Lord Paul Bew said: “A new, modern case for the union must be developed, based on the principle of consent.” Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Paul Bew says new British PM must highlight the ‘intellectual weakness’ of a united Ireland

It is estimated that 1,379,576 work days are lost to asthma each year in Ireland. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty

Asthma Society of Ireland says many deaths and hospitalisations could be prevented

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Labour, the Green Party and Social Democrats  stated that State-owned land in Dublin must be used for public housing, and that Dublin City Council should lead the development of such land. File photograph: Getty

Newly elected council members to appoint night mayor to develop nocturnal city culture

Gardaí discovered this cash box buried in the ground with €9,000 inside. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Detectives recover box containing €9,000 buried a metre below surface in Co Dublin

Dave Mustaine of Megadeath: “I’ve faced obstacles before.” Photograph: JP Yim/Getty Images

Guitarist who was fired by Metallica says disease needs to be faced head on

Gerry Taylor. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Gerry Taylor has not been seen since May 25th

The M7 is being widened from two to three lanes on a 13.6km stretch between Naas and Newbridge between Junction 8 (Johnstown) and Junction 11 where the M7 and M9 merge. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Part of long-awaited €120m upgrade aims to reduce congestion on route into Dublin

A man in his 50s has been killed in a road traffic accident in on Clonmeen Cross Road near Rhode Village in Co Offaly. Photograph: Bryan O’Brian

Victim is the 73rd person to die on Irish roads to date this year

Martin Mulligan outside his shop in Athlone.

Garage owner accuses insurance industry of exploiting small businesses

The long term forecast is for the changeable showery conditions to continue into the middle of next week. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Met Éireann predicts further changeable weather until middle of next week

Charles de Gaulle and  Eamon de Valera at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Jimmy McCormack

After his resignation as French president 50 years ago the general visited Sneem

Tourism Ireland chief executive Niall Gibbons said the North America market continues to perform very strongly with visitor and revenue numbers up by over 10 per cent, but it is offset by falls in revenue elsewhere.

Revenue down 4 per cent despite a substantial increase in visitor numbers

David Donoghue (right) with his good friend Peter “Rocky” Donnelly.

Peter Donnelly said drugs had been his life and he had to go abroad to seek treatment

President Michael D. Higgins greets Gérard Larcher, president of the Senate of France, at Áras an Uachtaráin.

Ireland earned independence through suffering and ‘without giving up’, says Larcher

Rainy conditions are set to prevail over Ireland, particularly the east coast, until early next week. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

More rain has fallen in first 12 days of this month than in all of June and July last year

Peter McGuinness at home in Dundalk, Co Louth

Irish men played an important part in the Normandy landings despite Irish neutrality

Salvage teams working  to retrieve debris from the wreckage of Air France flight 447 off the coast of Brazil in  2009.  Source: Forca Aerea Brasileira via Bloomberg News

Jane Deasy, Aisling Butler and Eithne Walls all died in mid-Atlantic disaster

Rain will spread in from west and most parts of the country will be wet on Saturday evening. File Photograph: Alan Betson

Yellow weather warning in place for the west of Ireland on Friday

Metallica: the veteran US heavy-metal band are on their WorldWired tour. Photograph: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty

More than 10% of crowd travelling from overseas to see heavy-metal band perform

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at a public interview in the Royal Irish Academy conducted by journalist Dearbhail McDonald.

Threats of rape and misogyny on social media are ‘really pernicious’

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Farmleigh House during her visit to Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Scottish first minister does not rule out Scotland-Northern Ireland bridge

Veteran Gerry Dolan re-elected after close finish

The conditions on the puppy farm in Co Carlow were described as squalid by an ISPCA chief inspector. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Hundreds of dogs and horses rescued in €59,000 operation which took nine days

Elysha Brennan at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland: ‘I’m in such a blessed position because I know what it is like to have it all taken away from you.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

How Elysha Brennan beat sickness to graduate top of class at Royal College of Surgeons

The average cost of a monthly public transport ticket in Dublin is €114.95. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Global survey of cities shows Dublin performing poorly in many areas

The late Michael Lynch celebrating an election with supporters. Photograph: Paul McCabe/Meath Chronicle

Michael Lynch epitomised the best of FF’s commitment to community politics – Martin

Gardaí raided the house in Dublin following a tip-off.

