The arrest on Wednesday brings to eight the number of people detained for questioning to date about the incident while two people are currently before the courts. File photograph: Brian Farrell

Arrest brings to eight the number of people detained for questioning about incident

The Supermacs fast-food chain is to replace plastic straws with paper alternatives across its 116 outlets as part of a move to eliminate single use plastics.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Company, which has 116 outlets, says ‘every little bit counts’ in effort to protect environment

File photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Motive for attack not yet established as scene sealed off for Garda technical investigation

Handout photo  of credit cards and other items seized by Garda during the search of a house in Letterkenny, Co Donegal, which are suspected to be linked to frauds carried out by an organised crime gang in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Photograph: Garda/PA Wire

Suspected cloned credit cards, stolen passports and driving licences found in Donegal

A spokeswoman for Tesco Ireland said it appreciates the inconvenience caused but it has to suspend the service to protect its colleagues and customers. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Gardaí are investigating the incident which occurred on April 4th

The seizure was made following after the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau stopped and searched a vehicle in west Dublin on Tuesday afternoon. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty

A 66-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the seizure

Project Sums, a free maths grinds club in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

You can change your mathematical ability by first of all changing your mindset

Instagram: photographs posted by Michael Healy-Rae, Leo Varadkar (with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry), Niamh Smyth and Simon Harris

Instagram helps politicians present a more rounded image. How are they getting on?

Gardaí said the victim was brought to hospital by ambulance.

Gardaí investigating after male in his 40s hospitalised following Ballyfermot incident

A PSNI photograph of a stolen machine that was used in at attempt to remove an ATM from a shop in Co Tyrone.

The North and Border areas have seen 12 cash machine thefts in past year

‘People take having an address for granted,’ said Dublin man Derek McGuire, who has just moved into temporary accommodation. Photograph: Maxwell’s

An Post says the Address Point service is the first of its type in Europe

Dr Sindy Joyce has been appointed to the Council of State. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dr Sindy Joyce speaks about appointment to Council of State

Nealie Barker posted pictures of the family stay in Cork on her Facebook page

Airbnb says it has ‘permanently removed this bad actor’ from platform

Sinéad Burke, disability advocate, writer and campaigner, has been appointed to the Council of State. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

New council members include advocates Sinéad Burke and Dr Sindy Joyce

Anyone who thinks they may have the illness is being advised to stay at home and to contact their GP for advice. Measles is a highly contagious disease that is spread easily. Photograph: iStock

Recent cases involve young adults working in several city centre areas, HSE says

“If there is a ‘no deal’ Brexit, then Green Cards will be required under UK and European law. Anyone who may need to drive in Northern Ireland or the rest of the UK in the days following Brexit should not take a chance, they should apply for one now.” File photograph: Getty

Drivers crossing into Northern Ireland without correct documentation risk fines

The 32-bed acute adult Mental Health Unit at Mayo University Hospital, had four critical risk ratings, an inspection report has found.

Mental health unit had no dietician and not enough psychology and social work staff

The Leeside apartments are part of Clúid’s ongoing work in Cork and the association currently has planning permission for 112 units in Blackpool on the city’s northside

Tenants of Leeside apartments had resisted notice to quit despite RTB determination

Work will be undertaken to facilitate the ongoing construction of the new Osberstown Interchange  between junctions nine (Naas north) – site of the Perpetual Motion Ball – and Junction 10.

Bridge to be demolished on Saturday and Sunday but traffic diverted from Friday night

Dingle made the Top 10 in Trip Advisor’s Irish destinations for 2019. Photograph: TripAdvisorual Travellers’ Choice Awards

Tourists nominated their favourite places in the annual Travellers’ Choice Awards

 Gardaí are appealing to the public for any information in relation to an assault incident that took place in the New Inn area of Cashel, Co. Tipperary, on Sunday.  Photograph: The Irish Times

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a serious assault in Co Tipperary

The man who is in his 40s is being detained in Coolock Garda Station

A group of nurses at Dublin’s Mater Hospital are fundraising for exercise bikes, a library and camp beds. Photograph: Facebook

Group plans to run in Women’s Mini Marathon to help raise money for exercise bikes, a library and camp beds

Police in Northern Ireland have appealed for information following the discovery of an ATM machine in a burnt-out van in Co Antrim.  File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

PSNI appeal for information following discovery in a field in the Carnaghliss Road area

Students at the Ireland Skills Live event at the RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin. Photograph: O’Shea Photography.

