The coronavirus pandemic brought a significant increase in housing supply in urban areas and cities.

Report finds although supply has increased during pandemic affordability has not improved

An Garda Síochána said there were 10 serious injuries suffered on the roads over the August bank holiday weekend. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Too many still taking chances says assistant commissioner after four deaths on the roads

Irishman Shaun McCarthy normally  likes to travel home to Dublin at least once  a year. Photograph: Courtesy Shaun McCarthy

Irish Travel Agents Association says there is little demand for international travel

The PSNI said the 10 people were arrested and interviewed simultaneously to maintain the ‘integrity of the interview process’. Photograph: Getty

Those arrested in Fermanagh, Belfast and Derry are aged between 63 and 78

Closed pubs in Dublin’s Temple Bar. Publicans had hoped they would be able to reopen on August 10th. Photograph: Collins

Scally says alcohol is ‘best friend’ of Covid-19 and pubs must stay shut

“This is Groundhog Day for the trade as twice now the reopening of pubs has been postponed.” Photograph: Getty Images

Vintner groups say the 25,000 people working in pubs now under ‘intolerable pressure’

Closed pubs in Dublin’s Temple Bar. Publicans had hoped they would  be able to reopen on  August 10th. Photograph: Collins

Moving to Phase Four of reopening society deferred due to the trend in coronavirus cases

A well-placed agricultural source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said producers had continued to source foreign labour, but had complied with public health guidelines. File photograph: Getty

Migrant workers and local students are helping the sector through labour shortage

The acting chief medical officer warned ‘we may be beginning to see more cases which we cannot link to outbreaks or close contacts’.  File photograph: The Irish Times

Government to ‘watch and monitor carefully’ what happens in coming days, says Martin

Residents in nursing homes  accounted for more than half of all Covid-19 related death. Photograph: iStock

Placement of older people in nursing homes with infection control risks is ‘indefensible’

Bus Éireann asked people to avoid travelling on Expressway services from noon to 7pm over the coming weekend. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Social distancing measures mean Expressway services have just 8,000 seats daily

In recent months, cannabis has been the most commonly detected substance followed by cocaine. Photograph: iStock

Numbers held for drink driving increase during lockdown despite sharp drop in traffic

 Serena Di Murro and her partner Mohammed Hemida with Elysia (4) and Amaya (2): “Every time you click in, it comes up as ‘no appointment available’.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Despite rolling short-term renewals, online system creating stress among applicants

People Before Profit said the Bill would “immediately open the door to new evictions into homelessness on the grounds of sale, use or refurbishment”. Photograph: iStock

New legislation will change previous emergency law due to end in August

Children wearing plastic face visors in class at Kinugawa Elementary School in Nikko, Japan. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Countries have adopted a range of strategies amid the pandemic to get students back into classrooms

The report  highlights how the health crisis has further exposed the socio-economic disparities between various occupations in Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

Report finds those most at risk include carers, meat plant staff, taxi drivers, security guards, cleaners and migrant workers

One teacher who responded to the ASTI survey said ‘top students’ were ‘choosing to disengage as it has all become too much’. Photograph: iStock

ASTIsurvey finds 98 per cent of its members had virtual classrooms from their homes

ASTI general secretary Kieran Christie: he said the “penny-pinching under-vestment in our schools has gone on for too long, the cuts have been too deep”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘It is doubtful this capital works package will be enough to meet the enormous challenges’

Immigration and Customs Enforcement have deported convicted IRA bomber Darcy Gearoid McMenamin

Darcy Gearoid McMenamin first travelled to United States 20 years ago

The Government is still urging the public to avoid foreign holidays this year based on public health advice.  Photograph: Getty Images

Insurers had sought clarity on official advice regarding overseas travel to the 15 countries

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said efforts at assisting businesses badly hit by Covid-19 were disproportionately weighted toward loans and debt. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Plan lacks ambition, ‘stay and spend’ subsidy is cumbersome, Mary Lou McDonald says

The identity and whereabouts of the Euromillions winner is of keen public interest but remains unrevealed.

Ireland’s 16th winner of the draw had bought a €2.50 normal play ticket online

‘I on’t think anything nowadays is going to fall through the cracks,’ Maurice McCabe said .Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Lorraine McCabe says everything today was ‘wonderful’ but family had gone through ‘ten years of hell’

 Covid survivor Josephine Silo celebrates her 104th birthday at the Sacred Heart Residence nursing home in Raheny.   Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Dubliner Josephine Silo’s outlook was ‘I have lived my life and I am ready to go’

Gardaí raided two homes in Dublin seizing mobile phones and documentation, concerned that people are being lured in by images of ‘the high life’ on social media.

