Lord Mayor Brendan Carr with the “Dublin Living Wage” plaque.

Shops paying employees €11.50 an hour can apply to Dublin City Council for plaque

Dublin Coast Guard recorded 41 incidents since Saturday, while Valentia Island Coast Guard recorded 25 and Malin Head Coast Guard noted 10. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish Coast Guard called out to 76 incidents over the last five days

The Dublin Fire Brigade truck was too heavy for the sand, so they used an ice-cream van. Photograph: iStock

Van used to transport man who got a fish-hook caught in his foot

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

Women born in June had a 33 per cent lower risk of migraines

Spanish scientists mapped birth month to 27 chronic diseases to see if it made a difference

Soldiers of Malian security forces walk around the Kangaba tourist resort following an attack on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

Lieut Col Bernard Markey recalls ‘growing violence’ after return from six-month tour

Thomas Power on his wedding day to his wife  Bernadette  last September.

Farmer (39) was being taken from Waterford University Hospital to Cork

A man in his mid-20s has died after getting into difficulty while swimming in the River Suir in Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Man’s body is recovered in Carrick-on-Suir after his brother raised the alarm

The Qing Period Blue and White Double Gourd Vase which sold at auction for €740,000 in Co Laois on Saturday. Photograph: Sheppard’s

Dublin-based owner in shocked silence after blue and white vase sells at auction

File photo of a Coast Guard helicopter. Photograph: PA

The boy, believed to be 14, was lifted from water by Waterford Rescue Helicopter 117

Author Sebastian Barry: his book, ‘Days Without End’, won the Walter Scott Prize. Photograph: Alan Betson

Prize worth £25,000 awarded for Barry’s novel ‘Days Without End’

Dick Warner: The award-winning broadcaster, perhaps best-known for his television series “Waterways”, died on  Friday, June 16th. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Award-winning broadcaster described as ‘wonderful film-maker’ by President

Tens of thousands of people will be stuck not being able to afford their own homes or access social housing if current policies continue, a housing expert has said. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Dr Sirr says thousands ‘stuck in the middle’ of social housing and affordable homes

Local children Luke Daly, James Doyle and Jackson O’Brien practicing their kite flying at North Bull Island, Clontarf. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Temperatures to drop to 18 degrees next week but it will stay warm and humid

 Former President Mary Robinson. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Former President tells Dublin conference ‘we’re not as good as we should be’

Savita Halappanavar died at University Hospital Galway on October 28th, 2012. Photograph: The Irish Times

Motion deemed ‘out of order’ as Lord Mayor of Dublin says residents must make requests

The incinerator at Poolbeg, Ringsend where 11 were hospitalised following an incident at the  incinerator. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Council asks why Covanta issued no immediate information to the public after incident that led to hospitalisation of 11 staff

A 95-year-old man from Dublin, who is confined to a wheelchair, said he had been in a private nursing home for almost three years and that “they are great places provided they are properly run and serviced”. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Residents and ‘reluctant’ carers tell Citizens’ Assembly about experiences in institutions

Citizen’s Assembly meet to discuss long-term care of elderly in Ireland

Bishops Gate, Kilternan: Prices range from €410,000 to €550,000

Selling agents: ‘We were instructed to take booking deposits from those in the queue’

Average-earning staff on about €55,000 who were appointed before 2013 will receive pay improvements of about €4,000 over three years. Photograph:   istock

Q&A: Staff will be allowed to cease working ‘unpaid hours’ but only if they accept pay cut

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

Unions have reacted cautiously to the proposed pay deal with teachers organistions saying they are disappointed.

