People gather in Dublin 1 for a session on dealing with evictions, hosted by the Take Back the City group. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Belvedere Place session includes what to do if ‘they are breaking down the door’

Minister for Health Simon Harris at the launch of a new national day to recognise the unsung heroes from frontline and emergency services at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Health Simon Harris said he was 'very encouraged' by the upward trend

New University Club will offer “fine dining”, and will be a “high quality” social facility for “small- and large-scale university and corporate member events,” according to documents submitted as part of the successful planning application.

Controversial staff and guest clubhouse expected to open by next April

The Garda Armed Support Unit was called to an eviction dispute in Dublin’s north inner city.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Officers attend emergency housing amid report someone ‘is being held against their will’

 Lucky Khambule of the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland. He says centres are increasingly doubling up the number of people placed in rooms. “There is now no space, no privacy – people don’t have anywhere to put their belongings.” File photograph: Dave Meehan

Department briefings raise fears asylum applicants may have to present as homeless

 Minister for Sport  Shane Ross. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Minister’s office issued press release congratulating ‘Dominant Puspure’ on victory

Masked gardaí and private security contractors outside 34 North Frederick Street in Dublin on Tuesday evening. Photograph: Jack Power.

Drew Harris and protest group condemn ‘intimidation’ and personal attacks on officer

Take Back the City: masked gardaí and private security contractors outside 34 North Frederick Street in Dublin on Tuesday evening. Photograph: Jack Power

‘Asset recovery’ specialists say they do their best work early in the day in a low-key style

The CRC headquarters building in Clontarf “does not meet modern standards for health and social care,” the organisation says. Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Charity to hire consultant to assess future of “at capacity” north Dublin campus

Around 50 gardaí raided 11 addresses in Co Wexford on Thursday as part of an investigation into a crime gang operating in the southeast.  Photograph: Collins

All five people arrested in Wexford are understood to be Romanian nationals

People take part in a sit down protest in O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Notice says if the protesters fail to leave the property, the owner would seek an injunction

Housing activists removed from a Dublin city centre property that they had been occupying for the last three weeks.Photograph: Jack Power/The Irish Times

Q&A: North Frederick Street housing occupation

Activist Conor Reddy, who sustained a concussion and neck injuries during his arrest while protesting removal of occupants from North Frederick St

Student says he was injured as he was being arrested outside Dublin property

Housing activists have been removed from a Dublin city centre property that they had been occupying for the last three weeks. Photograph: Jack Power

Protesters clash with gardaí as men in balaclavas eject group from city centre property

The van appears to have previously belonged to the Greater Manchester Police force. Photograph: Jack Power

Gardai say they were satisfied that the vehicle was tax and insurance compliant

Protesters at 41 Belvedere Place in Dublin. Photograph: Take Back the City

Activists served notice to vacate Belvedere Place property in Dublin

Gardaí and other masked men at the scene during an operation at 34 North Frederick Street in Dublin. Photograph: Jack Power

Six arrested as gardaí in balaclavas block protesters from entering building on North Frederick Street

‘I couldn’t wait for this day to come’: Svetlana Jankuniene and her daughter Patricija in their new home in Clonsilla, which was provided to them by Fingal County Council and Co-Operative Housing Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Department and local authorities ‘need to do more’ on emergency housing, says English

In letters to the chief executives of the four Dublin local authorities, Minister for Housing Eoghan  Murphy set out targets for emergency accommodation provision by the end of the year

South Dublin County Council votes to defer decision on building nearly 1,000 homes over lack of ‘affordable’ homes

  Josephine Feehily, chair of the  Policing Authority, sent a report to Minister for Justice Charlie Fanagan expressing concern about changes to policing structures. File photograph: Alan Betson

‘These hubs have the potential to develop the very inefficiencies and dysfunctions ... the divisional model is directed as remedyi(...)

 Anglo Irish Bank signage being taken down:  242-page report details failings in EY’s work on Anglo’s 2008 financial accounts. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

A report for Chartered Accountants Ireland found serious failings in EY’s audit of Anglo

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick. The accounting treatment of his personal loans with the failed bank formed part of an investigation into audit work carried out by EY at Anglo. Photograph: Court Collins

Report compiled for disciplinary procedure uncovered failings

Student Leap Card application system available to agents across the country.

