Sultan Kabir Chakari photographed with stitches over his eye and blood on his jumper after he was attacked at his home in Clondalkin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /The Irish Times

Men dressed in balaclavas attacked victim in front of his wife and children on Thursday

The chairman of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri has called on Cork City Council to ‘immediately hold a public hearing on growing Islamophobia and hate crimes in the city’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Church of Ireland Bishop says more work needs to be done in communities to foster diversity

The GRA is calling for the Government to complete a pay review due under the Haddington Road agreement. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Morale of gardaí ‘in the gutter’ as new recruits face financial strain from low pay

A killer whale has been spotted off the coast of west Kerry.  Photograph: Richard Creagh

Whale has appeared 12 times off the Irish coast and was first spotted 33 years ago

Karen Scott (44) from Finglas went missing since Friday 24th June 2016. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Karen Scott (44), who went missing last Friday, has Down syndrome

Among our “new parishioners”, from left, were Zeenie Summers, Daniel Ramamoorthy, Michael Chanda and Silvia Bernal

Sorcha Pollak: One immigrant to Ireland wrote to tell me that ‘People are kind to me here because maybe they hope that someone wil(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Robbie Brady celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire.

Ryanair announces special return flights direct to Lyon while Uefa releases more tickets

 Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan, Flor Sylvester, Razan Ibraheem, Daniel Ramamoorthy  and journalist Sorcha Pollak during the ‘New to the Parish’ one-year anniversary event panel discussion. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Dozens mark first anniversary of series that has ‘given a voice’ to migrants in Ireland

Trevis and Caryn Gleason with their dog Sadie at Milltown bridge in Dingle. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Irish-American Trevis Gleason fell in love with Dingle after spending a winter there in 2005 and has since returned for his hone(...)

US vice-president Joe Biden arrives in Ireland on Tuesday for a five-day visit. Photograph: Reuters

Phoenix Park under round-the-clock security and closed from 11pm to 6.30am each day

 As fixed-term notices are sent by regular post and are not registered, many drivers reportedly continue to avoid prosecution by claiming in court that they never received the penalty points notice. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Government understood to be working on ‘third option’ to reduce court appearances

Immigrant group Nasc hold a silent solidarity walk through Cork city on Sunday to mark World Refugee Day: Pictured are Nisreen Youssef (red) with her son Carlos, mother Dalal, sister Rather and Amjad Shad. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

Immigrant support group Nasc says ‘Safe Passage’ scheme would bypass traffickers

Eamon Cooke pictured at the Radio Dublin studio in 2001. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Radio Dublin’s Eamon Cooke ‘a powerful man in the dark underbelly of society’

Tourists leaving the Guinness Store in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

2015 marks record-breaking year for tourism with 8.6 million trips made to Ireland

Children play as refugees and migrants wait to take part in a pre-registration process that gives them access to the asylum procedure, at the premises of the disused Hellenikon airport, in Athens, Greece. File photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Attempts being made to push refugees away from European shores, says organisation

Honduran human rights defender Ana Mirian Romero. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Ana Mirian Romero given Front Line Defenders Award in Dublin for efforts to prevent dam

The USI Operation Zero campaign is calling on students to take five minutes to get tested and ensure “a healthy sex life”. Photograph: IStock

Nearly 500 cases of HIV recorded in 2015, an increase of 30% on 2014

Between 2010 and 2015 the number of tourists visiting Dublin rose by 33 per cent while the availability of accommodation fell by 6 per cent, according to Fáilte Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

Fáilte Ireland report finds capital is facing ‘capacity challenge’ over next two years

Razan Ibraheem: “My dad is so pro-women, he’s a kind of feminist. He never tried to restrict me. I questioned everything.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Syrian journalist who moved to Limerick to study could not return home when the conflict intensified. She has since made a home (...)

