Brazilian student Stefano (29) said there were usually people on the boardwalks of the River Liffey who might be trouble. Photograph: Getty Images

‘I like it here, but I kind of stay in at night:’ Female students say Dublin city ‘dangerous’

Senators Lynn Ruane, Colette Kelleher and Frances Black at the proposal of the new Bill. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The change would allow for the reunification of grandparents, siblings and cousins

Christian Brothers will give € 4 million from the sale of Dublin pitches to the trust

Under the “digs” system a student rents a room in a family home, usually from Monday to Friday, and returns home for the weekend. Photograph: Getty Images

Student unions promoting ‘digs’ before hunt for college accommodation in September

Richard Bruton: the Minister only has the power at present to appoint a “visitor” to a university. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Minister for Education will be able to appoint independents to examine ‘issues of concern’

 People protest in Dublin against water charges. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Everyone who paid water charges ‘will have their money back before the end of the year’

In March Garda commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan said in March that a review into the issues with the breathtest would be completed within three months. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish  Times

Crowe Horwath will examine governance and the standard of training and culture

Sinn Féin Northern Ireland Leader Michelle O’Neill has said: “Sinn Féin remain fully committed to making the negotiations work, and in getting the executive back up and running and delivering for all in society.” File photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

Northern Ireland SF leader says progress requires ‘a break from failures of the past’

Festivalgoers pass through security on Saturday as gardaí look on. The festival organisers have apologised for problems experienced at the entrance to the site on Friday. Photograph: An Garda via Twitter

Festival attendees left ‘extremely distressed’ over pushing and congestion in Friday queues

Michael Hong, Diarmuid O’Donoghue and Alicia Huntley were awarded bronze medals at the annual International Chemistry Olympiad (website screengrab above) this week in Thailand.

Stiff competition at annual International Chemistry Olympiad event in Thailand

The first batch of appeals to refund motorists fined and convicted in error will begin in Dublin Circuit Court next Wednesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Prosecutions initiated by gardaí ‘without the proper procedures being followed’

The sale of 7.5 acres of land used by Clonkeen College as playing fields is  ‘hugely disappointing’.

Board of management of opinion transfer of titles for land and sale have not been finalised

Flowers and cards placed at the entrance to the Riverside Apartments, Poddle Park, Kimmage. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

‘Three years old, he didn’t do anything to anyone. What of that?’ asks Khalid Omran

Vera Twomey, who marched to Dublin in support of access to legal medicinal cannabis to treat her child’s epilepsy, with Gino Kenny on their way to Leinster House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Vera Twomey is in Netherlands to get treatment for daughter Ava (9), who has epilepsy

Flowers left at the entrance to the Riverside Apartments, Poddle Park, Kimmage. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Omar Omran found dead in a flat in Kimmage on Monday, apparently from stabbing

Gino Kenny  has been pushing for the  legalisation of medical cannabis. Photograph: Alan Betson

Report says proposals would have unintended consequences

The site where a family hub will be built on Clonard Road in Crumlin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Human Rights Commission says three month limit needed

Ireland’s baby boom saw 63,900 live births recorded during 2016, a rate of 13.5 births for every 1,000 of the population. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

State records joint lowest death rate in EU alongside Cyprus, figures show

 Minister for Health Simon Harris (centre) discusses the chair of the working group Deborah McNamara  (left) and consultant in general and colorectal surgery at Beaumont Hospital,  and Dr Ailin Rodgers, senior surgical trainee at the RCSI (right). Photograph: Julien Behal

Vows to combat gender imbalance as study finds just 7 per cent of consultants are female

A Garda in the Riverside apartment block on Poddle Park in Kimmage: the small three-storey complex is tucked into a residential road beside a small  parkPhotograph: Tom Honan

Mother (40s) underwent emergency surgery for knife injuries after Kimmage incident

The armed Emergency Response Unit was called to Tara Street train station after 3pm along with uniformed Gardaí, and the man was arrested. Photograph: Ciarán Cuffe

Armed gardaí were called to Tara Street Dart station and arrested the man

People Before Profit RD Richard Boyd Barrett. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Latest analysis reveals the Irish politicians with most speeches on average

Niall Collins of Fianna Fáil: “There may be many more bullying cases across Government that, while they didn’t result in a payout being made, caused deep distress to the staff member on the receiving end of the harassment.”  Photograph: Alan Betson

‘If State has been forced to pay compensation, there is a problem,’ says Niall Collins

Maya and Brent McCoy from the Secret Circus pose ahead of the Laya Healthcare City Spectacular. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Dry weather and temperatures of 20 degrees expected over coming days

The body of the 43-year-old woman was found in an apartment in Raphoe on Thursday.

