Mr Justice Peter Charleton told the MacGill Summer School there were ‘clear and obvious dangers’ in the way tribunals are run in Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister says he will consider options on the issue after criticism by Judge Peter Charleton

Boris Johnson’s candidacy for the next UK prime minister was ‘rather disappointing’. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Candidate with ‘questionably racist language’ would not meet with stringent checks

Sharon Donnery: Prudent management of the public finances are needed.

Sharon Donnery cautions against using corporation tax windfall for current expenditure

Mr Justice Peter Charleton. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Judge suggests curtailing role of legal teams and says rights need to be rebalanced

The Rispa proposal rests on using a mixture of fixed wireless access technologies, alongside the extension of a fibre network into selected rural areas. Photograph: Michael Smith/Getty

Scepticism greets Rispa proposal based on upfront State funding of €900m

In late 2016,  the OPW agreed to a six-year lease for Harcourt Square for an annual rent of €6.01 million. Image: Google Maps

OPW official alleges ‘missed chances’ in renewal of lease for Harcourt Square complex

The original budget for the work to the 273-year-old Leinster House was €8 million. Photograph: Alan Betson

Survey shows sagging floors creating fire safety issue in parliament building

Brendan Grace worked in the entertainment industry for 50 years.

Funeral to take place in the Liberties in Dublin on Monday

A judge has dismissed five fraudulent damages claims for up to €300,000. Photograph: Stock image

Comments follow judge’s dismissal of five €60,000 claims and referral of cases to DPP

Beef magnate Larry Goodman. An investment company controlled by his family, Vevan Unlimited, has accumulated a 2.14 per cent stake in Green Reit. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall

Company controlled by beef magnate’s family accumulates stake worth €27.3 million

The strength of constitutional property rights has frequently been cited as a reason why the  Bill cannot be progressed.

Sinn Féin Bill would give mortgage owners a veto on the sale of their loan to a so-called vulture fund

Austin Stack (L) alleged three separate Garda investigations have been carried out in an “uncooperative, disingenuous and disgraceful manner”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Family argue investigation was flawed, evidence went missing, information ‘supressed’

Sean fleming

Civil servants ‘do not have commerical experience’ to oversee schemes - FF’s Seán Fleming

Last month, an RTÉ Investigates programme raised concerns over the treatment of greyhounds and the potential widespread culling of thousands of animals based on their performances. File photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Chairman will criticise RTÉ allegations over welfare of animals in statement to Oireachtas committee

Eir has raised the prospect of an alternate proposal for the National Broadband Plan. File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Letter to Bruton says €1 billion broadband claim interferes with procurement process

The Irish Greyhound Board directly owns or controls nine Irish tracks

7,500 owners countrywide, yet last year just two fixed payment notices were served

Greyhound racing at Curraheen Park in  Cork: Claim that up to 6,000 unwanted dogs are culled in knackeries each year provokes anger in dog owners and punters. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

RTE programme’s figures on culled dogs disputed but traceability issues admitted

An RTÉ broadcast raised concerns over the treatment of greyhounds. File photograph: Peter Kohalmi/AFP/Getty Images

Feed manufacturer Connolly’s Red Mills’ decision follows claims of animal abuse

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton halted the Climate Emergency Bill, which had won international support. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Legislation would have made Ireland fifth country in world to ban oil, gas exploration

Eir last week claimed it could deliver the aims of the National Broadband Plan for about €1 billion. Photograph: Michael Smith/Getty Images

David McCourt said it would be inappropriate to discuss matter while tender process is live

More than 40 per cent of trainee medics report being bullied or harrassed in the workplace, with more than one third working 60 hours or more a week

Qualified doctors and nurses cited as main perpetrators of bullying behaviour

Barry’s Tea and FBD Insurance have pulled their sponsorship of greyhound racing following the RTÉ Investigates programme on the industry. Photograph: Peter Kohalmi/AFP/Getty

Dog board and club to go before Oireachtas as sponsors cancel deals over RTÉ revelations

An Oireachtas committee is currently investigating the National Broadband Plan. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil says David McCourt should make an appearance to address concerns

Barry’s Tea and FBD Insurance have pulled their sponsorship of greyhound racing in the aftermath of an RTÉ programme on the industry. Image: iStock.

Loss of backing from household names follows controversy over documentary on industry

A dug out open septic tank being pumped out. File photograph: Getty

A third of systems that failed inspections during 2013-2018 ‘still not fixed’ – EPA

The common mallard has seen populations numbers decline by more than 40 per cent in 20 years, Birdwatch Ireland says.

