Niamh O’Neill  outside the offices of Carlow County Council. “I’m emotionally stressed over this – it’s gone beyond a joke.” Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Carlow woman waiting for wheelchair-accessible accommodation to become available

About 120 gardaí took part in the operation in Waterford. Photograph: Eric Luke

Three-day policing initiative in Waterford city involved 72 checkpoints

There will be rain at times and the temperature will be dropping back. Photograph: iStock

Recent spell of hot weather is set to come to an end as temperatures return to normal

The Department of Housing  is in ongoing discussions with the owners of Airbnb on putting together protocols for landlords advertising on the Airbnb lettings website. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

New guidelines would prevent unauthorised rentals being advertised on Airbnb website

The man won €20,000 on this occasion but previously walked away with prizes of €300,000  in 2004 and €500,000 as part of a  syndicate in 2006. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Man wins top Lotto prize for a third time

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 Sunday Pizza Club:  from left,  Martin Connolly, Anto Brophy, Cormac Noonan, Colm Gleeson and Sebastian McKenna. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Two friends create club to break down social barriers, while helping the homeless

Adrian Ahern: “Being part of the ‘early morning risers’ isn’t as bad as people think.”

Adrian Ahern (57) travels from Ballinasloe, Co Galway to Dublin each day for work

 Kieran Greene (32), of  Mountain View Park (hidden in grey hoodie),  being brought to Tallaght District Court this afternoon where he was charged with the murder of Patricia O’Connor. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Gardaí believe Patricia O’Connor (61) was killed in her Rathfarnham home

Former B&B bought to house homeless families to be sold ‘in a few years’

The Cliffs of Moher. The number of nights spent in Ireland by overseas travellers decreased  4.1%  compared with the same period last year, from 11.6m to 11.1m

Growth in North American and long-haul markets overshadowed by 7% UK drop

A section of N7 near Naas, Co Kildare, has topped the list of locations for speed camera fines for the second year running.

Section of N7 near Naas yielded €340,000 in speeding fines in first nine months of 2016

 Sandymount strand: heavy rainfall led to sewage  washing up on the beach. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Dollymount ban lifted as temperature highs of 18 degrees expected over next few days

A mural against violence toward women, in Ankara, Turkey. File photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

Organisation says plan to bring the Black Dot project to Ireland could be ‘dangerous’

A women is escorted out of Dublin District Court by gardaí. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Regina Keogh appears in court over killing in Dublin’s north inner city in May 2016

‘I witnessed the sacrifices people made to get to polling stations’

‘People of South Antrim have united around the positive message our campaign had’

The two houses on St Lawrence Road which were bought by the Housing Agency for almost €2 million

Residents say properties not suitable for 13 families and they were kept in the dark

London attacker Rachid Redouane was a 30-year-old Moroccan-Libyan pastry chef who had been living in Rathmines, Dublin

More arrests expected as gardaí investigate London attacker’s time in Ireland; imam in Galway calls for calm after mosque target(...)

A window broken by a stone at the Maryam Mosque on the Old Monivea Road in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

‘We have had small incidents with kids who were just being naughty, but nothing like this’

Imam Ibrahim Noonan at the entrance to the Maryam Mosque on the Old Monivea Road. Ballybrit, Galway. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

100 members of the Galway mosque left ‘terrified’ as windows smashed

 Newly elected leader of the Fine Gael party Leo Varadkar speaks to supporters after winning the internal party election in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

New leader of Fine Gael captures the attention of international media outlets

The second and final day of An Bord Pleanála’s public hearing into the HSE’s planning application for the hospital was dominated by concerns over traffic. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Planning hearing concludes with residents expressing concern over traffic and parking

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese said communities across Ireland cared very deeply about the issue of homelessness.  File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The former Irish president says young homeless people live a ‘shambolic existence’

Gardaí are continuing to step up their surveillance around a group of ‘violent radicals’ based in Ireland who they believe could be linked to international terrorism. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Garda says it is monitoring a group with suspected links to international terrorism

Supporters of the Save the Hellfire group protest at the site in Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Council proposal includes restaurant and shop on site close to 18th-century landmark

Members of the Garda Under Water Unit who took part in the search at Skerries harbour after a fishing boat sank. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Rescue operation began after small fishing boat sank off north Dublin coast on Friday

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

A girl leaves flowers for the victims  in central Manchester. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

No country ‘immune’ from terror threat, says Department of Justice

Concert goers react after fleeing the Manchester Arena where Ariana Grande had been performing. Photograph: Jon Super/Reuters

Ariana Grande concert chosen to create the ‘shock and awe’ factor

Ariana Grande  at Madison Square Garden in New York in  February. File photograph: Chad Batka/The New York Times

Grande first rose to fame aged 13 when she was cast in Broadway musical

Judge Mary Ellen Ring: expressed scepticism as to whether another report would precipitate action, in light of the work of the Garda Inspectorate.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Judge Mary Ellen Ring says reports on Garda Síochána operations are not acted on

The scene after  the shooting dead of Det Garda Adrian Donohoe, while on cash escort duty at Lordship credit union, in Bellurgan, near Dundalk, Co Louth. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

South Armagh man to arrive back in Ireland from US on Thursday this week at the latest

The number of children who went missing last year was the highest it has been in recent years. Photograph: iStock

All missing children later accounted for, but charities concerned about ‘inadequacies’

Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe who was shot dead during a robbery at  Lordship Credit Union in  2013. Photograph: PA

Man fled Ireland after detective was shot dead by cross-Border gang during robbery

Garda Síochána College,  Templemore: Facilities at the college, which had been   available to the local community in the past, will no longer be available, according to a letter received by local schools last week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Facilities available to local community since 1965 withdrawn by letter from Garda HQ

Clamping in the Dublin City Council area last year brought in more than €4.2 million for the local authority. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Drivers most likely to be caught out on Mespil Road, Waterloo Road, Gardiner Street

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