ASTI head voices extreme disappointment over provisions for new entrants

A number of the college’s disability access bathrooms were upgraded to Universal Access Bathrooms. File photograph: Getty Images

Provision of the such facilities set to ensure ‘a sense of community’ among all students

Iarnród Éireann said it is carrying out briefings to educate and inform about correct use of level crossings

Occurrences noted by company include near misses with cars, cyclists and pedestrians

Campaign groups have welcomed the setting up of the new units. Photograph: iStock

Campaigners say new services will give women more confidence in gardaí

At the Bloom festival President Michael D Higgins – while not naming the US president by name – appeared to deliver a rebuke to Donald Trump’s views that climate change is a “hoax”. Photograph: PA

President delivers rebuke to world leaders who ‘should know better’ on climate change

Shane Ross, Minister for Transport, said the Committee appears “to be in no hurry” to conclude its scrutiny of the Road Traffic (Fixed Penalty-Drink Driving) Bill.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister Ross said “lives are being lost” while Committee scrutinises Road Traffic Bill

Teachers attending an Irish National Teachers’ Organisation protest at Leinster House in Dublin. Photograph: Kenneth O’Halloran.

Recently qualified woman had ‘high hopes’ for job but has had to consider emigration due to salary

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said politicians had struggled for decades  to come up with an equitable way to make childcare more affordable. Photograph:  Collins

Zappone says payments under scheme to help disadvantaged parents will also increase

 Oberstown Detention Centre, Co Dublin. File photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

One youth was caught, two are still missing, after group took over staff office

Businesswoman Norah Casey spoke publicly for the first time about the domestic abuse she suffered over a nine-year period in her first marriage. Photograph: The Irish Times

Organisation combating domestic violence saw visits to its website double over weekend

Enda Kenny at McKee Barracks in Cabra, Dublin, for the event. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach and Liam Cosgrave attend naming ceremony of refurbished WT Cosgrave arena

A photo released by An Garda showing a car detected on the M9 travelling at 167km/h.

Speed of 134,739 vehicles checked over 24-hour period at 1,000 separate locations

Phil Lynott fronted several bands in Ireland throughout the 1960s, before eventually forming Thin Lizzy. Photograph: The Irish Times

Oscar-nominee Jim Sheridan and documentary maker Colm Quinn working on project

Boys look over a variety of fidget spinners at a shop in Manhattan. Phtotgraph: Jackie Molloy/The New York Times

The popular toy may not meet minimum EU product safety standards and could pose a risk to children

George W Bush with Bono in Texas, on Friday: the former US president said the U2 singer had “a huge heart and a selfless soul, not to mention a decent voice”.

The former US president describes the U2 frontman as ‘the real deal’

Caranua had been due to leave its current OPW-managed accommodation in June 2016, however the lease was extended for a year.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Comptroller and auditor general tells Public Accounts Committee he is not sure why OPW changed its policy

 Tributes left  in St Ann Square on Tuesday in Manchester after a suicide bomber killed at least 22 people  who attended an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Department of Foreign Affairs monitoring situation after 22 killed in suicide bombing

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has expressed his sadness at the explosion in Manchester. Photograph: REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

President Higgins has condemned ‘this cowardly attack on innocent citizens’

There were 2,520 children and young people on waiting lists for an initial assessment for mental health services in February 2017, an increase of 44 per cent on the same period last year, according to the HSE. Photograph: Istock

Delays are having ‘long-term unnecessary consequences’ on children, says Barnardos

The beach at Donabate in Co Dublin was not awarded a blue flag due to a drop in annual bathing water classification from excellent to good.

Some 88 Irish beaches awarded blue flags this year, three more than last year

The facade of the Dublin city centre bar was defaced with anti-gay slogans and a swastika in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Eoin Berkeley (23) from Finglas given a number of strict bail conditions

Michael Noonan said on Thursday that he plans to step down as Minister for Finance when the new taoiseach takes office. Photograph: Eric Luke

Michael Noonan comes under strong criticism from trade union leaders over flotation

Rita Apine (29), who was found critically injured at her home in Co Kilkenny last Sunday.

The 29-year-old woman was found injured at the bottom of her stairs in Co Kilkenny

The commission will consider  whether the Policing Authority and the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) should be given more powers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The independent commission includes legal, governance and academic experts

Karina Fee (37) from Rathfarnam in Dublin suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum from five weeks into her pregnancy until the birth of her son Noah, eight and a half months ago

Hyperemesis gravidarum affects about 1-2 per cent of pregnancies in Ireland

A screengrab of a racist tweet by Nick Harrington, a Conservative Party councillor representing the Warwick area of Coventry.

