File image of a Cessna 140 aircraft

Pilot sustained bruising following incident that took place near Devlin last June

Gardaí issued 38 on-the-spot penalty notices for road traffic offences as part of the operation in Drogheda. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Thirty-four searches conducted and seven vehicles seized as part of ‘Operation Stratus’

Andrew Mann was  44 and a father of two. Photograph: Cathal Burke/vipireland.com

The musician was a Eurovision contestant and Voice of Ireland singer

Local elections, Kimmage-Rathmines: Green Party local election candidate Patrick Costello canvasses in Harold’s Cross, Dublin. Photo : Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

‘I’ll chain myself to those trees before I let them cut them down’ says one resident

Umbrellas, alcohol, garden furniture, selfie sticks, flares, glasses or cans will not be permitted at the event.

Limited number of tickets available for previously sold out show

Bundoran Beach, Co Donegal, lost its blu flag. Photograph: Holger Leue/Tourism Ireland

Eighty beaches and eight marinas receive accolade in 2019, two fewer than 2018

Tess and Danny Valdez, the parents of murdered Jastine Valdez pictured with family at the one year anniversary at Blessed Sacrement Chapel Bachelors Walk Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Collins Photos

Young woman from the Philippines was murdered after being abducted in Wicklow

Most of the grievances to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission related to abuse of authority, neglect of duty, discourtesy and non-fatal offences. Photograph: The Irish Times

Officer took statement from woman ‘but did nothing further’ with it, according to report

Ireland will have to be turned ‘entirely on its head’ over the next decade to tackle climate change, the secretary general at the Department for Communications, Climate Action, and the Environment has said.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters.

Department chief says ‘level of ambition’ on fighting global warming needs to ramp up

 Fine Gael’s two Dublin candidates for the European Elections, Frances Fitzgerald and Mark Durkan, joined by Minister Josepha Madigan TD. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael MEP candidate says Ireland must vote for politicians positive about EU

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton: ‘The State’s risk is absolutely capped. I think this is a good deal from the point of view of the taxpayer.’ File photograph: Tom Honan

Granahan McCourt consortium says it will invest initial €220m in rural project

Skellig Michael off the coast of Co Kerry. Photograph: Getty

Poor weather means safety works will not be complete in time for Saturday opening

Fr Guckian was fatally injured at about 11pm in Drumboylan on the Roscommon-Leitrim border and pronounced dead at the scene. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Fr Michael Guckian ‘was well known and liked by young and old alike’

From left,  Phil Kingston, community and education manager, Abbey Theatre; Prof Mary Horgan, RCPI president; and Prof Chris Fitzpatrick.

Open disclosure workshops to available for consultants from all disciplines

Rafal Skóra, aged in his early 40s, was from Artane in north Dublin.

Body of Rafal Skóra found on Sunday morning after he failed to return from flying trip

Fr Michael Guckian (81),  was fatally injured in a hit-and-run  in Keadue (above), Co Roscommon, on Saturday night and was pronounced dead at the scene. File photograph: Google Street View

Man presents self to gardaí after incident; Fr Michael Guckian a ‘very popular’ priest

President Michael D Higgins hosts an event at Áras an Uachtaráin on Friday for the Christine Buckley Centre, an organisation set up to assist the victims of clerical and institutional abuse. Photograph: Dave Meehan for the Irish Times

President hosts event to mark 10th anniversary of Ryan Report publication

A screen grab from one of the ads from the ‘No Excuses’ campaign

National campaign on sexual harassment and violence launched

BusConnects aims to overhaul Dublin bus system by creating 230km of dedicated bus lanes. Photograph: Alan Betson

Kate O’Connell says transport plan for Dublin will have irreversible consequences

 Inchicore residents (from left) Lauren Tuite, baby Margot, Gerard Greene, Annie Dibble, Christine Kavanagh and Elizabeth Burns on Grattan Crescent. They object to  trees being cut down to make space for a wider road and bus lane. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Some trees on Grattan Crescent will have to be removed under the NTA’s proposed bus corridor

Mother before Dublin District Family Court for breaching access order

The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation provided an update on the progression of its 2025 strategy for Irish tourism growth on Wednesday. File photograph: The Irish Times

Government needs to address the soaring costs of doing business, claims confederation

The shotgun which was discovered on wasteland in west Dublin. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Gardaí discover firearm during search in Blanchardstown’s Sheephill Estate

Tega Agberhiere (17), an underage Irish soccer international who suffered serious injuries during an attack last in which gardaí said a ‘corrosive substance’ was used. Photograph: Damian Tiernan via Twitter

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy is among those to send message of support

Harry Clarke’s granddaughter Ann Simmons in St Peter’s Church  viewing one of the artist’s windows in the church. File photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography

