Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Minister for  Culture Catherine Martin at The Treaty, 1921: Records from the Archives exhibition at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Maxwells

Dublin Castle’s ‘Treaty 1921: Records from the Archives’ exhibition opens to public

Storm Barra wind prediction. Source: windy.com

Explainer: Description refers to when pressure in a weather system drops very quickly

Christy Moore’s concert at Vicar Street in Dublin, scheduled for Monday night, was due to go ahead at full capacity, while his show on Tuesday has been cancelled completely. Photograph: Getty Images

Christy Moore and The Coronas among acts forced to reschedule due to restrictions

British PM David Lloyd George privately said he would rather resign  than coerce Ireland. Photograph: Bettmann Archive

British prime minister’s threat is phrase most associated with Anglo-Irish Treaty talks

Diarmaid Fawsitt warned Michael Collins that Irish-Americans wanted him dead as a result of the Anglo-Irish Treaty

Papers of Diarmaid Fawsitt, economic adviser to Robert Barton, found in west Cork

100 years ago next Monday, the Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed. Two books tell the story

The Irish peace delegation shortly after arrival at the Grosvenor Hotel in London in  1921. Photograph: National Museum of Ireland

From Lloyd George’s invitation in 1921 to declaration of republic two decades later

The Irish delegation on the day that the treaty forming the Irish Free State and partioning the country was signed, (from left) Arthur Griffith, Eamonn Duggan, Erskine Childers, Michael Collins, George Gavan Duffy, Robert Barton and John Chartres. Photograph: Hulton Archive

Michael Collins and Winston Churchill just two of the famous names among delegations

Ian Redmond, owner of the Tramline night club on D’Olier Street, Dublin, said the decision to close nightclubs two weeks ago at midnight was made with a view to the sector taking the hint and closing itself. Photograph: Damien Eagers/The Irish Times

‘We operate a safe business. It’s just not fair, but nothing surprises me’, says Ian Redmond

 President Michael D Higgins: had been due to travel to Malta on Tuesday.

Trip would have been first State visit to country by an Irish President since 2006

Students at Trinity College Dublin relax in the early-September sunshine.  Ireland experienced  a particularly warm autumn this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Highest temperature of the season recorded in Shannon and Valentia at 27.9 degrees

Economic historian and author Prof Adam Tooze said the perception has grown that we are behind the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic, but the reality is globally that things are as bad as they were in the spring of 2020.

Prof Adam Tooze: ‘7,000 deaths a day are occurring as a result of the pandemic’

The national average is now 1,316 per 100,000 for the 14 days prior to Monday, November 29th. Photograph: iStock

Five of county’s local electoral areas among State’s 10 worst affected

The current rollover is unprecedented. The previous longest one had involeed 22 draws. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Odds against 47 rollovers 1,500/1 but another more likely than picking the winning numbers

Flights from seven southern African countries to Europe have been suspended as a result of the Omicron variant. Photograph: Jerome Delay/AP

State may step in to repatriate citizens only after commercial options exhausted – DFA

 Heathrow airport: Following the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant, whose mutations suggest greater transmissibility than previous virus strains, the UK has imposed new restrictions on travellers. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Getty

Antigen tests negative but she finds nearby PCR centres in midlands all booked out

The centre was overwhelmed by people who had appointments for booster shots along with those in the 60 to 69 age group who turned up because it was also designated as a walk-in centre. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Scheduling error meant many people called for vaccination that were not eligible today

A Red Cross van transports passengers from  flights from South Africa who have tested positive for Covid-19 to a hotel where they will be quarantined. Photograph: Getty

Eamon Ryan says DFA is trying to repatriate Irish citizens from South Africa

Revolut says it has 1.5 million Irish customers. Photograph: iStock

Many viewers complained they could not make donation via banking app

Everybody over the age of 16 will be offered a booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: Alan Betson

Everybody over 16 to get booster shots following Niac recommendations

A decision on a travel ban is likely to be made later today, according to Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney.

US set to join other nations and introduce travel restrictions as Omicron ‘outperforms’ Delta in South Africa

Ryan Tubridy and a tribe of young performers and toy testers Charley Bolster, Layla Ibegu, Sarah Doyle, Nothabo Siziba, Zach Culleton and Kate Butler prepare to go wild for the biggest night on the TV calendar. Photograph: Andres Poveda

The Lion King is the theme as host Ryan Tubridy hopes to make it 13th time lucky

Garth Brooks at Croke Park in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Frustration for residents as three additional dates added over course of morning

Edith Andrees, National Museum of Ireland curator, looks at the fountain pen used by Michael Collins to sign the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty.  Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Lavery paintings of treaty signatories are now exhibited at Collins Barracks

