Five great grand nephews of  Michael Walsh at Glasnevin cemetery, Dublin with a display case containing his Purple Heart medal. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Private Michael Walsh was killed while serving with the US army in first World War

All Black players Nepo Laulala, Sam Whitelock and Liam Squire, at the site of The Hauntings Solider sculpture at St Stephen’s Green.  Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

World Cup winner Sam Whitelock says rugby ‘is only a game’ compared to war

The late Alec Finn. Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy

Influential musician noted for ‘famed sensitivity’ and skill with string instruments

The scene of the fatal shooting in Glen Easton Park, Leixlip, Co Kildare. Photoraph: Ronan McGreevy

Clive Staunton (50) was gunned down outside his home on Thursday night

Gardaí at the scene of the fatal shooting in Leixlip of Clive Staunton (inset). Photographs: PA and Facebook

Dead man was in his 50s and had returned to his Leixlip home from Ireland football match

Kashimbo Musonda told a fitness to practise hearing on Wednesday that  she would never expose a patient to unnecessary radiation. File photograph: iStock

Zambian-native Kashimbo Musonda denies allegations of poor professional performance

The man eventually made it ashore at Kilkee in Co Clare. File photograph: Getty Images

Rescue services mobilised in search for water sport enthusiast who travelled almost 50km

If aliens are visiting Earth  they have proved to be very elusive. Photograph: iStock

Pilots saw bright lights streaking across the sky at an ‘astronomical’ speed

Traffic is heaviest on the M1 between J7 Julianstown and J2 Dublin Airport. File photograph

Incidents involving car on fire and a collision compound rush-hour traffic

Daniel Sweeney was hospitalised when he was attacked after a match.

Daniel Sweeney is unable to talk and can only drink through a straw due to injuries

Members of the Royal British Legion’s Republic of Ireland branch parade their colours before the start of the Armistice Commemoration in St Patrick’sCathedral Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawle

Long-standing tradition continues under a canopy of memorials to Irish war dead

De Valera  wrote: “For the sake of the women of the world at any rate I am glad it is over. They it is who have suffered most. Their imaginings have been far worse than the worst horrors the men have had to endure.” Photograph: General Photographic Agency/Getty Images

The future taoiseach wrote: ‘The thoughts that occur to me here today would fill volumes’

Tom Kettle and Willie Redmond among 26 barristers who died in WW1

Martin Doyle receiving his Victoria Cross in June 1919 at Buckingham Palace

Martin Doyle will be remembered by the British government with a paving stone

Irish troops moving over the captured German 2nd line at Cambrai, France, circa 1917. Photograph: Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images

Hundreds of thousands of Irish soldiers returned home to a largely hostile country

From left: Martin Doyle, Ronan McGreevy, David Smith, Joe Crilly (at back) and Michéal Coughlan (wearing sunglasses).

The desolation of a good friend and talented playwright dying by suicide prompted his buddies to ensure his legacy lived on. And s(...)

Ronan McGreevy with the  wartime biscuits reproduced by DIT’s bakery department for a history exhibition.

Culinary Arts students at DIT reproduce the 100-year-old recipe as a research project

A look down Dublin’s Grafton Street at Christmas. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times/File photo

Council announces illuminations at 12 locations as part of ‘Winter Lights Dublin City’

‘Haunting Soldier’: Created in 2017 in Dorset, England, from bits of scrap metal, this monumental installation is temporarily located (as above) at St Stephen’s Green in Dublin. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Scrap metal sculpture on view at St Stephen’s Green as organiser ‘so moved by respect shown’

One More Yard: Sinéad O’Connor sings the EP’s title track. Photograph: David Corio/New York Times

Cillian Murphy and Imelda May also involved in all-star EP based on letters from the front

Margaret Glennon from Baldoyle in north Dublin  vanished in May 1995.

Margaret Glennon (49) who went missing in 1995 and James Gallagher (18) who went missing in 1999 now identified

President Michael D Higgins is due to be inaugerated at midday on November 11th. Photograph: EPA

Taoiseach grants President’s request for delay while Armistice Day ceremonies take place

A man uses a torch to walk through a park during cold fog at night in Athboy on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

Gusts of up to 100 km/h expected on Friday night in Atlantic counties

David Boland (34) who was fatally stabbed in Athy, Co Kildare on Thursday. Photograph via Facebook

David Boland died in hospital after being found on pavement following attack in Co Kildare

Donnah Sibanda Vuma will receive an apology from the contractor which runs the Knockalisheen accommodation centre in Co Clare following the incident on Wednesday night. Photograph via Facebook

