Hostelworld said it was looking forward to the important summer season given the negative impact weak consumer sentiment in several EU markets had had on bookings

This Week in Business: FSAI conference to give businesses much food for thought

Ryanair pilots in Ireland have voted to strike over two days next week.

Thousands of passengers will be disrupted by action ‘over coming weeks’, airline says

Dublin Port. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Man in his 50s dies after vehicle hits truck during loading at north docks on Wednesday

Govindas vegetarian restaurants on Middley Abbey Street, One of Dublin was issued with a food safety closure order over fears of a cockroach infestation last month.  Photograph: Google Street View

Vegetarian Abbey Street eatery was one of eight closed by FSAI in July

An audit of how suspected child abuse cases are referred to gardaí by social workers is to be undertaken following a highly critical inspection of services.

‘Major non-compliance’ found in standards of care in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow

The new crown hole in the Drumgoosat area in Co Monaghan.

Local resident says there is a ‘huge level of fear’ in the local community

Property price data on Wednesday will give a summary of just how far the Irish market has come in the first half of 2019. Photograph: iStock

Residential prices, a digital marketing forum and other indicators and meetings

Luas driver Lanre Bode Olatunji says he and colleagues experience regular racist abuse on public transport. Photograph: Mark Hilliard / Irish Times

Transport services and the Immigrant Council of Ireland launch campaign against abuse

Following the significant rainfall last night, Irish Water  confirmed waste water overflows

Dublin beaches again closed to swimmers following waste overflow at Ringsend

Nikki Gallagher, director of communications for Solas, warned that technological change will have an impact on those employed in certain sectors in the coming years. Photograph:

Report shows number of workers aged 50 and over has increased 330,000 in 10 years

The court’s recommendations follow nine days of hearings on an impasse that affects almost 10,000 support staff including healthcare assistants, laboratory aides, technicians and porters. File photograph: Getty

Court signals ‘significant’ increases ranging from 6 to 13% and further 1¾% rise, says Siptu

(From left) Declan Gilmour, Kristen Hynes, Bob Gilmour and Sarah Gilmour. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Aer Lingus apologises to Irish emigrant after urn lost en route from Australia

In Deis schools, 54 per cent of children were below average compared with 15 per cent in  non-Deis schools, according to the study.

Lack of motor abilities due to scarcity of play space or dearth of facilities, research shows

Paddy Power Betfair rebranded to Flutter Entertainment just over  two months ago. Photograph: PA

CSO figures to give clearer insight into state of affairs for Irish car industry; Glanbia and Kerry Group to report

So far 11 people have been arrested in Ireland along with a further three in Finland as part of the same investigation into money laundering. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Search of premises in Drumcondra, Dublin led to recovery of 14 false IDs, say gardaí

The Residential Tenancies Board says rent arrears, the validity of terminations and retention of deposits, in that order, made up the majority of disputes

Almost half of efforts to terminate lettings were deemed invalid, says tenancies board

 Ryanair: reports Q1 results on Tuesday.  Photograph:  Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Apple, Merck, Pfizer and Mastercard all due to report results

A thermometer showing over 40 degrees at the Volklingen Ironworks in Volklingen, Germany. Western Europe has been hit by another heatwave which is setting new temperature records. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland remains ‘completely off course’ to achieve key carbon reduction targets by 2020 and 2030

‘Reducing the Irish suckler herd will result in an increase in global emissions,’ says the IFA’s president. Photograph: Alan Betson

Greenhouse gas emissions from sector continue to rise alongside cattle numbers

People enjoy the good weather on Portmarnock Beach, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

John FitzGerald: ‘There can be no certainty about the frequency of extreme events’

Minister of State Andrew Doyle has asked former chief planner with Scottish Government to do study

 People enjoying the good weather on Portmarnock Beach in Dublin on Monday. Photograph:  Collins

Bundoran closed over pollution on the beach while bathing restrictions put in place at Waterville

The greater Dublin commuter belt area and the southeast have the lowest supply of primary and community care. Photograph: iStock

ESRI study finds imbalance in distribution of services could impede Sláintecare programme

Rescue services at Portmarnock beach in Dubin. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade

Three members of public took 20 minutes to swim back to shore at Portmarnock

Matt McNulty with a photo of James Joyce, part of the Dublin Writers Museum collection. Photograph: Alan Betson

An audit will value memorabilia relating to Beckett, Swift, Bram Stoker and many others

Grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft  parked in  Seattle. Photograph: REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

Your business diary: Irish banks enter their reporting season under something of a cloud

was prosecuted on poaching charges under the Wildlife Acts  earlier this week. He was fined €300 and banned from holding a firearms licence for five years. Photograph: iStock

Investigators managed to prosecute man by uncovering traces of animal from the kill site

The child argued her “unblemished character” had not been taken into consideration.