A 3D rendered illustration of a hepatitis virus. There are an estimated 20,000 to 50,000 people in Ireland chronically infected with hepatitis C. Photograph: iStock

An estimated 20,000 to 50,000 people in Ireland chronically infected with the disease

Irish landlords could face NCT-style inspections of their properties to ensure homes are in a suitable condition for tenants, according to a new report. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Government considering new unit to enforce minimum housing standards, report claims

A beach  view at Portmarnock, Co Dublin. “Do not swim” notices have been issued by Fingal County Council for Velvet Strand Beach at Portmarnock, Balbriggan’s Front Strand Beach and Skerries South Beach as a precautionary measure following overflows at nearby pumping stations due to technical problems.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Notices issued following overflows at pumping stations at Portmarnock and Balbriggan

Republic of Ireland fans in Paris. Photograph:  James Crombie/INPHO

#IRL twitter campaign takes off: Paris mayor says monument will honour Orlando victims

A message attached to flowers are left close to the scene where Darren Rodgers, from Ballymena, died after a fall in Nice in France. Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA Wire

Darren Rodgers (24) died after falling from a promenade onto a rocky beach in Nice

Northern Ireland fans applaud the players after the game. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

It is understood the 24-year-old man died in the early hours of Monday

Members and supporters of the lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and queer (LGTBQ) community attend a candlelight vigil outside the White House to honour the victims of the mass shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Book of condolence for victims of Orlando shootings opens in Dublin

Carlos García de Alba: “Irish people are friendly, easygoing, humble and grounded.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Carlos García de Alba has been redeployed to the US as Mexico braces itself for Donald Trump’s presidential bid

Ana Mirian Romero with her Front Line Defenders Award.  Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Ana Mirian Romero says she will continue fighting for land and indigenous rights

Attending the Forming Ireland’s Response to the Refugee and Migration Crises conference at Trinity were President Michael D.Higgins; John Cunningham (left), chair of the Immigrant Council of Ireland; Miriam O’Callaghan, chairperson for the conference;  and David Stanton, Minister of State. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

‘Just resettling people is not the answer: this problem is going to grow’

Crowds enjoying the sunshine at Bloom in the Phoenix Park, Dublin at the weekend. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Temperatures are due to rise to 25 degrees by Wednesday afternoon

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Row over redevelopment of handball and community centre running since 2003

General view of the scene at Laurehill Road in Lisburn, Co Antrim, where man and two young children were left badly injured after being struck by lightning during a school sports event. Photograph: Lesley Anne McKeown/PA Wire

Daughter (7) also struck by lightning in Co Antrim is in stable condition

Rimantas Mickevicius with his children Rafael (8) and Marija (7). In the background is a painting by his late wife, Frida. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A businessman who fell on hard times in his native country moved to Wexford with his second wife, before a tragedy struck that cha(...)

 Tom Curran has said he still fears a garda investigation into his role in assisting his wife to die in December 2013.  Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

Tom Curran still fears Garda investigation into his role in assisting his wife to die

General view of the scene at Laurehill Road in Lisburn, Co Antrim, where man and two young children were left badly injured after being struck by lightning during a school sports event. Photograph: Lesley Anne McKeown/PA Wire

Daughter also seriously ill after incident in Lisburn on Tuesday afternoon

Anthony Kelly and Li Qiong Zhao with their children, Annabelle and Maybelle, and grandmothers Kathleen Kelly and Guo Ying Zhang. Photograph: Alan Betson

A Chinese-born woman struggled to settle in Britain, Ireland or China before eventually accepting her sense of displacement as par(...)

According to the latest Red C poll both FF and FG hold 26 per cent of public support, marking a one point rise for Fianna Fáil and a one point drop for Fine Gael.

Sinn Féin support stable as backing for Independents rises

Garda checkpoint at Stillorgan in Co Dublin on Friday as part of the National Slow Down Day. Photograph: Garda Traffic/Facebook

Motorist driving at 128km/h in 80km/h zone is highest illegal speed detected on Friday

Victor Flores: “The city’s libraries are always filled with people and I love that. Sometimes there’s no space for me to sit down.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A Bolivian activist in Dublin feels a connection with Ireland because of the history of colonisation, but he feels many mistakes w(...)

An anti-racism rally held in Nutgrove, Rathfarnham, earlier this month, in response to an attack on three Afghans in the area. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Latest data from Immigrant Council of Ireland reveals incidents up by 35% in 2015

Nokuthula Malete: “My kids were born here, why should they be treated differently?”