Garda spokesman confirms 43-year-old woman died from natural causes

Queues began to form in Galway by Thursday night ahead of  tickets going on sale on Saturday at 9am.    Photograph: Paul Gallimh

Concert goers will require photo ID to prove they bought the tickets officially

Stan, a life-size replica fossil skeleton of a male adult Tyrannosaurus rex that lived 65 million years ago. Pictured at Zoorassic World are Rian Shah (5) and Alfie Conroy (6). Photograph:Patrick Bolger

Combining dinosaurs of past and reptiles from present brings ‘fantastic story about evolution’

31 of the 53 waste operators in the State collect only in their home county. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

It is rare in most places for more than two companies to be in direct competition

A window in a real estate agents shows properties whch are all sold. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

Homes in North Dublin and cities outside the capital see largest property price growth

The 7.5 acres of land, previously used as playing pitches by the Deansgrange secondary school Clonkeen College, is owned by the Christian Brothers religious congregation and is to be sold.

Council says Christian Brothers could claim damages if 7.5-acre land sale is blocked

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Gardaí issue appeal to anyone offered a TV for sale in Co Dublin area to come forward

Minister of State for Disabilities Finian McGrath:  ‘I didn’t buy the original debate around the false imprisonment argument’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister of State is concerned cost of case and early morning raids by ‘arms of the State’

An anti-abortion demonstration passes a pro-choice protest in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Opposing groups in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment organised a small counter-demonstration

‘I think the whole case was a waste of taxpayer’s money,’ says Jobstown resident Breda Kinsella. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

There’s little sympathy for Joan Burton in the west Dublin community

Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/File

Passengers flying to the United States to experience further screening, security checks

Arrests for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol has seen a rise. Photograph: Eric Luke/File

More people were arrested for driving under influence in April than any month since 2012

Crane drivers will be balloted on taking strike action in a dispute over pay. Photograph: Eric Luke

Vote due on strike action as union calls for minimum pay to be increased to €24 an hour

 The Citizens’ Assembly  cast their vote on the topic of the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Attendees claimed more than €100 in expenses on average per assembly meeting

A laptop screen displays a message after it was infected with ransomware during a worldwide cyberattack, in Geldrop, Netherlands. Photograph: Rob Engelaar/EPA

Civil Service alerted to ‘imminent threat’ on Tuesday as ‘Petya’ virus hits across globe

Computer users affected by the cyber attack are advised to not pay the $300 ransom. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Latest virus ‘Petya’ targets Windows computer systems without key security update

External insulation being clad on  a multi-storey residential building. All local authorities in Ireland have been given a deadline of July 19th to review the fire safety measures in multi-storey social housing units in their area. File photograph: Getty Images

Councils given July 19th deadline to review fire safety in multi-storey social housing

There has been a growing online campaign against the drug Gardasil. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

IMO say rates are falling due to ‘fake news stories about nonexistent risks’

Minister for Education Richard Bruton in March when he  published new targets for numeracy and literacy in schools. Photograph:  Maxwells

New subject due in primary schools within two years under Government digital strategy

Sinn Féin councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha was elected Lord Mayor of Dublin:  he said his priority will be to push for more social housing. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Fine Gael’s Stephen Keary elected Limerick mayor despite petition seeking his withdrawal from the contest over comments about non-(...)

Catherine Martin has expressed concerns about the number of people left “in a living nightmare” after purchasing homes that were poorly constructed during the property boom.

Dublin’s chief fire officer calls legislation covering overcrowding ‘poor’ and ‘difficult’

The white corn snake discovered in a tree in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Bairbre O’Malley Veterinary Hospital

Vets appeal to owner to collect ‘friendly’ white corn snake discovered in Ballybrack

People enjoying the sun this week on Portmarnock beach in Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Saturday to see the best of the remaining calm weather with highs of 18 degrees

Wheelchairs users need specific requirements most ordinary homes may not meet

Padlock on fire door in Lynams hotel. Photograph: Anthony Flynn

A fire door was padlocked shut in the property housing homeless families

A man in his late teens has been arrested and is being detained at Clontarf Garda Station.