Prof Daragh O’Neill of Clann Medical Practice in Drogheda, Co Louth. He says  general practice is “on its knees” as a result of Covid-19.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Doctors warn of ‘unrelenting’ pressure as Covid-19 cases continue to soar

Garth Brooks at Croke Park in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Country singer says cancellation of 2014 shows was like a death in the family

The INTO said 9,000 had tested positive for coronavirus which means there are thousands more asymptomatic children. Photograph: iStock

Chief medical officer says ‘difficult advice’ may have to be given to the Government

Karen Ardiff as Arthur Griffith, Shadaan Felfeli as Robert Barton, Patrick Moy as Michael Collins, John Cronin as Cathal Brugha and Jane Brennan as Eamon De Valera during rehearsals. Photograph: Alan Betson

Negotiations behind the foundation of the Irish State are staged at the NCH

‘There is a huge benefit to the vaccine, but there is still a significant number of vaccinated people who get infected,’ said TCD immunologist Professor Kingston Mills. Photograph: iStock

Two-thirds of people testing positive are vaccinated but over 90% of adults have had jab

The Ulster Tower is a replica of Helen’s Tower, a Victorian folly built in famine times by Lord Dufferin on the Clandeboye estate in Co Down. Photograph: myLoupe/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Memorial to the 2,000 men killed in one day was the first to be erected on the Western Front

Clubbers in Tramline earlier this month. About 950 people attended the nightclub on Thursday night. Photograph: Damien Eagers

New restrictions see some nightclubs open doors earlier to close by midnight

The Irish survey combined with ones carried out in Germany and the UK suggest “widespread misconceptions” about antigen testing. File photograph: Laura Hutton

Report suggests the public should be made aware of the limitations of such tests

As Covid-19 numbers soar, the public has been urged to cut back social contacts. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Christmas parties and events cancelled as Covid cases soar

Rapid Covid-19 testing is now recommended for those who take part in a range of activities

Fianna Fáil TD and Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Comments on working-from-home ahead of announcement likened to FF bailout interviews

HSE chief clinical officer Dr Colm Henry says the healthcare system is currently ‘overheated’. Photograph: iStock

Less than 100 beds free across the country as O’Connor warns of ‘very, very grim situation’

A letter from chief medical officer Tony Holohan was due to be sent to the Government on Thursday night asking that public-health messaging be strengthened in the lead-up to Christmas. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A 14-year-old has become the youngest person in the State to die of Covid-19, according to HSPC figures

The man was found injured on Mellowes Avenue in Finglas at about 8pm by passers-by who alerted gardaí. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty

Man in his late 20s was discovered with serious head injuries in Finglas

The white-tailed sea eagle population remains small with just 10 confirmed pairs as of last year so the loss of even one bird is regarded as significant. File photograph: Getty

Wild birds in Donegal and Offaly have also been confirmed positive for H5N1 strain

A total of 25 people died with Covid-19 between November 3rd and November 9th. Photograph: iStock

Death of 14-year-old from the virus notified on Wednesday night

Many parts of the country now have 14-day incidence rates of more than 1,000 per 100,000. File photograph: The Irish Times

At least 1% of the population in parts of Republic has tested positive in last fortnight

Burnell says the publication of the database ‘is one of the best days of my life’. Photograph: Getty Images

Names of more than 31,000 people included in archive by military historian Tom Burnell

Alternative bus schemes have been fiercely opposed by many residents  because of the traffic disruption they will likely cause. Photograph: The Irish Times

Must wait until 2050, or beyond, to learn if new lines are feasible, commuter group says

Valentia Island is now looking to pursue Unesco Heritage status for the Transatlantic Cable ensemble building where the first transmission was sent from.

First transmission across ocean took place between Co Kerry and Newfoundland in 1858

Dr Martin Worthington, who provided Babylonian translations for Marvel Studios’ Eternals is pictured in the Library of Trinity College Dublin reading a Sumerian cuneiform tablet, which uses the same wedge-shaped script as Babylonian. Photograph:  Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Trinity academic Dr Martin Worthington translated dead language for Marvel film Eternals

Those with underlying conditions account for four out of five admissions to ICU in wave four of the Covid pandemic. Photograph: iStock

New figures show unvaccinated patients are over-represented in ICU admissions

Catherine Corless at the site of the former Tuam mother and baby home in 2019. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Historian’s work is the subject of a documentary to be broadcast this week

Chief medical officer Tony Holohan said people should walk out of pubs or restaurants that are not asking for Covid-19 digital certificates. Photograph: iStock

IMO says non-compliance with rules on vaccination ‘totally unacceptable’

