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’

Source code: WannaCry has affected computers in at least 150 countries. Photograph: Ritchie B Tongo/EPA

What to do when you log onto your computer at work today

Ireland’s new papal nuncio Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo speaks English, French, Italian, Igbo, Spanish and German. Photograph: Catholic Communications Office

Jude Thaddeus Okolo is first African priest to hold church’s diplomatic role in State

 ‘WannaCry’ ransomware cyber attack hits thousands of computers in 99 countries encrypting files from affected computer units and demanding US$300  through bitcoin to decrypt the files. Photograph: Ritchie B Tongo/ EPA

Europol calls ransomware attack, hitting almost 100 countries, ‘unprecedented’

The  girl was at the Tallaght Community School Sports Complex in Balrothery when the incident occurred.

Local community pays tribute to the ‘tragic sudden death’ of the child

Dublin city centre: Tony Duffin of the Ana Liffey Drug Project says 400 drug users discard used needles in the city centre every month. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin City Council paid out €83,779 in related injury claims from staff in recent years

Comptroller and Auditor General Seamus McCarthy’s report said that even though there was a low level of complaints by residents, information from other sources suggests there is a significant level of dissatisfaction. Photograph: David Sleator

PAC hears how State’s contracts with private firms do not set performance measures

Garda Supt Finbarr Murphy speaking to media following a shooting on the Clonshaugh Road, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Up to 70 people at north Dublin service station when man shot, say gardaí

The Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Dublin venue seeks to upsize from 631 to 950 seats in multimillion euro redevelopment

Onlookers cheer as a cat clinging to a lifebuoy is pulled out of the river Liffey by a passerby at Grattan bridge in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Lorcan Collins/@1916walkingtour

Man who recorded incident says act was a ‘fine example of humans coming together’

Weather in Dublin on Monday will see highs of between 13 to 16 degrees. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Dublin forecast to be slightly cooler while rain expected to hold off until Saturday

Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan will appear before the Public Accounts Committee again in July. Photograph: Collins

Fianna Fáil says contradiction in testimony ‘exposes significant dysfunctionality’ in force

Opticians say they are seeing a rise in cases of short sightedness and eye strain among young professionals. Photograph: Getty Images

Opticians say incidence of early short sightedness in young people is on the rise

The study found young girls in primary schools are more at risk of being overweight or obese than boys, but that the gap decreased as the children got older. Image: Getty

Study finds 20% of children in sixth class are obese, with higher rates in disadvantaged schools

A Traveller housing scheme in Ballymun, Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Eight councils failed to use State allocation to build accommodation for the community

‘No effort to collect money due to the State’, says  Sean Fleming, chairman of the Dáil public accounts committee. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Companies using liquidation process to shed their debts, says Laois TD Sean Fleming

 Baby Alannah was laid to rest in Redford Cemetery, Co Wicklow in May last year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Body of baby Alannah found in a recycling centre in Co Wicklow in May last year

The SFI centres are focused on funding academic research  in key areas that can best benefit the wider economy

Science Foundation Ireland says 80 businesses and firms have agreed to partner centres

Grace McDermott.

Fault with phone charger believed to have caused fire which killed Grace McDermott

Students checking the CAO first round offers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Without an agreement between the EU and the UK, British and Irish students could face paying international fees after Brexit

The first phase of the new “technology enterprise campus” will cost €250m, and the university hopes to complete it in the next five years.

Cost of research institute, start-up hub, private area and student rooms put at €1bn

Deputy Chairman Nicholas Kearns, arriving at the National Maternity Hospital board meeting in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Motion not universally passed at board meeting; Some members express concern at ownership

Cardiologists  cite evidence showing no association between consumption of saturated fat and heightened risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and death.

Irish Heart Foundation says report is ‘selective and simplistic’

One of the cars that was vandalised in an estate in Castleknock, Dublin.

Gardaí launch investigation and appeal for witnesses after more than 30 cars defaced

Four units of the fire brigade brought a blaze in south Dublin under control within about 30 minutes.

No injuries, damage contained as firefighters extinguish blaze in early hours of morning

Cannabis worth €740,000 was seized on Monday morning by gardaí in the Dublin city centre docklands area. Stock photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Two arrested after gardaí search car and van on St John Rodgerson’s Quay

 Wax worm caterpillars seen eating a piece of plastic. They normally thrive on beeswax. Photograph: CSIC Communications Department/PA Wire

When placed in plastic bag the wax moth larvae quickly leave it riddled with holes

The pavement outside Trinity College in Dublin is in the process of being re-laid due to the Luas works. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Up to 100 students living on campus say they cannot sleep or study due to late-night noise

David McWilliams will interview US senator Bernie Sanders in Dublin in June.