Application system allows Leap Card agents view personal details and phone numbers of students across the country

Fianna Fáil intends to raise the proposed closures as part of the forthcoming budget process. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ahead of planned closures, Naughten says An Post will not be withdrawing contracts

Ann Gilmore closes the door for on the last day of business at the Post Office in Ballindine, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

Locations of 159 post offices set to close as part of a restructuring plan have been published

An Post has announced the locations of 159 post offices which are set to close in the coming weeks and months as part of a restructuring plan. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil TD accuses firm of ‘creating wastelands’ by removing services from rural areas

Seven sets of twins -  Harry and Luke Chambers, Sarah and Scott Finn, Alanna and Megan O’Flynn, Mark and David Evans, Nathan and Cephora Kumpaya, Holly and Hannah O’Mahony, Robert and Adam Dyczewski - started  secondary school at  Glanmire Community College on Tuesday.  Photograph: Jim Coughlan.

Six siblings starting at Glanmire Community College attended same primary school

Messages left on the railings at the site of a former Magdalene laundry on Dublin’s Sean McDermott street. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

One in Four says pope’s visit triggered large increase in calls from new clients

Pope Francis attends the closing Mass at the World Meeting of Families at Phoenix Park in Dublin. Photograph: PA

Pontiff tells single mothers separated from children that to seek them is ‘not a mortal sin’

Fr James Martin speaking at the World Meeting of Families in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

World Meeting of Families hears LGBT Catholics have been ‘deeply wounded’

Sr Lucyna Wisniowska at the World Meeting of Families festival in the RDS.

One young Catholic says festival is a chance to meet others who ‘still share the faith’

Suicide prevention charity Console Ireland shut down after a scandal over how it was spending funds. File photograph: Getty Images

Internal audit finds spending on services for emigrants ‘significantly less’ than reported

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  at The Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland (ICCI) where he attended the  the annual Islamic Festival of ‘Eid ul Adha’. Photograph: Collins

Vatican should adopt ‘best practice’ on abuse reporting to authorities, Taoiseach says

Irish and papal flags: Church Street residents have received a flier telling them they need to give gardaí the names of all those expected to be at their home on Saturday. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

Privacy group concerned at request to carry photo ID for residents of Church Street zone

The metrics on which third-level institutions will be judged in relation to gender equality will be transparent, Minister of State with responsibility for higher education Mary Mitchell O’Connor said.

Report to send ‘blunt message’ to colleges on gender gap, Minister of State says

Activists who occupied a property on Summerhill Parade in Dublin have held several demonstrations outside the property, attended by large groups of supporters. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Activists who occupied a vacant house in Dublin city say they are not vigilantes

The Summerhill Occupation pictured outside  a vacant property in Summerhill Parade. Photograph: Summerhill Occupation/PA

Q+A on the groups involved in occupying the north Dublin property, and who the owner is

The scene at Summerhill in Dublin this morning as a man acting for the plaintiff took possession of the houses a under a High Court direction. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Agent for owner breaks lock on front door as protesters plan noon demonstration

The owner of 35 Summerhill Parade has said having made numerous requests to the occupiers, who are trespassing on the property, to vacate the premises, the Trustees of Pat O’Donnell & Co Ltd Retirement and Death Benefit Plan had no option but to go to court. File photograph: James Forde

Pat O’Donnell & Co Ltd Retirement and Death Benefit Plan identified as owners of vacant homes

Viking Lodge, a former hotel and pub on Merchants Quay, cost €1.6 million to convert into a hub for 30 families. Photograph: Google Street View

More than €2.7m spent refurbishing one family hub with 25 units in Crumlin

The local authority spent €1.3 million refurbishing two properties on Lawrence’s Road, Clontarf, to house 11 families.

Dublin City Council spent more than €16.8m renovating 10 properties for homeless

The notice to quit  placed on 35 Summerhill Parade on Tuesday. The property has been occupied by housing activists. Photograph: Jack Power/The Irish Times

Housing activists broke into house and called on city council to buy it for social housing

Deirdre Jacob was 18-years-old when she disappeared on July 28th, 1998

The 18-year-old student went missing near her home in Newbridge, Co Kildare

Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

Irish Cancer Society warns public may be missing early diagnosis by not visiting GP

Margaret Cash with her children in Tallaght. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Homeless crisis having ‘disproportionate’ impact on Travelling community

Hawk Cliff, Dalkey, south Co Dublin. Photograph: Giuseppe Milo/Flickr

Dalkey locals petition against signposts for nudist site after failing to turn other cheek

Síona Cahill, president of the USI, speaks at the Emerging Ireland summer school.