Mayor unveils plaque in Cabra in tribute to ‘internationally renowned’ craftsman

Emma Hurley with television presenter Deric Ó hArtagáin. Emma is involved with Cork Penny Dinners as well as other local community groups and helps her mother who is a wheelchair user with everyday tasks at home. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Emma Hurley’s efforts with Cork Penny Dinners highlighted at awards ceremony

Storm damaged election posters in Dublin city on Saturday. Photograph: Joe Humphreys

Candidates out putting up campaign ads after strong winds blow them down

A festival tent in Fenit was blown down as storm Hannah hit Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Counties in the south east worst hit as gusts as high as 122km/h recorded

The report said 4,050 days involving 1,184 workers were lost to industrial relations disputes in 2018 compared to 50,191 days, involving 9,456 workers the previous year. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

€3.1 million recovered in unpaid wages by WRC in 2018, up 75 per cent on previous year

Student nurses Fiona Hanon, UCC/CUH; Sarah Collins, UCC/CUH; and Róisín O’Connell, WIT/UHW, at the Irish launch of the Nursing Now campaign. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Global campaign aims to improve recognition of nurses’ role in health services

Inspection of the 50-bed acute adult mental health unit at University Hospital Galway  took place last November.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Concerns follow inspection of 50-bed unit by Mental Health Commission

Rock Road, Blackrock, Co Louth. Photograph: Google

Three men gained entry to house in Terenure and restrained man and woman in their 70s

Jordan White and  Hamsavani Rajeswaren both from Belfast during an NUJ vigil for Lyra McKee at the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin.Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

‘We also gather in celebration of a daughter, sister, lover, journalist, and remarkable human being’

Minister for Transport Shane Ross:  asked to clarify how long he has known 125,860 learner-driver permit holders who obtained their first licence between 1984 and 2016 have never taken a driving test.  Photograph: Laura Hutton

More than 125,000 learner-driver permit holders have never sat their driving test

Margaret Cash with her children Johnny, Thomas, Michael, Andy, Jim and Miley – images of them sleeping in a Garda station made headlines last August.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Before emergency system changed 200 families last year were sent to Dublin stations

 Locals at a community meeting in Christ Church, Rathgar, in relation to the Bus Connects proposals. Photograph: James Forde

BusConnects reforms would create 230km of bus lanes along 16 traffic corridors

A Dublin Bus vehicle leaves Bray Dart station. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

The overhaul of Dublin’s bus system is already running late, and faces further delays

A family hub at the Gleann na hEorna apartment complex on Cookstown Way, in Tallaght. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Ombudsman for Children says housing should be fundamental right in Constitution

People are more likely to be scrolling through Instagram and Facebook rather than texting while driving. Photograph: iStock

RSA says number detected is 24% increase over the same period last year

Scaffolding  inside St Mel’s Cathedral, Longford, early in 2011, about  a year after the building was badly damaged by fire. Restoration has since been completed. File photograph: John McElroy

Longford cathedral took five years and €30m to restore after major fire in December 2009

Blaze at Paris cathedral features prominently on front pages of newspapers in France and worldwide

FAI executive vice-president John Delaney giving evidence during his appearance at the Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport. Videograb: Oireachtas TV/PA Wire

Football association says it is taking ‘urgent steps’ to address concerns over handling of finances

Joseph Gilleece, centre, from Turners Cross, Co Cork,  and the Cork Parkinson’s Association at a protest outside the Dáil on Thursday to demand better funding for those with the disease. Photograph: James Forde

Protesters criticise lack of Government funding for Parkinson’s association and members

The HIQA report said overall the resident’s quality of life and safety Logan House in Galway was found to be “poor”.

Inspectors found residents’ ovens, fridges, cupboards, floor and toilets unclean

 Katherine Zappone: she has said Tusla has received 14,089 mandated reports in the 13 months up to the end of January this year

Those accessing State’s family courts have to avail of the ‘Cinderella service’ of the legal system, says Dr Geoffrey Shannon

There were 16,994 disclosures of domestic violence against women and an additional 3,728 disclosures of child abuse to Women’s Aid last year. Photograph: iStock

Space for women and children ‘way below European recommendations’ – Women’s Aid

Young Journalist of the Year Amy Molloy with the overall winner of the 2019 Press Pass awards, John Flynn who wrote an opinion piece on scouting. Photograph:  Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography

John Flynn wins award for opinion piece on scouting as 16 students are recognised for their original journalism

 ‘Storing and processing music online uses a tremendous amount of resources and energy’. File photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Streaming services lower cost of listening to music but create ‘higher carbon emissions’

Special Olympian Mark Saddler shows off his bowling medal as he celebrates with his family after arriving home. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Team Ireland hailed after winning 86 medals across 12 sports at Abu Dhabi world games

