Met Éireann forecaster Evelyn Cusack points to the eye of the Ophelia storm during a meeting of the National Emergency Co-ordination Group in Dublin this morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

HSE appointments, Bus Éireann services, postal services and court sittings cancelled ahead of worst storm in 50 years

Brian Kerr, former Shelbourne player Stuart Byrne and FAI director of competitions Fran Gavin. Image: Screenshot from RTÉ’s ‘Soccer Republic’

Former Ireland manager says association’s strategic plan for league is ‘a load of bunkum’

The Lexicon library in Dún Laoghaire: new libraries are about moving from the role of book-lending service to community service

The service is changing to embrace technological and cultural advances

The European Court of Justice had already ruled the bar had not acquired the necessary “distinctive character”. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

UK high court ruling means other companies can use coveted four-finger design

Support for Enda Kenny’s Fine Gael rose to 32 per cent in a Sunday Business Post/Red C poll. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

Together Fine Gael and Labour up to 41% while Fianna Fáil and Independents fall

Several roads across the country  closed due to the conditions. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Status yellow wind warning in place as roads around the country close due to conditions

Virtual Hope Box: helps people understand and learn their negative behavioural habits in an effort to reverse them

A smartphone app that helps cope with negative thoughts has had 55,000 downloads

Damien Murtagh, inventor of Arckit: “The design possibilities are endless. One day you could be creating a basic structure, the next a complex home over four different levels.”

Arckit takes gold medal in US Parents’ Choice Awards...just in time for Christmas

 Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan. The Fennelly interim report deals with Mr Callinan’s decision to step down in March last year. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Document deals with Callinan resignation as commission continues to investigate taping

The real warm weather from the south is due to arrive on Wednesday, bringing serious heat for the first time this summer. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Temperatures in mid-20s expected next week after weather clears on Sunday

Savvy poker professionals control their behaviour. Problem gamblers don’t think about gambling the way most people do

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