USI president Síona Cahill makes the claim at inaugural Emerging Ireland event in UCD

Traditional music festival comes to Co Louth town for first time

Nan Joyce, the Traveller activist who died this week, was “a person who refused to be a victim,” mourners at her funeral have been told. Photograph:  Paddy Whelan/THE IRISH TIMES

Tragedy as grandson of Nan Joyce killed in crash travelling down from Belfast to funeral

Patrick Joyce was killed in a crash at the Clontarf Road/Malahide Road junction in Dublin at approximately 1am on Friday. Photograph: Collins

Patrick Joyce (24) was travelling from Belfast for his grandmother Nan Joyce’s funeral

Gardeners should always wear gloves, and wash their hands immediately after working with compost mix or potted plants.  Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

New report says compost could contain bacteria known to cause pneumonia

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said she had been engaging with homeless charities to “mitigate against some of the extreme consequences on children whose families are homeless”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Number of child protection reports to Tusla over homeless children ‘at risk’ rises sharply

Protesters hold Leo Varadkar masks  outside the house in Ballybough which has been occupied by  activists since Tuesday. Photograph: James Forde

Groups want council to buy property in north inner city Dublin for social housing

The investigators were hired to monitor individual doctors’ hours. Photograph:  Thinkstock

Spokeswoman says the health service will not give a breakdown on the spending

An aerial view of Gili Trawangan island following Sunday’s earthquake in Lombok Island, Indonesia. Photograph: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images.

Department of Foreign Affairs says holidaymakers should take ‘high degree of caution’

Benedict, Jacquline, Eliz and Freddy Bessong at their home in Naas. The boy in the picture is Jacquline’s son Frank, who drowned in Dublin in 2016. Photograph: Kathleen Harris

Asylum-seekers losing their accommodation after bringing relatives into Ireland, official says

The number of patients waiting for a bed in hospitals in August is “genuinely startling,” general secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) Phil Ní Sheaghdha has said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

INMO ‘Trolley Watch’ count shows 520 patients waiting for beds on Wednesday

 Housing activists have occupied 35 Summerhill Parade, Dublin 1. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Several activists occupied vacant property in Dublin city centre

Examining the examinations. A new study has surveyed students who had completed the State exams last summer and had recently finished their first year in college. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Students not equipped to identify sources of information or think critically, survey says

Housing activists have occupied No 35 Summerhill Parade, Dublin 1. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/Irish Times

In May a large number of tenants were evicted with 24 hours notice from the house due to fire safety concerns

Dr Gillian O’Brien, the organisation’s director of clinical governance, said “high expectations of self are one key driver of anxiety which can be compounded by the expectations of parents, teachers and society at large”. Image: iStock

39 per cent of young people contacting Jigsaw last year reported problems with anxiety

Mary Mitchell O’Connor publicises a report on sexual consent among third-level students. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

Third-level institutions will need to meet minimum standards of response to sexual harassment on campus

Children watching the sea lions at Dublin Zoo. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Music, comedy and fireworks at the many festivals taking place around the country

 Andrea Bocelli,  in concert in Collins Barracks, Cork. File Photograph: Provision

Italian tenor will sing for Pope Francis at Croke Park

Sylva, a transgender asylum seeker who died in a Galway direct provision centre, pictured at Galway Pride 2017. Source: John Quinlivan

Anti-racism group removes posts about Sylva’s death after friend urge death being politicised

Preparations at the Papal Cross in the Phoenix Park for the forthcoming visit of Pope Francis: when the pope arrives on Saturday, August 25th, road closures will be in place across the city centre and north inner city until 5pm. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

‘Blanket’ traffic restrictions will hurt city centre businesses, restaurant group says

The IPU and An Post had been involved in protracted industrial talks over restructuring plans for the postal network.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Post network to be reduced to 950 offices after postmasters take retirement packages

Lifeguard flag at Ballinoulart beach Co Wexford. Lifeguards provided first aid to 1,189 people, and reunited 113 lost children with their parents, IWS said. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish Water Safety appeals to public to take precautions and reduce risk of getting into difficulty in water

Reaction to the study has sought to downplay interpretations of a direct link between abstinence from alcohol and risk of dementia.  Photograph: PA Wire

New research finds no link between moderate alcohol consumption and risk of dementia

IBTS chief executive Andy Kelly said some hospitals were “inappropriately” relying on O negative blood donations.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Hospitals putting ‘excessive demand’ on O negative donors, transfusion service says

Beachgoers queue for an ice-cream in June. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Met Éireann says several weather records were set during the warm and dry spell

Sanofi said two members of its Waterford site team were injured and brought by ambulance to University Hospital Waterford. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

One female employee understood to be in serious condition after Sanofi lab incident

Moyagh Murdock, RSA chief executive: ‘People are on holidays, they are out biking at the weekends and they are sadly engaging in very risky behaviour.’ Photograph: Getty

Seven bikers killed so far this year, five on a Sunday

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin TD said it was a positive step that civil servants were receiving training in ‘unconscious bias’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Government departments spent €35,000 on training to minimise effect of hidden prejudice

