The family of Eimear Lambe, one of the four Irish rowers to win an Olympic bronze medal, celebrate at home in Cabra, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin woman Eimear Lambe follows older sister who competed at the Rio Olympics

 Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey  poses with her silver medal. Photograph: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP via Getty Images

Seán Haughey hails second cousin’s achievement in 200m freestyle final

Emily Hegarty, Fiona Murtagh, Eimear Lambe and Aifric Keogh collect their bronze medals for the women’s four on the fifth Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Four women take home first medals for Team Ireland from Tokyo Olympics

Gardaí in Naas are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to come forward. File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Clane-Kilcock road is closed for technical examination

The expectation is that service will be restored throughout the afternoon. People will feel full pressure returning. File photograph: Getty

High temperatures and ageing pipe infrastructure may have contributed to problem

The survey found 60% of primary school and almost 70% of secondary school parents were concerned about the educational development of their children. Photograph: iStock

More than half of all families have experienced mental health issues

When inspectors visited in March they did not leave until a deep clean of the centre was carried out, resulting in eight large black bags of refuse being removed. Photograph: iStock

Inspectors noted ‘strong’ smell of cat waste at Camphill Community centre near Gorey

Heavy rainfall is forecast for across the country. Image:

Heatwave ends as heavy rain on the way with risk of flooding

Patrick O’Donnell was executed in London on December 17th, 1885, for the murder of James Carey.

Patrick O’Donnell was hanged in 1885 for the murder of James Carey aboard steam boat

Irish emigrants embarking for America at Waterloo Docks, Liverpool, 1850. From The Illustrated London News, July 1850. Photograph: Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images.

Toronto’s Dr Grasett Park will honour a doctor who died treating Irish famine victims

Vaccinated travellers from Britain will need to carry proof of vaccination. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Covid-19 cases in UK have surged in recent days ahead of relaxation of restrictions

President Michael D Higgins said Dr Grasett ‘was a man compelled to help others’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

President compares Dr George Grasett’s actions to those of medics Covid-19 frontline

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 says approximately 5% of overall cases in recent days involved fully vaccinated people

Minister for Employment Leo Varadkar: ‘We are entering a new phase with the vaccines and the variants. It is a virus that has changed and is more infectious than ever before.’ Photograph: Maxwells/PA

Tánaiste’s announcement dashes sector hopes of back to business at an earlier date

Col Quinlan also recommended that of the 33 men, five of them should also be awarded the Military Medal for Gallantry (MMG), the Irish army’s highest award.

Commanding officer of A Company, Col Pat Quinlan, should receive DSM – review group

Sláintecare has identified helping people to live autonomously as an important part of the health system into the future. File photograph: Getty

Programme designed to avoid premature admissions to long-term residential care

PNSI detectives were called to investigate an incident at the Sea Coast Road area of Limavady, Co Derry.  Photograph: PA

Woman dies of her wounds after incident in Limavady

 Dr Ronan Glynn said hotspots for the Delta variant can be found in Donegal, Limerick and Dublin, with incidence also increasing in Sligo, Limerick, Roscommon and Meath.  File photograph: Tom Honan/ The Irish Times

Dr Ronan Glynn says people who are not fully vaccinated need to be careful

Gardaí at Tuam are appealing for any witnesses to this assault to come forward

Victim taken to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin where he is being treated

The seven-day average in Ireland is the equivalent of 1.19 per cent of the population receiving a dose on a daily basis. Photograph: iStock

The vaccine rollout in the State has been accelerating since July 1st

President Michael D Higgins said the Irish people had expressed their desire to be free of British rule in the 1918 British general election

President marks centenary of the truce that ended the War of Independence

Arthur Griffith arriving at the Mansion House on July 11th, 1921, after the truce is declared. Photograph: National Museum of Ireland

Hannah Carey was shot dead outside the Imperial Hotel in Killarney on July 11th, 1921

Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland laid a wreath at the Mansion House with Brian O’Neill, the chairman of the 1916 Relatives Association. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland lays wreath to mark centenary

Shane Buggy, aged 10, in action during a Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Summer Camp at Clondalkin RFC in Dublin. Only outdoor summer camps are permitted due to Covid restrictions. Photograph:  Matt Browne/ Sportsfile

Nphet advises cancellation of indoor camps and training over Delta variant

It is expected to be hot in Ireland next week, but pleasant, while many other parts of the world continue to experience problems with high temperatures. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times.

