UK prime minister Boris Johnson gesticulates as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar delivers remarks at Government buildings.

Business Week: also in the news was Budget 2020; ECB stimulus; and the Bernard Shaw

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin, who is one of the most outspoken proponents of Brexit in the UK.

Tim Martin, chairman of pub chain, attacks Tory rebels and House of Commons speaker

Construction workers lay bricks on the Cairn Homes Plc Marianella residential construction site in Dublin.

Company said programme will begin immediately and may continue until March 31st

First-time buyers Nikki Willis  and Rob Pallin: they   finalised the purchase of a property in Dublin last month

Latest CSO figures show the first fall in property prices in Dublin for seven years

The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office show residential property prices nationally rose by 2.3% in the 12 months to July. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

High-end market hit by Brexit uncertainty as people ‘scared to do anything’, says expert

Glanbia Ireland’s dedicated gluten-free machinery harvesting Barra gluten-free oats  in Moyle, Co Carlow

Food giant seeking farmers whose lands meet criteria to sow premium grain

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions urged Meat Industry Ireland and employers’ body Ibec to urgently work to resolve the dispute

Talks to resume on Friday or Monday after farmers agree to lift pickets at meat plants

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan welcomed the decision by Cabinet to extend the scheme for three more years.

Cost of extending Abhaile for three years will be €17.2m, when it will be wound down

The Irish Defence Forces crossing the Slaney River during a mission readiness exercise in the Glen of Imaal, Co Wicklow. President Michael D Higgins said    many are understandably concerned about the ability to attract and retain people of the highest calibre in the Defence Forces. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Working conditions of members ought to be ‘exemplary’ in society, says President

EU rules dictate that compulsory physical checks must take place on live animals. at border inspection posts.

Veterinary Ireland says Government is unprepared for extra burden of inspections

An image from last month showing indepdendent farmers protesting outside the  Dawn Meats plant at Grannagh on the Waterford/ Kilkenny. Photograph: PA

Meat Industry Ireland says decisions to cease processing operations had ‘not been taken lightly’

Damian McDonald, IFA director general, Joe Healy IFA president, and Angus Woods, IFA National Livestock Committee chairman arrive for talks last month. Photograph: Tom Honan

Michael Creed urges all parties to take a step back from action to allow space for meaningful talks

Officers aboard the Revenue Customs Cutter Faire boarded an Italian-registered ship off Dublin.

Search of Italian ship off Dublin comes after surveillance operation

Britain’s Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg relaxing on the front benches. Photograph: Getty Images

Business Week: also in the news was the banks; exchequer figures, and corporates

Central Bank director general for financial conduct Derville Rowland presented new guidelines for firms on Friday.

The Central Bank has issued a new set of guidelines for firms on terrorism obligations

Calum McGrath and Aaron Miller, from Sligo, shelter from the rain at Electric Picnic 2019 in Stradbally. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Rain levels in west of Ireland was nearly four times higher than average - Met Éireann report

Dieticians have warned that a balanced diet is neccesary for nutritional reasons as much as to combat obesity.

Irish eat less than half of recommended fruit and veg, say Nutrition and Dietetic Institute

The use of e-scooters is illegal on public roads or in public places in Ireland. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

‘A car salesman is not going to sit down with you and explain the rules of the road’

‘No matter how much you dream about winning the Lotto, you’re never quite prepared for it when it actually happens,’ the man said

Winning ticket paid for at filling station after man got €10 tip at work

Independent farmers and supporters outside the Dawn Meats plant at Grannagh on the Waterford/ Kilkenny border last week. A blockade of around a dozen meat plants is continuing on Monday.

Picketing of meat plants enters second week as row over beef prices for farmers continues

Minister with Responsibility for the Office of Public Works Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran visited the area  and said compensation would be made available to people whose houses were damaged. Photograph: Kevin Boxer Moran Twitter account

Flooding caused by a breach of embankment in Shannon which was followed by high tides

John Bercow, speaker of the House of Commons, called Boris Johnson’s move a “constitutional outrage”.