Nokuthula Malete and her sons moved home, but it felt like moving to another country

LÉ Róisín crew members assist in rescuing people from a vessel located about 39 nautical miles northwest of Tripoli, Libya, today. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

Some 1,357 people have died or gone missing in Mediterranean Sea so far this year

Uber, a substitute for taxi and limousine services, runs in cities all over the world. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

Minister for Transport advised last week not to extend Uber beyond taxi drivers

Refugee children play outside a tent this week in a camp  in Malakasa, 40km north of Athens, Greece. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

Frances Fitzgerald said last year Ireland would take up to 4,000 people under EU plan

Jeanette Everson in one of the rooms she offered for refugees at her home in Streete, Rathowen, Co Westmeath. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Many Irish opened their homes and hearts to refugees who have still not arrived in Ireland

Joan Webster and Noeleen Cummins celebrate as the final vote is announced in the Same Sex Marriage Referendum in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Total of 412 same-sex marriages registered since May 2015

Parsa Ghaffari at the Aylien office on Ormond Quay, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Tehran native who grew up in post-war Iran now employs 13 people at his Dublin tech firm. He sees many similarities between his (...)

Kilmainham Gaol has been named the top landmark to visit in Ireland for the fourth year running in the TripAdvisor travellers’ choice awards.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Blarney Castle, Trinity College also on Irish list with Machu Picchu travellers’ global favourite

A Wicklow couple who retrieved their tea-bag stained Lotto ticket from the kitchen bin won €250,000 in the weeken’s lotto draw. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Winning ticket was sold at Centra in Roundwood, Co Wicklow at the weekend

The Commission for Energy Regulation  closed 16 complex water complaints last year, 25 per cent of which were in upheld in favour of the customer. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Majority of complaints related to billing, account issues, charges, metering problems

A man in his 40s who got into difficulty swimming out to  Dalkey island on Sunday afternoon has been rescued by Dublin’s Coast Guard. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Man in his 40s was rescued by the Coast Guard in Dublin Bay on Sunday afternoon

Brothers Naqeeb Ahmadzai (18) and Fazalrahman Ahmadzai (20), along with their nephew Abdul (13) were punched in the face, kicked and beaten unconscious by a gang of five men as they were cycling home from Marlay Park in Rathfarnham last Thursday evening.

Joseph Connors from Ballycullen remanded on bail to appear at District Court in July

New Minister for Health Simon Harris has committed to facilitating talks between management from St Vincent’s Hospital and the National Maternity Hospital to bring an end to the dispute over governance of the maternity facility.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Simon Harris calls for end to National Maternity Hospital dispute

Simon Coveney has said he plans to introduce a ‘comprehensive response’ to the State’s housing crisis within the first 100 days of Government. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister to introduce response to ‘emergency’ in first 100 days of Government

Frits Potgieter in the Imperial Hotel, Cork: “I fell in love with the property. It’s the oldest hotel in Cork city.” Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Despite the ‘massive adjustment’ involved in moving to Cork from London, a South African hotel manager liked his wife’s native cou(...)

US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has said Norwegian Airlines International plans to use Ireland as a flag of convenience to employ low-paid crew. Photograph: John G Mabanglo/EPA

US presidential candidate said planned transatlantic services will lead to job losses

Some 62 people have lost their lives on Irish roads so far this year.

Total of 62 people have lost their lives on Irish roads so far this year

A large boulder broke free from the slope above the Lighthouse Road on Skellig Michael on Monday afternoon and landed in the middle of the roadway. Photograph: The Office of Public Works

Large boulder falls on path normally taken by visitors travelling up south steps of site

Regina Doherty on water charges: “The bills are legal, they’re valid, they will be collected. It mightn’t happen in the next couple of weeks but the bills are not going to magically disappear and I would advise people whether they’re elected or not elected to pay the bills.” File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Regina Doherty warns Government has ‘a long way to go’ before 50-50 gender balance

A list of restricted breeds of dogs as seen in Co Meath. Photograph: Facebook

Councillor’s Facebook post commended council for erecting signs of restricted breeds