High pressure will build through next week and it will get progressively hotter

England’s Harry Kane after claiming the Uefa Star of the match trophy in the Euro 2020 semi final match at Wembley Stadium, London, on Wednesday. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Paudge Kane (88) died on Monday, two days before England reached major final

Arthur Griffith arriving at the Mansion House in Dublin on July 11th, 1921 after the truce is declared. Photograph: The National Museum of Ireland

Cheering crowds greeted news of possible truce between British and Irish

A recent picture of workers on the operating theatre section of the construction site of the National Children Hospital. Photograph: Alan Betson

Oireachtas committee told project delayed by 14 months and is now due to open in 2024

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: ‘If things go wrong in England, it will have a spillover effect in Ireland and on our other neighbours.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Deputy First Minister says North will not be following Johnson’s ‘reckless’ lead on curbs

Victim died after being assaulted by a group on Fairview Strand last month

Eamon Ryan: it may be August before indoor dining is allowed in th State.

Department of Health reports 397 new cases of Covid-19 with 54 in hospital and 16 in ICU

King George V’s speech which helped to end the War of Independence originally made no peace overtures, according to newly released documents. Image: iStock.

Documents from Public Records Office show how 1921 speech to NI parliament changed

About 250 people attended the rally outside the Dáil against the proposal that the Sisters of Charity would continue to own the site of the New Maternity Hospital after it is built. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

No place for Catholic ethos in women’s reproductive healthcare, says Dr Peter Boylan

Testing levels at the HSE’s walk-in centres is at its highest in about three weeks, says national lead on testing and contract tracing. File photograph: Alan Betson

Eighteen deaths reported so far in June, according to HPSC data

 Julie O’Driscoll, Jessica Chambers (background) and James Purcell, from Climate Love Ireland remove litter from the River Dodder on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Volunteers met in groups along River Dodder between Ringsend and Tallaght to remove litter

Miriam O’Callaghan meets journalist and author Darach MacDonald during the making of her documentary on partition, Border Lives

New documentary on partition deals with the everyday experiences of those affected

Hazel Chu said her mother, Stella, who is from Hong Kong, told her to come and speak at the rally as racism was such an important issue.  Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Lord Mayor of Dublin was speaking at event in Smithfield on eve of her wedding

The plan to relocate the maternity hospital to the campus of St Vincent’s University Hospital in south Dublin has been beset by delays for several years

‘Unthinkable’ that State would buy and fund a hospital that does not allow for abortion

Historian Michael Laffan (left) with Michael Portillo  at  Kings Hall Belfast. Partition 1921 is to be broadcast on RTÉ One at 9.30pm on Monday, June 14th.

Policy in creating partition was intended to placate unionism, finds ex-British minister

Dr Holohan accepted the invitation from the committee following expert testimony last week that antigen testing is effective in picking up people who are a risk to others. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Holohan to discuss objections to antigen testing before Oireachtas committee

Shergar was stolen from Ballymany Stud in Co Kildare on the night of February 9th, 1983. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Former rapper narrates new BBC podcast about the racehorse’s disappearance

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman used the phrase ‘leprechaun economics’ to describe Ireland’s tax policies relating to multinationals in his column with the New York Times. File photograph: Jason Clarke

Phrase printed in New York Times by Paul Krugman is an ‘unacceptable slur’

Tables will be available at the forecourt of the Mansion House. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Picnic benches installed with parasols for weather protection

Aer Lingus said it is now contacting customers to advise them of their options for refund or re-booking.

‘Wake up’ to Irish aviation crisis, Government urged as Stobart Air ceases trading

Dublin will experience a high of 19 degrees on bank holiday Monday. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Highs of 20 degrees forecast in most places but scattered showers expected in the west

Bertie Ahern: Even though we have been talking about partition for the last 100 years in this country, the reality is that the necessary analysis of how it will be put together has not been done. Photograph: David Sleator

‘We, who want a united Ireland, must do it by the powers of persuasion. We must make the case’

According to the Commission for Regulation of Utilities there were 240,006 domestic electricity customers in arrears in February, along with 112,833 gas customers. Photograph: Getty Images

St Vincent de Paul calls on people in arrears to engage with their energy suppliers

 The Savoy Cinema on Dublin’s O’Connell Street has been closed for months due to the pandemic. File photograph: Alan Betson

Cinema operators welcome reopening on June 7th where capacity will be reduced to 50