Carole Coleman

Carole Coleman’s book recalls the bewildering confusion of the spring of 2020

McDonald said the conversation about a united Ireland should start with the health services in both jurisdictions which are subjects of review. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland needs single-tier universal health service, Mary Lou McDonald tells conference

Minister for Climate Eamon Ryan has advised the Health Service Executive of his close contacts. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ministers return to Glasgow to iron outcontentious issues

Shayk Umar said he supported a united Ireland on the basis of his personal experience and that of his community in the Republic. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Republic seen as a more tolerant, inclusive place for minorities, Shayk Umar al-Qadri says

Five of the six local authority areas in Waterford have a 14-day incidence rate of more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 of the population. Photograph: iStock

County was spared in previous waves and was ‘fertile soil’ for Delta variant, local doctor says

Dr Tony Holohan on businesses that do not comply with public health guidelines: ‘You should leave, feel empowered to leave and certainly not go back to visit.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Total of 444 patients in hospital with virus including 74 in intensive care

The new wastewater treatment plant at Vartry in Co Wicklow

EPA identified 34 place where raw sewage is being pumped into the water course

The figures reflect a sharp increase in the disease countrywide. File photograph: The Irish Times

County has highest rate of the disease but also highest vaccination numbers in State

Driving instructors linked to Unite trade union protest outside the Road Safety Authority on Jamestown Road in Finglas on Thursday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Road Safety Authority says it is following Covid-19 advice and cannot allow access

The number of people in arrears on gas and electricity bills is increasing all the time, Flac said. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Rising cost of living putting pressure on struggling families, advice body says

President Michael D Higgins with Mary Henry, a granddaughter of Connaught Rangers mutineer James Gorman at the new memorial in Tubbercurry, Co Sligo. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Mutiny in India in 1920 recalled as ‘extraordinary act of defiance’

Just 29 per cent of Irish households would support traffic restrictions such as congestion charges and low emission zones in polluted areas, a survey by the Central Statistics Office has found.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

CSO finds lack of transport options and cost of works deter people from parking-up cars or retrofitting

Irish children with intellectual disabilities will participate in the first Special Champions League which takes place in the Netherlands next week

Bohs to participate in first Champions League for intellectually disabled children

Compliance officers from the Health and Safety Authority and the Health Service Executive will monitor nightclubs. Photograph: Karl Magee

Attendees must book tickets in advance and show Covid-19 pass and photo ID to enter

University College Dublin (UCD) is to expand its student population with the aid of a €350 million loan facility from the European Investment Bank. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland’s largest university will add 25 per cent more students over the next decade

The HSE is to make greater use of social media and other forms of communication to encourage members of migrant communities to be vaccinated.

Figures show rates in migrant communities lagging far behind wider Irish population

A woman has been taken to hospital after being hit by a Luas tram near Heuston Station in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following collision near Heuston Station

Kerry which, like Waterford, once had the lowest rates of Covid-19 in the country, now has among the highest, with both Tralee  and Castleisland having fortnightly rates of more than 1,000 cases per 100,000

Midlands town and surrounds overtakes Waterford city as worst hit area

Pat Kenny: Protests have been held outside the homes of public figures. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Pat Kenny received letter that he would be subject to Nuremberg-style war trial

Accumulations of between 40mm and 60mm of rain were expected in the space of 12 hours. File photograph: Getty

Drivers urged to be cautious with Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow covered by Met Éireann alert

Clubbers outside Tramline Nightclub in Dublin. Photograph: Garrett White/PA

Going ‘out out’ finally becomes possibility for many young people as clubs reopen

Co-owner David Morrissey and staff member Jenny LaHart at Lost Lane off Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dublin club asks customers to obey rules, while vintners call ticketing rule ‘hapless’

Taliban fighters stand guard in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photograph: Ahmad Halabisaz/AP Photo

More than 100 Irish citizens have been airlifted from the country

The Clock Tower in Waterford city. The city’s south electoral area has a 14-day incidence rate of 1,486 cases per 100,000 of the population, three times the national average. Photograph: Patrick Browne

County also has highest rate of vaccination take-up in the Republic

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan said  ‘it would be scandalous if we were fighting against such costs (being paid) but it’s not true’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Transport says he regrets implication that review costs may not be covered

The British copy of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, which is usually in the UK national archives in Kew, went on public display for the first time at an event in the Irish Embassy in London to mark the centenary of the Treaty. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Only two signed copies of document setting up Irish State exist, but neither is the same as the other

Swimmers enjoying the mild autumn weather in Greystones, Co Wicklow, on Sunday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Tropical maritime air masses brought temperatures more akin to middle of summer

Michael D Higgins on Brendan Kennelly: ‘He had crafted an extraordinary place in the affections of the Irish people.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