State’s biodiversity at risk, Birdwatch Ireland says

Stripe co-founders, Patrick and John Collison. The brothers, and their company, have in the past spoken out about housing problems.  File photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Notes of meetings with Paschal Donohoe and Michael D’Arcy released under FoI

The new figure underlines Eir’s central argument about the NBP: that it is an expensive, cumbersome way to achieve the delivery of rural broadband. Photograph: iStock

Latest costings unlikely to clarify things, so here are some key questions answered

The €512 million subsidy figure is contained in a letter sent by Eir chief executive Carolan Lennon (Pictured here with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar) to the Department of Communications. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Figure in letter to Minister is significantly below current projected €2.97 billion subsidy

The renewed interest in the Codling Bank project is said to be driven by the central place afforded to offshore wind farms in the State’s climate action plan

Overseas players will also compete for 1,100MW project which has not been constructed

Why is Eir undertaking this full frontal assault on a broadband process  it has not been engaged in for 18 months? Photograph:  Michael Smith/Getty Images

While NBP will not be ditched, criticism of expense and complexity tarnishes plan

Eir chief executive Carolan Lennon is critical of the specifications of the National Broadband Plan. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Telco’s €1bn alternative plan for rural broadband does not satisfy criteria

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed said the industry must refocus its priorities away from breeding and on to animal welfare if it was to continue receiving State funding. Photograph: ©INPHO/ Donall Farmer

Several prominent sponsors to review their sponsorship of the sport

A tourist uses an umbrella to protect herself from sunshine in Toledo, Spain. Photograph: Angeles Visdomine

France hits record 45.9 degrees as heatwave leads to emergency conditions across Europe

Termonfeckin beach, where a 14-year-old girl got into difficulties on Friday.

Gardaí say they are investigating incident involving 14-year-old near Termonfeckin

The board will introduce a “greyhound injury support scheme”.

Greyhound board approves measures to improve welfare of dogs after RTÉ exposé

The Eir claim was like ‘they pulled the pin out of the grenade and rolled it into the room,’ according to committee member and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. Photograph: iStock

What has been proposed and can Eir deliver NBP for €4bn less than the Government?

 Eir failed to submit a detailed note on its alternate proposal for the National Broadband Plan  within the requested deadline, the Department of Communications has said.  File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Government says company failed to submit detailed note by Wednesday’s deadline

A view of the construction site of The National Children’s Hospital. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Paul Reid appears before PAC says if projects affected it’s likely to be those slated for 2020-21

Eoin Ó Broin, Sinn Féin housing spokesman, said housing supports now represented ‘an indefinite and ever-growing expenditure’ which could soon hit €1 billion a year.

Two key housing supports accounted for 27% of housing budget in 2017

The research paper also found that the renewable technologies are more often used by wealthy households

Dublin academics find Government policy may have opposite effect to that intended

Retired education professor Áine Hyland said “substantive issues relating to education were almost never brought to the attention” of the Tusla board.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Áine Hyland says education issues were ignored and her views were never sought

Work in progress at the national children’s hospital site at St James’s Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Draft Public Accounts Committee report is set to recommend mechanism to manage costs

Waterford TD  John Deasy has called for the entire Waterford Fine Gael organisation to be suspended and for party headquarters to intervene in the constituency. File image: Stephen Collins / Collins Photos

Unsuccessful candidate said she was ‘intimidated’ at meeting to vote no confidence in TD

The woman reportedly fell onto rocks at Tullan Strand, Bundoran, gardaí said. File image:  Alan Betson

Gardaí said they are investigating reported fall onto rocks at Tullan Strand

(Left to rigth) Women’s Aid chief executive Sarah Benson, Vodafone chief executive  Anne O’Leary, and Det Chief Supt Declan Daly at launch of BrightSky, a free app providing information on domestic abuse and sexual violence. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

App allowing victims to discreetly make a journal of incidents launched in Dublin

Fine Gael TD John Deasy has implicitly criticised how the leadership of his party has handled what he sees as issues with the Waterford Fine Gael organisation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

TD says ‘the entire Waterford organisation needs to be stood down and reviewed’

Harry McCann: giving up his role as a referee because of the abuse and violent threats he has received. Photograph: James Forde

Referees’ society condemns ‘epidemic’ of poor treatment of match officials

Carolan Lennon, the company’s chief executive, will tell the Oireachtas communications committee that “it is clear to us that we can build rural fibre infrastructure at a lower cost than is currently envisaged in the plans”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Company to tell TDs it can do rollout much cheaper than €5bn National Broadband Plan

Prof Stephen Kinsella of University of Limerick says “The appropriate time to consider changes to the fiscal architecture of the State is now, while these risks are, as yet, unrealised.”