High Court judge overturns unsuccessful citizenship application by child, now aged eight

Premiums had recently risen from about €200 per unit per year to as high as €300. Photograph: iStock

Industry’s main UK-based insurance provider has decided to withdraw from the Irish market

John Hutch was  removed to the Mater Hospital for further treatment but  died there on Thursday.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Gardaí investigate sudden death of John Hutch who was found unresponsive on Tuesday

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone and AAI chairman Dr Geoffrey Shannon: legislation would make the authority the custodian of these sensitive adoption records.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Adoption Authority has identified 160 potential locations where files are being held

The exact number and rank of senior managers who will be allowed avail of the severance package will be at the discretion of Garda Commissioner. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Move aimed at managers of superintendent rank and above and executive directors

This hapless motorist was trapped on ‘Sheep Highway’ on Wednesday after venturing along the pedestrian walkway. Photograph: Blasket Island Ferries

Walkway at Dunquin Pier mistaken for road and not for the first time

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre chief executive Noeline Blackwell said the e-health initiative was a reflection of the organisation’s determination to ‘come up with new solutions’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

E-health therapy initiative developed for Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

Noeline Blackwell, chief executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre: ‘People told us of their upset about the cruelty of the court system and inappropriate social media messages.’ Photograph: James Forde

Charity says increase reflects public concerns over court treatment of victims

Commemorative plaque at  former home of Countess  Markievicz in Rathmines. L-R, Lord Mayor  Paul McAuliffe,  Charles and Olivia Crichton-Stuart,  great grandniece of  Markievicz, and their children Angus (9) and Amelia (7). Photograph: Tom Honan

Rathmines house ‘more of an army HQ than a home’

Gardaí are conducting a full investigation into a motorcycle crash in Cork and have requested witnesses to come forward. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Woman passenger seriously injured in separate motorcycle crash in Co Donegal

Central Statistics Office latest numbers show  overseas visitors to Ireland increased by 3.7 per cent for the first five months of 2019.

Results, indicators and meetings to watch out for in the coming days

Deputy commissioner  John Twomey said  the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau had about 50 live insurance investigations since last October, out of a total caseload of approximately 1,500.   Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Increase in claimants seeking money for ‘home help’ driving up costs, FBD alleges

’On average women spend double the time of men on caring and almost twice as much time on housework’

Report finds 45 per cent of women care for children and older adults compared to 29 per cent of men

Doctor at Mullingar hospital faces three allegations over birth of boy who died a week later

Brexit implications and house prices continue to be key topics of  market attention.

Indicators, results and meetings of interest to the business community

Gannet birds pluck artificial material from the ocean to build their nests on the Little Skellig colony off the Co Kerry coast. Photograph: Vincent Hyland

Wildlife officials claim there is no ‘localised solution’ that will resolve this problem definitively

It is believed the group did not pick up the Glock weapon but told an adult

Ken Homan from Dalkey pictured at a public meeting on plans for Bulloch Harbour,Dalkey, last year. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Bartra Property plan for Dalkey development received relentless public opposition

Works to scrape out the bottom of tanks at the Ringsend waste water treatment plant are expected to release ‘obnoxious’ fumes. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Irish Water apologises for cleaning operation causing odours

Meat the Victims animal rights protesters gathered at a Co Westmeath farm at  the weekend to raise awareness of pig farming and the vegan cause. Photograph: Meat the Victims

‘Meat the Victims’ vegan break-in to film operations condemned as bio-security risk

An architectural illustration of the proposed development at Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey. Image: courtesy of Bartra Capital

Local anger over decision to allow Bartra Capital build luxury villas and apartments at coastal inlet

Mount Elbrus, Europe’s highest peak at 5,642m (18,510 ft), is in southern Russia, near the Georgian border. Photograph: iStock

Alan Mahon (40) was with group of five experienced Irish climbers

Swans are fiercely protective parents and they see a dog as a predator

Interfering with swans during nesting season is a criminal offence

The zero emission Fuso Canter e-Cell parked on the charging station. The Fuso Canter is the one of the most ecological small trucks in Europe. Irish local authorities only have 75 low-emission vehicles in use.  Photograph: iStock