Thousands seeking career options attend Ireland Skills Live event at RDS in Dublin

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has criticised TDs using their office to fast-track passport applications. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Donegal TD says he makes ‘no apology’ for helping constituents in isolated areas

During St Patrick’s weekend in 2018, over 2,500 people applied for passports using the online service. Based on current trends, the department said it expects to see that number double this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Department prepares for 300,000 extra requests in event of UK crashing out of EU

Protesters outside The Ivy in Dublin on Thursday night. Photograph: Áine McMahon

Some protestors had booked tables in the Dublin restaurant

Pat Laffan (left) with  Fiaich Mac Conghail, former artistic director of the Abbey Theatre. File photograph: Eric Luke

79-year-old best known for roles in The Snapper and as Pat Mustard in Father Ted

New restrictions on cats, dogs, ferrets will apply if UK leaves EU without deal on March 29th

The PSNI said a 25-year-old man was injured in a ‘paramilitary-style’ gun attack in Lisfannon Park in Derry 7pm on Friday.  File photograph: Trevor McBride

Two men shot in both legs in separate incidents in Derry and Belfast

The woman with the Irish accent told ITV: “The people don’t have food. They’re struggling for food and money and everything is expensive, so I don’t know how they’re going to keep living.” Photograph: ITV

A former member of the Air Corps who worked on the Government jet converted to Islam

Secretary of state for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley said she wants to ‘deliver justice’ for families hurt by what she said. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Northern Ireland secretary told Commons Troubles killings by soldiers ‘not crimes’

Mary Coll and Jacqueline Connolly, Clodagh Hawe’s mother and sister, said the commissioner has agreed to a serious case review headed up by the assistant Garda Commissioner Barry O’Brien. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Assistant Garda Commissioner Barry O’Brien to lead team to look into murders

Ryan Adams plays guitar for Natalie Prass at the Sasquatch Music Festival at The Gorge on May 25th, 2015 in George, Washington. Photograph: Suzi Pratt/WireImage

Singer was due to perform two dates at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre in at end of March

Clodagh Hawe’s mother, Mary Coll (right), sister Jacqueline Connolly (left) and another family member outside Cavan courthouse following an inquest in December 2017. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

‘Mam and I would never accept money from anyone on the back of our grief’

The scene of the fatal shooting on Friday at Foxdene, Clondalkin. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to shooting in Clondalkin on Friday

Minister for Health Simon Harris said it was vital that users have confidence in the service they receive. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

New regulator will ensure services, including crisis pregnancy agencies, are safe for public

Complaints against two companies concerning anti-wrinkle treatment have  been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland. File photograph: Getty Images

Companies fall foul of advertising rules for ‘misleading’ posts on Facebook and Instagram

Options under consideration could include breaks on capital gains tax, or on stamp duty for the “age-friendly” homes.

House-splitting and home-sharing among options proposed in Government report

Six fire engines and a water tanker were sent to deal with the fire at the Northwood Carrington apartment complex in Santry. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter

Six fire engines and water tanker deal with blaze at Northwood Carrington complex

The postponement of the introduction of the new VAT rate comes after Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe wrote to Niall Cody, chairman of the Revenue Commissioners, on Monday about the issue. Photograph: iStock

New VAT rate has been put off until November 1st following intervention of Minister for Finance

Catherine Dunne:  “Writing is a mostly solitary occupation and sometimes we writers feel invisible.”  Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Previous recipients include Anne Enright, John Banville and Joseph O’Connor

 The operations were carried out by local gardaí along with various units from the force. File photograph: The Irish Times

Detentions relate to incidents of robbery, threats to kill and sale and supply of drugs

Minister for Tourism Shane Ross with  Tourism Ireland’s chairman, Joan O’Shaughnessy, and chief executive, Niall Gibbons. Photograph:  Shane O’Neill

Tourism Ireland adds to list that includes the Colosseum and Sydney Opera House

Former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given is among the Irish and international sports stars that have backed an online campaign to raise awareness and funds for cancer services.  File photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images.

Irish Cancer Society says initiative led to €27,000 in text donations in two days

Thirty-eight people have died from flu in the last seven weeks and the number of influenza related hospitalisations and outbreaks increased last week, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has said. File photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire.