Department says Donnah Vuma will receive an apology over ‘regrettable’ incident

Ciara Ní Cheallacháin’s installation ‘Fallen’ suspended from the ceiling of St Patrick’s Cathedral. Photo Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Tree of remembrance has attracted 220,000 people to share their grief since 2014

Veterinary student Rebecca Carter at the UCD Students Union on her first day of college following her High Court appeal case to get a marking mistake fixed. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Judge says what happened to Rebecca Carter must never happen again

David Boland (34) who was fatally stabbed  in Athy, Co Kildare on Thursday. Photograph via Facebook

Gardaí discovered 34-year-old David Boland from Nurney, lying on pavement outside shop

Australian Federal Police   arrested the 25-year-old Irishman upon arrival at Sydney International Airport. Photograph: Getty

The 25-year-old tried to enter the cabin mid-flight and was restrained by crew

Firefighter in breathing apparatus extinguishing a car fire tonight in South Dublin. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter

Dublin Fire Brigade praises gardaí and local authorities for ‘great work’ on busy night

The Republic ranks seventh in terms of the percentage of those who volunteer, ninth in the world in terms of the percentage of the population who donate to charity and 25th in terms of helping strangers. Photograph: Getty Images

Global index finds State is fifth most generous in the world for helping those in need

President Michael D Higgins: Will be uniquely qualified to commemorate the centenary of the Civil War in 2022. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

Michael D Higgins has first-hand experience of the scars left on families by the Civil War

 Antoinette Keegan, Eugene Kelly, Christine Keegan and Bridget McDermott  hand out postcards outside the GPO Dublin, as part of the Stardust Postcard Campaign seeking a new inquest into tragedy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Campaign accuses presidential candidate of ‘complete misrepresentation’ of their views

File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Gardaí search for driver of car which was abandoned after incident in Ardee

National Army soldiers in action at O’Connell Street, Dublin during the Civil War. Marking often divisive events from Irish history will be a task for the next president. How would they do it? Photograph: Irish Photographic Archive.

Next president will be at forefront of marking divisive events such as Partition, Civil War

 Irish Ambassador Patricia O’Brien was among those at the ceremony in Le Pilly. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Triptych in blue stone marks three days of carnage in 1914 on ‘the forgotten front’

File photographs

National Transport Authority introduces changes to help reach BusConnects flat fare

The battle claimed the lives of 29 men from Waterford, 27 each from Tipperary and Wexford and 13 from Kilkenny

New memorial to be unveiled in France to the 177 men who died at Le Pilly outside Lille

There has been a dramatic reduction in the number of fatalities where lower speed limits have been introduction. Photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí say their ‘slow down’ campaign is aimed at raising awareness of speed

Michael Ring and Paschal Donohoe  with 100-year-old Bridget Byrne at the announcement of increased funds for the regeneration of Dublin’s north inner city, at  Lourdes Day Care Centre. Photograph: Maxwell’s

GAA star Michael Darragh MacAuley welcomes Government investment in the area

A screen shot from the video released by Ryanair

Crew representative says Ryanair video shows they were stuck in room with only chairs

Chief executive of Enterprise Ireland Julie Sinnamon speaking at a conference in Dublin yesterday, hosted by the State agency, to discuss Irish exporters’ plans for post-Brexit strategies. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/Son Photographic

Uncertainties over the future force Portwest to set up distribution warehouse in Poland

Portuguese union official Fernando Gantra said the airline’s European operations in Dublin were contacted late on Saturday night about arranging accommodation for the crews.

Photograph emerges purporting to show six airling staff asleep on floor of crew room

David Dooley (38) died in England after being swept out to sea. Photograph: Khrystyna Dooley

David Dooley, originally from Tullamore, got into difficulty while walking along beach

In his report, Mr Justice Peter Charleton said gardaí should serve the people of Ireland and “not moan”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Charleton Report says gardaí should serve the people of Ireland and ‘not moan’

High waves wash over the bandstand, in Dun Laoghaire. File photograph: Eric Luke

What time will the storm-force winds be crossing your county?

Pamela O’Reilly from New Zealand rembered her Grandfather George Robinson. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Torpedoes from German submarine caused the worst loss of life ever on the Irish Sea

Christopher Fox, taxi driver. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Christopher Fox: ‘It is beyond a joke when I am handing out €150 a week for cigarettes’

Members of the public can contact the National Animal Cruelty Helpline on 1890 515 515

Portlaoise resident also had a dog who was in a ‘terribly distressed state’

  Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe: he  has already set out the narrow parameters of the budget

Will Donohoe widen tax bands, cut USC and raise pensions?

