A medical worker prepares syringes that contain the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19. File photograph: Jens Schlueter/Getty Images

More than 50,000 vaccine doses given in State on Friday

Restaurants anticipate ‘teething problems’ with the new rules for governing indoor dining. Photograph: iStock

Draft guidelines for sector’s reopening were published late on Friday evening

Proof of vaccination and photographic ID  will be required to access pubs and restaurants  when they reopen from Monday. Photograph: iStock

Are children allowed into pubs and restaurants? Closing time? How many in a group?

A technical examination is taking place on Saturday morning. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Three men armed with gun and baseball bat flee scene in Dublin on Saturday morning

A social worker confirmed that two of the young girls were brought to eye appointments more than a month after their mother was informed that her younger daughter was in danger of going blind.

Suggestions of sexual abuse denied after claim that daughter said she was raped

It is expected  customers will require some form of photo identification for entry to restaurants and pubs. Photograph: iStock

Meeting held on regulations for hospitality ahead of upcoming reopening on Monday

The boy  has been in hospital for more than seven weeks, having been admitted with a tooth abscess and severely low levels of haemoglobin.

Nurse says she had never seen a child with such low levels of haemoglobin

Martina Mincica and Amanda O’Regan, from Nenagh, Co Tipperary, prepare to fly out of Dublin Airport. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Several travellers take Covid tests amid doubts about arrival of vaccine certs

Dublin Airport recommends passengers arrive at their terminal at least 90 minutes before their flight, as they will have to undergo additional documentation checks. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

Industry experts predict demand will increase when confusion around rules subsides

Three areas recorded fewer than five cases per 100,000 people: Kanturk, in Co Cork; Carrick-on-Suir, in Co Tipperary; and Muinebeag, in Co Carlow. File photograph: Getty

Infection rates: 240 cases in Buncrana over two weeks; Carndonagh also hard hit

Swimmers playing in the Weir at Lucan during blazing sunshine. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Azores High to bring warm spells of sunshine into next week

Paul Reid, CEO HSE. Photograph: Leon Farrell

That 5 per cent of new cases are among the fully vaccinated is not unusual, says HSE

While the announcement brought ‘disappointment’, there will be 7,000 more spectators than during 2020. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Attendance limited to 1,000 per day at racecourse out of 45,000 capacity

Belarussian Svetlana Tikhanovskaya earlier in the week when she visited her friends Henry and Marian Deane in Roscrea, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya says president Alexander Lukashenko should be sanctioned

Detective dog Waffle helped sniff out the illicit items that arrived in Ireland on a vessel from Rotterdam.

‘Blue River’ cigarettes with retail value of €7.35m came in on vessel from Rotterdam

EPA says action is needed to prevent further harm as 230 rivers were identified to have deteriorated.  Photograph: Amanda Coakley

Nitrogen levels too high in 47% of Irish rivers and 25% of groundwaters, warns EPA report

Men account for 77 per cent of alcohol-associated cancer cases, with risky and heavy drinking blamed for the majority, the survey found. Photograph: Jessica Gow/AFP/Getty Images

Moderate drinking blamed for up to 14% of all alcohol-associated cancer cases

The computer error arose when the expiry dates for test cover was extended in 2020 due to the pandemic. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

Some vehicle owners received NCT certs valid for two years, rather than one

Ivana Bacik: her cycling habit was used as the emblem for her  campaign. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Profile: Bacik is the Labour Party’s sole female TD and the 37th woman elected to the 33rd Dáil

Emergency services at the scene of a fatal road crash involving a truck and a car on the N7 at Junction 3, just before Rathcoole. Photograph: Damien Storan.

Car crashed head-on into truck on N7 when driving in wrong direction in Rathcoole

The seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy and the sale and supply of illegal tobacco products.

Seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the shadow economy

Emergency services at the scene of a fatal road crash on the N7 near Rathcoole, Co Dublin. Photograph: Damien Storan

The men have not been formally identified, but gardaí believe they are known to them

Gardaí seal off the road following an overnight car crash near Ross Castle in which a teenager died. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Gsoc looking into events leading up to collision on Ross Road in which Thomas Healy died

Fionn O’Brien from Ennis, Co Clare, died following a surfing incident on Monday. Photograph: Courtesy of rip.ie

Family, friends, lifesaving community and GAA bereft after loss of talented Fionn O’Brien

Women’s economic prospects have suffered a significant setback due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report by a social innovation group. Photograph: iStock

Respondents to Rethink Ireland survey say need to provide childcare in padnemic halted own progress

Adult admission to New Perspectives costs more than €16 and students are charged about €11 to view New Perspectives. File photograph: The Irish Times

New Perspectives comprises pieces from 2011 to 2020, including art bought by friends and patrons

Paul Murphy said previous scheme had led to ‘huge amounts of exploitation and had very little impact in terms of people ending up with jobs’.

