Two of the sticker designs to be used at Dublin polling stations on Friday as part of the ‘I’ve Voted’ initiative.

‘I’ve Voted’ stickers designed by artists including Maser to encourage youth turnout

Kelly Coyle, deputy president & campaigns officer, University College Cork Students Union with Sgt Stewart Philpott and Edel Conlon, southern regional services manager with Threshold. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Housing charity and students union launch rental ‘Scamwatch’ campaign

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with TCD Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast (left), and Dean Prof Andrew Burke at the opening of Trinity Business School at TCD on Thursday. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The   Irish Times

Six-storey business school delivered ‘on budget and on time’, Trinity Provost says

The college has launched an investigation to establish how some students got access to the exam questions prior to the test

Final-year agriculture students told exams of entire class ‘now void’ due to leak of questions

Hazel Chu of the Green Party: ‘No matter what I do I will never be Irish to some people.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Local election candidates have experienced racism online and had posters taken down

An excavation project on the 16-acre site identified a ring-fort settlement likely from the medieval period.

Archaeological dig on former taoiseach’s land reveals ‘significant’ medieval settlement

The country with the highest number of international students coming to Ireland was China, with Malaysia, America, Canada, India, and Saudi Arabia also among the most common countries of origin, an ESRI report has found. Photograph: iStock

China most popular country of origin of international students, ESRI study finds

Irish writer Mike McCormack’s 2016 novel, Solar Bones,  was the most commonly borrowed adult book in Irish libraries last year. File photograph: PA

Solar Bones by Irish author Mike McCormack library users’ most popular adult book

In a statement on Sunday, a Garda spokeswoman said the estimated street value of the seized cannabis was over €60,000. Photograph: Garda Press Office

One Eastern European man in mid-40s was arrested by gardaí

Séamus Lawless is said to have slipped while in the “balcony area” near the summit of Everest after reaching it early last Thursday.

Mountaineering expert says recovery operation for Séamus Lawless would be a ‘huge task’

Max the dog, rescued along with two people by the Irish Coast Guard in Howth. Picture: IrishCoast Guard

Pair had been stranded by rising sea tide while out walking

Andrew Mann pictured at Lillies Bordello nightclub in Dublin in 2014. File image: Brian McEvoy

Musician had previously been in a relationship with model Alli MacDonnell who died earlier this year

Lenders were now dealing with more older clients still paying off mortgages after 65 years of age, the conference heard.

Housing problems facing elderly ignored amid wider crisis, conference hears

Fine Gael candidate Tom Dempsey (left) with MEP Mairead McGuinness and Kildare South TD Martin Heydon. ‘I have atoned and made a fresh start,’ says Mr Dempsey.

Kildare local election candidate pleaded guilty to fraud charges in mid-1990s

Sinn Féin Senator Fintan Warfield said US and British studies had found that LGBT+ people made up a significant portion of the homeless population. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Official says LGBT+ individuals face issues due disputes at home over their sexual orientation

Margrethe Vestager, competition commissioner of the European Commission announced the investigation was under way. File photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg

Commission looking into claims firms acting like cartel to maintain advantage over others

A videograb shows a garda approaching an SUV in Co Tipperary

Man arrested after SUV fails to stop and crashes into signpost in Co Tipperary

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton: ‘The State’s risk is absolutely capped. I think this is a good deal from the point of view of the taxpayer.’ File photograph: Tom Honan

Granahan McCourt consortium says it will invest initial €220m in rural project

Windsurfers enjoying the good weather at Dollymount Beach, Dublin on Monday. Photograph:  Collins

Department of Agriculture issues gorse fire warning as temperatures to hit 20 degrees

Horse Racing Ireland said traceability systems introduced this year would help improve the monitoring of thoroughbreds in this country. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Stud farm of Andrew Lloyd Webber says treatment of thoroughbred it once owned ‘terribly sad’

In January 2018 Michael O’Leary wrote to Paschal Donohoe stating there was a ‘pressing and urgent need’ to amend the tax laws. Photograph: Yves Herman/File Photo/Reuters

Ryanair took legal case against department after failure to secure tax changes

Ciarán Cave was killed in a workplace accident at Waterford Port. Source: Facebook

Small community of Mulrankin shaken by death of 23-year-old Ciarán Cave, priest says

Azzam Raguragui was stabbed in Finsbury Park, Dundrum, and died a short time later. Image: Garda Press Office.

Teenager was fatally stabbed in Finsbury Park in Dundrum on Friday evening

The thoroughbred horse was emaciated, with its ribcage showing, and in such poor condition euthanising the animal was considered.