Business Week: also in the news was trade; economic signposts; Huawei, Apple, and jobs

Mr Kipling maker Premier Foods has announced a number of changes at boardroom level. Photograph: Reuters

Former boss Gavin Darby left in January after pressure from shareholders

Grafton chief executive Gavin Slark said the company was pleased with its progress in the face of UK uncertainty. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Increase in housing helps DIY stores report double-digit growth in operating profit

Fr Tony Coote was conferred with an honorary doctorate of science by UCD last December. He is pictured here with Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin and his mother Patricia. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

Priest from Mount Merrion raised €600,000 for motor neurone causes in a walk last year

Medical Council chief executive Bill Prasifka said most complaints against doctors related to “communication issues”.

Consultant alleged to have made multiple remarks on sex, gender, and maternity leave

Electric scooters are currently not regulated in Ireland and are technically illegal. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

Government report says ban would be counterproductive and difficult to enforce

A number of Garda units were alerted and the offending car was discovered crashed a short distance away.

Man arrested as cocaine with a street value of €10,000 was recovered from his car

Gardaí have appealed to anyone with information to contact Drogheda Garda Station on 041 987 4200.

Suspicious fire broke out at a house in Rathmullen Park, Drogheda last month

Fans are assisted by medical personnel after a lightning strike during the third round of the Tour Championship.

Co Tyrone student was among six injured as he watched progress of Rory McIlroy

Protests over beef prices in recent weeks closed some 20 meat processing plants across the State

Beef Plan Movement says it is ‘imperative protests are quelled’ ahead of Chinese trade visit

Most people said that mental health difficulties often affected their overall experience in college. File photograph: Getty

USI report on mental health finds that almost one in four ‘very unlikely’ to seek help

Ken O’Connor, owner of the Spar Texaco Service Station in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow where the winning ticket was sold. Photograph: Mac Innes Photography/PA Wire

Winner of 15th largest jackpot in Lotto history made contact with National Lottery on Monday

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson places his foot on the table during a meeting with French president Emmanuel Macron. Photograph: Getty Images

Business Week: also in the news were recession fears; China; and home building

Justin Bickle, outgoing chiuef executive, John Mulcahy, chairman, and Stephen Garvey, incoming chief executive.

Group is currently selling from 13 sites with 800 units sold, signed or reserved

Glenveagh Properties chief executive Justin Bickle is to resign from the homebuilder with immediate effect.

Justin Bickle has led the home builder since its inception and achieved a successful IPO

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh said it was a strong performance from the company.

Company says ‘seismic transformations’ required to address issue of climate change

Irish Rail said it was ‘urgently looking to place an order for new trains’.

State company said it is ‘urgently’ seeking new trains after years of underfunding

The Webbs: Frances,  Jamie and Samantha  from Ballyhaunis, Mayo on the platform. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Stressed or irate passengers describe overcrowding chaos as network pushed to capacity

The jackpot of €11,225,280 - the highest in more than two years - had been rolling since June 12th.

Jackpot was close to being shared after a player in Co Laois fell one number short

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee: many State schemes and supports exist to assist firms in getting set for Brexit. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney

Importers and exporters urged to get supply chains ready for ‘difficult period ahead’

Amanullah De Sondy, senior lecturer In contemporary Islam at UCC. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision/UCC

UCC academic Amanullah De Sondy says caller told him: ‘I hope you are executed’

The jackpot of €11,225,280 – the highest in more than two years - had been rolling since June 12th.

Win is 15th biggest in game’s history and follows jackpot roll-overs since June 12th

Maria Bailey, a Dún Laoghaire TD, was stripped of her position as chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Housing.

Fine Gael TD was criticised for taking personal injury claim after falling from a swing

Shannondoc said the issue of staff shortages was particularly acute in more rural areas.

Shannondoc claims the permit system for non-EEA nationals is driving locums away

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin  in the GPO Dublin where he received the An Post International Recognition Award 2019. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fantasy novelist said he was ‘honoured’ as he received award at GPO, Dublin event

Gardaí are working on the theory Mr Hansard, and other locals, had previously appealed to the suspect to desist from having late night noisy gatherings at his home.

Paddy Hansard was left with head injuries including several bleeds on his brain

Detectives in Granard are investigating an organised crime gang involved in the international sale and distribution of stolen machinery as well as vehicle engines and parts. Photograph: iStock

Organised crime gang involved in sale and distribution of stolen machinery and engines

The bonus system rewards farmers for bringing livestock in before they turn 30 months.