Critics draw parallels with the controversial JobBridge scheme

The festival was headlined by Dublin singer-songwriter Gavin James, and featured full sets from Lyra, Denise Chaila, Sharon Shannon, Wild Youth and Wyvern Lingo.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Person who tested positive was denied entry to event and later got a negative PCR test

Vicky Phelan says undergoing cancer treatment alone in the US has been ‘very hard’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

CervicalCheck campaigner has been undergoing treatment through a clinical trial

Painter James Cawley and John Cummins, the sacristan at St Patrick’s Oratory   on Croagh Patrick, looking after the maintenance and painting work. Photograph: Conor McKeown

Helicopter required to deliver tools and paint to summit of pilgrimage site

A view of the Gleniff Horseshoe in Co Sligo. File photograph

Sligo Leitrim mountain rescue team accessed ledge where woman was also stranded

Keane Mulready-Woods. File photograph: Garda/PA Wire

Teenager last seen alive in Drogheda last year

Pictured at the launch of the NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards 2021, sponsored by the National Lottery, are Ann Marie Lenihan, CEO NewsBrands Ireland, Paul Dervan, Chief Marketing Officer, National Lottery and Colm O’ Reilly, Chairman, NewsBrands Ireland.

The awards programme will celebrate the best in Irish journalism over the past year

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information or camera footage to come forward. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Man in late teens taken to Cork University Hospital with serious injuries

Photograph: iStock

Company warns people not to cross tracks in order to take a shortcut on journeys

Paschal Donohoe has expressed reservations about the OECD  proposals. Photograph: EPA

Some 130 states have accepted the outline agreement – Ireland will remain in the talks

Abbey Leix: considered one of the finest 18th-century mansions in Ireland

Irish tech billionaire has paid some €20m to acquire the 18th-century Abbey Leix estate

Carlow International College of Technology will be situated in Zhengzhou in Henan province with an annual intake of 280 students. File photograph: Getty

Project to run in partnership with Henan University of Animal Husbandry and Economy

Workers on the operating theatre section of the construction site of the National Children Hospital. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Shaped like a rugby ball, the main building will have a Croke Park-sized Rainbow Garden

Taoiseach Michéal Martin at the European Union  leaders meeting in Brussels, Belgium. Photograp: Valeria Mongelli/Bloomberg

J&J and AZ vaccines should be reconsidered for younger people because ‘balance of risk has changed’, Micheál Martin says

The Institute of International and European Affairs is to hear the Conti ransomware group, which claimed responsibility for the HSE cyberattack on May 14th, gave the software tool for free to “lessen criticism”.

UK cyber security centre head to praise Irish decision not to pay ransom in talk to forum

Contact tracers  realised over the weekend that a cluster of cases was linked to socialising along the river in Athlone.

HSE Midlands appeals to anyone socialising along river Shannon to present for testing

The Delta variant is 50 per cent more infectious than the Alpha, or Kent B117 variant. File photograph

Explainer: Chief medical officer warns a fifth of Covid-19 cases in State now Delta variant

 Vaccinations taking place at the  HSE vaccination centre in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

‘Concerning increase’ in variant reported as 284 more coronavirus cases are confirmed

Gardaí at the scene of a fatal stabbing in Firhouse, Dublin

Victim, in his 60s, died after violent assault at his home in Firhouse on Sunday night

Maureen Flavin Sweeney (98) getting a special US House of Representatives honour in Belmullet, Co Mayo,  over the weekend. As  a young woman at Blacksod lighthouse in Co Mayo in 1944, she  forecast an impending storm  which changed the timing of the D-Day landings. Photograph: Tom Reilly

From the post office in Blacksod, the Sweeney family had been recording the weather every hour throughout the second World War

On Thursday, the chief medical officer advised people not to travel unless they have received a Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: iStock

Government has decided to diverge from Holohan’s travel advice, Varadkar says

An Garda Síochána is  relaunching its BikeSafe programme, a road safety initiative aimed specifically at motorcyclists.

