Google has suspended ticket reseller Viagogo as an advertiser after finding the firm had breached its policies. File photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Search giant takes action against ticket reseller with headquarters in Limerick

The most expensive item at secondary school level was books at €220. File photograph: iStock

About 78% finding costs a burden as financial hit reaches €1,399 per child at second level

Lunchtime sunshine in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin last week. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The legend of St Swithin would suggest a fine summer but forecasters are not convinced

The IBPF says  to look at the number of re-mortgages as a percentage of all mortgages drawn to establish figures

Banking sector report says more people switch than Central Bank figures suggest

Around 1.3 million utility customers wasted hundreds of euro each last year or a combined total of half a billion euro by not switching provider. Image: iStock

Consumers wasting hundreds each year by not availing of cheaper rates at different companies

A decade ago, there were almost 4,000 payphones in Ireland. Photograph: Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images

Most payphone calls are to domestic violence and homeless shelters, says ComReg

 Dublin Airport is having its busiest summer in its 79-year history. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Busiest summer in airport’s history, with up to 20 per cent of cars parked from the North

Eir said: “We are working hard to offer our customers the high level of care they should expect.”

Pricewatch: Six-month wait to have broadband connection restored

David Trimble told the House of Lords he ‘acquiesced’ to same-sex marriage rights. File photograph: BBC NI/PA Wire

Former first minister of North David Trimble had voted against liberalising marriage rules

The increased cloud cover will increase the chances of occasional showers. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Sunday and Monday will be warm and sunny but Tuesday will bring wet conditions

Siptu said that local discussions will take place next week with a view to maximising the number of workers who can remain in employment.

Move relating to permanent workers comes after talks between unions and management

Another new record for outpatient waiting lists following industrial action in hospitals

The population of the EU was almost 513.5 million at the beginning of 2018

Birth rate in 2018 was 12.5 per 1,000 and death rate was 6.4 per 1,000

People will be asked about their smoking habits and  their daily commutes in 2021. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill Dara Mac Donaill

Eight new questions will appear in the next census in 2021

The Dargan Wing, the oldest wing of the gallery, after it was newly refurbished in 2017. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Two wings of the Merrion Square building have been impacted by the incident

The impact exaggerated or fraudulent motor insurance claims are having on premium prices could actually be worsened by the exaggerated claims being made by the industry itself, according to the AA’s Conor Faughnan.   File photograph: Getty

Faughnan speaking after TDs quiz industry chiefs about number of fraudulent claims

While the report describes switching rate as ‘robust’ only 14% of electricity customers and 20% of gas customers switched supplier last year. File photograph: Getty

Failing to change supplier over last four years has cost consumers almost €1,700

 Ryanair logo is pictured on the the jacket of a cabin crew member. File Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Pricewatch: Refunds are hard to come by at holiday-time, as these experiences show

 Arabella Page at work as a move planner. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Having helped her parents to downsize, Arabella Page quit her job to help others cope with the mess and the stress of moving house

New rules on short-term lettings which will affect platforms such as Airbnb are due to come into force on Monday. File photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images.

Dublin City Council says it plans to recruit staff to ‘deal exclusively in this area’

The Dublin Pride parade will be led out by more than 70 LGBTQ organisations. File photograph: Getty Images

Saturday’s event starts on O’Connell St at 1pm and ends with free event in Merrion Sq

Caroline Normand, Which? Director of Advocacy, said some airlines had left people stranded.

British-based consumer champion Which? highlights cases of passengers being stranded

 Lifeguards Niall Finnegan and Aisling Carroll at Dollymount Strand. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Prohibition notices remain in place due to sewage overflow as weather warms up

Dublin property values have stalled, according to estate agent  DNG, with virtually no increases recorded over the last 12 months and a slight decline reported in south Dublin. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Estate agent DNG said secondhand property market is stalling in Dublin

 Laura Ryan of St Brigid’s National School, Coon, Co Kilkenny was the overall national winner of the competition. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Laura Ryan from Kilkenny takes overall prize as students asked to design modern logo

Children have spent an average of 28% of their Communion money, compared with 39% this time last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Benefit to children for the first time now over €600, with girls getting more than boys

When looking for travel insurance with a cancer diagnosis, most insurers simply say no. Photograph: iStock

Pricewatch: ‘Travel insurers are being violently discriminatory to thousands of Irish citizens’

Due to weather conditions, the Ryanair flight landed at Dublin Airport instead of Shannon.  Photograph: Reuters/Paul Hanna/File Photo

Pricewatch: Several readers have trouble getting transfer costs back from the airline

Tessie Carroll brings her pram of clothes and bric-a-brac to ‘the Tuggers’ market for the last time on Saturday.

