Sean O’Neill, director of communications TII at the new National Motorway Control Centre. Photograph: Alan Betson

Transport Infrastructure Ireland gives road monitoring system a €60m upgrade

Gilly Crawford and Paul Woods examine the route proposals at a Public meeting about the planned N11/M11 roadworks. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Proposed upgrade includes 2.5km through environmentally sensitive Glen of the Downs

Speaking out and standing up for what you believe in, particularly if you are a woman in politics, can be very bruising, Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has said. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Conference celebrating female leaders told Leinster House still ‘a male dominated world’

The scene at Garraunboy, Adare, Limerick where a teenager was killed by a car in the early hours of Sunday morning. photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

130 people killed to date this year compared to 121 for same period last year

Two out of every three adult males in Ireland are overweight or obese.

Health survey shows only 34% of men in Ireland aged from 25 to 34 at normal weight

Trains at the bridge of Lansdowne Road station in Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dart station near Aviva Stadium was closed during Ireland match as test for Euro 2020

A Paris of the West by Jack B Yeats, on display at Sotheby’s in London as part of its Irish art sale.   Photograph: Michael Bowles/Getty Images for Sotheby’s

Oil painting ‘Cork Bowler’ by Gabriel Hayes is up for auction at Sotheby’s in London

Industry sources expect numbers of electric vehicles to grow ‘once the infrastructure is there’.

Electricity free at charging points since 2010 but fees to apply now for use of power points

The Department of Sport said the main criteria for scoring grants included the likelihood of increasing sport participation, the level of disadvantage in the area and the funding received by the club previously.  Photograph: iStock

Southside rugby, golf, hockey and GAA clubs feature strongly among recipients

Three of the four options involve the building of new dual carriageways, the fourth is to widen the existing dual carriageway, including a 2km stretch through the Glen of the Downs special conservation area. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Two eastern options intersect on Delgany Golf Club, another goes west of the glen

A Dublin taxi driver  illegally increased each fare by €9 using a remote controlled device. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Advice follows discovery of a ‘remote control’ scam which saw €9 illegally added to fares

 Irish Water said the old treatment plant at Leixlip remains vulnerable and it is working with Fingal County Council  to minimise the risk of another boil water notice.

Audit of old Leixlip Plant and satisfactory results on a number of water samples factors in decision

The utility has said there is little point in providing water tankers for use by schools and hospitals as water from a tanker would have to be boiled, and is therefore no different to that which is available in taps in affected premises.  Photograph: File/iStock

Environmental Protection Agency says filter work at Leixlip plant may not be enough

Shannonbridge power station. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Denis Naughten says consideration should be given to running plants on biofuels

Minister for Health Simon Harris:  said Ireland’s relationship with alcohol ‘is not good, damages our health, harms our communities and harms many families’.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Move is one of a suite of measures aimed at ‘changing the culture of drinking in Ireland’

Traffic on the M11/N11 road has risen dramatically since the Glen o’ the Downs road was widened to a dual carriageway, going from 25,600 vehicles a day in 1999, to 53,000 last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

Consultants asked to consider how bus lane could be added to N11 at Glen o’the Downs

Vicky Phelan:   ‘I am still here and I am still looking for change,’ she told the Psychological Society of Ireland’s annual conference.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

CervicalCheck activist tells conference of lack of support for persons involved and families

Thomas Joiner’s Interpersonal Theory of Suicide.

‘It has to be more than we had a meeting on it ’

Vicky Phelan at Leinster House. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Psychological Society of Ireland to hear of impact of trauma on the women and families

Vartry Reservoir water treatment works in Co Wicklow.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Utility facing cost overruns and inefficiencies in repair work, State oversight body finds

File photo. Photograph: Alan Betson

Move will see growth in export of beef to Ireland’s fifth biggest market for agri-food

Mairead Delaney, archivist at Abbey Theatre in Dublin, shows Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan some of the artefacts on display at the city’s theatre. Photograph: Cate McCurry/PA Wire

Minister for Culture visits theatre to launch appraisal stage of redevelopment plan

The scene of the crash at  Cahercallamore, near Ennis, Co Clare. Photograph: Press 22

Two other people being treated for injuries at Limerick University Hospital

Anti-war protesters Ken Mayers (right), retired US marine, and Tarak Kauff, retired from the US army, after being released from jail in Limerick earlier this year. Photograph: Alan Place

Ken Mayers and Tarak Kauff awaiting trial after incident at Shannon in March

A second man has been arrested following the robbery of tourists in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Italian teacher and student were approached by two men believed to be carrying gun

Poulaphouca reservoir in  west Co Wicklow is one of the main supplies of water for the Dublin region. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Dublin area water is typically disinfected with ozone, chlorine or ultra-violet light

 Low stocks of water at  Lidl in  Castleknock due to the boil water notice issued in the greater Dublin Area by Irish Water. Photograph: Alan Betson

HSE advises households to consider using paper plates to limit need for washing up

A boil water notice is in place for some 600,000 people in the greater Dublin area.