Seven-year-old mare War Celeste found nearly starved to death on farm

The arrests of three men are part of a wider Garda crackdown on criminal feuding in Drogheda under Operation Stratus. File photograph: Getty

Men arrested as part of Garda inquiry into car that was stolen and later set on fire

The Christine Buckley Centre survivors choir perform in St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin to mark 20 years since the State issued an apology over abuse survivors’ suffering. Photograph: Jack Power

Events held in Dublin to mark 20 years since apology to survivors of residential institutions

Carrauntoohil is the highest mountain in Ireland. Photograph: Adrian Hendroff

Gardaí investigating sudden death of Ger Duffy from Co Clare on Saturday afternoon

Sally O’Neill ‘brought us to the rubbish dumps in San Salvador at 6am in the morning where the bodies of those murdered were dumped’, President Higgins recalled at the service. Photograph: Frank Miller

Trócaire aid worker made enormous difference to the most deprived people

 Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds granted the orders after expressing concern about health, safety and insurance issues. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Members of group, who claim to be ‘dangerously under-housed’, say they have left site

One of the men is being detained in Drogheda Garda station. Photograph: Google Street View

Gardaí question men over stolen car which was later found burnt out

The winners of last year’s NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards at Dublin’s Mansion House. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw: The Irish Times.

Former Examiner editor Tim Vaughan to chair judging panel for this year’s event

The planned redevelopment of Balbriggan harbour

Coastal greenway, new public spaces, park development and library upgrade planned

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris told media at the Association of Garda Superintendents annual conference, ‘I think we need to share information’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Oireachtas group told force failing to provide oversight agency Gsoc with relevant records

An inspection of a Co Kerry pub  found the floor was “filthy,” and there was mould growth   on the internal surface of an ice-making machine. Photograph: iStock

Six food outlets shut down in April after Food Safety Authority inspections

 Deputy Commissioner John Twomey and Supt Niall Featherstone, Chief Bureau Officer at the Garda National Vetting Bureau speaking on Tuesday.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The number of vetting applications received by an Garda has risen significantly in recent years

Violence in Drogheda: some of the recently affected areas, including a house damaged by a petrol bomb. Photographs: Dara Mac Dónaill and Ciara Wilkinson

There is a sense of fear in the Moneymore estate. Some are afraid to leave their homes

Dart services will not be running to Malahide over the weekend. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

Engineering works will mean no Dart service to Malahide and bus transfers from Dublin to Newbridge

Gardaí have issued a warning over the growing prevalence of bogus moneylending websites, aimed at defrauding people by demanding ‘advance fees’. Photograph: iStock

Bogus operations defraud people by demanding ‘advance fees’ for easy loans

Fred McBride, former chief executive of Tusla, raised concerns about staffing issues at private residential care centres. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Agency boss said centres for youths in State care could be at risk over inadequate staffing

An audit raised several issues with how the Irish Red Cross manages restricted funds, donated to be spent on specific appeals and causes. Photograph: iStock

Audit raises questions over deduction of over €123,000 from humanitarian funds

Ahmadi refugees from Pakistan   at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Centre in Pasyala, Sri Lanka, . Photograph: Reuters/Thomas Peter

More than 1,000 refugees, mainly Ahmadi Muslims from Pakistan, under police protection

 Feargal Quinn’s coffin is carried from the church by family members. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Mourners at Superquinn founder’s funeral hear of a ‘truly exceptional’ individual

Fr Peter McVerry at the Raise the Roof protest announcement. Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

Campaigners plan national housing march prior to May elections

The Data Protection Commissioner is Facebook’s lead regulator in Europe. File photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Facebook reported glitch that exposed millions of user passwords to 20,000 employees

 A proliferation of Local and European Election candidate posters on Parnell Road, alongside the Grand Canal, were pictured on Wednesday, the permitted time for putting  up posters.  Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Politicians risk €150 fine per early election poster

The @EireSaoradh account was suspended by Twitter.