Cllr Nick Harrington reacted after Ireland failed to give UK any points in song contest

A vigil outside the Dáil on Friday for Dara Quigley. Pictured is her friend Dolly Murphy with her painted impression of Dara. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Data Protection Commissioner to examine whether garda leaked footage

Dolly Murphy, with her painted impression of Dara Quigley, outside Leinster House. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Vigil outside Leinster House for former journalist and blogger

Up to €1 million has been spent in direct fire-fighting costs for the blaze at Cloosh Valley in Galway.

‘If anyone knew it would lead to what happened at Cloosh, they would never have started it’

An Irish person was pronounced dead in the Hassan II hospital following a stabbing attack near Agadir. Photograph: iStock

Man aged in 40s arrested in relation to fatal attack at Agadir resort

A  cyclist passes by smouldering gorse close to Cloosh Valley in Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Cloosh Valley blaze led to Galway city having air pollution similar to that in Beijing

A fire took hold at the Verdemont apartment block off the Snugborough Road in Blanchardstown. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade

Blaze broke out at Verdemont complex off Snugborough Road on Wednesday evening

Footing turf near Seanafeistin as a gorse fire burns in Cloosh Valley, Connemara, on Tuesday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Authorities monitoring fires across country using satellites

Gardaí investigation and accusation of Blasphemy against Stephen Fry and decided not to take any action.

‘We cherish the fact that we have strong separation between church and state’

Ecstasy tablets estimated to be worth €1,150 were seized along with cannabis and cocaine. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Confidential information led to house search in Huntstown Court, Blanchardstown

Temperatures will hit 21 degrees, so here are the best events, activities and places to help you enjoy it

Minister of State Eoghan Murphy: Hoping for ’stabilisation’ in motor insurance. Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister claims ‘lot of progress made’ in reforming industry amid 50 per cent rise in costs over three years

Sisters Janine and Lesley Barber protest with others outside Leinster House on Thursday over the sale of Harold’s Cross Stadium. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Proximity to Shelbourne Park a key factor in stadium sale, board chair tells committee

Fifth case of child being admitted to adult unit in Waterford is ‘unacceptable’ - nurses

Harold’s Cross Greyhound Stadium. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

Body says it did not make commercial sense to keep stadium open despite profits of €280,000 in 2015

People lazing in the sunshine at Saint Patrick’s Park, Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Sunday set to be hottest day of week as Met Éireann says conditions ‘quite warm’ for May

National strategy aims to develop “practical tools” to enable companies to calculate and address pay inequality. Illustration: iStock

National strategy will also examine gender pay gap and lack of women in leadership

Garda superintendents have insisted that no members of the force set out to deliberately inflate drink driving test breath test data. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire.

‘Decent’ machines to handle data should have been provided if records the priority

It is estimated three in every 100 people in Ireland have a food allergy. Photograph: Getty

FSAI chief says findings are ‘very worrying’ and show lack of awareness from food businesses

Four out of five doctors reported going to work at times when they were ill or injured, with one in three experiencing burnout, a study has found. File photograph: Getty Images

Survey on hospital doctors finds 80% of respondents have worked when ill or injured

A screengrab of the tweet on Friday from Mary Lou McDonald which annoyed Dublin city councillor Christy Burke.

Constituency rivals try to disassociate themselves from former Sinn Féin councillor

Chief operations officer Kay Connolly (left) with Minister for Health  Simon Harris and Master of the National Maternity Hospital  Dr Rhona Mahony with the model of the proposed new facility.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Public ownership element being included in pact to be reached by NMH and St Vincent’s

Prof John Crown has called on St Vincent’s University Hospital to declare its independence. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Leading medics call on facility to outline its position amid National Maternity Hospital row

Illustration of the new National Maternity Hospital

Prof Michael O’Keefe says in his experience, nuns ‘ran a superb service’ in hospitals

The St Patrick’s Day Parade winds its way through Dublin city centre. File photograph: Eric Luke