Danger of infection by cryptosporidium and other bacteria for 600,000 people

Rosita Boland with her trophy at the 2018 Newsbrands Ireland journalism awards Photograph: Simon Carswell

Website receives nomination for news website/app of the year

Natalie Wilson has two children with ADHD but she says her daughter is not yet getting treatment because health service waiting lists were closed. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

ADHD Ireland says inaccessibility and expense are problems when it comes to diagnosis

Extension will initially take place on the Green line where congestion is very severe, particularly in the morning peak. File photograph: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

Extension of 15m on 26 trams will provide extra capacity as passenger numbers hit new record

Incident occurred in homecoming celebration after team won Wicklow Junior B title

Kurdish community protest on O’Connell Street, Dublin in response to Turkey’s attacks on Kurds of Syria. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Naturalised Irish Kurds speak of systematic killing of children

People taking part in  Pieta House’s annual Darkness Into Light fundraising  event in the Phoenix Park to help raise awareness and support for  suicide prevention.   Photography: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Mental health and well-being summit hears of importance of ‘one good adult’

Turf and coal are used in the production of electricity, despite plans to eventually phase them out because of their high contribution of CO2 to greenhouse gas emissions.  Photograph: iStock

Committee chair says tax should have been used to provide alternatives to coal and turf

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport defended the €9m budget allocation for cycling infrastructure. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Spending on eight new Luas carriages included in €2.7bn allocation for department

Killary Harbour near Leenane which had the highest total rainfall in the Republic last year at 3,024.2 mm. Photograph: Fáilte Ireland

Wettest place in the Republic was Leenane Co Galway, according to climate statement 2018

Minister for Rural Development Michael Ring. File photograph: Eric Luke

Budget 2020: Rural dwellers say increased taxes leave less money for retrofitting

Since April 2017, when the Garda deployed roadside drug-detection equipment, 68 per cent of drivers who tested positive for drugs had a positive test for cannabis. Photograph: Frank Miller

Three out of four drivers’ samples which did not exceed alcohol limits broke drug limits

Moyagh Murdock, chief executive of the RSA (left) with Assistant Commissioner, David Sheahan, Roads Policing, An Garda Síochána, Dr Vigdis Vindenes, Oslo University Hospital, Prof Denis A Cusack, Director, Medical Bureau of Road Safety with RTÉ presenter Bryan Dobson, and Garda Derek Cloughley. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Time-over-distance and variable speed limits should be considered

The Shandon Hotel in Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal was a casualty of the recession and was brought out of receivership by new owners in 2016. Photograph:

‘It is not even about a no-deal Brexit, we can not contemplate that. It is too awful’

Lights are very often left on needlessly so it makes sense  to install timer switches to make sure they  are turned off outside of working hours

Lights can be responsible for 40% of a building’s electricity use yet they can be left on unnecessarily in meeting rooms, storage (...)

Séamus Clancy, chief executive of Repak Repak: “If you get people separating food waste at home, they will do it at work too.”

Responsibility for sustainable practices in the workplace should come from the top down

Mark Keane speaks during a Pdforra conference in Castlebar, Co Mayo, in 2018. File photograph: Mick Burke/Defence Forces

Pdforra president outlines poor conditions for personnel at annual conference

The Hunting Lodge on the Castle Leslie estate in Glaslough, Co Monaghan. File image: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Border village which hosted Paul McCartney’s wedding beat off competition from a record 918 entries

  Martin Manley of the National Lottery pops champagne while Barry O’Sullivan (centre left) owner of the Centra Store and service station in Innishannon, Co Cork, where the winning ticket was bought  is pictured with staff including  Sylwia Ardron, Monika Twomey, Donna Madden and Renata Swiatek. Photograph: Mac Innes Photography

Munster woman said her husband didn’t even look up from newspaper when she told him they had won the Lotto

The man who was in his 30s was walking the Camino  at the time. File photograph: iStock

Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance

Plan proposes drivers detected travelling at speeds 10- 20km/h above the limit would receive between four and six points and a €150 fine. Photograph: Getty Images

Minister’s first attempt to link excessive speeds to penalties was sent back to drawing board

In terms of weekly exercise, 35%   of primary children who played sport at least four times per week were deemed to meet guidelines for physical activity within the national plan. Photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Sports Brendan Griffin says sports action plan will be presented to Government ‘by the end of the year’

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge in Co Wexford.

