Derville Rowland and Philip Lane of the Central Bank. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Central Bank says it has ‘discussed’ the matter of a criminal probe with gardaí

Gardaí recovered a sawn-off shotgun. Photograph: An Garda Síochána/Facebook

Shotgun, cannabis, cocaine and suspected amphetamines discovered during search

The man’s body was taken to Mayo General Hospital. Photograph: Google Street View

Firefighters remove 80-year-old from burning building in Ballymangan in early hours

The road at New Twopothouse was closed for a time, but has since reopened. Photograph: Frank Miller

Several cars damaged after men allegedly drove SUV in highly-dangerous manner

The man got into difficulty while swimming in the Maldives. Photograph: Facebook

Department of Foreign Affairs providing consular assistance to 30-year-old’s family

 ESB crew workers at Glenamuck Road, south Dublin, restoring services following Ophelia storm damage earlier this week.Photograph:Cyril Byrne

Department of Social Protection asks employers to ‘take a long-term view’

A road in southwest Cork is blocked by a fallen tree on Tuesday. Dozens of roads around the country remain blocked by fallen trees after Storm Ophelia swept over the country.  Photograph: Getty

Luas will not resume until Wednesday, while many roads remain blocked by trees

Just two of the State’s courts sat during Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Collins

District Courts due to reopen, but blocked roads could cause further delays

Ophelia waves crash into the town of Summercove near Kinsale, Co Cork. Photograph: John Allen

Three killed in storm while cost of repairs across country may run to hundreds of millions

Storm Ophelia batters   Lahinch, Co Clare.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

South and West worst hit, but most counties see power outages and blocked roads

A woman walks her dogs beside the stormy sea in  Donaghadee  east of Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty

Most large supermarket chains have closed with many other employees working from home

Leo Varadkar, then minister for social protection, with Kathleen Stack of the Department of Social Protection in April. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Government sees significant drop in the number of cases uncovered

Gay Byrne and Kathleen Watkins at the opening of ’The Importance of Being Earnest’ at the Gate Theatre in 2015. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Broadcaster’s wife Kathleen Watkins says he has been moved on to new medication

The increase will  be used to begin the planning process for the replacement of the Naval Service’s flagship vessel LÉ Eithne (above, on a rescue operation in the Mediterranean) with a new multi-role ship. Photographs: Irish Defence Forces

Over a quarter of defence spending to go on pensions

The increase in Garda numbers is part of a long-term drive to bring the strength of the force to about 21,000 by 2021, comprising 15,000 gardaí, 2,000 reserves and 4,000 civilians. File photograph: Getty Images

Donohue says extra funds to develop ‘modern police force’ and drive Garda reform

Ms Justice Margaret Heneghan was appointed to the High Court just two years ago. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Heneghan’s resignation left Justice Kelly with ‘massive administrative headache’

The judgment is causing confusion among Garda management and other investigatory authorities as to how they are supposed to determine what files are relevant without examining them. Photograph:  Getty Images

Supreme Court decision could impact what gardaí can seize in child pornography raids

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission: supports the wide-ranging liberalisation of abortion law. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Committee to decide whether to recommend repealing or replacing Eighth Amendment

Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger is to call for the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment to announce its views next week. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger to push for the Oireachtas group to make its views known

Ms Justice Heneghan: her departure causes a headache for the High Court President, who will now have to deal with the court’s increasing workload with one less judge.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Margaret Heneghan’s early departure causes headache for busy court

 Tom Humphries arriving in court in July. Photograph: Collins

Many were sexually explicit and included obscene pictures from Humphries, court told

Paul Kiernan, Keith Preston, Declan Kane, Antoinette Kane,Tommy Kelly and Peter Herbert at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after the charges against them  were dropped. Photograph: Collins Courts

DPP was advised that convictions were unlikely after judge questioned evidence of gardaí

Defendant Peter Herbert outside  Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after defendants were all found not guilty on charges of  false imprisonment of then-tánaiste Joan Burton at a water charges protest in Jobstown in 2014. Photograph: Collins Courts

Protesters promise to continue campaign calling for public inquiry into previous trial

Anti-water charges protester Peter Herbert pictured outside Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after charges were dropped against him and  other defendants  in relation to the 2014 Jobstown protest. Photograph: Collins Courts

One supporter sounded an air horn in court after the judge formally discharged the group

Eanna O’Cochlain, a nurse from Cork, was arrested in Laoag International Airport in the Philippines in July 2013.