Officers raided a home in Ballyfermot, Co Dublin, following a tip-off

Aintree Grand National winner Tiger Roll at the homecoming in Summerhill,  Co Meath. Pictured are trainer Gordon Elliott, Michael O’Leary and his wife Anita with their children Zac and Tiana holding the Cup. Photograph: Óisín Keniry

Ryanair chief set to join quiet revolution in fatherhood, ongoing for the last 50 years

Painter James Morton who is 100 years old today.

Aviation enthusiast was born 25 days before first non-stop transatlantic flight ended in Clifden

The wedding photograph of Dan Breen shows him with his Luger pistol on his lap. With him is his wife, Bridget Malone. In background: Seán Hogan and Bridget’s sister, Áine Malone.

Irishman's Diary: Action may have saved Seán Hogan from execution, but came at terrible price

Locals re-enact the Knocklong rescue on the streets of the Co Limerick village on Thursday night

Martin Mansergh praises courage of the old IRA during the War of Independence

Members of the public tend to the injured following the detonation of a bomb on Talbot Street in Dublin in May 1974. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

‘We were clear in our call for urgency in the progressing of this matter,’ says Government

An April 2015 file photograph shows Mount Everest in the background and the Nupse-Lohtse massif in the foreground. Photograph: ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

There is a fatality rate of 6.5 per cent of climbers who attempt to summit

File photograph of British army intelligence officer Robert Nairac

Senior figure in Disappeared commission says no collusion evidence

Met Éireann is forecasting a mixed weekend of sunny spells and showers. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Spells of sunshine are forecast despite the weather turning cooler than of late

Seamus Lawless (39) was a part of an eight-member climbing expedition when he went missing after he reportedly fell. Photograph: Seamus Lawless/Facebook

Company that organised climb says the search has become a recovery operation

A photograph showing Niall Bowditch and Kasper Kacprzak from a GoFundMe page set up for their families

Pair died after plane crashed in Co Offaly bog in May last year

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar:  ‘We appreciate and understand that the beef price is very low and the cost of production is now exceeding the price that farmers can get from the factories.’ Photograph: Collins

Package worth €100m agreed for Irish beef farmers ‘hammered’ by Brexit uncertainty

Fr Michael Guckian (81): ‘without a doubt helped to shape the lives of many Christian and Muslims through his teachings’

Fr Michael Guckian was killed in a Co Roscommon hit-and-run incident last weekend

‘National reputation’: Richard III, staged by Druid, whose director, Garry Hynes, pointed out the arts’ contribution to Ireland’s standing

Arts Council budget still 10% lower than it was in 2007, according to The Arts Matter report

Just seven per cent of Irish shoppers are influenced by influencers. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Just 7 per cent of Irish shoppers cite influencers as a factor in their purchases

One person in 10 in Britain is having sleeping problems over Brexit, 20 per cent were reporting anxiety and a similar number were reporting family conflict over the issue. Photograph: iStock

‘It has real consequences for people’s well-being and mental health,’ Professor says

 GAA president John Horan: “We hope everyone sees a place for themselves in the GAA and will join us for this service.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Protestants welcome within organisation, says GAA president John Horan

Lt Hugh Conor McDowell (24) with his mother Susan Flanigan. Photograph: Facebook.

Lt Conor McDowell (24) fatally injured when vehicle overturned in California

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson  lays a wreath at the annual Daniel O’Connell Commemoration at Glasnevin Cemetery which was followed by a forum on  Ireland post-Brexit. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish and British governments planning to re-start talks before Lyra McKee’s death – MP

Among those who worked on the railway were thousands of post-Famine Irish emigrants. File photograph: Getty

Ambassador to attend ceremony marking 150 years to the day transport route finished

Theresa May has announced a year-long Festival of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for 2022. Photograph: PA

Influential British think tank says proposed Festival of Great Britain in 2022 will not work across UK

Carriage drivers go  to Government Buildings to deliver an open letter to Minister for Transport Shane Ross. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Drivers claim Dublin City Council and Garda are failing to tackle rogue operators

Bee campaigners outside the Department of Agriculture. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

European Commission urged to act decisively to halt decline of bee population

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte walk along the parliament in The Hague, Netherlands,  prior to the Summit in Sibiu. Photograph: EPA

Taoiseach and Dutch PM Mark Rutte ‘strongly believe’ tax is for members states

Among those present at the committee were Derry woman Emma de Souza. She wants to exercise a European Union right to bring her American-born husband, Jake (left), to live with her in Derry. File photograph: Emma de Souza

Academic says Belfast Agreement being disrespected on a ‘sustained basis’