Farmers claim they are not getting a fair price for animals at the factory gate

UK prime minister Boris Johnson accused MPs of “collaboration” with the EU to thwart Brexit.

Business Week: also in the news was global recession fear; aviation woes; and Budget 2020

The Central Bank has announced two new appointments to its senior management team.

Regulator also names new chief information officer

Aminex, the gas explorer and producer, delivered a corporate update to shareholders on Friday.

Company is awaiting approval from Tanzania for a project that could yield $40m

Irish Farmers’ Association representatives Angus Woods, Damian McDonald, and Joe Healy arrive for talks. Photograph: Tom Honan

Issue of bonuses paid for young cattle outstanding as talks to resume on Monday

The Irish Coastguard dispatched its Rescue 118 helicopter from Sligo. File Photograph: Irish Coast Guard / PA

Students at Coláiste Mhachaire Rabhartaigh all back in class after dramatic sea rescue

People in the water at White Rock beach in Killiney, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Beaches were shut on Friday following a wastewater overflow at the plant in Ringsend

The ESB shut down its Lough Ree power station in Lanesborough last month after falling foul of the EPA.

An Taisce has lodged an objection to the EPA’s intention to reissue licence to operate

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins has offered condolences to the family of Nóra Quoirin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

President, Taoiseach and French embassy offer sympathies and thank searchers

The Irish Coastguard dispatched its Rescue 118 helicopter from Sligo (stock image). Photograph: Irish Coast Guard / PA

Local boats assist in rescue as almost a dozen taken to hospital after getting into difficulty

It’s a good idea is to work out a budget for your weekly or monthly spend. Photograph: iStock

Manage your spending by creating and sticking to a realistic budget

Alan Ecock, who organised the installation, with assistant chief fire officer John Keogh in Stoneybatter. Photograph: Tom Honan

About 50 local people gathered on Saturday for unveiling after months of fundraising

A kite surfer makes the most of the windy weather in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Met Éireann issues a yellow weather alert for rainfall in several parts of the country

Some of the material deposited by diggers on a Fingal beach. Photograph: Sinead McCoy/An Taisce

Fingal County Council is criticised by environmental groups over methods to clean beaches

The seafront at Kilkee, Co Clare. Photograph: Alan Betson

Swimming ban put in place at popular Co Clare location after wastewater discharge

UK prime minister Boris Johnson is determined to lead Britain out of the EU before facing an election.

Business Week: Raft of corporate news included Ryanair on the ropes

Ryanair said it would not be making further comment so as to give Ryanair management space to respond to its claim

Airline says it is ‘disappointed’ with the ballot, and claims it has ‘no valid mandate’

Ires Reit chairman Declan Moylan and CEO Margaret Sweeney at last year’s AGM. Photograph Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Ires Reit eyes Brexit prospects, and points to ‘large mismatch’ in supply and demand

Sam Gilmour’s son Bob made the 17,500km journey from Tasmania to Co Antrim  to honour his late father’s wishes.

Former RAF fitter, whose remains were lost by Aer Lingus, ‘could never let go of Ireland’

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the town to contact them.

Cigarettes, alcohol and cash stolen while considerable damage was done to premises

(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

DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau / PA

Business Week: also in the news was tax avoidance; and a terrible week for Ryanair

Aer Lingus chief executive Sean Doyle described the airline’s performance as “solid in a challenging market”.

Passenger charges row: Dublin Airport should be run by different people, says Willie Walsh

Passenger growth at Aer Lingus included the full year impact of routes to Philadelphia and Seattle launched in 2018.

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh said it was a ‘good performance’ from the company

Michael, a Simon Communities of Ireland service user attended the launch of the charity’s  Closing the Door on Homelessness campaign. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/ SON Photographic.

Simon Community marks 50 years with ‘closing the door on homelessness’ campaign

The inspection of the Department of Psychiatry, Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown was carried out in February.

