison, Paul McDermott,  Antoinette Cunningham, Cormac Moylan and Chris Cronin of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors who called off the industrial action planned for Friday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Government set to accept pay deal that goes beyond €30m package rejected by GRA

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