Hannah Lemass: “It’s not a surprise that I would have a strong sense of civic responsibility given my family’s connections to politics.” Photograph: Brian Crehan

Surname is ‘great conversation starter on the doorsteps’, says Hannah Lemass

The save Moore Street campaign joins hands to mark the 10th anniversary of the Arms Around Moore Street protest. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Survey backs State and developer’s line that a number of the buildings not there at time

Siobhán Hegarty: Visitors to Moore Street are getting robbed, they are getting abused. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Site where where 1916 leaders surrendered a national monument

Ruby Wax (centre) with Gelong Thubten (left) and Ashish Ranpura

Wax has co-opted a monk and a neuroscientist to explain how our brains work

Last year almost 5,000 Irish people applied for a free interrail pass, and 314 were successful. Photograph: Getty Images

DiscoverEU programme offers train tickets for 18-year-olds to explore Europe

Children as young as six are riding off-road vehicles on public paths and roads

A copy of the letter written to the Sunday Independent Dear Patricia column by Patrick Quirke in 2011.

Quirke wrote to the Dear Patricia column three months before he killed Bobby Ryan

 Bluebells at Avondale House, Co Wicklow. The bank holiday weather is expected to be cool but pleasant. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Temperatures could fall to freezing at night as cold air crosses the country

The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife: a detail from Daniel Maclise’s vast painting. Copyright National Gallery of Ireland

Invasion on May 1st, 1169, constituted one of the most significant events in Irish history

The Flanders Fields Memorial in Dublin  is across from Christchurch Cathedral. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Garden honours Irishmen who fought to ‘restore liberties’ says Flemish politician

A researcher on the report said opportunities must be created for young people that take them away from drugs. File photograph:  Rick Wilking/Reuters

Drug dealing seen as lucrative option by young people in insecure job market says report

Former INLA prisoner Malachy McAllister with former US Senator George Mitchell.

Acting Homeland Secretary intervenes to stop deportation of Malachy McAllister

Dashcam footage, which has been posted on Twitter, shows a clearly inebriated man call a taxi driver a racial slur on several occasions. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Man hands himself in to station after footage emerges of abuse in car in Dublin

Martin O’Meara: “This man has been responsible for the evacuation of at least 20 men under conditions that are indescribable”

Martin O’Meara’s medal to be repatriated on loan by the Australian government to Ireland

The Macmorris project sets out to recover the complexity of Ireland’s transformative years between Henry VIII’s assumption of the kingship of Ireland in 1541 to the Flight of the Earls. Courtesy of Trinity College Dublin library

The years before the end of Gaelic Ireland were a vibrant time for Irish culture

Rev Bridget Spain lights a candle in honour of Lyra McKee at the Unitarian Church’s Good Friday service for the victims of the Troubles. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Good Friday ritual remembers slain journalist along with 3,700 other victims

Gardaí discovered the cannabis plants in a building in Waterford Airport Business Park. File photograph: PA

Cannabis plants worth more than €800,000 found in Waterford business park

Journalist Lyra McKee was shot dead in Derry on Thursday night

President says people of Ireland ‘shocked and outraged’ at killing of 29-year-old

Dermot Muldoon, who runs Muldoon’s pub in Drumconrath, Co Meath. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

All three bars in Drumconrath plan to stick with tradition despite law change

Temperatures will hit highs of 22 degrees on Friday and 23 degrees on Saturday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Warm hazy spring sunshine expected with temperatures remaining pleasant next week

t brings to 51 the number of people killed on Irish roads in 2019. By comparison 45 had been killed by the same stage last year. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The man (50s) becomes 51st victim to die on Irish roads in 2019

A view of the 1916 Proclamation at  Trinity College. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Irish independence is problematic, but that should not prevent us from marking it

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will speak at an event in the Royal Irish Academy  on Thursday to mark the 70th anniversary of the Republic of Ireland. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Leo Varadkar hails 70th anniversary of a ‘significant moment’ in Ireland’s history

Bono in a  still from the film U2: An Cat Dubh.  Photograph:  IFI/Merry Doyle

Footage of secret concert on community centre roof in Sheriff Street in 1982 emerges

Speaking at the announcement of his candidacy in the European elections, Ciarán Cuffe said: “I want Dublin to be known for its walkability, bikeability and liveability.”