Watchdog identifies serious breaches of regulations in its inspections at Connolly hospital

‘What is tough is watching the ridiculous behaviour of the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his foreign minister, Simon Coveney, trying to destroy, like wilful children, relations with an ancient and friendly neighbour’, Bruce Arnold writes in the Telegraph

Government’s ‘spaniel-like euro-eagerness’ criticised by commentator in newspaper article

Large waves break over the south pier in Arklow, Co Wicklow during Storm Diana in November 2017. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

Initiative running since 2015 and is designed to raise awareness of major storms

General view of Courtown Harbour in Co Wexford. Photograph: Google Street

Three or four men alleged to have been present when girl in her teens was attacked

The Garda putting  on display some of the guns and ammunition seized from organised crime gangs over the past four years. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

Senior detectives have said targeted operations since 2016 attack have saved 64 lives

The Garda has announced details of a reshuffle of responsibilities following a number of recent promotions.

New roles and responsibilities for several senior officers with immediate effect

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar insisted earlier this year that the funding for the Fair Deal scheme had not run out. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

Delay under scheme is worst in Dublin where 195 people are awaiting nursing home places

British prime minister Boris Johnson waves as he enters 10 Downing Street following his appointment by  Queen Elizabeth

Business week: also in the news was banker pay; AIB; Irish Glass Bottle site, and Nama

An allegation of assault on a girl at one of the Hyde & Seek creches was made to gardaí  in recent weeks.

Complaint was made around two weeks ago and predates the RTÉ Investigates broadcast

This screengrab shows Anne Davy of Hyde and Seek, Tolka Road, owner  shouting at children.

Company to appoint ‘expert external consultant’ to review management and service

An investigation was carried out by RTÉ  into Hyde & Seek, a company that runs four creches in Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Agency to be quizzed by Oireachtas committee on how centres could remain open

Tusla, the child and family agency, said the chain of Hyde & Seek chain of creches had been the subject of action in the past. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Child and family agency to examine whether further action required against Hyde & Seek

Barmaids Greta Brodersen and Julika Busch at Dublin’s Oktoberfest in 2017. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Organisers criticise ‘small minority’ driving ‘unprecedented increases’ in premium

Tory leadership hopeful Boris Johnson brandishing a kipper during a hustings debate this week

Business Week: also in the news were the budget, tax, fiscal prudence and Ardagh

Ireland’s Tadgh Furlong and Garry Ringrose with France’s Demba Bamba  in their Six Nations clash  at the Aviva Stadium in March. The men’s international game now accounts for 81 per cent of all IRFU revenues. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA Wire

Men’s professional rugby delivered 96% of non-exceptional revenues for sports body

Echelon Data Centres’ first tranche of capacity will come on stream at its Clondalkin site in the second quarter of 2021.

Bord Pleanála dismisses appeal against planning permission for 100MW centre

Sharon Greene, one of the organisers, wrote to supporters on Thursday to reveal that the market will be discontinued.

Organisers ‘devastated’ at closure of market that more than doubled its visitors last year

Irish Water said it is making progress to reduce the current national leakage rate of 43 per cent.

Irish Water launches water conservation campaign as half admit to wasting water

A technical and forensic examination of the scene is underway and the road remains closed.

Gardaí investigating incident on the N25 in Waterford at about 3.30pm on Tuesday

A Garda spokeswoman confirmed the incident is alleged to have occurred at the end of June.

Girl has alleged she was taken to a shed on the grounds of a derelict property

In the security sector, the total cost of sick leave in the Defence Forces increased by 17 per cent from €8.7 million in 2017 to €10.2 million last year, while, in the Garda, the total cost increased by almost 20 per cent from €13.3 million to €15.9 million. Photograph: iStock

Statistics published on Tuesday also show savings have been made since 2014 reforms

Dun Laoghaire RNLI said the weather conditions were good and there was clear visibility.

Dun Laoghaire RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch at 3.52pm

Plans envisage a move to providing drug counselling, addiction treatment and other health interventions for users.

Proposal envisages health interventions but stops short of full-blown decriminalisation

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt at this week’s ITV Conservative leadership debate.

Business Week: also in the news was spending, jobs, Ryanair and Dublin Port

Development will link the peninsula to the centre of the city while introducing a large public realm for the first time.

Development will create 800 jobs and support up to 400 short term construction roles

Diversified energy and services group DCC is to hold its annual general meeting on Friday. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Diversified energy and services group is to hold its annual general meeting on Friday

Cairn Homes group finance director Tim Kenny, chairman John Reynolds, and chief executive Michael Stanley

Tim Kenny to take up a new senior management position in a private Irish company

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