Poor weather, healthcare and cost of living receive low ratings in survey of expats

Aggravated traffic congestion is costing €350m per year. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Annual cost of ‘aggravated congestion’ in capital set to rise to €2bn by 2033, says Ross

Met Eireann says indications are for a ‘good deal of dry and bright weather’ to begin on Monday. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Wet weather will clear to sunshine on Monday while music events on across country

The ‘Bianca’ was intercepted as it entered UK waters off the coast of Cornwall, England. Photograph: NCA/PA

‘Bianca’ to go up for sale at Wilsons auction branch with most lots the proceeds of crime

The national minimum wage is currently €9.25 an hour, up from €9.15 since January

Around 10 % of employees surveyed last year earned national minimum wage or less

The new study  found the 82 per cent of people  would like to age in their own homes.

A new study shows only 1 per cent of Irish people want to age in a nursing home

Scoil Uí Chonaill: Enda Kenny presents medals to young members of the GAA club, who played St Laurence O’Toole at the club’s new facilities. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Kieran Mulvey report recommended three-year programme after gangland shootings

Dublin Zoo said the process of bringing birds back into their outdoor habitats ’will take a number of days’.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Free range eggs to return to shelves as Deparment of Agriculture removes bird flu warning

Donal Toolan was characterised as “a true champion of inclusion with a stubborn commitment to human rights”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

President Higgins pays tribute to campaigner’s ‘immense contribution’ to public life

Redevelopment at the Curragh Racecourse. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

€70m redevelopment of Co Kildare racecourse under way

 The remains of Stephen Lynch during his funeral at St Aidan’s Church, Brookfield, Tallaght, Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Friends and relatives pay tribute to Stephen Lynch (32) who died in Tallaght last week

People protest outside the Department of Health in Dublin at plans to grant ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital to the Sisters of Charity religious order. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

‘Simon Harris we won’t wait, separate church and state’ chanted at Hawkins House

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 Health Simon Harris: People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith criticised that he “would see fit to hand over control of our National Maternity Hospital to one of the religious orders that ran. . .  repulsive institutions and which essentially tortured women and their babies”.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

People Before Profit’s Bríd Smith ‘disgusted’ Sisters of Charity to be hospital’s sole owner

The relocation of the National Maternity Hospital from Holles Street to the St Vincent’s hospital campus in Dublin involves the largest single investment made in maternity services in the State. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Former Holles Street master Dr Peter Boylan said his concerns about project have ‘strengthened’

Some of the participating gardaí  at Garda Headquarters in the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Four Peak Mountain Challenge sees 100 gardaí raise funds for Aware charity

Stephen Lynch (32) was struck by a vehicle at Brookview Close in Tallaght

Gardaí expected to make arrests following death of hit-and-run victim in Tallaght

Trevor Sargent lives in Wexford with his second wife, Áine Neville, where they are involved in organic horticulture. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former minister for food answers religious vocation ‘to submit to the greater wisdom’

Stephen Lynch died after being hit by a car in Brookview Close in Tallaght.

One of the suspects dropped phone as he fled scene after incident involving father-of-three

Cormac Gollogy and Richard Dowling on first anniversary of their marriage last November, the first same-sex marriage in Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

CSO figures show 1,056 same-sex marriages took place in 2016

Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland noted it is often difficult to locate uninsured and unidentified vehicles following collisions. Photograph: istock

Insurance Ireland concerned by ‘unsupported claims’ to injuries board

PIAB: Medical reports filed with claims often “do not provide us with adequate information” and have to be coupled with later examination. Photograph:  Thinkstock

Injuries board obliged to continue handling claims despite absence of report

Shane Ross  proposes a three-month ban on drivers found with 51-80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood. Photograph: David Sleator

Federation CEO Padraig Cribben says ban will not ‘contribute to saving one life’

The average age for a stroke is 74 and there are about 8,000 new cases of stroke every year. Photograph: Istock

The outgoing head of the HSE’s stroke programme has warned that a lack of funding means advances in care are being missed

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