Most of the deaths reported this winter have been among those aged 65 and older

Gardai were called to the scene at a pub in Greystones at around 9:30pm on Thursday night.  Photograph: The Irish Times

A garda spokesman said his death is not being treated as suspicious

Patricia Foley

Wife of late ‘Irish Times’ news editor Donal Foley was lifelong Labour supporter

The PSNI post related to a crime committed in Northern Ireland and was accompanied by a picture of bank notes and a bag of drugs.

Image had been found to contravene Facebook’s community standards

Gardaí and Luas staff at the scene on Cookstown Way, near Tallaght where a  woman was killed. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Incident happened at about 10am between the Cookstown and Tallaght Hospital stops

The HSE has begun High Court proceedings against Eamon Murphy whom it alleges has set up a misleading ‘My Options’ website.

HSE took Eamon Murphy to court over confusingly similar ‘My Options’ service

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them at Athy Garda Station 059-8634210 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 Photograph: iStock

Woman was treated at the scene in Athy but was pronounced dead a short time later

The operation involved searches and arrests supported by armed checkpoints which were conducted on the approach roads to Kilkenny city and the surrounding areas Photograph: iStock

Gardaí said arrests were for various offences including Misuse of Drugs Act and warrants

From left to right: Ellen O’Sullivan, Women’s Irish tag rugby team, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr James Collins, Lesley Walsh, Women’s Irish tag rugby team and Paul Clinch, Men’s over 50s Irish tag rugby team at the University of Limerick to launch the 2021 Tag Rugby World Cup which will take place in Limerick Photograph: Oisin McHugh/True Media

Event is expected to attract up to 3,500 international participants to the region

Teacher John Toner at  Presentation College, Headford, Co Galway. He says the cost of postgraduate teaching courses are “frightening off people who don’t want to get into debt”.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

It costs more and can take longer to become a teacher than a doctor

Learner drivers face six months disqualification if they incur a total of seven penalty points within a two-year period. Photograph: iStock

In 2018, learners received 448 notices to appear in court for not paying €80 fine

A  car belonging to the daughter of QIH’s Tony Lunney after an arson attack last October.

The two men were attacked while buying lunch in a shop in Ballyconnell

The Midlands centre made a decision to discharge one child on the basis that they posed a risk to other children and these risks were well documented in centre records, the Hiqa report said.

Midlands residential care home staff did what they could to keep children safe

Fr John Cummins who died on Wednesday. Photograph: Portlaoise parish/Twitter

Fr John Cummins died following the incident outside parochial house in Abbeyleix

There are 200 places available on the primary PME across four primary teacher training colleges.

Entry requirements for Masters programme will come into effect in September 2020

The scene of the collision between a car and a lorry on the M50  which claimed the life of Jackie Griffith Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Graphic images, video of collision which killed Jackie Griffin distributed on social media

An overturned car on the road between Croghan and Carrick-on-Shannon in Co Roscommon on Wednesday morning. Photograph: Peter Daly

Schools closed and buses cancelled as ‘significant accumulations in places’

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue made 11 representations to Revenue for constituents. Photograph: Donall Farmer

Fianna Fáil TD Aindrias Moynihan made the most number of representations in 2018

The Boomtown Rat’s biggest hit had been credited to Bob Geldof alone. File photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Keyboardist’s name added to copyright details for 1979 Boomtown Rats hit

The pair in their 70s died in the crash near the Monaghan and Armagh border

 Met Éireann said northwest winds, with mean speeds of 55km/h to 65 km/h and gusts of between 90km/h and 110 km/h, are expected. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Gusts of up to 110km/h expected with alert in place across 13 counties from Saturday night

The DPC inquiry will look into Twitter’s compliance with article 33 of the GDPR. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Social media platform notified DPC of GDPR breach around personal data safeguarding

The woman who died  in Co Galway  had been taken by  ambulance to Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

An 80-year-old woman and a man in his 40s were killed in separate incidents

The two female cubs were around 1.5kg at birth. Photograph: Aisleen Greene, Dublin Zoo

Female cubs add to numbers of the tiger with Russian origins, as just 500 remain in wild

 The scene of a fatal collision between a car and a lorry on the M50 at the Northbound N2/Finglas interchange. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Gardaí ask members of public not to share crash images

A spokesman for Dublin Fire Brigade said the driver of a private bus pulled over when there was a smell coming from the engine. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade

Two fire engines attended fire on private bus near Ashtown roundabout

Monica Lewinsky advocates for a safer social media environment and addresses such topics as digital resilience, privacy, cultivating compassion, overcoming shame, and equality for women. Photograph: James Duncan Davidson/TED/REUTERS

Anti-bullying activist to address human resources Talent Summit in Conference Centre

Cavan-Monaghan TD Brendan Smith is seeking a nomination to run for Fianna Fáil in the European elections in May.   File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Brendan Smith is the second senior Fianna Fáil figure to declare his candidacy in a day

File photograph of LÉ Samuel Beckett which escorted a detained fishing vessel to Galway.