Just 75 low-emission vehicles being used by Irish local authorities

‘Summer 2019 is as bad as winter was five years ago,’ says INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha. File photograph: Alan Betson

Nurses’ organisation says statistics show apparent erosion of ‘summer respite’

Oonagh Buckley, deputy secretary general of  Department of Justice, will brief CIPD on  implications of the gender equality bill

Also a summer school for bankers, and talk by Gert-Jan Koopman on EU budgets

IFA president Joe Healy leads IFA national officers and members in a protest at the EU Commission offices in Dublin on Friday, depicting the Mercosur trade deal as  a ‘sell out’. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Mercosur agreement reached after 20 years of talks criticised on environmental grounds

The damaged statue of Dr Patrick Leahy in Thurles, Co Tipperary, covered over on Friday. The head appears to have been knocked off violently rather than carefully removed

Locals shocked over ‘wanton act of vandalism’ of 19th-century sculpture outside cathedral

Skaidrite Valdgeima (34)

Man in his 20s due in court in relation to the death of Skaidrite Valdgeima (34)

Irish Heart Foundation says online marketing rules for children are being broken

Dr Ibrahim El-Sherif admits four allegations of poor professional performance

The incident occurred at Clontarf Road in north Dublin at about 8pm last Thursday. File photograph: Frank Miller

Man in his 30s taken to Beaumont Hospital after being cut in the face several times

Sexual offences: the first quarter saw a 10 per cent rise from 2,938 to 3,231. Photograph: iStock

Figures from CSO shows sexual crimes saw a 10% increase in the past year

INM, publishers of the Irish Independent, is to seek shareholder approval on Wednesday for its much-anticipated takeover by Mediahuis. Photograph:   Dara Mac Donaill

Beyond Brexit talk; FedEx, Accenture and Providence Resources to report

Norman Spicer, of Coleman Legal Partners (CLP), which is representing about 15 people affected by the St Patrick’s Guild false adoption contorversy. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

CLP’s Norman Spicer said State redress scheme could help avoid prolonged litigation

The “human papillomavirus” is a group of more than 100 viruses which, while often harmless, cause the vast majority of cervical cancers.

HSE confirms plans despite tensions around medical staffing levels

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris met Majella Moynihan on Thursday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Drew Harris met former garda who had been investigated after becoming pregnant

The pollen count is expected to increase with fine weather forecast in the coming days. Photograph: Getty Images

Pollen count expected to increase as heatwave due to bring fine weather

Children’s Rights Alliance chief executive Tanya Ward (centre) with Caroline Fahey of St Vincent de Paul (left) with Labour Party Senators Ivana Bacik and Ged Nash (right), Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Leah Speight (representing Bríd Smith TD) during the alliance’s political briefing at Buswell’s Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister says her conscience and those of colleagues ‘should be enough of a driver’

Minister for Housing  Damien English and chief executive Dr Donal McManus  at the launch of The Irish Council for Social Housing’s Annual Report. Photograph: Fran Veale

Damien English challenged at event by 19-year-old sleeping on the streets

Ana Kriegel’s murder and its horrendous circumstances were still being processed locally. Photograph : RTE News

‘I don’t think anyone will ever get their heads around it’ says woman in community where girl grew up

Should Manna  secure licensing approval, it will become the guinea pig of a fledgling industry – autonomous drone flight.

Partnership will give customers access to more than 1,000 restaurants across Ireland

A significant problem could lie with servicing the gas and oil boilers that remain in use after they are banned in new builds. Photograph: iStock

Boiler installer believes focusing on renewable energy would be more efficient

The manager of Fast EcoBuild,  Kieran Carew, says those who retrofit their homes to an A standard should be property tax exempt for a set period of time –  those who don’t should pay more

A typical deep retrofit on a three-bed semi-detached house will cost €70,000 to €80,000 – a grant will cover half of that cost

Sherry FitzGerald chairman Mark FitzGerald: he  will speak at the Property Industry Ireland Conference  about the future of the sector. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Your Business This Week: The science of wind energy and looking at how housing and commercial property might be provided in the fu(...)

One of the two loaded handguns that were recovered. Photograph: An Garda Síochána/Twitter

Heroin and cocaine worth €240,000 seized in separate Dublin operation

 Peter Donnelly, originally from Kilkenny, died after the city centre assault.

