Exterior of the National College of Art and Design, Thomas St, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Art college’s accounting practices ‘not fit for purpose’, committee hears

Asylum seekers: a representative for Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, said the low number of complaints was a clear indication the current complaints system was “defunct”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Level of grievances ‘in stark contrast with what we are hearing about the conditions’

In the second most clamped area in Dublin, Mespil Road, 720 vehicles were clamped last year. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

State’s local authorities collect more than €88 million from parking charges in 2014

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby homes will look at the entry and exit arrangements for single women into and out of the homes and for the children on leaving the institutions.

Commission will cover living conditions, high mortality rates and vaccine trials

The total fees paid to members of the tribunal’s legal teams to date is close to €35 million

Spend ran to €3.7m to end November 2014 including €2.5m in third-party legal costs

Eamon de Valera under arrest in Richmond Barracks, Dublin after the 1916 Rising.

Group planning three national events to mark the centenary of the Rising next year

Crisis workers at an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone. The Government has pledged €780,000 to fund ambulances and burial teams in the country to help fight the virus. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/NYT

Charlie Flanagan announces fund for ambulances and burial teams to fight virus

Independent TDs Shane Ross (left) and Finian McGrath (right) have said they are not interested in joining Lucinda Creighton’s new political party. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

Shane Ross and Finian McGrath say Ireland does not need a new political party

 Frank, from Lenny Abrahamson’s acclaimed movie ‘Frank’, musician Conall O’Breachain (We Cut Corners), actress & musician Tara Lee (The Fall) and comedian Eleanor Tiernan next to street art in Dublin’s  Temple Bar specially commissioned for the First Fortnight mental health festival. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography.

Music, poetry, theatre, art, film and dance part of the line up for First Fortnight festival

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