Cllr Ciarán Cuffe says he is confident of getting one of the three seats in Dublin

Once the rain clears away on Monday night, it will make way for glorious spring weather with temperatures of 21 degrees this weekend. File  Photograph: Eric Luke

Conditions expected to dry up on Tuesday with sun coming out more as weather settles

Driving eScooters on a footpath is illegal and a person who does so will receive a fixed charge of €60 and a penalty point. Photograph:  Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Increasingly popular transport mode is technically illegal without a driver’s licence

A screengrab taken from Oireachtas TV of FAI executive vice-president John Delaney before the Joint Committee on Sport. Photograph: PA

Extraordinary scenes as Delaney reads a statement and refuses to answer questions

President Michael D Higgins lauded the Society of St Vincent de Paul’s ‘exceptional network of solidarity’ with poorer people at its anniversary event in the Convention Centre Dublin. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography

President highlights importance of society’s home visits at Dublin ceremony

John Gibson died of multiple gunshot wounds in September 2017.

John Gibson (28) was shot dead at a shopping centre in Dublin two years ago

Former FAI chief executive. Photo : Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Patrick O’Donovan says ex FAI boss was ‘a great man to bring out the cheque book’

An Indian girl looks at a painting depicting the  Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, in the run-up to the 100th anniversary pf the atrocity on April 13th, 1919. Photograph: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images

The governor, Sir Michael O’Dwyer from Tipperary, approved of the mass killing 100 years ago

Adrian O’Neill (left) shows a portrait of Séamus Heaney by artist Mark Baker to Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall as they attend a dinner to mark St Patrick’s Day and celebrate UK-Irish relations on March 6th, 2019 in London. File photograph:  Jeff Spicer/Getty

Editor of The Spectator says it ‘loves Ireland’ and rejects claims of ‘snide and hostile’ campaign

FAI executive vice-president John Delaney (centre) arrives at Leinster House, Dublin, with representatives of the Football Association of Ireland. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Association’s biggest sponsor says it expects all recommendations of two reports under way to be implemented

A computer-generated image of what the tower may look like.

Iconic landmark could become a major tourism attraction, says Harry Crosbie

Former FAI chief executive John Delaney  leaving Leinster House  after appearing infront of an Oireachtas committee. Photograph: Aidan Crawle

Kerry TD unrepentant over failure to ask FAI’S John Delaney any questions

Customs officers at Dublin Port. Photograph courtesy of  Revenue

‘Is your business going to survive after 11pm on Friday if you haven’t done anything?’

A lorry hit a railway bridge on Dublin’s Amiens Street, causing its load of a digger to fall into the oncoming lane

Mechanical digger falls off lorry into lane of oncoming traffic on Dublin’s Amiens Street

Announcing the Co-Cup Scheme: Fionnghuala Ryan, executive environmental scientific officer, Dublin City Council; Samantha Fahy, director of sustainability, DCU; Kevin Murphy, CEO and founder of 2GoCup; and Michele Hallahan, sustainability adviser, Trinity College Dublin. Photo Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Dublin City Council pilot project sees customers paying €1 for cup with money back on return

Keepers at Dublin Zoo have been unable to determine the gender of the infant as mother Kafi has been keeping the baby close to her chest since the birth. Photograph: Patrick Bolger

Keepers jubilant as gorillas are a critically endangered species

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at a press event in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Leo Varadkar says any European leader exercising veto would not be forgiven for it

Roberty Byrnes was arrested and jailed in January 1919

Robert Byrnes was shot dead while trying to escape from a military hospital

Mary Coll and Jacqueline Connolly have initiated personal injury proceedings  against the legal representative of  Alan Hawe’s estate. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Mother and sister of dead woman bring High Court against Alan Hawe’s estate

Irish people reported significantly better health than the next healthiest country Cyprus (78 per cent). Photograph: Hoxton/Sam Edwards/Getty

More than 80 per cent of Irish people reported having good or very good health

Irish Rail worker Ted Maher with Hamish who boarded a commuter train in Co Kildare and ended up at Dublin’s Heuston station on Wednesday. Photograph: David Young/PA

Dog – whose real name is Tyson – found on morning train from Sallins on Wednesday

‘Fire appliances that would not be on the roads anywhere else in Europe are used here and many of the fire appliances we are buying are second-hand,’ the Oireachtas committee was told. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Richard Boyd Barrett said whistleblowers approached him about the age of the fleet

 Minister for Communications Richard Bruton  launched Samaritans Ireland’s five-year statistics for its 116 123 freephone number pictured with Eleanor Farrell, Samaritans Ireland Trustee. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Richard Bruton says there are strong calls for a change in the way the exams are structured

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