‘We have lost so many people,’ Michael D Higgins says after deaths of two Irish poets

Irish Water engineers were working through the night to repair a 24 inch water main in Dublin

Repairs to 24-inch water main likely to be completed at midday at the earliest

Fr Pat Browne: ‘[David Amess] was very gregarious, very fun-loving and a bit whacky. When he was made a knight [in 2015], he dressed up in a knight’s uniform’

Fr Pat Browne was due to officiate at wedding of murdered UK MP’s daughter this year

‘All the public health messaging that we are getting on a daily basis does not necessarily penetrate immigrant communities,’ says pharmacy union secretary general. Photograph: iStock

More than 370,000 people are either unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated

Nasa’s Lucy spacecraft launching from Cape Canaveral, in Florida. Photograph: Bill Ingalls /Nasa/EPA

Nasa’s Lucy spacecraft will observe asteroids around the solar system’s largest planet

The recent rise in Covid-19 cases has led to uncertainty over whether the Government should proceed with plans to ease the majority of remaining pandemic restrictions from next Friday.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Prof Philip Nolan says balance between high levels of vaccination and transmission risk going in ‘wrong direction’

Vaccinations will be offered at Maynooth University and other institutions. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Jabs to be offered on student campuses next week in drive to inoculate younger people

The remains of Paddy Moloney, founder of The Chieftains, arrive at St Kevin’s Church in Glendalough, Co Wicklow for his funeral Mass. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The church was full to capacity and some 2,500 people watched the service online

Asylum seekers held a rally in Dublin on Thursday asking the Government to address the backlog in applications for the regularisation of their residency. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ministers commit to processing all asylum applications and appeals within six months

Much-loved but fortified building will be part of Open House this year

The Taoiseach said that the intention had been to use Budget measures to protect people in respect of cost of living increases. Photograph: Gareth Chaney / Collins

Micheál Martin believes that middle-income earners will be best off as a result of changes

UCD and Trinity College students, pictured outside Dublin City Council ’s offices in Wood Quay, during a protest in response to DCC chief executive, Owen Keegan’s comments about student accommodation. Photograph: Damien Eagers for The Irish Times

Student housing letter had ‘element of sarcasm’, council chief executive admits

 Gardaí pictured searching a wooded area at Taggartstown, near Kilcullen Co Kildare on Monday. Photograph: Collins

Drones used to survey site in search prompted by new evidence from case review

Rainfall at the Phoenix Park in Dublin was just 56 per cent of the average for September. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

September 7th was the hottest September day in several stations

The ‘enormous charisma and impact of Michael Collins remains undeniable’, Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Photograph: Hulton Archive

Taoiseach says Collins was a far more complex man than often portrayed

Members of the Irish delegation at the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty in December 1921. A conference is being held in University College Cork addressing the centenary of the agreement.   Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Historian claims deal enabling Irish independence ‘not given significance it deserves’

Prof Philip Nolan, chair of the Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group.  Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Cases, hospitalisations and ICU admissions exceed Nphet projections outlined in June

Nurses Sinead Nic Charthaigh, Fiona Power, Catherine Denman and CNMII Bernie Waterhouse (the first vaccinated healthcare worker in Ireland) plant a tree at St James’s Hospital for those who died from Covid-19. Photograph: Alan Betson

Apple tree planted in St James’s Hospital as memorial to those who died from Covid-19

July 22nd, 2020: People watch the last Qantas Boeing 747 airliner preparing to take off from Sydney airport. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP via Getty Images

‘We continue to ask ourselves, why are we here? The simple answer is work’

Minister for Culture Catherine Martin  during a preview launch of a pilot nightclub event at The Button Factory in Dublin Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Clubbers will hope the pilot event at Button Factory in Dublin will see a return to normal

All of the city authorities confirmed a reduction in both short-term and long-term homelessness categories, with Dublin City Council, which returns figures for the four Dublin authorities, showing the largest decrease in both.  Photograph: Tom Honan

Ban on evictions and increased bed capacity led to significant reduction in Dublin

The Button Factory on Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin ahead of the pilot nightclub event. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Total of 450 tickets sold for 60% capacity gig at Button Factory in Temple Bar

Nphet chairman and the State’s chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Total of 297 patients hospitalised, Department of Health confirms

Culture Night 2021 at Collins Barracks. Cultural institutions should be used as spaces  where arts and culture are going on continually, a committee has heard. Photograph: Maxwells

Museums have role to play in night-time economy, Oireachtas group is told

The EU’s digital Covid certificate has helped ensure the safe reopening of Irish society, the Minister for Health has said. File photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Those vaccinated outside EU will also be able to apply, provided vaccine is authorised here

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