Eanna O’Cochlain faces 12 years in jail for possession of a small amount of cannabis

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of IHREC: “a decade on from Ireland signalling its intention to ratify this UN protocol, substantial progress has yet to be made”. Photograph: Alan Betson

State pledged 10 years ago to establish inspection regimes for various holding centres

Barry Cowen: said a vacant site tax should be implemented as soon as possible. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On sufficient land for 50,000-plus new homes, only 3,670 units are being built

Chief Justice Frank Clarke delivering a speech ahead of the new law term at the Four Courts last week. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Lay majority on appointments board is a concern, says Frank Clarke

Bríd Smith TD takes a picture of the members of the Oireachtas employees for choice gathered outside the Department of the Taoiseach. Photograph: Alan Betson

Hotels withdrawing permission for pro- and anti- meetings over ‘intimidation’

Niamh Uí Bhriain,  spokeswoman for the Life Institute

Group calls for full Garda investigation into alleged threats by pro-choice activists

 Mr Justice Frank Clarke was making his first major speech since replacing Susan Denham as Chief Justice. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

‘High costs and outdated procedures’ deter many people from taking legal action

“The Criminal Courts of Justice has video screens on many surfaces but the desks are still stacked high with brown folders containing case files which are lugged into court on hand trolleys.” File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Virtual courts: Chief Justice Frank Clarke lays out plan to drag colleagues into 21st century

New Chief Justice Frank Clarke delivers a speech ahead of the new law term, at the Four Courts. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Chief Justice Frank Clarke reveals new scheme as part of push to digitise appeal process

Avondale House Cumberland Street,Dublin where Gareth Hutch was shot dead. His Cousin, Alan Hutch, has been warned by gardaí he may be the target of an assassination attempt. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Hutch’s father and two cousins have already been murdered as part of feud

Ireland has the lowest number of judges per head of population in the EU. Photograph: Alan Betson

Decisions in five cases have been outstanding for more than two years

Familiar sight: people use a Dublin laneway to take drugs. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Campaigners hope we might be about to turn a corner. The reality is more nuanced

Israeli immigration officers stopped the group when they arrived at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. Photograph: iStock

Elaine Daly has been organising the trip for eleven years

Conor Brady, Sir Peter Fahy, Dr Johnny Connolly, Kathleen O’Toole, Chairperson, Donncha O’Connell, Helen Ryan and Dr Eddie Molloy at the first meeting of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former ‘Irish Times’ editor says lack of Government support for commission was a factor

Former Garda ombudsman  Conor Brady has called for radical reform of the force. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Conor Brady says appointing a new Garda Commissioner will make little difference

Journalist Alison O’Reilly alleges the Mail failed in its duty of care towards her and breached the terms of her contract

Alison O’Reilly also alleges she was defamed by the apology the newspaper printed

A shooting incident involving a garda occurred near the junction of Portobello Road and Kingsland Parade, Portobello, Dublin 8 (above). File photograph: Google Street View

Gsoc advises witnesses they may have to give evidence at trial if DPP directs charges

A report revealed that gardaí had exaggerated the number of breathalyser tests by 1.45 million. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

Civilian Garda employee said she witnessed garda test himself to falsify numbers

Mr Flanagan said the selection of candidates for the post will be handled by the Policing Authority “independent of government.”  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Government is open to raising the €180,000 salary to attract outside candidates

Gary Cunningham: “In prison, it’s the tiniest things that make a difference.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A former Mountjoy prisoner remembers ‘a disgraceful, inhumane practice’

Nóirín O’Sullivan made some basic errors during her time as commissioner, according to one Kildare-based garda

‘The commissioner should be a guard. It’s not a football club. You can’t just buy Neymar’

The resignation of Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan was ‘flagged’ to Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan in the weeks before she stepped down.

Minister for Justice denies a ‘deal’ was done over Nóirín O’Sullivan’s pension

The HSE set up a programme in 2011 allowing intravenous drug users to exchange their needles for clean ones in designated pharmacies around the country

More than 500 seizures of injectable tanning substance in last two years, figures show

Former chief justice Susan Denham. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ex-chief justice lobbied for judges facing misconduct inquiries to be able to recoup costs

Gardai at the scene ( house in centre of pic) of the discovery of the skeletal remains of a human in the back yard of a house, by builders, on Mary Street, North, Dundalk. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Skeletal remains found in back garden are at least 70 years old and National Museum called in

Tipperary was at 385 per cent while Kerry had an over-reporting rate of nine per cent. Photograph: iStock

The Tipperary division over-reporting rate of 385% was highest of all Garda areas

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at a  Policing Authority public meeting at Griffith College, Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

New report into false testing figures is the latest instalment in a lengthy saga

A privacy provision relating to misconduct inquires against judges was inserted into a draft of the Judicial Council Bill after the then Chief Justice Susan Denham contacted the then minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald (right) in 2015. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Susan Denham told Frances Fitzgerald of concern over public misconduct proceedings

Sex Workers Alliance Ireland said people it is in contact with were experiencing more harassment, abuse, robberies and violent attacks.