Victims are targeted over platforms such as Facebook and Instagram with enticing images

A €5 billion Brexit Adjustment Reserve will offer funds to countries and sectors worst-hit by the UK departure

Reserve of €5 billion is part of €1.8 trillion EU Covid-19 recovery package

The existing moratorium on evictions and rent increases has been extended for a brief period of time.

Threshold calls for more nuanced approach to how rental tenancies end

Anxiety, ‘brain fog’, dizziness and recurring fever reported in survey of staff by INMO

Anxiety, ‘brain fog’, dizziness and recurring fever reported in survey of staff by INMO

A man bales straw in Athy, Co Kildare, on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Things could get ‘complicated and changeable’ in Ireland as the week progresses

Ireland is set to publish a list of safe countries to travel to but Government advice remains that all unnecessary international travel should be avoided. Photograph: iStock

‘Green means go’: Labour says Government has got the messaging on this list ‘all wrong’

CervicalCheck campaigner Ruth Morrissey. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

CervicalCheck campaigner who sued State over misreading of smear test results died on Sunday

Betty Boland from Navan: has hosted foreign students for the past 20 years, but not this year due to Covid-19. Photograph: Alan Betson

Teachers, schools and host families deprived of income as foreign students stay away

Healthcare professionals in Luanda, Angola, doing Covid-19 blood tests in a high-population area. Photograph: Ampe Rogerio/EPA

Many face reprisals when outspoken about how the virus is being combatted, says Amnesty report

 The OPW has asked drivers “to be respectful to all pedestrians and cyclists” and said measures will remain under review. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Decision to open all but Knockmaroon Gate has been met with surprise

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee: Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre “works tirelessly in addressing inequality in Irish society”.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Max van der Stoel Award recognises centre’s work towards social justice and equality

File photo. Photograph: John Giles/PA

People unaware emergency dental services continued to operate throughout

The President was speaking  to the International Labour Organisation. File photograph: Maxwells

President tells UN group ‘we must free ourselves from failed model of economy’

Liffey Head Bog in Co Wicklow. Photograph courtesy: Dr Catherine O’Connell / IPCC.

Study of over 1,100 sites finds condition deteriorating due to human activities

Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Parc says they need answers on how many laws he broke when on learner permit

 Minister for Climate Action, Communications Networks and Transport Eamon Ryan  during a  Cabinet meeting at Dublin Castle. Photograph :Gareth Chaney/Collins

Current leader Eamon Ryan and deputy leader Catherine Martin make the pledge during hustings for leadership contest

Nphet also reported another 24 new confirmed cases of the Covid-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases 25,538.

No hospital or ICU admissions of patients with suspected Covid-19 in past 24 hours

 Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen made a personal statement in the Dáil on Tuesday night. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Road safety campaigner says many questions have been left unanswered

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly launches the HSE’s new Covid-19 tracker app. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos  

Minister for Health says app is not a ‘silver bullet’ but an important new tool in the fight against Covid-19

One of the Large Heath Butterflies recorded in Co Kildare. Photograph: Tristram Whyte

Large Heath butterflies act as crucial indicator of the health of Irish bogs

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin welcomed new guidance issued by the Government’s Cabinet committee regarding safe activity in places of worship. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Priests agree 25% drop in personal income and voluntary redundancy scheme in place

Revenue customs detector dog Bailey who helped uncover tens of thousands of euro worth of cannabis resin on its way to Irish addresses. Photograph:  Revenue.

3.4kg of cannabis resin which had been on its way to Dublin, Kildare, Cork and Waterford

David McCullagh and Caitriona Perry who will begin presenting RTÉ Six One News in September 2020. Photograph: RTÉ

Journalist and historian’s appointment follows death of Keelin Shanley earlier this year

Training amongst medical staff in identifying signs of child abuse ‘has been stepped up in the past month’

Training for medical staff in identifying abuse signs stepped up, says Tallaght hospital consultant

Duke Street is among several streets to be closed to weekend traffic. File Photograph: The Irish Times

Council cites weekend attempt to spark recovery, but some ‘don’t feel consulted at all’

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan after he announced he was stepping down from his role to care for his ill wife. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Chief medical officer taking time out to care for his wife, who has terminal cancer

Dr Tony Holohan, the Department of Health’s chief medical officer, is pictured this evening after announcing he is stepping back from his role to care for his wife and spend time with his family. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

Public health emergency chief to spend time with wife, now in palliative care, and children

Passengers arriving in Dublin Airport earlier this month. Public health expert Dr Gabriel Scally said international travel should not be encouraged at this time. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Travel agents chief says situation is unfair and calls for clarity on ‘air bridges’

A   photograph of the Four Courts ablaze. It was taken by  Joe Rodgers, who was aged 17 and lived on Essex Quay.