The early morning Darkness into Light 5km walk, which was first held in Dublin’s Phoenix Park eight years ago, will take place at 80 locations around the world on Saturday. Photograph: Joe Keogh

More than 120,000 around world set to take part in Pieta House Darkness Into Light walks

Mehret Yemane from Sudan now living in Portarlington, Co Laois, has undergone female genital mutilation. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Survivor of procedure Mehret Yemane says ‘it’s like you have an open wound all the time’

President Michael D Higgins  warned the refugee crisis must be ‘understood, managed and facilitated’ in order to curb the growth of extremist populist rhetoric from anti-refugee groups. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Crisis must be ‘understood, managed, facilitated’ to curb growth of anti-refugee groups

Melanie Lan with her work at the Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan. Photograph: Eamon Ward

A Taiwanese-American artist moved to the Burren because of a dream she had about a stone tower, but she struggled at first to get (...)

Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead performs on stage at Ziggo Dome in 2012 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Photograph: Dimitri Hakke/Redferns via Getty Images

British band erased all content from social media and website over the weekend

There are between 2,000-6,000 children and young people growing up undocumented in Ireland today, according to Migrant Rights Centre Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

There are an estimated 20,000-26,000 undocumented migrants living in Ireland

Gardaí at the Sunset House, Summerhill, where Michael Barr was shot dead on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Bryne/The Irish Times

‘Intensive programme of Garda recruitment’ under way to help end Dublin gang violence

‘It is absolutely disgraceful that you’ve got empty houses while people are sleeping on the street. We can compulsorily purchase people’s land to build motorways, so I think we should be able to compulsorily purchase houses to provide families with a home, that’s far more important than building motorways’, said Social campaigner Fr Peter McVerry.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Compulsorily purchase land to provide families with a home, campaigner says

Siptu has served notice of Luas strike action on Wednesday, May 4th, Friday, May 13th, Friday, May 20th, Thursday, May 26th (four hours from 3pm–7pm) and Friday, May 27th. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Green Line Luas services disrupted on Friday due to ‘technical fault’

Maushmi Arun and Christophe Moreau in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The couple behind Twisted restaurant in Kinsale left good jobs to follow their foodie dream of expanding Irish diners’ palates

Migrants and refugees disembark from a Maltese coast guard patrol vessel after being rescued at sea. Photograph: Giovanni Isolino/AFP/Getty Images

More than 180,000 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea so far this year

Bernard Kudakwashe Matanire. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A young Zimbabwean living in direct provision in Cork has had to turn down good opportunities because of his status

The fire at  the ESB substation in Inchicore, Dublin,  on Sunday night. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Electricity provider says 150km of copper wire worth €3 million stolen in four years

Jack McCullough enters the King County Jail courtroom for his bail hearing in Seattle, Washington in 2011. Photograph: Anthony Bolante/Reuters

Jack McCullough leaves prison as new evidence emerges in case of abducted child (7)

Gabrielle Lafitte, her husband, Daniel Montes Castillo, and their son, Étienne, at the Dublin Food Co-Op. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A French woman who moved to Dublin to be with her Spanish boyfriend enjoys life in the city but says soaring rents could push them(...)

“It wasn’t easy when I first arrived in Ireland.” Chilie Chan at work in MacNean House and Restaurant, Blacklion, Co Cavan. Photograph: James Connolly

After ‘having her arm twisted’ – romantically speaking – by an Irish man she met in Australia, a Malaysian baker ended up working (...)

The Glasnevin wall was inspired by the International Memorial of Notre Dame de Lorette in France. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Memorial wall lists names of all who died in 1916 – Irish and British

April fools’ day: Best pranks of 2016.

Shrinking dogs, knighthoods, Brexit, Minions and Trump-free island retreats

Hassan Lemtouni: “Every time we were in Dublin you’d turn on the news and everyone was complaining about the economy. I couldn’t see the light.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Hassan Lemtouni met his Irish wife in the US before they moved to Dublin. He feels the history and the ‘energy of 1916’ in the inn(...)