Support groups link increase in attacks to law criminalising purchase of sex

Member of the public attend a vigil  for Jack Watson, a rough sleeper who was found dead in Dublin on Thursday morning.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Plea to Taoiseach ahead of emergency meeting: ‘Take control of this situation’

File image of Console founder Paul Kelly. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Department of Health may seek repayment of the money if it was spent inappropriately

 Flowers and candles are placed in tribute to victims of the recent terrorist attack in Las Ramblas,  Barcelona, Spain. Photograph:  Alejandro Garcia/EPA

Support group calls for specialist organisation for Irish citizens affected by terrorism

Former garda Stephen Cooper was jailed for three years for a string of offences. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Supreme Court ruling could have implications for cases involving sport, sadomasochism

 Former garda Stephen Cooper: he was attacked and beaten by another prisoner in Midlands Prison. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Case could have implications for sporting events such as mixed martial arts

Gardaí found a large amount of stolen property during searches in Dublin

Passenger journeys on all modes of transport have increased since 2013.

National Transport Authority says rise has been achieved with no extra State funding

Muslims  gather at Plaza de Catalunya to protest against terrorism in Barcelona on Monday evening. Photograph:  Sergio Perez/Reuters

City’s Muslim community is well integrated, and contemptuous of last week’s terror attacks

Handout police picture shows a security camera  video grab of 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub

Younes Abouyaaqoub (22) is thought to have mowed down and killed 13 people on the street

A watermarked CCTV frame grab provided by Spanish newspaper El Pais shows a suspect walking through La Boqueria market seconds after a van crashed into pedestrians in Barcelona, on August 17th. Photograph: Courtesy of El Pais via Reuters .

Police believe Younes Abouyaaquob (22) was the driver in Las Ramblas van assault

Dubliner Jon Berkeley: “We have grown-up kids and obviously they would be out and about in Barcelona quite a bit”

The Irish in Barcelona include long-term residents such as illustrator Jon Berkeley

People gather at an impromptu memorial where a van crashed into pedestrians at Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain, August 20, 2017. Photograph: REUTERS/Susana Vera

Minute silence to be held before match tonight in honour of attack victims

Queen Letizia of Spain speaks to Nailah Potot  in hospital in Barcelona. Photograph: Getty

Spain’s royal couple visit the Potot family in hospital following Las Ramblas assault

Members of a Catalan traditional group known as Falcons make a human tower as a tribute to victims at an impromptu memorial where a van crashed into pedestrians at Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain, August 19, 2017. Photograph:  REUTERS/Susana Vera

King Felipe and Queen Letizia visit victims of Thursday’s attack in hospital

Spanish police patrol Barcelona El Prat airport the morning after  terrorists drove a van down the city’s Las Ramblas, killing 13 and injuring more than 100. Photograph: James Lawler Duggan/Reuters

As passengers land in Barcelona – El Prat airport, the atmosphere is calm but tense

Image issued by Suffolk Police of Julian Myerscough, who  absconding from a British court shortly before being convicted of downloading indecent images of children. File photograph: Suffolk Police/PA Wire

Former criminal law lecturer Julian Myerscough set free and may leave country

Flowers left near the scene of the double fatal shooting at Balbutcher Drive, Ballymun pictured on Thursday morning. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

‘They men got away, who knows if they’ll come back,’ says local activist Queenie Barnes

Paramedics tend to a victim at the scene of a shooting on Balbutcher Drive, Ballymun. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

North Dublin community shocked by killings which took place as children played outside

Antoinette Corbally, sister of Derek Devoy. She was oneof two people shot dead on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins

Local drug dealer chief suspect as three including baby treated for injuries

One third of rail-related accidents involved the gap between the train and the platform and were judged to be in the highest risk category. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Number involved in rail-related accidents increased by almost one-third to 261 last year

The scene of the shooting on Balbutcher Drive, Ballymun. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Niece of female victim was holding a baby when a bullet grazed her forehead

