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

An experienced defence counsel says she prefers women on a rape jury because she believes they make better jurors

Analysis: Gender imbalance is most noticeable in rape trials

The Children Act 2001 states an order can be imposed if a court is satisfied that “a wilful failure of the child’s parents to take care of or control the child contributed to the child’s criminal behaviour”.

Judge John O’Connor says law ‘criminalises’ parents and is not effective

Crack cocaine: crack rocks are smoked for a very short but intense high, and are far more addictive than standard cocaine. Photograph: Universal/Getty

The substance is becoming a major problem, but the State is ill-equipped to deal with it

Leo Varadkar said people ‘need to trust what gardaí say’ on  the witness stand. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Prosecutors are worried about legal implications of Taoiseach’s call for Garda review

Mental Health Commission chairman John Saunders: children have very specific mental health needs which are not provided for in adult units. Photograph: Alan Betson

Increase in child admissions shows ‘stark failure to abide by established policy’

Regina Doherty made a complaint about Catherine Kelly over online and social media comments.

Catherine Kelly stopped by gardaí over social media comments about Regina Doherty

Additional charges on nursing home residents are making long term residential care unaffordable to many,  Age Action has claimed.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Age Action says some people must pay for activities they cannot take part in

Management in An Garda Síochána is examining the cost of fitting members of the force with body cameras to record their daily duties. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images.

Renewed calls for devices following perjury accusations after Jobstown trial

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he did not think the treatment of Ms Burton and her assistant Karen O’Connell was ‘in any way acceptable’. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Minister says false imprisonment charges should not have been brought

Heroin and cocaine seized under Operation Thor in Tipperary in March

An eye-opening visit to lab responsible for testing and measuring Garda drug seizures

Forensic Science Ireland, which is responsible for testing illegal drugs found by gardaí, said many of its resources have been diverted.

State laboratory staff pulled off drugs testing to work on new national DNA database

Former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Seán FitzPatrick with his daughter Sarah at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after he was acquitted on all charges. Photograph: Collins Courts

Senior counsel paid €3,000 a day during 126-day trial, and received €40,000 ‘brief fee’

Eamon Dunphy and Paul Murphy during a Solidarity rally for a left alternative at the Tivoli Theatre, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Eamon Dunphy and Paul Murphy call for united left in wake of Jobstown trial

The 22-court complex, which was completed in 2010 at a cost of €140m, was the largest courts project undertaken in Ireland since 1796. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Dust believed to be left over from construction of Criminal Courts of Justice in 2010

Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, who was in Ireland to deliver an address on the dangers of populism and fake news

Law on judicial appointments will avoid future controversies, Jagland hopes

The Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan, who called the findings “obviously disappointing”.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Only three out of 11 anti-corruption recommendations met

Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Pension and pay cuts seen as attack on independence, according to EU-wide report

Tom Humphries pleaded guilty in March to six counts of abuse of a girl under the age of 17. Photograph: Collins

Former ‘Irish Times’ sports journalist (54) pleaded guilty to six counts in Circuit Criminal Court

Referring to revelations at the Public Accounts Committee  about  financial mismanagement at the Garda College in Templemore, Minister of State  for Local Government and Electoral Reform John Paul Phelan (above) said: “Some of the things that have come out are appalling.”  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

John Paul Phelan is first FG TD to break ranks on Garda commissioner’s future

 Minister for Transport Shane Ross. File photograph: Maxwells

Kelly comments are some of the most forceful and public criticisms to date

High Court President has a reputation for fairness and fierce independence

 Máire Whelan, who was appointed to the Court of Appeal by President Michael D Higgins,  at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Many barristers believe some political influence is necessary for a healthy judicial branch

Professor James P Smith, who  was awarded a Doctorate in Science,  Dr Mary Robinson, Chancellor of Trinity College, and Bob Geldof, humanitarian activist and rock star who received  an honorary doctorate at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells

Irish rock star recognised by Trinity College Dublin for famine relief work

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin criticised over Dáil comments about former attorney general Máire Whelan. Photographs: The Irish Times

Members of judiciary ‘extremely disappointed’ after comments in Dáil about Whelan

Newsbrands conference hears project will be a significant move towards increased access to the courts for the media. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Pilot project will broadcast Supreme Court judgements as they are read out

 Chief Justice Susan Denham made a series of remarks on Wednesday emphasising the importance of the separation of powers between the Oireachtas and the judiciary. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Chief Justice emphasises importance of separation of powers between Oireachtas and judiciary

Reading a book during the heatwave in the Phoenix Park in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Met Éireann said it is 40 years since Ireland has experienced such a heatwave in June

 Josephine Feehily (left), chairwoman of the Policing Authority,  said the  Authority will be seeking full reports on Templemore’s dealing with Revenue. She is pictured with Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan who also appeared before the PAC on Tuesday. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Secretary General of Department of Justice said it was not aware of ‘red flags’ at college

Immigrant Council of Ireland: A survey by the Immigrant Council of Ireland said there were 240 reports of racist incidents in 2015, an 11 per cent rise.

Current law not ‘fit for purpose’ claim campaigners as racist incidents continue to rise

Vesel Jahiri: In April, he punched the prosecuting senior counsel in the face during his trial, breaking his nose. Photograph: Colin Keegan

Law Reform Commission seeks to remove fear of physical attack in course of hearings

Patricia O’Connor murder case: gardaí search the Wicklow Mountains after the discovery of body parts. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Dismemberment of a corpse poses challenges for pathologists but can also provide clues

’I don’t have a job, I have anxiety and I’m on antidepressants’ A worker at Facebook desribes life after the breach.