Ship held about 150km off west coast by Naval Service

Shannon Key West hotel in Rooskey on the Leitrim-Roscommon border, which was damaged by fire on Thursday night. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Minister ‘deeply concerned’ over fire at disused hotel earmarked for asylum seekers

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty said the  Bill  would resolve a number of difficulties in the registration of donor-assisted births. Photograph: Donall Farmer/ The Irish Times

Minister says preparation of the Civil Registration Bill 2019 has been approved

The 39-room Shannon Key West Hotel in Rooskey. Image: Google Street View

Fire may have been started deliberately in reception of Shannon Key West Hotel

Shauna Tighe (14) with her brother Daniel (11), who has a rare genetic condition called Sotos syndrome. Photograph: Donall Farmer

Census figures show there were 3,800 carers in Ireland under age 15 in 2016

Prime minister of Canada Justin Trudeau with his present from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, whose  department spent €6,649.17 on VIP gifts  in the 11-and-a-half months to mid-December 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Green jersey at €60 a pop a staple of diplomacy with cufflinks, books and Celtic brooch

The Irish Cancer Society is publishing advice for patients on how best to deal with the charges. Photograph: Getty Images

The Irish Cancer Society calls on HSE to stop ‘cruel and unusual’ practice

Reports of drones flying over Gatwick Airport led to flights being grounded. Photograph: Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images

Airport apologises for any inconvenience but says safety is its ‘foremost priority’

Carol Nolan, Mattie McGrath and Michael Collins at the KBC branch on  Baggot Street, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Bank agrees to meet three Independent Deputies after sit-in on Baggot Street

Seán Garland: helped secure   Official IRA ceasefire of May 1972. Photograph: Frank Miller

Key figure in securing Official IRA ceasefire in 1972

 One Trinity College student said  they were informed 20 minutes before their exams were due to begin at 5pm that the hall had to be evacuated. File photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Students frustrated by ‘teething problems’ which led to tests being delayed

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern visited Papua New Guinea and Bougainville in October.

The former taoiseach will head chair the Bougainville Referendum Commission

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on ‘The Late Late Show’. Photograph: RTÉ

Taoiseach also tells ‘The Late Late Show’ he does not think the HSE is fit for purpose

Lifeline said the patient was scheduled for a 30-minute appointment but stayed longer and ambulance crew ran out of safe hours.

Keith Cargill was to be collected at 4pm but the ambulance did not arrive until 6.30pm

Pete Shelley of the Manchester 70’s punk rock band Buzzcocks performing at the Academy, Abbey Street, Dublin on Friday 23rd October 2009. File photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

Co-founder of the seminal original punk band Buzzcocks had suspected heart attack

Gardaí in Co Longford have appealed for witnesses to an incident at Ferriskill on Monday. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí issue appeal for information on event in Co Longford that left man injured

School profile: St Eunan’s College, Co Donegal

An image of the location where the stolen parts and machinery were found Photograph: An Garda Síochána/Facebook

A number of items have been identified as having been recently stolen in the UK

Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath:   measures will support people with disabilities to enter into employment or increase their employment capacity. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Workers can earn up to €427 per week without anxiety of losing medical card

In a letter circulated to Fórsa members, senior general secretary of Fórsa, Shay Cody said they will reconstitute a new network in January. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Chairman of Fórsa Youth Network criticises decision

Orla Tinsley, Cystic Fibrosis campaigner is ‘proof of the power of storytelling’, the PRII has said. File photograph: Alan Betson

Award recognises Ms Tinsley’s ‘tireless campaigning’

Martyn Turner stands by examples of his work on display at CHQ in Dublin Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Artist first began contributing cartoons to ‘The Irish Times’ in 1971

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said money laundering is a crime that helps serious criminals and terrorists to function. File photograph: Eric Luke

Regulations will bring gambling service providers within scope of anti-money laundering law

Gardaí have issued more than 500 fixed penalty notices in recent months to motorists exceeding the reduced speed limit on the M7. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

32 motorists prosecuted for dangerous driving between Junctions 8 and 11 on the M7

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