Group linked to New IRA had participated in military-style marches

Castle Street, Dalkey, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Committee says message to local and European candidates had been ‘misunderstood’

PrEP is effective and  currently available but at a high cost

Lack of public health programme for HIV-preventative drug leading to inequality

The fine stretch of sunny weather over the Easter weekend is to end on Wednesday. File photograph: Alan Betson

Dry weather to make way for widespread heavy rain and thunder, says Met Éireann

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave held a press conference outside a coffee shop in Ranelagh on Wednesday. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Web Summit founder defends instigating anonymous Facebook advertising campaign

A teenager with Down syndrome was  found walking along a grass verge on the N4, close to the M50 motorway, approximate location above. File photograph: Google Street View

Inquiry launched by voluntary body after man (19) found walking on N4 grass verge

  Naoise Hennessy, a 16-year old student from Craanford, near Gorey, has been chosen overall winner of this year’s 65th Texaco Children’s Art Competition, taking first prize in the senior 16-18 years age category. Photograph: Mac Innes Photography

Winning entry from Naoise Hennessy (16) “worthy of a place in any public gallery”

In a test at one property in Sutton, north Co Dublin, lead contamination was nearly 15 times over the legal limit considered safe to drink. File photograph: Getty

State funding to replace health-hazard water delivery system availed of for just 71 houses

In most cases the contamination is the result of older lead pipes still in use across the public water network.

Tests show lead concentration nearly 15 times above legal limit

Lion dance performance on Parnell Street, Dublin, as part of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival in 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin City Council agreed to change elements following Chinese embassy lobbying

The drugs VHI has committed to providing wider access to include Pembrolizumab, for stage three melanoma, and Pertuzumab (Perjeta) for patients with early stage breast cancer.  Photograph: Istock

Consultant oncologist says inequity between public and private healthcare ‘very troubling’

The reservation placed on crime data could ‘theoretically’ be in place for a long time, Pádraig Dalton, CSO director general told the Public Accounts Committee on Thursday.

PAC hears improvement on crime data to take ‘number of years work’ from gardaí

 Dr John Lawlor, chief executive of  Scouting Ireland has said attending the Joint Committee on Children & Youth Affairs meeting last year. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dr John Lawlor to remain in role until early 2020 to assist recruitment of replacement

Child was knocked down by low loader vehicle at Carley’s Bridge, near Enniscorthy

Senator Rose Conway-Walsh said there was a need for data around beef-processing prices to determine if there were elements of a ‘cartel’ at play. Photograph: iStock

Environmental group disputes claims that Ireland is a world leader in carbon efficiency

Peadar Tóibín, leader of Aontú

More than 300 attend national launch of Aontú party in Ballyfermot

The Knights of the Campanile society was set up in 1926 to host visiting sports clubs, and accepts 50 new inductees each year. File photograph: Alan Betson

Voting to cut paper’s funding would be a ‘blow against press freedom’

The study examined data from more than 17,000 teenagers. Photograph: Getty Images

Research involving Irish youths finds no negatives to screen time before bed

Ian Elliott, Scouting Ireland’s interim safeguarding manager, wrote to Katherine Zappone’s department. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Youth organisation alleges ‘agenda’ behind agency’s criticism of it in email to officials

The INMO said trolley figures were ‘exceptionally high’. File photograph: Frank Miller

Taoiseach speaking at opening of new centre for cochlear implants at Dublin’s Beaumont

Gardaí are to be moved to Dublin Port due to Brexit ‘uncertainty’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Inner-city gardaí to be moved to Dublin Port ahead of Brexit, government meeting hears

A member of the Knights of the Campanile present in the apartment at the time told The Irish Times that new members had been told to eat butter, strap bicycle helmets on their heads, and at another point had to get into a running shower with an umbrella. File photograph: Alan Betson

Trinity group say investigation only an found “unauthorised party” had taken place

When refurbished, Ardmore House will house new offices for UCD’s president, his staff and the UCD Foundation, the university’s fundraising arm.

Multimillion-euro plans approved to renovate 19th-century villa-style property

Cairn Homes applied to build 377 apartments and eight houses on a three-hectare north Dublin site, that was previously owned by the Christian Brothers.

Plan for 385-home development had been opposed on basis of height

Amid hazing allegations,  the Knights of the Campanile has defended practices in the club, following ‘misleading’ reporting. Photograph: Alan Betson/File photo

Knights of Campanile rejects characterisation as secretive or elitist amid ‘bugging’ row

Jean Winters, of  the Construction Industry Federation (CIF), said trade unions in the construction industry had created a narrative that bogus self-employment was widespread. Image: iStock.

Changes to employment definitions would have ‘distorting impact’, Oireachtas committee told

  Northern Ireland players celebrate scoring their first goal  against Belarus on Sunday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Video circulating online showing group singing described as ‘utterly wrong’

The cigarettes and tobacco were on board a cargo ship which had travelled to Ireland from Ceuta, in Spain. Photograph: Revenue

Customs officials find 58,000 cigarettes and 1.45kg of loose tobacco on vessel which travelled from Spain

A photograph of the cannabis grow house discovered in Dromiskin, Co Louth. Photograph: Garda Press Office .