Car and bicycle stolen during series of burglaries in north Dublin neighbourhood

A cyclist passes the Ghost Bike, locked to a pole on Conyngham Road, Dublin, in memory of  Daragh Ryan, who was killed at that spot on March 12th, 2017. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Death toll among cyclists rising at alarming rate – fatalities now exceed the total for 2016

Cyclists also need to take responsibility for their safety on Irish roads, said Verona Murphy, president of the Irish Road Haulage Association. Photograph: Alan Betson

Cycling groups call for more investment in roads and new rules on drivers overtaking

Pádraic Carney, principal of St Louis Senior Primary School

Pupils and staff ‘deeply saddened’ by principal’s death while cycling to work

Padraic Carney was cycling from his home to the school down Butterfield Park road in Rathfarnham when he collided with a car at a junction

53-year-old Padraic Carney had been cycling to work at St Louis Primary school in Rathmines

A swimmer enjoys the good weather in Grand Canal Dock, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Video footage shows several people leaping off the Samuel Beckett Bridge into the Liffey

Garda have launched an awareness campaign advising teenagers of the dangers of sharing explicit images  online. Photograph: Istock

Increasing criminal trend of blackmailing teenagers over explicit images sent online

According to department figures, 772,856 genuine calls were made for emergency services requests in 2016. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Government figures show large number of silent calls, noisy lines and ‘children playing’

Early evening sunshine around the Grand Canal Square area in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Wednesday set to be hottest day of the week as temperatures to drop after tomorrow

 Land at Clonkeen College, in Dublin.

Politicians were warned of ‘financial consequences’ of intervening in Clonkeen College row

On Friday night at about 9.30pm a man climbed onto the gantry over the northbound lanes and smashed cameras and cut cables, damaging the system. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Costs include lost revenue and repair costs, along with enhancing security at the site

Migrants in search of asylum. A person can be granted “permission to remain” in the Republic for several reasons, such as on humanitarian grounds. File photograph: Reuters

Just shy of 3,300 people granted asylum protection in Republic over the last 10 years

 Protesters told homeless families need “homes not hubs”.  Photograph: The Irish Times

Hundreds demonstrate in march through Dublin city against scourge of destitution

Convenor of the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Ailbhe Smyth: “We have a lot of work to do.”

Repeal movement must ‘listen to the people of Ireland’, says campaigner Ailbhe Smyth

Top three: The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland awarded Brian O’Driscoll, Garry Hynes  and Séamus Mallon honorary fellowships. Photographs: The Irish Times

Royal College of Physicians bestow prestigious fellowship award on gilded trio

Vehicle was stopped as part of a routine traffic patrol at 10pm on Friday.

Gardaí say the car was searched as part of ‘proactive patrolling’ in north inner city

Fr Joseph Mallin. His documents, given to the OPW and Kilmainham Gaol, provide an account of Michael Mallin’s last days leading up to his trial and execution.

Michael Mallin’s last surviving son (103) donates documents to Kilmainham Gaol

Irish Times journalist Fintan O’Toole receives the Orwell Prize for Journalism in London. Photograph: Dan Weill

Journalist’s analysis of Brexit added ‘highly important perspective’ to debate

Karen Middleton (centre, without glasses) with her son Luke, other family members and supporters, outside Carlow County Council offices.

Karen Middleton (26) and her son (6) had emergency support withdrawn on Monday

Aisling Devitt, from Celbridge, Co Kildare, is part of the first group of students enrolled in a batch of new financial services apprenticeships. Photograph: Jack Power

Major revamp of apprenticeship scheme provides a growing alternative to third level

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

From left, at a budget 2018 submission by SVP: Jennifer Thompson social policy development officer, Kieran Stafford, national president and Tricia Keilty social policy development officer. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Charity calls for hike in ‘exceptional needs’ grant to stop families resorting to moneylenders

Edward Melly, principal of Clonkeen College, Blackrock, Dublin pictured near the school grounds which are to be sold by the Christian Brothers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Religious group warns rezoning of playing field land ‘would have very real financial consequences’

 Minister for Health Simon Harris: a campaign by fathers of disabled children prompted him to remove the income means test for medical cards for disabled children entitled to the domiciliary care allowance.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘Ethan needs everything from being changed, to feeding. He is losing his ability to walk’

The road in the north city suburb was closed off for a number of hours while the device and the car were inspected

Gardaí and bomb disposal unit alerted to suspicious device left under car in Marino

Question on financial maths caused difficulty for some students, but paper pleased others

James Nolan leaving court in 2009. Photograph: Collins Courts

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

Dublin City Council has said rickshaws operating in Dublin City are not regulated. Fiel photograph: iStock

Council issue warning over ‘unregulated’ rickshaws operating in the city centre

There are reports that 11 people have been injured following an incident at the Poolbeg Incinerator this morning. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Health and Safety Authority was notified of an ‘uncontrolled release’ this morning