Senator and former Democratic primary candidate to speak at Bord Gáis theatre

Shay Healy at the 1980 Eurovision Song Contest, where the winning song ‘What’s Another Year’ was performed by singer Johnny Logan

Composer of ‘What’s Another Year’ says the award was taken from his Dublin home

The fire stretched from north Kerry to the Beara Peninsula in West Cork, crossing more than 350 acres of forestry and destroying upland wildlife and nests. Photograph: Bantry Fire Brigade

Thousands of acres of forestry damaged as fire spread overnight in Gougane Valley

A woman holds abortion pills during a protest about reproductive rights in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Officers confiscated 536 tablets in 2016 compared with 1,107 in 2014

Independent Senator Pádraig Ó Céidigh, who chaired the committee on water charges, said it was “strange and disappointing” that politicians on the committee did not try to better understand the service Irish Water provides. File photograph: Getty Images

Independent Senator Pádraig Ó Céidigh finds attendance ‘strange and disappointing’

‘This would have been a very loving gift from a husband to wife,’ says auctioneer Damien Matthews “This would have been a very loving gift from a husband to wife,” said auctioneer Damien Matthews ahead of the auction.

Winning bidder for Anglo-Irish antique dildo believed to be private collector from US

A young protester, Lachlan Finlay from Castleknock, at the March for Science  in Dublin on Saturday afternoon. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

International event backing evidence-based decision-making follows Trump’s election

Minister for Health Simon Harris  said it was ‘not good enough’ to have women continuing to deliver at its outdated premises in Holles Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister says no other hospital in Dublin area could be used to deliver required services

The six students who were killed when the balcony collapsed at the Library Gardens Apartments in Berkeley, California: (Top left to right) Ashley Donohoe, Eoghan Culligan, Olivia Burke. (Bottom left to right) Nick Schuster, Eimear Walsh, and Lorcan Miller.

Regulator finds firm ‘wilfully departed’ from specifications in work on apartments

The Department of Housing said the Government is only beginning to build social housing again, with 650 new units developed last year. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

CSO figures show an increase of 14,145 renting from State-provided accommodation

Cork woman Vera Twomey at Dublin airport holding up a prescription for  cannabis which she received in Barcelona. Screengrab: The Irish Times

Vera Twomey, who wants drug for daughter, stopped with ‘Ming’ Flanagan and Gino Kenny

The model of the new Natonal Maternity Hospital, at St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Simon Harris claims Sisters of Charity will not profit from its ownership of new facility

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: has been advised EU corporate tax reforms would “put Ireland at a disadvantage” in attracting future foreign direct investment. Photoghraph: Julien Warnand

Fianna Fáil says it will oppose all measures that reduce Ireland’s tax sovereignty

A new private school will be based at South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Co Dublin. Image: Carl O’Brien

The operator of the south Dublin school typically charges about €20,000 a year for second-level day students

State officials in the IDA and elsewhere have been working hard to tempt London-based banks to move operations to Dublin to keep a foothold in the European Union. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

School in Leopardstown targeted at children of mobile executives stationed in Dublin

Cuala GAA fans gathered at their clubhouse from early this afternoon, before making the journey to Croke Park. Photograph: Jack Power

South Dublin club hired two private DARTs to ferry fans across city to witness victory

New UCD students’ union president Katie Ascough: said she  has been torn over whether she would attend a march seeking the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution

Science student proud voters did not dismiss her for views on the issue of abortion

Internal university documents show UCD’s Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is looking to double the number of high-end ‘executive development’ courses it offers. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Students’ union says the rooms are needed to help tackle the accommodation crisis

The number of Chinese studying in Ireland is on the rise – and their fees may be worth €500 million to the cash-strapped third-level sector. Photograph: iStock

Chinese students are vital to the sector. But some worry Ireland’s third level is in too tight

The planned three-story “temple-style” Confucius Centre is being built for UCD’s Confucius Institute, and is being financed by UCD and the Irish and Chinese governments. Image: Architect’s computer generated impression

Chinese-backed project ran over budget, leading to fears of diplomatic incident

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