  Health Products Regulatory Authority  chief executive Dr Lorraine Nolan said young men are under pressure to gain muscle and bulk up. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Fears expressed over the lengths young men will go to for the ‘perfect body image’

Heavy rain and gale-force winds are forecast for Thursday night into Friday morning across the country.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Met Éireann may issue weather warnings later but says storm, if it arrives, will be shortlived

The coffin of the late Emma Mhic Mhathúuna   being taken to her home  in Ballydavid, Co Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Mass to take place in Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral on Wednesday morning

 Dublin Flea Market at Newmarket Square in 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin Flea Market has failed to find an alternative venue since May

The latest crisis concerning disgraced former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick began in August during the  visit of Pope	 Frances (pictured) to Ireland. File photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

Church must follow the truth in relation to Theodore McCarrick

Scouting Ireland said the new structures would “ensure Scouting Ireland is an organisation that is fit for purpose”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Changes demanded by Government following flawed investigation into rape claim

Sean Cox was left in a coma after an assault near Anfield before a Champions League match.

Local GAA club sets up GoFundMe to raise €500,000 towards his treatment

Hilda  Denroche on her marriage  to Peter Dudgeon

Hilda Dudgeon was hailed as a heroine of the tragic sinking which cost 550 lives

A beach in Okrug Gornji, Trogir, Croatia. File photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Body of 54-year-old found in the holiday resort near Split

Pictured is the Monaghan Way, near the border with south Armagh.

Interviews with ex-officers reveal response was co-ordinated from one telephone line

Deputy Alan Kelly told the public accounts committee he had received a letter from a whistleblower in the OPW. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Labour TD Alan Kelly tells Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of correspondence

Teagasc milkman made more than €23,000 in overtime, the public accounts committee was told.

Teagasc says its worker was on a ‘very low salary’ and he was on call at weekends

Dee Forbes:  RTÉ’s  director general received a petition with 11,000 signatures from the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign  calling on the broadcaster to boycott the event in Israel.

Broadcaster looking for ‘world-class act’ to represent Ireland in Tel Aviv in 2019

People queue outside the newly opened Krispy Kreme outlet at Blanchardstown Shopping Centre last weekend. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Residents complain over motorists beeping horns at 2.30am in queues for doughnuts

Half of all pedestrians killed on Irish roads between 2008 and 2015 whose deaths were analysed by either the Garda or the coroner, had alcohol taken.

Some pedestrians who died between 2008 and 2015 were four times over legal driving limit

Great lighthouses of Ireland:  Fanad Head, in Co Donegal. Photograph: Andy McInroy/Irish Lights

Keepers’ lives always seemed romantic. If you’d like a taste, you can even stay the night

Listowel has been crowned Ireland’s Tidiest  Town. Photograph:  Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus

Kerry town came so close in recent years but winning overall award was still a surprise

Listowel in Co Kerry has been named as Ireland’s tidiest town for 2018. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

More than 800 Tidy Town committees entered the 60th year of national competition

Metallica: the band on the indoor leg of their WorldWired tour, in February. Photograph: Simon Hofmann/Getty

Concert on June 8th will be part of the thrash-metal band’s WorldWired arena tour

CEO John Kearney (left) and pilot Capt John Murray after Ireland’s first charity air ambulance service touched down at Kerry Airport following its first flight from Wales. Photograph: Don MacMonagle/PA Wire

Helicopter will serve most of the south of Ireland and cost €2 million a year to run

The EZ10 has no driver and travels at an easygoing top speed of 24km/h. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Electric-powered EZ10 driverless vehicle tested in docklands has top speed of 24km/h

Trinity College Dublin librarian and college archivist Helen Shenton with Prof Rachel Moss, head of history of art and architecture at Trinity, with the Book of Durrow. Photograph: Trinity College Dublin

Priceless 7th-century manuscript inspired the Book of Kells a century later

The President receives a commemorative silver Rory Gallagher coin commissioned by the Central Bank, above, with Rory Gallagher’s brother Dónal. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Rock star represents a ‘creative, artistic freedom-loving country’, says Michael D Higgins

Members of Club Rossie at the Royal Canal Park Development in Ashtown, Dublin 15, where they are raffling off a house.