Bikers are urged to participate in safety programme and watch out for ‘unpredictable’ actions of other drivers

Tiggy Hancock pictured during training at Orchard Lodge in Calverstown, Co Kildare, in August 2019. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

The young event rider died following an accident during a training session in Dublin

The INMO said that over 22,000 patients have been treated on trolleys so far this year, with 2,800 of them on trolleys this month.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Union says level of hospital overcrowding is ‘very unsafe’ for its members and patients

Dylan Doublet (15) died on Wednesday after a workplace accident

Funeral of Dylan Doublet will take place on Saturday after dumper truck accident

South William Street in Dublin. File photograph: Tom Honan

Restaurant worker taken to hospital for injuries sustained during incident

Roonagh Pier on Clare Island. File photograph: Conor McKeown

Extra ferry sailings will bring ‘massive improvement’ to residents’ lives

The median age of joint purchasers has increased from 35 in 2010 to 38 two years ago. File photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Typical age of joint buyer has also risen in recent years amid housing crisis

 Tiggy Hancock, pictured in 2019 during a European eventing competition in Co Kildare. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Tiggy Hancock won a team medal at the European Championships in 2019

Detective Garda Colm Horkan:  shot dead  while on duty following an incident in Castlerea,  Co Roscommon.

Horkan family says ‘life will never be the same without Colm’

Hundreds of people from Donegal and Mayo protested in  Dublin demanding a  100% redress scheme for homes and other buildings affected by blocks defective due to the mineral mica. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

O’Brien seeks to ensure accountability for ‘people who have walked off the pitch’

President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Higgins underlines ‘fundamental role’ of the arts as he honours James Joyce’s Ulysses

The Skellig Michael Unesco world heritage site is 12km off the Kerry coast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Poor sea conditions have delayed preparatory and safety works on world heritage site

Almost half of complaints were in relation to education. File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

School closures meant some at risk children went under the radar, says Niall Muldoon

Protesters demand a 100% redress scheme for homes and properties contaminated with mica. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Hundreds of demonstrators seek greater support to cover repair costs of homes

 Louise and Joe Pye at their pyrite-damaged home in Foxford, Co Mayo: The scheme covers 90 per cent of repair costs, with a €247,500 cap, but there are “hidden” costs, such as doors, windows and kitchen cabinets. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

As their homes crumble, protesters want State to cover 100% rebuild and repair costs

Associate professor Teresa Lambe was awarded an OBE. Photograph: John Cairns/University of Oxford

Adrian Hill and Teresa Lambe commended for services to science and public health

University College Dublin, which has the largest campus residences in the country, will charge students up to €14,000 to live on-site for the next academic year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Affluent international students being targeted by college, says SU

Owen Ward said even after becoming a fully-qualified teacher he felt something of an ‘imposter’ in the profession.

Owen Ward hailed by Galway mayor as ‘inspiration’ for young members of community

A Food and Drug Administration  review concluded that the shots are safe and effective for at least four  and a half months. File photograph:  Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty

US regulator’s decision based on data from ongoing stability assessment studies

Carmel Harmon with her daughter and carer Aisling Harmon.

More than half of family carers reported a deterioration in their own mental health

St Patrick’s Athletic fans light up the stand during a cup game at Tolka Park in 2006. Photograph: David Sleator / The Irish Times

Save Tolka Park campaign says stadium should be preserved as community asset

New restrictions on traffic and parking intended to facilitate outdoor dining on busy nights will come into effect on Parliament Street (above) and Capel Street for the first time on Friday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Move by Dublin City Council aims to facilitate outdoor dining on busy evenings

Signs saying ‘Clean it up you dirty pup’ will be painted on pavements in Galway city

The message ‘Clean it up you dirty pup’ will be stencilled on footpaths around the city

A positive atmosphere held on Monday evening in Dublin, as drinkers and diners filled outdoor tables. Photograph: Tom Honan

Lord Mayor of Dublin encourages people to come in and enjoy the city centre

A man in his 20s was arrested at the scene and is being detained at Clontarf Garda station.

Victim taken to the Mater Hospital to be treated for serious injuries

Shift-work: Working habits have changed with the pandemic and hospitality employers are finding it hard to attract people back to work unsociable shifts.