Historical documents burnt in Four Courts attack have been digitally restored

Anne-Marie Lally and daughter Lucy (4) on their return to the Little People Creche in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Mark Hilliard

Majority of childcare facilities open doors but industry warns about viability

    Six RAF Typhoons   headed towards counties Derry and Donegal to intercept these Russian Tupolev aircraft  on March 7th, forcing them to alter course. Photograph: RAF/PA Wire

Unlike most EU countries, Ireland cannot secure its airspace by intercepting high-speed aircraft

People Before profit TD Bríd Smith: claimed judges are political appointees and are not accountable.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Bríd Smith criticised over online posts following ruling by Mr Justice Garrett Simons

HSE chief clinical officer Colm Henry said cervical cancer screening will resume next month. File Photograph: Getty

Cervical screening to resume next month, following by breast and bowel cancer services

Social distancing partitions at a pub in Dublin. Guinness has announced a new €14m fund to help Irish pubs. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Diageo calls for long-term supports for hospitality sector as it reveals $100m global fund

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the alternatives to forming a government if the programme for government is rejected were not appealing. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

If deal is rejected Taoiseach will meet leaders of all political parties to discuss next steps

The Irish Penal Reform Trust said one of the positives to come out of Covid-19 was the national roll-out of family video visits as an alternative. Photograph: iStock

One person allowed per fortnight in phased Covid-19 restrictions lifting for inmates

The North’s health minister, Robin Swann, said it was a “clear indication that Covid-19 is in retreat in Northern Ireland.”  Photograph: iStock

No new cases in Northern Ireland as Covid-19 ‘in retreat’

Researchers noted that European production of non-woven textiles for hygiene and sanitary products – those that frequently cause blockages in sewage systems – exceeded 1m tonnes in 2016. File photograph: iStock

Research finds wipes and sanitary towels a far greater threat to environment than thought

Researchers noted that European production of non-woven textiles for hygiene and sanitary products – those that frequently cause blockages in sewage systems – exceeded 1m tonnes in 2016.

In wake of study researcher says people should dispose of such products in black bins

Leo Varadkar announced the revised restrictions on Friday, June 5th. Photograph: : Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

Further changes to some elements of the phases are anticipated in the coming weeks

 A playground at Seagrange Park, Baldoyle, Dublin which was closed in March due  due to the Covid-19  pandemic.Photograph: Alan Betson

Council says it does not operate supervised playgrounds so will not be reopening facilities

Dr Rania Ahmed, a Sudanese anaesthetist working in Dublin, who was a first responder following the massacre of civilian protesters in Khartoum, Sudan, shortly after ousting of al-Bashir. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Irish-based doctor recalls the day Sudanese military opened fire on demonstrators

Part of Dalkey village in south Dublin was closed off on Tuesday night after a hole appeared in the road.

Council maintenance crews investigate incident in south Dublin village

In 2019, paternity benefit  was paid to 3.1 men per 100 employees, a slight increase on the 2018 rate of 2.9. File photograph: Getty Images

Employees in public administration and defence most likely to take the parental leave

Children enjoy the warm weather at Seapark beach in Holywood, Co Down on Monday. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Tuesday was not the hottest day of the year so far but Roscommon recorded 25.8 degrees

A computer illustration of a cell infected with chlamydia. There have been significant reductions in reported new cases of chlamydia

Nightclub closures and fall in dating app use may be factors but HSE warns on reading too much into data

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: Chief medical officer Tony Holohan and Minister for Health Simon Harris will be crushed under a “stampede” of Irish families rushing to go on foreign holidays.  Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Michael O’Leary criticises handling of reopening and says ‘thousands’ booking flights

 Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary: he says it is  unrealistic to think that all Irish people will take a holiday at home rather than travelling abroad.   Photograph: Getty Images

’We think it’s pretty clear that for the next 12 months prices are going to be way down,’ says Michael O’Leary

Cork student Clara Hughes:  Arriving home at Dublin Airport, she is not concerned about new laws requiring people to tell the State where they will be for two weeks of quarantine. Photograph: Mark Hilliard

Passengers flying into Dublin support filling in forms and self-isolation as ‘perfect sense’

Over half of all Covid-19 deaths in Ireland to date have been recorded in long term residential care settings. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty

Department of Health study shows over 70s in care more prone to getting disease than peers in general population

The fast food chain also plans to expand its home delivery service, McDelivery. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

High levels of anticipated demand will see each location revealed on morning of opening

Pedestrians and cyclists wear protective face masks as they travel through Dublin city centre. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP

Dr Tony Holohan has advised against mandatory usage, following WHO guidelines

 Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

Need to move away from the ‘language of blame’, says CMO after nine further deaths

Aaditya Shah (23), an Indian engineering management student at UCD who began the campaign for partial refunds on fees. Photograph courtesy: Aaditya Shah.