President Michael D Higgins described the shooting of an elderly woman during the War of Independence by the IRA as an act of “exceptional cruelty”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Execution of Mary Lindsay and her driver was an act of “exceptional cruelty”

Dr Colm Henry, chief clinical officer of the HSE. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

HSE confirms that 8 people have died of Covid-19 since the cyber attack

A view of the supermoon rising over Balbriggan Lighthouse, Balbriggan, Co Dublin on Thursday night. Photograph: Tom Honan

Some parts of world experience rare sight of ‘super blood moon’ which saw moon turn red

The Noble False Widow has become one of the most common species of spiders found in and around Irish urban habitats

NUIG researchers say spider species is one of the most common in Ireland

Ireland has one of the highest rates of people being stopped by the police in the European Union in 2019, according to a new report. File photograph: Collins.

Survey by EU rights agency finds high acceptance for Garda in comparison to other forces

Men of the South, 1921-22, by Seán Keating, Image: Collection Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, copyright Estate of Seán Keating

Conspicuous by his absence was the column commander, who feared being identified

Arthur Griffith arriving at the Mansion House in Dublin on July 11th, 1921 after the truce is declared. Photograph: The National Museum of Ireland

All the years in the Decade of Centenaries are significant but 1921 is the most critical of all

Michael Collins (left) and Arthur Griffith. File photograph

Allegations of secret dealings by Arthur Griffith are false, says biographer

An IRA flying column around 1921. Photograph: National Library of Ireland

How the IRA helped cause the British to sue for peace in the War of Independence

 Belarusians living in Ukraine along with their supporters attend a rally in front of the Ukrainian foreign ministry in Kiev, following the arrest of journalist Roman Protasevich in Belarus. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Vincent Pierce, who acts as point of contact for Irish people, says citizens ‘living in fear’

The incident occurred on the M3 motorway at Clowanstown, Dunshaughlin, between junctions 6 and 7 at about 4.40pm. File photograph: Alan Betson

Woman in 40s taken to hospital after collision on M3 near Dunshaughlin

 US President Joe Biden said the world was experiencing a ‘fourth industrial revolution’ and the huge spending programme approved by Congress reflected that.  Photograph: EPA/Yuri Gripas

Micheál Martin is alleged to have said America ‘can’t lead’ after Trump’s handling of pandemic

The Long Room in Trinity College, Dublin’s library contains 350,000 books which will have to be removed, catalogued, cleaned and then put back on to their shelves. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Disasters at other historic sites ‘focused minds’ on need for €90m Dublin project

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien said existing rules on holiday lets were ‘decent’ but that enforcement has been an issue. Photograph: Damien Eagers / The Irish Times

O’Brien confirms that greater regulation of sector on way

Rainfall map for 5pm, Thursday. Image:

Miserable May set to persist with temperatures over two degrees lower than normal

Gardaí are investigating after a four-year-old boy was fatally injured in a collision in Co Longford on Wednesday.

Collision happened at Ardnacassa housing estate in town on Wednesday afternoon

Eurovision 2021: the first part of Lesley Roy’s set made her look as if she was running through a paper forest. Photograph: Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

Maps singer says cameras broke just as she was due to perform in Rotterdam semi-final

An initiative using redundant parts of the TV spectrum could be the key to providing broadband for the hard to reach places.

Microsoft Airband successfully trialled in Co Cavan

Pre-Covid-19 Ikea could accommodate the size of a mid-size Irish town. File Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Adjacent megastores see large queues before a ‘soft opening’ on Monday morning

President Michael D Higgins  listed “numerous interventions” that could have mitigated the impact of the famine. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘Numerous interventions’ could have mitigated the worst effects of the Great Hunger

Maureen O’Carroll, who was elected as a Labour TD in the 1950s

Mother of entertainer Brendan O’Carroll was elected as Labour TD in 1954

Prof Philip Nolan, chair of the Nphet Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Nolan responds to Harvard professor who told him he did not understand antigen tests

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) blamed the waiting list on the fact that one in five permanent hospital consultant posts have not been filled. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost 900,000 people waiting for some form of hospital treatment

As well as drugs gardaí also seized two suspected imitation firearms, slash hooks, knives, hatchets and a baton.  Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Two men arrested after search of a number of premises in Ennistymon area

A walk-in Covid-19 test centre in Balbriggan. File photograph: Alan Betson

Milford and Newbridge top table for highest rates of Covid-19

 Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee  at the Francis Ledwidge Museum during the State Commemoration ceremony to mark the centenary of poets death in 2017. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Museum committee warns historic building in Slane may be lost to future generations