Tessie Carroll leaves ‘the Tuggers’ market after 60 years selling clothes and bric-a-brac

(Front from left to right)  Catherine Murphy,   Róisín Shortall  and newly elected councillors at the Social Democrats conference in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews

Party wants restrictions to tackle dominance of investment funds in the rental sector

Staff at the Center Parcs Longford Forest resort which is due to open next month. Photograph: Naoise Culhane.

License granted to firm behind Co Longford resort covers 470 acres rather than specific structures

 Brothers and sisters John Paul, Ann-Marie, Bridget(wife), Mary Theresa, and Thomas Delaney, all relatives of William Delaney can be seen close to the rock of Dunamase in Co.Laois Photograph: James Forde/ The Irish Times

Gardaí believe he was killed in Co Laois by a person known to him over a personal matter

More than 8.6 million outbound trips were undertaken by Irish residents lin 2018, up 5.8 per cent on 2017.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Survey shows an increasingly mobile populace with increases in domestic and overseas travel

Private health insurer VHI has announced price increases of 6 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Health insurer says rising costs in hospitals, increases in consultants’ fees among reasons

Independent TD Joan Collins rejected Leo Varadkar’s claim as a red herring. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach insists legislation would result in gratuities being taxed

Workers install solar panels on a roof. Photograph: Courtesy of Construct Ireland

Government proposal is short on detail but SEAI estimates €30,000 for deep retrofit

Garlic peeling: the new hack has been watched more than 15 million times on Twitter

And it works, sort of. But you’ll need to work on your wrist-flicking technique

Don’t leave it until the last minute to get travel insurance  - almost 40 per cent of the claims are made before travel with illness and death the most likely reasons for cancelled holidays

By not taking out insurance you leave yourself at mercy of airlines, tour operators

Eleanor Martha Hulm and Leontien Friel-Darrell of Extinction Rebellion Ireland, at a climate change protest outside Leinster House on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The climate action group staged a typically eye-catching protest at the Dáil last week

Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer stemming from a white blood cell called a plasma cell. Photograph: NUI Galway

NUI Galway and Blood Cancer Network team up to find treatment for multiple myeloma

The Air Corps’ maritime patrol aircraft was in the area at the time and saw a flare set off from the life raft and was able to winch the men out of the water.  File photograph: Irish Air Corps Flickr

Aisling Patrick boat capsized after being struck by two waves in choppy waters

Hana Babye, Summer Rice and Leah Dayman, all from Presentation Primary George’s Hill school, took part in the Children’s Rally on Friday in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Irish Times

Primary schools gather in Temple Bar to demand that adults listen to children

One of the beds previously advertised by Anderson’s Themes and Dreams.

Customers left out of pocket for special children’s beds costing upwards of €1,000

Direct provision had been intended to last no more than six months but instead morphed into one of institutionalised living ‘that will last for many international protection applicants for many years’, the justice committee was told. File photograph: Tom Honan

Human rights ‘set at naught’ by system to deal with international protection applicants

Evidence of the cutting of meat in a room adjacent to toilets was among the reasons for the Enforcement Orders in May.

Sausage factory in Cavan and sushi restaurant in Balbriggan also served with closure orders

Is there any way to make it to your departure gate without walking through duty free?

Massage chairs, the ‘golden hour’, boarding passes – and why is Toblerone a thing?

New electronic passport readers will be in place at both terminals in Dublin Airport from Tuesday  in an attempt to significantly reduce delays at immigration control. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

DAA says it has not been asked to segregate passengers from CTA and rest of world to ease queues

Irish consumers are shifting their search for bargains towards second hand shops for environmental, ethical and economic reasons, a conference in Limerick will be told today. Image: iStock.