Delivery of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy bridge over Barrow delayed ‘by several weeks’

 Traffic on College Street joined by Pearse Street traffic. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

EPA report says fossil fuel vehicles and fires contribute to 1,800 deaths a year

ESB chief executive Pat O’Doherty: said households will ultimately see a range of different electricity tariffs operating thorough the day and night. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography.

Long term, Ireland may use carbon capture alongside hydrogen in energy generation

A recent economic study carried out by Ernst and Young found that in 2018 Knock airport helped generated €182 million in spending across the region.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar describes facility as a strategic asset for Ireland

The bus mounted the path outside Doyles pub on Friday morning. Photograph: Tim O’Brien

Doyles staff say they felt the building shake as vehicle struck upper storey cornice

People  queue  outside the Capuchin Day Centre for family necessities last November. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Report documents widespread discrimination on socio-economic grounds

Construction of the new runway at Dublin Airport

Chief executive warns of ‘yellow pack’ facilities at airport if airline charges reduced

Thornfield, Westminster Road, Foxrock:  plans include a lounge area, two indoor pools, internal courtyards, WC facilities, storage area, home office space and changing room facilities. Photograph: Tom Honan

Plans lodged for replacement of €2.48m house with three-storey, five-bed structure

An Post says  the optimum number of post offices was 850-900 below the current total of 953. Photograph: iStock

Postal deliveries in Dublin city will be made using electric vehicles by year-end, committee told

The scene of the crash at C&T Superstore, Skerries. Photograph: Dublin Fire Service/Twitter

Jaguar bursts through glass doors of Skerries shop coming to a rest in the fruit and veg aisle

 Siptu said notice of industrial action in ‘the coming days’ was intended to mean by the end of the week. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Consortium awarded €115.5m State contract in line for dispute over toilets, pay,conditions

‘You are allowed to stretch your legs. But by its nature the position you are in is a dangerous stretch of road, that is why you are there.’

Drivers ‘carrying plastic bottles to work for use in toilet breaks because of time pressure’

File image of a drone. File photograph: Getty Images

NUI Galway project hailed by locals after transferring diabetes medication from mainland

Aerial view of Lough Key Forest Park in Co Roscommon.

Canal will add kayaking and paddle boarding to Co Roscommon’s major tourist amenity

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton has said it was up to RTÉ to come up with a new business strategy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Richard Bruton says salaries paid to top presenters ‘should be examined’

 Eamonn O’Reilly, chief executive of Dublin Port, said there were serious concerns about the effect of cruise ships on air quality. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Financial and environmental concerns raised with Minister for Transport

Beef slaughtering operations are to remain suspended in blockaded plants during the talks. Photograph: iStock

Processing plant in North approved to supply retailers with Republic reared meat

The proposed strategic housing development is to be in six blocks at the Grange development (pictured) between Brewery Road and the N11 in Stillorgan,  Dublin.

Kennedy Wilson Europe believed to be behind development between Brewery Road and N11

Two week promotion to be funded from credit in dormant or unused Leap cards

The memorials to US marine Liam Flynn and the victims of the September 11th attacks at  Donadea Forest Park in Co Kildare. Photograph: Alan Betson

Coillte honours US firefighter while also providing a bench dedicated to US marine

An image from last month showing indepdendent farmers protesting outside the  Dawn Meats plant at Grannagh on the Waterford/ Kilkenny. Photograph: PA

Meat Industry Ireland says decisions to cease processing operations had ‘not been taken lightly’

The professional body for psychologists in Ireland said waiting lists were lengthening as more than 200 psychologists posts in the HSE remain unfilled. Photograph: iStock

Further 3,345 adults awaiting counselling appointments, psychologist body claims

The  near-deserted departure area at Heathrow airport’s  Terminal 5  as  the British Airways pilots’ strike began.  Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Code shares from Belfast operating as airline tries to organise alternative travel

Tractors were involved in the majority of workplace vehicle incidents last year, claiming six lives. Photograph: Getty Images

Safety authority highlights dangers of using vehicles at work

Ciarán O’Boyle, from Longford, died after a fall in New York.

Ceremony in St Mel’s Cathedral told ‘Ciarán is with God and God is very near’

Former president Mary Robinson was also referred to as a ‘tireless champion of women’s equality’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Citation recognises her role in ‘putting human rights standards at the heart of global governance’

An aerial view of the Electric Picnic venue at Stradbally, Co Laois. Photograph:

Electric Picnic festival faces heavy showers and possible thunder

Farmers and supporters outside Meadow Meats in Rathdowney, Co Laois, where protests are continuing after farmers rejected the outcome of talks last week aimed at securing better beef prices. Photograph: PA

Farmers agree to temporarily lift protests at some facilities for visit of Chinese inspectors

Ciarán O’Boyle was from Aughadegnan on Drumlish Road in Longford.