 Glenstal Abbey student Sean Fenton(18) from Cork city who suffers from epilepsy: he is repeating his Leaving Cert after suffering a seizure during his history Leaving Cert exam last year. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press

About one in seven students, or 17,000, will require exam support over the coming weeks

Mohammad Ahmed Rasheed from Sligo with  parents Dr Khalid Rasheed and Dr Sadia  Anis after graduating  from the RCSI. Photograph:  Julien Behal

IMO says more must be done to get foreign students who study medicine in Ireland to stay

Dr Bennet Omalu: “The fundamental problem with high-contact sports is blunt-force trauma to the head.” Photograph: Julien Behal

Winning a game 'should not be placed ahead of life of a child'

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams speaks to supporters at a Friends of Sinn Féin  breakfast in Washington on St Patrick’s Day 2005 - a year when he  was not invited to the White House St Patrick’s Day ceremony. File photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Friends of Sinn Féin raised €345,000 in a six-month period from US supporters

Tusla had  planned to hire 140 extra social workers this year but estimates it will only take on 40 due to recruitment difficulties. Photograph: Alan Betson

Waiting lists have increased by 33% amid difficulties in recruiting social workers

Explosive devices were discovered when gardaí stopped and searched a vehicle in Ballybough, Dublin, at about 6pm.

Gardaí investigating if suspected dissidents were working for gang or plotting NI activity

Cian O’Shea (4) from Laois at the ‘My Land, Your Land - Ireland’ exhibition at Bloom in the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Long weekend will see a host of events and festivals as rain threatens to ruin the fun

Health Jan 2011. Baby girl (9-12 months) drinking from bottle.

Most popular baby names chosen last year revealed , Jack and Emily top charts

The National College of Ireland campus:  that campus, based in the IFSC, has reached maximum capacity.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

National College of Ireland looks to double computer and IT courses

O’Dwyers Bar and Grill pub closed its kitchen and food facilities due to an ‘unforeseen health scare’. Image: Google Street view

Food Safety Authority issues closure order on O’Dwyer’s Bar and Grill in north Dublin

 The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Brendan Carr, opened a book of condolence for the victims in Manchester, at the Mansion House, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Hundreds of people in Dublin signed a book of condolence at the Mansion House

Det Garda Donohoe, a father of two, was shot dead on January 25th, 2013, while on a cash escort with his colleague Det Garda Joe Ryan near Dundalk, Co Louth. Photograph: Garda handout/PA Wire

Man was arrested by gardaí at Dublin aiport on foot of a bench warrant

Minister of State for Mental Health Helen McEntee said she intends to visit the Linn Dara psychiatric unit herself in the near future. File photograph: Alan Betson

11 of the 22 beds in the Linn Dara mental health facility in Dublin to close on Friday

If the Irish white-clawed crayfish population is killed off by the plague, the North American species of crayfish may take its place and establish in Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

‘Highly probable’ entire Irish crayfish population will be wiped out if disease spreads

Whistleblower procedures: the Central Bank is investigating almost 40 whistleblower allegations made so far in 2017, just 10 shy of the total number received in 2016. Photograph: Frederic Cirou/PhotoAlto/Getty

‘Culture of fear’ still preventing employees from speaking out, says transparency group

Green Party councillor Ciaran Cuffe said the application was of “an astonishingly poor quality”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Councillor says Clonliffe Road development proposal of ‘an astonishingly poor quality’

A screenshot shows a Wannacry ransomware demand, provided by cyber security firm Symantec. The HSE shut down its email systems on Monday in a bid to prevent infection of its IT systems by the virus. Photograph: Reuters

Patient appointments disrupted as emails blocked due to fears over ransomware virus

The lockdown of the HSE’s email system prevented the service’s main computer network from being infected with the global “WannaCry” ransomware virus.

MRI scans, X-rays and blood tests delayed in action to protect HSE system from virus

Some local HSE services and operational functions that rely on computers have been suspended.

Patient appointments disrupted as HSE email servers shut down indefinitely

The Five Lamps on the  North Strand: the proposed  complex was to be on the nearby site of Leech Paper factory, Shamrock Place, Dublin 1. Photograph:  Julien Behal

Dublin City Council rejects six-storey, 72-bed development close to canal and rail tracks

The total number of suicides for last year is set to be lower than the 451 recorded in 2015. Photograph: Ben Goode/Getty

Latest CSO figures show 274 people took their own lives over 10-month period in 2016

Migrants  at Malakassa refugee camp, some 50km north of Athens, where about 700 refugees, mainly from Afghanistan, await their fate. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Growing fear over refugees from the Middle East comes from ‘a lack of understanding’

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