The council plans to put up sign posts advising the public that naked bathers may be on the beach. Photograph: iStock

Councillor says plan to allow naked bathers has not prompted ‘the slightest bit of bother’

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar made comments on contingency planning for medicines while visiting Italy. Photograph: EPA

No-deal Brexit would see “restrictions” importing medicines from UK, Varadkar says

Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp. Photograph: GoFundMe

Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp among 91 people who died in wildfires near Athens

Lusk Community Council  said the development would have a negative impact on traffic, and school capacity was “not adequate” to deal with increased demand

An Bord Pleanála overturns council’s approval for 228-house north Dublin estate

Gardaí are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a teenager at a college in the Co Galway Gaeltacht last weekend.

Gardaí say incident alleged to have happened in in Co Galway Gaeltacht last week

A young Irishman has been  killed in Austin (general view above), Texas, in  a collision involving a truck. File photograph: Google Street View

Department of Foreign Affairs confirms it is providing consular assistance to man’s family

Irish Red Cross: “We can confirm that no monies from restricted funds have been spent for any purpose other than for which they were donated.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Memo reveals charity considered property sale and office closures to avert funding crisis

The PSNI thanked the public in Newry for their help in locating  a blue coloured Peugeot 206 believed to be connected to the murder of Brian Phelan.

Man arrested after father of two stabbed to death near Newry

 Trees stumps visible  on Blessington Lake due to lower water levels. Photograph: Tom Honan/ The Irish Times.

Water restrictions extended another month as levels ‘critically’ low

‘We need to think if 10-year-olds and 11-year-olds are using it, are there resources we have to help them remain safe’. Photograph: iStock

Parents’ belief social media should only be used from 16 ignores fact 10 year olds using it

Enjoying the good weather at O’Carrolls Cove, near Waterville, Co Kerry. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland has 859 melanoma-related diseases per year, and hot summer will have knock-on effect

Ryanair pilots picketing the airline’s headquarters in Swords, Co Dublin on July 24th Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Pilot strike action leads to cancellation of 2,500 customers’ flights

Minister for Health Simon Harris and participants in a campaign for the HPV vaccine in August 2017. Photograph: The Irish Times

Simon Harris says proposal will be given priority if approved by final health body report

Meaghan Miller  (21) was  killed in a single vehicle collision in Canada. Photograph: Facebook

UCD student was in Canada on a summer work programme

Sean Gallagher, in his letter, said councillors from 22 local authorities had been in touch with him to confirm they would be considering the presidential election nomination process at their September meetings. File photograph: Dave Meehan

Businessman says Senator Gerard Craughwell has done State ‘great service’ on ‘lonely’ journey

File image of a protest calling for an end to  direct provision,  at the Garden of Remembrance, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Ibrahim Musa (64) is currently living in a shelter despite risk to his kidney transplant

Guidelines for the use of the car and driver state the service should only be used in “exceptional circumstances” to attend functions in uniform

Irish representative on European Union Military Committee used service ‘almost daily’

The OPW plans to redevelop Hawkins House, the current office block housing the Department of Health staff, when they relocate to the new offices.

State’s rent bill has increased from €87m to €96m in three years as economy picks up

People living in rural areas were far less satisfied with the quality of road maintenance. File photograph: Getty Images

One-quarter of respondents satisfied with councils’ performance on affordable housing

Members of All Together in Dignity Ireland walk through the Famine Statues as part of a commemoration of 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. Photograph: Tom Honan

March from Famine Memorial marks centenary of South African leader’s birth

Options open to Irish Water, should the crisis continue, include extending  restrictions beyond the current Level Two measure in place. Photograph: Frank Miller

Northern Ireland Water lifts a national hosepipe ban that has been in place since June

 Dr Eamon Keenan, Minister for State Catherine Byrne and Anna Liffey chief executive Tony Duffin at the launch of the new HSE campaign. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Move comes as popularity of drug increases to levels last seen during Celtic Tiger era

Planning permission for an Islamic prayer and cultural centre in Swords, north Co Dublin, has been approved. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Local Muslim community successfully renews planning permission for new hub

The Health and Safety Authority  are looking into the incident as a workplace fatality. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Death brings the number of fatal farm accidents this year to 12

The two men are being held under section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Arrest marks 54th suspected gangland murder attempt foiled by gardaí

Several members of Spanish Civil Protection Unit cover an area after a young Irish man’s body was found by Spanish Civil Guard’s diver unit in a lake of Lagunas de Ridera Natural Park. Photograph: EPA

Local police have named the 19-year-old as Joshua Osahon, from Portlaoise

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