Gardaí estimate haul of mature plants and harvested material worth €40,000

University Times editor Eleanor O’Mahony, reporter Edmund Heaphy and deputy editor Donal MacNamee at the paper’s office in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Vote on funding follows controversial story into secretive society’s initiation ceremony

Gsoc said  a man had an ‘interaction with gardaí’

Circumstances of death being examined by Gsoc due to man’s ‘interaction with gardaí’

The crash occurred at 9:15pm on Sunday, and gardaí stationed in Ennis are investigating the death.

Single driver in car killed after crashing into a wall in Castlefergus

In December 2017 Orla Tinsley received a successful double lung transplant. File photograph: Alan Betson

New York doctors work to clear ‘unusual obstruction’ of double lung transplant recipient

Br Aidan Clohessy, who was moved to  the city of Mzuzu, Malawi,  in 1993. Early last year, serious child protection concerns were raised over the order’s operation in the African country

Audit of Malawi scheme found governance and safeguarding fell ‘far short’ of required standards

There were several “obstacles” holding up the delivery of extra public housing, Owen Keegan told the Department of Housing. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Need for cost-benefit analysis on projects slowing down new homes, council chief says

The link to autism was found where pesticides, such as weedkiller, had been used within 2km of the mother’s home during her pregnancy, and the child’s first year

Study examined nearly 3,000 individuals diagnosed with autism in California

The audit began in June 2017, but faced “significant delays and difficulties” in obtaining records and documentation from the charity, the Revenue report said.

Animal rescue charity in Co Kerry to be shut down over controversy

Alfie Dardis, age 6, from Stepaside, and his best friend, Ava Casserly, age 6, from Dundrum at the launch of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland’s 65 roses day fundraising event. Photograph: Tom Honan

Cystic Fibrosis Ireland launches ‘65 roses day’ fundraising event in April

PSNI forensic officers at The Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown, Co Tyrone on Monday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Teenager describes terrifying crush at Cookstown St Patrick’s Day disco

The scene of the  single-vehicle crash on the R173 in Carlingford in which two people died. Photograph:  Philip Fitzpatrick

Two men die in car crash on Cooley Peninsula shortly after midnight

Gardaí seize estimated €600,000 worth of cocaine from vehicle in west Dublin. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Approximately 9kg of cocaine intercepted by Garda drugs unit in vehicle search

Gardaí and Westmeath fire service on the M6 near Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath. Photograph: Paddy Cummins/Irishphotodesk.ie

Man in his 60s pronounced dead at scene near Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath

Scouting Ireland board member and Labour Party councillor Dermot Lacey. Photograph: Labour Party

State agency not challenged by ‘gullible politicians’ board member states

President Higgins and his wife Sabina sign a book of condolence at the Pro Cathedral for victims of the New Zealand shootings. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

Unaddressed racism holds frightening potential for “social destruction” Archbishop Martin says

Scouting Ireland has hired a senior garda with experience investigating sex crimes to head up the youth organisation’s safeguarding office. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Gearóid Begley helped set up a multi-agency unit for dealing with sex offenders

Scouting Ireland’s interim safeguarding manager Ian Elliott. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimon

Agency had not read full files on abuse cases, scouting body’s safeguarding manager says

Lancet study: Irish teenage girls had a higher rate of binge drinking than boys. File photograph: Getty

Teenage females had a higher rate of binge drinking than boys, a Lancet study found

Nearly 2,000 without power after after Storm Gareth made its way across the country. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Power outages and fallen trees causing disruption in storm’s aftermath

Lahinch in Co Clare during the high winds of  Storm Ophelia, October 2017.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Day two of Cheltenham horse-racing festival in doubt as damaging winds expected

 DJ Jenny Greene and Westlife member Nicky Byrne are to leave RTÉ 2FM.

Jennifer Zamparelli to fill 10am slot vacated by pair after a five year run together

A UCD student has proposed a mobile phone application that  would allow two people to ‘electronically sign/verify [a] pre-made contract before engaging in sex’.

Email on project said it would fight men’s ‘ever growing fear’ of being sued after sex

Luas collision took place at 11.55 pm on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Pedestrian struck on Luas Red Line on Monday night

The Irish Deaf Society is planning to cut services, particularly in the area of advocacy, and lay off up to five staff members. Photograph: iStock

Charity which has been ‘lurching from crisis to crisis’ asked HSE for €300,000

The proposed new standards for real-estate agents are at an early draft stage, and are due to undergo a period of consultation with representative groups in the industry.

Letting agents required to return deposits within 10 days under proposed standards

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said the motive behind the act was still “unclear.” File Photograph: Eric Luke

Motive behind incident still ‘unclear’ but Minister refused to ‘speculate’

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