Prof Kinsella will suggest the introduction of new “fiscal stress tests” in order to better prepare for a downturn

Harry McCann says he was intimidated while refereeing an underage game

FAI says it is yet to receive report on the incident during an underage match

Central Bank spokesman said it was the companies’ responsibility to satisfy themselves of their obligations. Photograph: iStock

Central Bank sends letter notifying that unauthorised selling would be criminal offence

From left,  Kieran Mulvey, chairman of Sport Ireland, Donal Conway, president of the FAI, and Aidan Horan, chairman of the governance review group, at FAI headquarters in Abbotstown. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Failure to endorse reforms could endanger sponsorship contracts, president warns

Kieran Mulvey, chairman of Sport Ireland, Donal Conway, president of the FAI, and Aidan Horan, chairman of the Governance Review Group, at the FAI headquarters in Abbotstown where the report from the Governance Review Group was presented. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

FAI reforms may be a hard sell within the organisation but there is no plan B

FAI headquarters in Abbotstown: Morale among the staff is said to be, understandably, at a low ebb. Photograph: Inpho

Expert group set up in wake of controversy over departure of former ceo John Delaney

OPW’s property deals have been under the spotlight since ‘overpayment’ of €21m for   Department of Health move to Miesian Plaza. Photograph: Bryan James Brophy

Former OPW staffer alleges major value-for-money failures in State body

DCU is planning to submit this year’s accounts by the end of February 2020

Issue arose from the consolidation of different parts of college, PAC hears

Impression of Salesforce Tower – to the immediate left of the Central Bank’s docklands headquarters: Ronan Group Real Estate, which saw its application for extra storeys on the Salesforce Tower rejected last month, criticised the new plans.

Residential tower of 25 storeys could create ‘gateway’ to city, says Dublin City Council

Owen Keegan warned the housing committee that developing the social housing on the docklands site would be an expensive task. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

‘We’re acquiring that land’ says council chief executive Owen Keegan

Armed Support Unit members used ‘non-lethal options’ to apprehend the man. Photograph: Collins

‘Non-lethal options’ used to apprehend suspect who is now being treated in hospital

Majella Moynihan first requested files relating to her disciplinary process in late 2004, but the request was rejected. Photograph: RTÉ

Majella Moynihan told unredacted versions of the files had been lost or destroyed

Majella Moynihan:  was 22 when she was charged, under Garda Síochána regulations, with having premarital sex with another garda and with having given “birth to a child outside wedlock”. Photograph: RTÉ

Former garda may seek pension and lost earnings for discipline over 1980s pregnancy

Siblings Isaac, Kezia, Enoch and Ammi Burke, who were banned for life from all student societies at NUI Galway in 2014

Burkes, who allege college engaged in religious discrimination, ‘pressing for justice’

“Majella Moynihan  laid bare a litany of shocking and disgraceful behaviours on the part of the Garda Siochana,” the GRA said.  File photograph: RTE

‘We would expect our ban-ghardaí to be moral in every way’, head of Garda representative body said in 1985

Majella Moynihan says she felt ‘overwhelmed’ after documentary was broadcast. Photograph: supplied by RTE

Commissioner Drew Harris will give a ‘personal apology’ to former garda

Paddy Jackson arriving at Belfast Crown Court for his rape trial last year. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Distiller makes statement on Facebook after rugby club’s signing of Irish ex-international

Helicopter from Ireland’s first  charity air ambulance service. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Charity Irish Community Rapid Response €400,000 for air base in Co Cork

Pat Hickey was charged with alleged ticket touting in Brazil in 2016. He denies all accusations.

Organisation does not know full amount paid under legal fees insurance, says president

Diageo said earlier this week it had ‘serious concerns’ regarding the signing of Paddy Jackson but did not at that time make any reference to its lucrative sponsorship deal with the club. File photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Signing ‘not consistent’ with company values, owners of Guinness have said

A ban on smoky coal was first introduced in Dublin in 1990, and has been adopted by many towns and cities across the country. Photograph: Getty Images

Clean Air Alliance urges Government to put public health ahead of ‘vested interests’

Minister for the Environment Richard Bruton announced a delay to the long-awaited ban on bituminous – or ‘smoky’ – coal. Photograph: Tom Honan

Growing gap between air quality in areas with and without smoky coal ban – report

Breda Flood, Co Wexford: An active member of the GAA, during winter nighttime games, the air quality is so poor Ms Flood cannot be on the sidelines. Photograph: Patrick Browne

‘A lot of the pollution . . . is a massive contributing factor to chest infections’

Air particulate pollution attacks every cell in the body – Prof John Sodeau

Maria Thorgaard Sonne, described as being approximately 4’11” height, of slim build with long dark hair and green eyes, was reported missing by family members to gardaí on Monday evening.