Paco Underhill says ‘economics of 19th century retailing isn’t working’ with shift from disposable clothes

This month marks 100 years since Alcock and Brown flew nonstop across the Atlantic

A computer generated image of the rooftop infinity pool on a London skyscraper

Company says it is planning world’s first 360-degree infinity pool on a roof 200 metres above a city skyline

A Status Yellow rain warning is hanging over seven counties until Thursday morning with up to 32mm of rain expected across Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo. File photograph: EPA

Forecasters rule out anything resembling a summer’s day until middle of June at the earliest

The  Aviva Stadium is being lit up  with the colours of Pride until June 8th as part of an effort to help young people who may be struggling to come to terms with their sexual identity.  Photograph:  David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile.

Advocate hopes initiative sends a message that it is okay for people to ‘be who they are’

Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Passengers post photos of hour-long delays over the bank holiday weekend

From libraries to walking tours to museums, there is something for everybody

Second-hand cars imported from the UK offer savings, but buyers must beware

According to one study, for each additional daily serving of ultra-processed food, mortality risk relatively increased by 18 per cent. Photograph: iStock

More than 4 servings of ultra-processed foods a day linked to 62% increased risk of mortality

The Pont Aven ferry, which operates on the Cork to Roscoff route, has been undergoing repairs since the middle of May and the company said on Wednesday that the work was taking longer than anticipated.

6,000 passengers were due to travel on Cork to Roscoff ferry which is out of service

The Pont Aven ferry, which operates on the Cork to Roscoff route, has been undergoing repairs since the middle of May.

‘It’s a frustrating situation’ - company chief says as ship is expected to take weeks to repair

Not only are the pollutants we generate contributing to the climate catastrophe we are hurtling towards, they are also costing us cold hard cash every single day. Photograph: iStock

It can pay to reduce the amount of carbon we generate, so time to alter our behaviour

Leo Varadkar at the count centre in the RDS, Dublin.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

‘Others could pull the plug on the government’, says Leo Varadkar

Poor results for Solidarity - People Before Profit and Sinn Féin

Robbie Sinnott at his polling station in Dublin 8. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

System for voters with disabilities open to abuse, says activist for visually impaired

Frances Fitzgerald on the campaign trail in Donnybrook. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Google reveals the most searched-for candidates and what questions are being asked

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

Mountaineer from Bray missing after fall close to summit of Mount Everest

A man takes a picture of a Huawei logo at the Huawei European Cybersecurity Center in Brussels. File photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

If you own a Huawei device you need to read this

Why does car insurance cost more in Longford than it did in Dublin? Photograph: iStock

Pricewatch: Ryanair and refunds; Bank of Ireland and bank holidays

Luna, on Dury Street, Dublin: ‘a very tough decision to make but unavoidable, despite our best efforts’

Italian restaurant Luna announces it is to ‘cease trading effective immediately’

Dairy manager Peter Taaffe said milking the last of the cows would be a sad occasion, but stressed that the gloom would be tinged with relief.

Guinness-owned farm bordering the Phoenix Park moving herd on to pastures new

 Stevie II  pictured with Brendan Crean, who helped trial the robot through the charity Alone, during a demonstration at the Science Gallery in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Prototype developed at Trinity College Dublin ‘reminds me what meds to take’, says user

Overall winner of B&B Ireland Awards Agnes O’Sullivan of Taobh Coille B&B, Cahirciveen, Co Kerry, and her daughter Eileen O’Sullivan.

Taobh Coille in Cahirciveen saw off competition from nine other B&B Ireland finalists

Flat-pack house: how the Allwood Solvalla should turn out. Photograph: Amazon

Amazon has one for €6,500 that the seller says two of you can build in a day

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Pricewatch: Travel agents have found myriad ways to adapt to the brave new digital age

Chief executive of Alone, Seán Moynihan, described involvement as an invaluable service to the community.

National Volunteer’s Week gets under way

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: money pile down to just  €865 million. File photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

Ireland now has 17 billionaires with overall wealth of the top 300 put at €87 billion

 Conor Stinchon aged 16, founder of Gaelic Superstore, takes the title of Foróige Youth Entrepreneur of the Year 2019. work for Teaching Entrepreneurship Programme. Photograph:  Mark Stedman

Conor Stinchon sells gloves for clubs, schools and county teams via ‘Gaelic Superstore’

Eileen Mackin (81) with her birth mother Elizabeth (103): ‘She was thrilled and she never let go of my hands and she put her arms around me’

Genealogist offered to help Eileen Mackin find woman after hearing story on Liveline

A video recently released  shows Irish dairy calves being physically abused by workers at a control post in France after arriving from Ireland in March. Image: Screengrab from Association L214 video