OCI president Sarah Keane: “This obviously presents the council quite a challenge going forward.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

President says she would like to get out of agreement but it is ‘pretty watertight’

OCI president Sarah Keane during a media briefing on the Moran Report into the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Committee members only became aware of ‘watertight’ deal in ‘recent weeks’

Emergency Response Unit was involved in arrests in Dublin last Monday. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Men in 30s also charged with possession of semi-automatic handgun and ammunition

Eamonn Lillis: The anomaly in the current law was highlighted by the case of  Lillis who was jailed for killing his wife, Celine Cawley. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Legislation clarifies succession laws in bid to ensure murderers do not benefit from crime

Martens family seek $300,000 in donations to fund appeal and defence of civil action

Graham Johnson (42) suffered fatal chest and throat injuries in an attack at Cork Prison. Photograph: Provision

Graham Johnson’s family lodge High Court proceedings over Brian Veale’s kitchen job

Graham Johnson (42) suffered fatal chest and throat injuries in an attack at Cork Prison. Photograph:  Provision

Stab victim’s family demand to know why Brian Veale got kitchen job

Molly Martens Corbett and her father Thomas Martens. Photographs: Donnie Roberts/The Dispatch

Nature of media coverage and lawyers’ behaviour highlight differences in legal systems

It is believed the man had been monitored in recent months because of his frequent travel between the UK and Ireland. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Director of Public Prosecutions will make decision on whether further action to be taken

Gardaí had prior knowledge of two suspects’  intentions when the heavily armed Emergency Response Unit stopped their van on the Kylemore Road in Ballyfermot on Monday night. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Arrested men believed to be members of the Kinahan gang

Prince: the late pop star died from a fentanyl overdose. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The drug is often sold as heroin but is far stronger, leading to accidental overdoses

According to figures from 2010, 14 per cent of sexual offenders who serve a prison sentence will reoffend within three years of release. Photograph: iStock

New figures reveal most leave prison without having attended preventative programme

Kevin Myers admitted on Tuesday that his remarks had been foolish, saying he would take full responsibility for the controversial comments in the column.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Newspaper states that ‘it is important not to publish comments that overstep the mark’

PrEP   is not covered by the HSE. It costs €400 a month to buy it privately with a doctor’s prescription.

Activists demand fast-tracked assessment to deal with ‘epidemic’

 Members of the gardai following the discovery of a body at Ballyboughal, Co Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Gardaí say man was found on country lane was murdered elsewhere in last week

Kevin Myers at launch of his book last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Seven Myers complaints to Press Ombudsman about misogyny

The burst water pipe at Proudstown Road, Navan, Co Meath, which affected some 10,000 people. Photograph:   Barry Cronin

Up to 10,000 people affected by water outage after mains breaks in Co Meath town

Works being carried out on a burst water pipe at Proudstown Road in Navan, Co Meath. Photograph: Barry Cronin.

Irish Water official says €13.5bn needs to be invested in State’s water infrastructure

The coastguard said that the boat was struggling and overloaded with passengers before it overturned. Photograph: US Coast Guard

Harry O’Connor from Clonmel was trapped underwater before being airlifted to hospital

Comments made by journalist Kevin Myers in a weekend newspaper column about Jewish people were an ‘abuse of free speech’, the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism in the UK has said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Branding sacked columnist anti-Semite ‘an absolute distortion of the facts’

In 2016, three life-sentence prisoners, who had all served at least 17 years, could not be released because there were not enough supports for them in the community. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Officials concerned at high costs if UK trend of suing over delays spreads to Republic

The original European patent on Truvada is due to expire this year

High price of medication has lead to increased numbers sourcing it abroad

 Columnist Kevin Myers will no longer write for ‘The Sunday Times’ following the publication of a piece   containing offensive remarks about Jewish people. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Column removed as newspaper issues apology over piece about gender pay gap

Tougher laws on brothel keeping are putting sex workers at increased risk of arrest or assault, according to those working with prostitutes.

Ireland’s sex trade went online years ago. So what are main-street ‘massage parlours’ for?

Government is now open to considering making physical or psychological violence against partners a specific offence following representations from several senators. Photograph: iStock

Minister denies State is attempting to ‘walk back’ from Magdalene laundries apology

Umbrellas are the order of the day.   Met Eireann said the storms will clear after 8pm but scattered showers will continue in the western half of the country. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Status Orange warning of heavy winds and rain on Thursday evening

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