Maria Thorgaard Sonne failed to return to her Dublin 8 home after school

A challenge taken by a firm linked to Denis O’Brien represents the biggest potential hurdle to the timely completion of the Siteserv inquiry, according to the judge leading the investigation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Judge leading investigation into controversial sale issues warning in latest report

The report notes that if revenues had been diverted into a prudence account in recent years, a larger exchequer deficit would have been recorded as it ‘would not have been masked by surprise corporation tax receipts’. File photograph: Getty

Windfall in corporate tax revenues not for services or tax cuts, warns advisory council

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council’s assessment criticises in-year increases to budgets, for example health. File photograph: Getty

Fiscal watchdog finds State risks ‘repeating mistakes of the past

A ban on the fuel was first introduced in Dublin in 1990. Photograph: iStock

Minister announced halt on ban day after he was told of emmissions threat in rural areas

 Hospital staff are in dispute with the HSE over a claimed failure to implement pay increases arising from a job evaluation scheme. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Initial one-day action by staff could lead to five more days of disruption

Outgoing Central Bank governor Philip Lane: ‘We believe there may be merit in allowing more enhanced flexibility with respect to remuneration’ of certain banking staff. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Ex-governor Philip Lane tells Minister that ‘variable pay’ is vital to retain critical staff

Outgoing Central Bank governor Philip Lane: pay cap “may limit the recruitment pool for senior leadership roles”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Philip Lane advises pay restrictions creating danger of bank staff departing to other jobs

Minister for Sport Shane Ross with undisputed lightweight world boxing champion Katie Taylor   at Dublin Airport on Tuesday.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Minister for Sport says Government ‘sorry’ decision to hire Noel Mooney has been made

Piles of logs await processing at the UPM paper mill in Kajaani, Finland. File Photograph: Bob Strong/Reuters

Funding does not go far enough to impact renewable energy targets - Bioenergy chief

Katie Taylor, Lightweight World Boxing Champion during homecoming celebrations at Dublin Airport, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Wicklow County Council holding event to mark boxer’s success on Bray Seafront on Friday

Irish solar energy has attracted increased levels of interest as improved technologies have made it possible to generate power from solar panels  in the Irish climate

IFSC-headquartered developer predicts its US portfolio will grow to a total value of €336m

David Browne, president of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland,  said co-living bedrooms of less than 25-30sq m would be “in my opinion, too small”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

David Browne also highlights positives of schemes planned for Dublin

Prof Patrick Honohan, former governor of the Central Bank, has criticised the culture and practice at the regulator prior to the financial crash. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Patrick Honohan asserts a ‘culture of entitlement’ remains in the sector

A 2016 file photograph of Minister for Sport Shane Ross (R) and then FAI chief executive John Delaney. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

Mooney appointment not consistent with need for new faces in FAI, Minister says

Once a person has had their permission to remain in the State removed and exhausted due process, they are served with a notification of intention to deport. Photograph: iStock

Person must be considered a danger to security of the State before status is revoked

Leo Varadkar conceded in January that the estimated final cost for the commission could exceed €30m.

Cregan commission inquiring into sale of construction services group to Denis O’Brien

Department of Finance secretary general Derek Moran. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Officials say €500,000 limit causes senior management to go elsewhere for higher pay

Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan has said the insurance industry is ‘profiteering’. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Charlie Flanagan demands firms be ‘transparent’ about premium increases

Under the International Protection Act 2015, residency permissions can be revoked by the Minister for Justice when the holder is convicted of a crime. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Depending on the nature of the crime, residency permissions can be lost

Central Bank of Ireland Governor Philip Lane. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Bank employs more than 2,000 people,records profits of almost €3bn

The growth in victims of crime using the Victim Support at Court (VSAC) service was entirely driven by courts outside the Criminal Courts of Justice (CCJ) in Dublin. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

Use of Victim Support at Court (VSAC) service may double in next three years, group says

 Hamid Sanambar who was shot dead yesterday pictured here, at the scene of the murder of Sean Little last week. Photograph: Collins Dublin

Officers investigating Hamid Sanambar shooting to review ambulance footage

Maria Bailey said she had been the subject of ‘clickbait’. Photograph: Tom Honan

TD said she was not seeking damages for swing fall, only medical expenses

Maria Bailey . ‘I had my beer in my hand and then I was reaching for my friend’s, she had a bottle of wine...I then found myself on the floor’. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Simon Harris says TD’s radio interview ‘unfortunate’ and ‘blaming lots of others’

Maria Bailey told a Sunday newspaper she wanted to ‘draw a line in the sand’ on the issue, insisting that she had been hurt in the incident and left with €7,000 worth of medical bills. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown TD pursued action after 2015 fall off swing in Dean hotel, Dublin

Campaigners for a united Ireland have called on the Government to prepare the ground for a Border poll in the coming years in the wake of the new survey

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