Ciarán O’Boyle’s injuries ‘consistent with falling from elevated height’, US police say

Stock photo of a beach in Malaga. The woman was immediately taken from the water but medical teams were unable to revive her. Photograph: iStock

It is understood woman suffered a heart attack while swimming at Las Gaviotas beach

The ESB has missed two deadlines to introduce “charging for charging” and now says it will make an announcement on the matter next month.

Opinion: Free fuel divides EV users into the truly green – and the truly mean

The photograph Shane Ross  tweeted over the weekend in Marlay Park, south Dublin. Photograph: Shane Ross Twitter feed

Minister admits Marlay Park charger used in image will not be operational for weeks

 Moyagh Murdock, RSA chief executive and Chief Superintendent Paul Cleary, Garda National Roads Policing Bureau, with Garda Derek Cloughley, and driver Mark Lavery, Dun Laoghaire, pictured at a checkpoint as the Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochána, launched a campaign aimed at getting people off long term reliance on a learner permit. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Road Safety Authority considering new requirements to force learner drivers to take driving test

Store owner Ken O’Connor (centre) and the staff at the Texaco Service Station and Spar shop in Enniskerry celebrate selling the winning ticket for the €11.2 million jackpot on Wednesday. Photograph: Tim O’Brien

Shop owner Ken O’Connor has previously sold a winning ticket for a €6m jackpot

Oliver and Harry Barnes pictured at Seapoint, Dublin. File Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Met Éireann says heatwave in UK and UK driven by high pressure is unlikely to reach Ireland

The jackpot of €11,225,280 - the highest in more than two years - had been rolling since June 12th.

Jackpot was close to being shared after a player in Co Laois fell one number short

A view of the incident at 8.45am on Wednesday. Photograph: Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Vehicle since cleared from road, but disruption expected to last for number of hours

Beef cattle in Kilkenny. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/Irish Times

Farmers will be ‘disappointed’ with lack of deal on increase in beef prices, says IFA

The remains of Anne Delcassian, sister of murdered Co Louth woman, Irene White being brought to  Glasnevin Crematorium this afternoon for her funeral. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Funeral of Anne Delcassian told of her determination and courage

The company did not respond to requests for information on any similar incidents of doors falling off in the recent past. Photograph: Aaron Cunn

Passengers photograph door lying on grass verge as company cites ‘mechanical fault’

Boaters on the Shannon may be hit with new charges and penalties if proposals from Waterways Ireland go ahead. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Waterways Ireland proposes new permit system and penalties for boats on the river

Jane D’Arcy of Fáilte Ireland and Ria Greaves, deputy general manager of the Metropole Hotel preparing for The Murphy’s Cork Oyster and Seafood Festival 2019. Photograph: Brian Lougheed

600 events to expand the tourist season beyond the summer peak

In 2018, almost half - seven out of 15 - of all motorcyclist fatalities occurred in the month of August. Photograph: Eric Luke

Increase in numbers of motorists caught speeding and drink driving

Angus Woods, Chairman IFA National Livestock Committee, Damian McDonald, Director General of the Irish Farmers Association  and Joe Healy, IFA President leave beef talks at the Department of Agriculture in Celbridge, Co Kildare on Monday. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Market transparency and introduction of a price index among issues in proposals

Irish Farmers’ Association’s Damian McDonald, Joe Healy  and Angus Woods: Mr  Healy said beef farmers’ incomes were unsustainable at €8,813 on average. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Beef Plan movement says processor and retailer not farmer get most of consumer price

The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, persuaded the grassroots Beef Plan movement to stand down their protests and take part in talks last Friday. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Beef Plan Movement halts nationwide pickets of meat plants to enter into talks

Image of some of the damage caused by lightening to a house in Cobh, Co Cork.

Farmer in midlands also shocked to find eight cattle dead after lightning strike

Beef farmers protest over  prices for their animals during a picket at the Dawn Meats plant in Grannagh, Co Kilkenny.

Protesters call on Minister to intervene as 18 beef processing plants picketed

Paul Reid HSE CEO. Photograph: Alan Betson

Paul Reid says health body will ‘deliver on all commitments in service plan’

Gardaí said the number of people killed on the State’s roads from January to July was 90, seven more than a similar period in 2018. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Crackdown to focus on speeding, drink- and drug-driving, seat belts and mobile phones

Garda Mark Murphy and Conor Creaby demonstrate the new Garda  ‘Mobility App’ will  allow individual gardaí to process fixed charge notices, cutting down on back office paperwork and allowing gardaí to spend more time in the community. Photograph:  Shane O’Neill/SON Photographic.

Gardaí at the roadside can instantly check driver and vehicle histories and addresses

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