Sleep patterns which clash with body clock increase probability of reduced wellbeing

The Garda Public Order Unit on South William Street in Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Stephen Collins/ Collins

Minister defends policing of disturbances in capital over the bank holiday weekend

Gardaí with riot shields on South Anne Street in Dublin on Saturday night. Photograph: Damien Storan

For second night, convivial socialising in the city centre is swiftly overtaken by disorder

There will be no time limit on outdoor dining. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Only table service is allowed for outdoor dining but there is no time limit or ‘substantial meal’ rule

Gardaí on patrol in Dublin city centre on Sunday evening. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

At least 33 people arrested and glass bottles thrown at gardaí on successive nights

The Mission of the State of Palestine in Ireland said the organisers of an event at Trinity College Dublin did not make make clear that its  ambassador Jilan Wahba Abdalmajid (above) would be appearing  alongside the Ambassador to Israel. Photograph: Mission of the State of Palestine in Ireland

Palestinian Mission says invitation did not say ambassador would appear with others

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly expressed ‘excitement’ after being vaccinated. File photograph: Collins

Minister commends work of the volunteers and workers at his local vaccination centre

One of the whale skeletons which had to be removed bone by bone

Emptying Natural History Museum’s upper two floors took 10 months

A young man who got into difficulty while swimming in south Dublin was winched aboard the Rescue 116 helicopter and flown to Beaumont Hospital, where he later died. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Swimmer winched aboard Rescue 116 helicopter and flown to Beaumont Hospital

A member of staff at Dublin City Council places additional bins in the city centre in advance of the June bank holiday weekend. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dr Ronan Glynn advises people to avoid indoor meetings and to gather in small groups

Gareth and Michelle McAllister at the old mill in Ahascragh, Co Galway, where their  distillery will be built, creating up to 30 construction jobs and 20 direct positions.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The McAllisters have come home from Hong Kong to build a distillery in an old mill

The bar is back, but with table service only, according to Fáilte Ireland guidelines. File photograph: iStock

Indoor dining at hotels and guest houses will be available to overnight guests only

Antigen testing for the coronavirus will likely be used on the 500 concert goers who attend the first live outdoor event to be held at the Iveagh Gardens in Dublin next week. File Photograph: Dave Meehan

The concert is the first in a series of test live entertainment events due to take place over a three-week period

Plans are in place for 15 pilot sporting events with spectators from June 11th, involving a range of sports including GAA, rugby, football, athletics and golf.  File photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Stadiums to hold up to 10 per cent capacity in ‘controlled environment’, Chambers says

A Garda  spokeswoman said no formal complaint has been made but investigations are ongoing.

Group of men, some carrying shears and other weapons, clash in Co Meath town

There was a 19 per cent rise in the amount of large kitchen appliances sent for recycling, with 141,292 washing machines, dishwashers and other bulky items collected. Photograph: iStock

April and May saw 56% jump in recycling of bulky kitchen appliances such as dishwashers

People queue for ice cream at  Sandymount Strand in Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Mix of sunny spells and showers forecast for upcoming bank holiday weekend

Ciara Lefroy, managing director of Iconic Health Clubs, in Dartry Health Club, Dublin 6: ‘People are bored training at home. They want motivation and to up their game.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Health clubs will be up and running again next week, but with no sauna or steam room

Dr Connie Dale celebrates receiving her final year results from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences with her son Odhran

Medical student graduates from RCSI after giving birth on day of final exam

The Government is expected to announce that hotels will reopen on June 2nd, along with indoor dining for guests, while outdoor hospitality will be allowed from June 7th and other indoor hospitality from July 5th. Photograph: iStock

Licensed Vintners Association welcomes ‘solid’ commitment to reopening all pubs on July 5th

File image of the prom at Salthill in Co Galway. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Local councillor said many residents felt ‘intimidated’ by ‘Salthill Sundays’ event

The Linn Dara psychiatric unit caters to a maximum of 24 young people under the age of 18 and has had a high compliance rate over several years, the report notes. Photograph: Google Street View

Restraints ‘traumatic, counter-therapeutic and dehumanising’, Mental Health Commission says

Kevin Gildea in his bookshop, Kevin Gildea’s Brilliant  Bookshop, on Lower George’s Street in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Photograph : Laura Hutton

‘Shop local’ mantra highlights importance of independent stores, says bookshop owner

Palestinians sit around a fire between their families’ destroyed houses in Beit Hanoun town, northern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

Israel condemns ‘outrageous and baseless’ position contained in Dáil motion

The Department of Social Protection is warning people to be alert to  scam calls and texts claiming to be from the department and seeking  personal information.

Reports of scam calls, from ‘083’ and also State office numbers, have increased recently

The Custom House during the centenary event. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Event to mark the centenary of the fire hears from relatives of those who died

 The Lucky Duck pub on Aungier St boarded up last year. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Government due to make decisions next week on the further reopening of society

A healthcare worker prepares a syringe with a vial of the J&J/Janssen Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty

Niac has cleared the way in principle for use of one-shot jab in under 50s

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