  Taoiseach Micheál Martin   in Deansgrange cemetery during a wreath-laying event to mark the 50th anniversary of Seán Lemass’s death. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Martin pays tribute to former taoiseach who ‘set a European course for our history’

Festival Republic has submitted a proposal to manage live events in Ireland. It runs the Electric Picnic which is still scheduled to go ahead in early September. File photograph: iStock

Minister hopes pilot arts events could take place indoors and outdoors

Eddie Brennan receives his Covid 19 vaccine. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Long-term residents of York Street hostel avail of one-shot vaccine

A walk-in test centre in Dublin. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

More than 30% of eligible population have received one dose, as 12.5% fully vaccinated

A Covid 19 antigen test. File photograph : Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Scientific opinion divided on reliability of home Covid-19 tests

Kevin Skelly, Ivan Ryam and Joseph Coyle  tend to  Pushkin  at the opening day of the 2019 Dublin Horse Show in the RDS. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

RDS says there is too much uncertainty around to plan ahead for the event

The letter has requested maternity hospitals fill out a form stating they are in compliance with new guidelines on visiting hospital settings which were released by the HSE on April 30th. File photograph: iStock

Hospitals reminded that bans on attending scans and births are not national policy

A total of 26 extra acute oncology nurses have been recruited to reduce the need for cancer patients to attend emergency departments. File photograph: Getty

Referrals to hospital higher than at any point in last two years in wake of Covid-19 effect

HSE chief executive Paul Reid at Dr Steevens’ Hospital for the weekly HSE operational update on the response to Covid-19. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

No outbreaks in nursing homes last week with all sickness indicators down, says Reid

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan said: ‘The choices we make now are vital to minimise the incidence of Covid-19 throughout May and June. Prioritise being outside and avoid crowds.’ Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Ministers consider ‘summer stimulus’ package as rollout of one-shot vaccine begins

A plaque in the lower yard of Kilmainham Gaol listing the names of the Invincibles, the five assassins who were hanged for the murders of the chief secretary to Ireland Lord Frederick Cavendish and the permanent under-secretary Thomas Henry Burke on May 6th, 1882.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Phoenix Park assassins were executed and buried in yard of Kilmainham Gaol

A Priest and a group of English officers gather around Napoleon’s coffin of after his death on the island of St Helena, in May, 1821. Photograph: General Photographic Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty

Dublin surgeon and Galway-born governor acted as friend and foe respectively to the exiled emperor

Dr Audrey Whitty, head of collections, with Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar discuss the pen used by Michael Collins to sign the Anglo-Irish Treaty in December 1921 at the launch the Decade of Centenaries 2021 Programme, including funding for a major new project, at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Commemorations will remember everybody who died ‘irrespective of uniform’, says Taoiseach

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Minister for  Culture Catherine Martin and Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar  launch the Decade of Centenaries 2021 programme at National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Micheál Martin warns against use of history to fuel ‘intolerant nationalism’

Taoiseach Micheál Martin looks at a lemur during a visit to Dublin Zoo. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Huge demand for limited tickets after site reopens for first time since Christmas

People enjoying the sunshine at Bushy Park, Dublin. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Good weather likely to last until Monday with showers expected from Tuesday

The members voted overwhelmingly to replace Article 41.2 of the Constitution which states: “In particular the State recognises that by her life within the home, woman gives to the State a support without which the common good cannot be achieved”. Photograph:iStock

Radical changes would include gender quotas and extra pay for carers

Vaccinators administering Covid 19 Vaccinations of Cohort 4 at the HSE Vaccination Centre in the Aviva Stadium .Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Number of Covid-19 patients in hospital falls to 162, the lowest level since October

The Necrology Wall at Glasnevin Cemetery as it appears now. Photograph: Alan Betson

Vandalism has led to parts being covered and the absence of War of Independence names

Intel recently announced plans to create 1,600 jobs as part of a $7bn (€5.8bn) investment at Leixlip. File photograph: Collins

Additional testing reveals further infections on biggest building site in the country

 The Necrology Wall at Glasnevin Cemetery: The  names of 488 people killed in the Rising    are covered in tarpaulin, held in place by duct tape and rope. Photograph: Alan Betson

Wall to remember dead of the Irish revolution under tarpaulin since being vandalised last year

 The  Tullamore pop up Covid-19 test centre. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

National Ambulance Service to double its capacity from next week to speed up vaccines to the housebound

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