Department welcomes progress in investigation after video shows animals being abused

The number who could avail of the mortgage-to-rent  scheme could rise to several thousand over an extended period. Photograph: iStock

Promontoria and Home for Life to contact up to 400 distressed mortgage holders

Not only did Ryanair get two-thirds of the questions wrong, one staff member was unable to explain what a package holiday was. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

Some companies and airlines do not fully understand customers’ rights, study shows

Up and away: the Alcock and Brown statue at Heathrow airport is prepared for its Co Galway visit. The pioneering aviators landed their biplane south of Clifden on June 14th, 1919, after flying from Canada

Statue leaving Heathrow airport and travelling to Clifden for centenary celebrations

‘They kept stressing the gravity of the situation and the urgency so I downloaded the software.’ Photograph: iStock

A reader has a cautionary tale about a con she fell prey to after a series of coincidences

If anyone other than people you are actually related to or who you have known since you were five asks you to transfer money to them via unusual channels, think long and hard about it. And then say no. Photograph: iStock

It can be hard to tell if an email or call is from a legitimate company or a fraudster so you need to keep your wits about you at (...)

Kayaking on the Liffey: Conor Pope tours Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

‘The Liffey is Dublin’s most important street, but most people have never been on it’

Four-bedroom lodge and patio at the new Center Parcs in Co Longford.

Conor Pope gets a sneak peek of the holiday resort as it prepares to open in Longford

RTÉ reporter Kieran Dineen said many of the  people on the Ryanair flight to Malta were “quite inebriated” and he witnessed several fights. File photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Reporter claims service to Valletta full of ‘inebriated’ passengers heading to music festival

Ikea’s new logo: Seventy Agency has tweaked the design to “futureproof it in a digital world”

The Swedish retailer has updated its brand name with ‘subtle’ and ‘impactful’ changes

Steal the cutlery, click fingers for attention, refuse to pay? Oh no, there is worse, much worse

E-scooters are not permitted on public roads, and users may be subject to a fine or penalty points for doing so

Department of Transport says e-scooters not allowed on public roads, fines may be issued

The HSE regularly publishes lists of ‘blatant examples’ where organisations have hidden behind health and safety in order to refuse service or justify a decision.

Pricewatch: Some firms use ‘health and safety’ concerns as an excuse to get out of doing things

Pricewatch: eir told reader there was a termination notice on his account but after several over and backs he was told the termination notice had been lifted. Photograph: Maxwells

Pricewatch: Eir cancels account after telling customer termination notice had been lifted

Clockwise from top left: GreenBlade Deluxe Pruning Shears, Felco Classic 8, Fiskars PowerGear X Pruner, True Temper Gardener Bypass Hand Pruner

Pricewatch: The best value secateurs to sink into your unruly shrubbery

ESB crews have repaired almost all power lines brought down in the storm. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Power is restored to almost all of 33,000 electricity customers affected by outages

Just under half of those polled say they are just about getting by, with 14 per cent saying they are still really struggling.

Sign of the Times: Economic uncertainty is doing little to quell consumer spending

Swim baby: Conor Pope takes the littlest Pope into the pool at the Playa Montroig campsite just south of Barcelona for the very first time

Conor Pope on three trips abroad with his three children, in his youngest’s first year

Security is on high alert in the mosques across the Sri Lanka as muslims fear retaliation after at least 259 people were killed and hundreds more injured in a coordinated series of blasts during the Easter Sunday service at churches and hotels. Photograph: MA Pushpa Kumara/EPA

Department of Foreign Affairs updates advice warning against non-essential trips

Dust particles from the Sahara desert were swept into the upper part of the atmosphere by gales across North Africa before being transported to Ireland where the particles fell during heavy rain showers overnight. File photograph: Getty

Dust can be health hazard for people who are affected by poor air quality – EPA

Daenerys Targaryen in Dublin’s Waxwork Museum. Photograph: Conor Pope

The Mother of Dragons joins Donald Trump and Phil Lynott in Waxworks Museum

Regina Doherty: she said the  new  leave would  be on top of existing entitlements

Under the Parental Leave and Benefit Bill parents will be entitled to an extra two weeks’ paid leave at €245 per week

 St Sebastian Church in Negombo after multiple explosions targeted churches and hotels across Sri Lanka. Photograph: Stringer/Getty

Policies only cover cancellations if Department of Foreign Affairs advises against travel

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