Iraqi-born Irish citizen being paid €13 an hour by Facebook fled Ireland after lapse

 Northern Ireland DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds leaves a meeting with  Theresa May at 10 Downing Street. Photograph: EPA/Will Oliver

Arlene Foster’s party want power but have a shopping list

Mark Desmond was shot dead in a Lucan park in 2016. Photograph: Ronan Quinlan/ Collins

Gardaí release four suspects without charge and prepare file for DPP

The home of Patricia O’Connor in Rathfarnham, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Man questioned after the discovery of dismembered remains in Co Wicklow

Máire Whelan. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Department refuses to say if Whelan recused herself from selection process

Gardaí conducting  house to house enquiries in Mountain View Park, Rathfarnham, the home of Patricia O’Connor. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Neighbours of Patricia O’Connor in Rathfarnham describe her as ‘lovely person’

Minister of State for Housing Damien English TD speaks to Fr Peter McVerry, at the launch of the Peter McVerry Trust’s latest social housing scheme at North William Street in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

‘It’s gorgeous, I wasn’t expecting this at all,’ says woman due to move into apartment

 Irish Defence Forces personnel  in Jadotville are to be awarded medals. Photograph: Defence Forces Archive

Announcement is the culmination of decades-long campaign

Human remains found at Military Road in Glencree  are removed from the scene. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Human remains found at three separate locations belong to a white man in his mid to late 20s

The site on Dublin’s Hammond Lane where it is proposed the Supreme Court be rehoused. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Move follows years of lobbying by judges over the antiquated facilities in the Four Courts

Flowers and messages outside Borough Market following a terror attack in the area in London. Photograph Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

The legislation will make it an offence to travel to another country for terrorism

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

Police believe person was murdered but remains not thought to be those of James Nolan

 David Murray: he has now abandoned plans to move to Monasterevin in Kildare. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

David Murray warns against vigilantism and sensationalism

James Nolan leaving court in 2009. Photograph: Collins Courts

Searches continuing in Co Monaghan in effort to locate more of Nolan’s remains

A demonstrator wears a mask depicting British prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson, women MPs; Theresa May, Ukip, the right wing press

A sushi restaurant in Dublin was ordered to remove salmon and salmon mayonaisse from its freezer. Photograph: iStock

High number of closure orders served on food businesses across country in May

Researchers have created an artificial intelligence capable of writing trad music - can you tell it from the real thing?

Fr Jack Finucane who helped to set up the aid agency Concern  and continued to work with the organisation under 2002.

Missionary who helped to organise Biafra aid campaign was cited by Bono as a major influence

Thunderstorms and hail expected throughout country

Grosvenor Square in Rathmines. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

EU residency granted after marriage to UK woman in Dublin

The HSE said smoking “roll your own” tobacco increases the risks of developing serious disease. Photograph: Getty Images/fStop

False belief that ‘rollies’ are healthier alternative to pre-rolled cigarettes behind increase

Convicted child sex offender Anthony Luckwill. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

Man confronted by mob in Monasterevin intends to make complaint to gardaí

One of the posts on Facebook discussing alleged sightings of Anthony Luckwill in Monasterevin

Innocent man required Garda protection after being confronted in Co Kildare town

A Garda source said whoever posted the photograph of Facebook “should be ashamed of themselves.”

Gardaí say man is ‘completely innocent’ and caution people against vigilantism

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick was found not guilty because of severe deficiencies in the investigation by the Office of Director of Corporate Enforcement. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Judge John Aylmer gave permission for the media to publish his ruling immediately instead of allowing the jury to hear it first

Forensic Science Ireland  has told the Garda that, due to budget and staffing constraints, the laboratory has to limit what items it will examine for DNA samples.

Ireland’s DNA database contains 10,000 profiles and is rising by 1,000 each month

Former Chairman of Anglo Irish bank, Sean Fitzpatrick. “It is apparent  that the ODCE did not conduct an impartial and unbiased investigation,” said Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan.   Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Corporate enforcement body admits it was ‘woefully incapable’ of handling investigation

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys said given the current cap was set  in 1997   it is an appropriate time to carry out a review. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister will examine increasing €64,000 limit of the Per Cent for Arts Scheme

Former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Seán Fitzpatrick leaves the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court with his daughter Sarah, after he was acquitted. Photograph: Collins

Former banker spent considerable amount of time in criminal courts of justice

Irish man Daryl Dargan was found by friends at the popular resort of Albufeira where he had been staying. Photograph: Getty Images.

Portlaoise man Daryl Dargan found dead while on stag party trip in the Algarve region

 Irish man was found by friends at the popular resort of Albufeira where he had been staying. Photograph: Getty Images

Police investigating cause of death at tourist resort in the Algarve region

Some  recall Leo Varadkar  as a slightly awkward young man who could be friendly one day and cold the next

View of Varadkar as a single-minded ambitious politician is not shared by everyone

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald (right)  has strongly defended Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan (left) in recent weeks following accusations of mismanagement within the force.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Threat to sack Commissioner will ‘put shivers down every office holder’ in the State, says Minister

Most of the new drugs detected were synthetic forms of cannabis. Photograph: Getty Images

Laboratory-made substances evading detection by gardaí and customs

Migrants wait to disembark in Catania on the island of Sicily, Italy. Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

More than 450 relocated from Greece but Italian delays blamed on security screening

One in five said they had some sort of drug-related debt ranging from less than €50 to nearly €1,000. Photograph: PA

Youth workers notice increase in training nonattendance or low motivation levels

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