Peter Donnelly died after assault in the early hours of Tuesday morning

 Gardaí have appealed to the public for information on  an incident at house in Longford. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Investigators believe incident at a home in Clonbalt Wood is linked to a local feud

Irish Fiscal Advisory Council chairman Séamus Coffey. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (IFAC) addresses Oireachtas Budgetary Oversight Committee

The Religious Sisters of Charity order did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Helen Maguire (71) left infant daughter in temporary care at St Patrick’s Guild in Dublin

Paddy Jackson had his contract with Ulster rugby cancelled in the wake of the Belfast rape trial, at which he was acquitted, and later moved to play in France.  Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Guinness makers to meet London Irish rugby club officials as signing ‘not consistent with values’

Former US secretary of state John Kerry expected at Our Ocean Wealth Summit in Cork. Photograph:  Zach Gibson/Getty

Sino-European Entrepreneurs Summit, US and German inflation indicators

A separate remediation plan is being put in place for Ardgillan Community College, part of which remains closed. File photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Series of information sessions for school authorities began this week

File image of Dollymount beach in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and city councils issue notices expected to last seven days

The pair were arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday having previously been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping

Pat McCormick (55) was last seen in Comber on Thursday May 30th

The HSE released a statement saying the average weekly cost of  nursing home care had increased from €1,592 in 2018 to €1,615 this year.

HSE accused of releasing price rise details on day Donald Trump visited Ireland

Micheál Cunningham at the Lismaconly Cemetery grave of  his murdered daughter Ciara Ní Chathmhaoil. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Victims’ families on why they are protesting at the Dáil for an overhaul of the parole system

The remains are carried from St Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise after the funerals of father and son, Vincent and Sully (5) Rossi. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

Funeral held in Portlaoise of Sully and Vincent Rossi who died in Co Offaly last week

The European Central Bank will make a decision on interest rates on Thursday. Photograph: Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images

A customer service conference in Clontarf while EY will name Entrepreneur of the Year

 Nancy Dempsey (93) on Portrane beach, north Dublin,  with the four artists chosen for a  public art project: from left, Joanna Hopkins, Fiona McDonald, Mary Conroy and  Mark Clare. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Local woman recalls boardwalk and fencing that have long since been swept away

Gerard Whyte aged 21, from Ballymun, was killed when he was hit by a HGV at the junction of the N1 Swords Road and Collins Avenue.

HGV failed to stop after striking pedestrian in north Dublin on Friday morning

The company is due to seek regulatory approval to begin using its drones soon having been testing the technology for some time. File photograph: Getty Images

UCD-based company raises finance for ‘major Irish technology venture’

 Mary Kelly and Grainne Devine at the Friends of St Brigid’s Hospice Charity Shop on Leixlip’s Main Street. Devine    believes Intel’s presence has had a positive effect on the town. Photograph: Mark Hilliard

Microchip giant’s 30-year presence has boosted the small town but knock-on effects on local businesses has divided opinion

Fáilte Ireland will give grants of €2.5 million upwards and focus on ‘immersive’ projects. Photograph: iStock

State tourism body seeking to promote immersive heritage and culture attractions

 Mary Cooney (right) in her damp home with  neighbour Michelle Morrissey, at Tor an Rí, in Balgaddy, Lucan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One-third of local authority homes exposed to ‘sewage invasion’ and rodents

John Moran, a  former head of the Department of Finance, will address the Institute for Securities & Investment on what the new European landscape looks like for Ireland. Photograph: David Sleator

Business This Week: EU economic figures, Government’s spending priorities

Election is set for Thursday, June 27th at the Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise, Co Laois

Election set for June 27th at Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise

The highest recorded speed on Friday was a motorist driving at 188km/h on the Ballincollig bypass in a 120km zone.

Gardaí say 195,768 vehicles were checked during 24-hour operation ‘Slow Down’

In a statement on Friday afternoon, the Police Service of Northern Ireland  said its investigation of disorder in the Moss Park area of Derry on Thursday led to the 12-year-old being charged.

Police said boy is due to appear in court next month

Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Man (23) arrested at the scene following search of house in Dollymount area

Children’s Rights Alliance  chief executive Tanya Ward said it was time for children’s rights to be delivered on a European level. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Some 105,000 children in Ireland are growing up in consistent poverty

UHW general manager Grace Rothwell said steps had been taken to address the concerns of the State Pathologist’s Office about the condition of its mortuary. File photograph: Patrick Browne

Hospital manager tells Oireachtas committee units to be installed shortly

Hiqa, which carried out the assessment, said ‘drift and delay’ was identified in the completion of preliminary enquiries of between two and 11 months from the date of initial referral.

‘Drift and delay’ also found by Hiqa in review of child protection services

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