Club Rossie hopes to raise €1.5 million from the raffle of a €425,000 house in Ashtown

Nursing home beds ‘might not materialise where they are needed’

Fair Deal rates will need to be reviewed if supply is to meet demand, expert says

A computer-generated image of the proposed Mountjoy Square Park redevelopment. Image: Dublin City Council report

Council wants to restore Mountjoy Square to how it looked in 1837

The man was left destitute because it was judged he was not eligible for social welfare payments. Photograph: iStock

Free legal aid centre says significant unmet need in relation to housing and homelessness

The digital age of consent has recently been set at 16. File photograph: Getty Images

One-third of children accessing age-inappropriate games on internet, survey reveals

CyberSafeIreland research suggests  41 per cent of eight and nine-year-olds are playing over-18s games which are frequently violent and inappropriate.  Photograph: Getty Images

Nearly 70% of 8-13 year olds are on social media despite digital consent age

Surveys have repeatedly shown that the number of Irish children able to speak a second language is well below the EU norm. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Surveys show the number of Irish children able to speak a second language well below the EU norm

Danielle McLaughlin (28) was raped and murdered in India last year. Her mother wrote to the Taoiseach asking for a meeting. But she received a reply that it “was not possible and indeed probably not worthwhile” for her to meet Mr Varadkar.

‘I felt she was nothing ... That’s the way I have been treated by the Irish Government’

The Rescue 116 helicopter was dispatched from Dublin Airport and was on the scene at 5.15pm. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Child (12) taken to hospital by helicopter when lifeboat could not reach him

Ray Bassett, a former Irish envoy to Canada, says there is room for an Irish Eurosceptic party because those concerned about the EU are not represented by the mainstream parties. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The new Irish Eurosceptic grouping will be officially launched in Dublin on Saturday

State Pathologist: Marie Cassidy (centre) is to retire after 14 years in the role. Photograph: Alan Betson

First woman in role called sense of humour vital in ‘grim world’ of forensic pathology

Raymond McElroy pictured with the antlers and skull of a Great Irish Elk, taken up today by a net in Lough Neagh. Photograph: Ardboe Gallery, Facebook

Magnificent animal roamed the country 7,000 years ago and then died out

The Republic of Ireland team during a training session at the Cardiff City Stadium. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s Uefa Nations League matches are not on list of protected sports events

Gardaí are investigating the incident which occurred at the Airside Retail Park, Swords, Co Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Gardaí investigating incident which occurred in Swords on Sunday

The Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare. Photograph: Getty Images

Visitors spend in Ireland is up by 8.5% on the same period in 2017

 Cooling down, people pictured enjoying the summer heatwave on Portmarnock Strand. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Many parts of Ireland had the driest and sunniest summer for more than 20 years

Ryan Tubridy: We think it’s time to say ‘no matter what happens with Brexit, we’re always going to be friends’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Programme aims to celebrate cultural links between Britain and Ireland despite Brexit

Six-metre-high installation was offered by organisers who flew it in London during Trump’s UK visit

I had not been to Knock for decades. After the pope’s visit, I planned to mooch around the village to see what memories it would stir up. I never expected it to be emotional. Photograph: Ciro Fusco/Getty Images

Revisiting Knock wrenched me back to a more innocent age

Pope Francis during his visit to Dublin last Saturday. The group expected a half an hour maximum, but the pope heard them out for an hour and a half. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

‘It was robust’ – eight survivors of clerical abuse met the pope at papal nuncio’s home

Áras an Uachtaráin  said President Michael D Higgins would make a statement about his election campaign arrangements when he lodges his nomination papers. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Businessman Peter Casey joins fellow TV ‘dragons’ in race to secure nomination

Peter Casey (60) on the set of ‘Dragons’ Den’, RTÉ

Businessman and former ‘Dragons’ Den’ investor seeks presidential nomination

Declan Rice is of Irish descent through his father Séan, whose parents Margaret and Jack are from Douglas in Co Cork. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Choosing a country to play for is a complex issue for second- or third-generation Irish

Summer in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Temperatures are set to reach 20 degrees during a period of warm, settled weather

Peter Casey is third businessman from Dragons’ Den to seek a nomination to stand in the election.

Dragons’ Den investor becomes 11th potential candidate

 Under current plans the date of the inauguration on November 11th clashes with the centenary anniversary of Armistice Day, the ending of World War One.   Photograph: Frank Miller

Taoiseach spokesman says he is ‘committed’ to marking Armistice

Garda car after hitting horse in Limerick. Photograph: GRA/Twitter

One officer sustains a broken arm and cuts to head after incident on N18 in Limerick

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