Minister for Heritage  Heather Humphreys picutred at a wreat laying ceremony on  Moore Street in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Ceremonies across State mark firing of first shots in Easter Rising

Occupied territory: a soldier searches a local, in a photograph from a Breaking the Silence exhibition

The Irish novelist visited Palestine as part of Breaking the Silence, a campaign by Israeli ex-soldiers against the occupation

Zlata Filipovic  pictured in Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Zlata Filipovic escaped Sarajevo siege after her diary became an international bestseller

 President Michael D Higgins with his wife Sabina (left)  at the Belgian Embassy in Dublin with Agnes Scheers (right), deputy head of the Belgian Mission.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Book of condolence in Dublin open to public from 12-3pm on Wednesday and Thursday

Inés Rubio: “It’s my home away from home. I’ve lived in other places and I never felt the way I feel about Dublin and Ireland.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A Spaniard who discovered a love and talent for Gaelic football when she was living in the Hague has since found it easy to fit in(...)

Disruptions to flights across Europe are expected to continue until the French industrial action ends later this week. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

French air strikes lead to hundreds of flight cancellations across Europe

Jann Scharringhausen from Germany and his fellow Erasmus students at the St Patrick’s Day parade. Photograph: Sorcha Pollak

It’s all green hats and fuzzy beards as Dublin hosts thousands of international visitors

Esther Camara: “Today I can dream again.” Photograph: Alan Betson

When Esther Camara arrived in Ireland from Guinea as a teenager eight years ago, a frustrating wait for refugee status began

 Teens from Iceland were reported to have the lowest level of drunkenness while Denmark, Hungary, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Scotland topped the poll. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien /The Irish Times

In Ireland 14% of girls and 21% of boys experience sexual intercourse by the age of 15

People gather in Dublin’s city centre for a street party in support of the undocumented migrants in Ireland and the US held by Migrant Rights Centre Ireland. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There are an estimated 20,000-26,000 undocumented migrants living in Ireland

Minister  for Tourism Paschal Donohoe and chief executive of Tourism Ireland Niall Gibbons at the launch of Tourism Ireland’s seventh annual Global Greening initiative for St Patrick’s Day 2016. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

2015 hailed as ‘exceptional’ year for tourism with 20.4% rise in number of holidaymakers

Saoirse Ronan at the IFTA awards at the conference centre in 2013. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Liam Neeson to receive award in recognition of his ‘outstanding contribution to cinema’

Luas Strike Commuters take to the tracks and walk along the Luas line at Ranelagh.Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Transdev and drivers’ union to enter talks while efforts to prevent Dart strike continue

Boris Iduhayeneza (18), a Rwandan who came to Ireland by himself when  he was 16 after his mother was killed. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A Rwandan teenager fled to Cork alone after his mother was killed. After an initial rejection he was granted asylum here and is ho(...)

The Waking the Feminists movement was sparked by the announcement late last year of the Abbey Theatre’s commemorative programme for 2016, Waking the Nation, in which only one of its 10 programmed plays was written by a woman. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

‘Indirect, implicit kind of equality is not enough. It needs to be explicit,’ event hears

 More than 1,200 women attended Accenture’s International Women’s Day 2016 event at the Convention Centre Dublin.  Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Women bring new perspectives and different thinking, Being Greater Than event told

Collaboration and empathy: Geraldine Byrne Nason, Samantha Power, Sonya Hyland, Patricia O’Brien and Barbara Jones

Diplomacy, clear focus and long-term view help forge agreement and ambition

Putting the world to (legal) rights is all part of the day job for these very talented women

Emily Davis, Olivia Sheehy, and Eimear Harper , members of the Preston Vocal Academy Trio, at the launch of the ESB Feis Ceoil 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

More than 5,000 young classical musicians will compete in almost 200 competitions

The winner of the 2016 Doodle 4 Google competition designed by Mia Buckley (12) from Summercove National School in Kinsale, Co Cork.

Mia Buckley (12) of Summercove National School wins Doodle 4 Google competition

Elizabeth meets her foster parents in Dublin in 1946.

Elizabeth was one of 1,000 children brought to Ireland as part of resettlement initiative

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