Hundreds of international students seek partial rebate due to impact on experience

Calculated grades have been designed as a solution to problems with sitting the exams while adhering to safety guidelines related to Covid-19. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Pupils will need PPS and exam numbers to use portal and must confirm level of each subject

An Air Corp AW139 helicopter. The fleet will not be grounded as it not is believed the incident was  due to a ‘significant mechanical defect’. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Investigation under way after rear door of aircraft landed outside Clondalkin school

Micro and small nonprofit outfits of various kinds could face a fundraising shortfall of €380 million. Photograph: iStock

Nonprofits could face fundraising shortfall of €380 million, says data analytics company

Public transport, major bus and rail projects ‘cannot be forgotten’. Photograph: Eric Luke

Strategy welcomed as walking and cycling expected to increase with less space for cars

Early Childhood Ireland says major questions over costs will arise due to potential measures that would fundamentally change how childcare facilities function. Photograph: iStock

Early Childhood Ireland director warns clear instructions needed by early June

Prof Mary Horgan: ‘People [with HIV] were often afraid to tell their families or their friends in case they may have been ostracised.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Prof Mary Horgan, who worked with Aids victims in US, cautions against stigmatising

Alan Hall (45) is understood to have lived alone at the house on Bluebell Avenue in south Dublin and was receiving assistance from homeless services. Photograph: Facebook

Alan Hall (45) is understood to have lived alone at the house in west Dublin

Almost half of 1,500 people surveyed were found to be exercising more often than they would have done before the pandemic.

Rare upside to the virus outbreak which has caused major disruption to Irish life

One Small Change: some of Cappabue National School’s pupils in the video for their climate-crisis rap.

Cappabue National School’s One Small Change viewed more than 100,000 online

While there was no immediate concern about young children being confined to their homes, small spaces and a lack of outdoor space would be an issue, as would any prolonged absence of peer interaction. Photograph: Frank Perry/ AFP

Call for no ‘hasty opening’ of crèches without protocols suited to needs of young children

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said there was a lack of transparency on the issue and that officials needed to visit factory floors to assess the issue. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

In wake of Siptu claim Fianna Fáil leader tells the Dáil that situation ‘gravely serious’

Paddy McCarney: former Monaghan minor football captain had a lifelong passion for handball, hiking and music.

Lives lost to Covid-19: Devoted husband and father was a man of many parts

Christopher McCormack: A friend said his advice was either deep and sincere or hilarious and cutting depending on how stupid the question was.

Lives Lost to Covid-19: ‘Everyone always felt better after spending time with him’

Eoin O’Malley: A “wonderful caring and sweet grandad”.

Lives lost to Covid-19: Cork-born Dublin GAA fan dabbled in several careers over the years

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said: ‘There has been a significant lack of transparency on this issue.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader appeals for factory inspections as TD reports 200 complaints being made

Skirted by the N31, a major road artery, Blackrock is a sizeable village with a main street and numerous commercial premises.

New system will see space reallocated for pedestrians and cyclists, says council

Gardaí attended the farm and the Health and Safety Authority were notified.

Louise Colhoun was struck by a tractor on family farm on the Inishowen peninsula

Although emergency departments have been less busy since coronavirus emerged, admissions to hospital wards have remained more or less the same. File photograph: The Irish Times

Without segregation ‘virus could spread like bush fire’, says emergency medicine group

 Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan:  she described Maguire as “one of our finest landscape and figure painters”.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Much of his work shows a passion for the west of Ireland, capturing Connemara landscapes, harbours and horse fairs

“A gardening project is a great way to fill your time at home and get your creative juices flowing,” says Bord Bia Bloom show manager, Mr Gary Graham. Photograph:  Johnny Bambury / Fennell Photography

Series of online events includes Q&As and talks

The speed of processing tests has improved but, according to HSE chief executive Paul Reid, the average time to get a result is now 2.4 days. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

Fears of ‘sporadic outbreaks’ if turnaround times do not improve before people return to work

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