Team Ireland’s Mairéad Moroney, right, and her alternate shot team play partner Jean Molony. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Mairéad Moroney (69) from Clare got ‘a bit of colour’ in Abu Dhabi to go with silver medal

Competitors in rhythmic gymnastics dance in action during the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photograph: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty

Progress needed on deficit in supports across many countries, says Special Olympics chief

Team Ireland’s Rachel Murray during the rhythmic gymnastics ‘ball’ exercise. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Tim Shriver on issues for those with disabilities and his wish that games return to Ireland

Team Ireland’s Emma Johnstone in action alongside Athira Soman during Ireland’s 27-15 win to earn a basketball gold medal during the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi. Photograph: Ray McManus/ Sportsfile

Dreams come true amid chants of olé, olé, olé at the World Games in Abu Dhabi

Maureen Byrne from Kilkenny with her granddaughter Lucy Dollard. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

The family of Ireland’s bronze medallist Lucy Dollard say the big occasion didn’t faze her

Team Ireland during the Special Olympic World Games 2019 opening ceremony in the Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Games present a ‘huge growth opportunity’ for the members of Team Ireland

Bog butter found in Muckanagh, Co Mayo, dated to AD 775 to 895, and with its wooden container and leather wrap. Image copyright of the National Museum of Ireland

Practice of storing butter in bogs goes back to 1750 BC – much earlier than first believed

It estimated the cost to women of menstruating ages of such products is equivalent to €208 a year and €8,100 over a lifetime. Photograph: Getty Images

Measure proposed as a way to tackle ‘period poverty’ and ‘normalise menstruation’

 Geoffrey Shannon, the State’s special rapporteur on child protection. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Geoffrey Shannon compares regime to ‘Rolls Royce’ system for commercial law

Lahinch in Co Clare during the high winds of  Storm Ophelia, October 2017.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Day two of Cheltenham horse-racing festival in doubt as damaging winds expected

Victims of IRA violence have criticised the city of San Francisco for posthumously honouring Martin McGuinness (pictured) for his ‘courageous service in the military’. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

Certificate of honour from US city recognises ex-Sinn Féin politician’s service in the military

A fireman and gardaí are seen attending to a fire in the Temple Bar area of Dublin on Monday evening. Photograph: James Forde/The Irish Times.

Residents had to leave Crampton Building flats for a time due to blaze in restaurant

A man stands on Blackrock swimming tower in Salthill, Co Galway during Storm Callum. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Winds up of to 130km/h and heavy rain expected as orange alert issued

The woman said her daughter has been coming to her home ‘intoxicated and violent’ and that she suffers from a mental disorder.

Woman said she is ‘very frightened’ of adult daughter and granted interim barring order

Gardai are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of Patrick ‘PJ’ Fanning.

Patrick ‘PJ’ Fanning (34) was last seen close to Wexford town on February 23rd

Swimmer Aisling Beacom from Wicklow Town and her mother Pam at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Team Ireland features 91 athletes, 49 coaches and staff, and 400 supporters

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor and  Orla O’Connor, director of the National Women’s Council of Ireland,  are pictured at a  European Conference  in Liberty Hall, Dublin on Thursday. Photograph:  Maxwells.

Mary Mitchell O’Connor says occasion needs to be repurposed

Bus Éireann driver Rhonda Byrne: ‘I love my job.’

‘I love my job as you get to travel the country and meet loads of new and interesting characters’

 Jurgen Mulsow, consultant surgeon at the Mater Hospital, his patient Siobhan Patchell, patient Kathleen Reid and  Prof Donal Brennan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Mater hospital has provided treatment 200 times since 2013

Gardaí at the scene of the shooting in the Blakestown Road area of Dublin after a man in his 20s was shot at around 5pm. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Gardaí believe victim was gunman’s intended target and had been under surveilance before well-planned ambush

The study, which was commissioned by the Irish League of Credit Unions (Ilcu) and carried out by i-Reach Insights, involved 1,000 adults across the State.  Photograph: iStock

“Lack of real knowledge” of how interest is applied also highlighted in credit union study

Smoking costs the State 140 times more each year than the amount spent trying to get people to give up the habit, the Irish Heart Foundation has said.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times.

Irish Heart Foundation says an average of 16 people a day died in 2017 as a result of habit

Almost 620,000 doses of illegal medicines were seized last year including sedatives, erectile dysfunction medication and anabolic steroids, the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has said. File photograph: Jason Clarke Photography.

Sedatives, abortion pills, erectile dysfunction medication and anabolic steroids among products found

Gardaí investigating incidents in which pedestrian and motorcyclist were killed

Mary Ryan was last seen two months ago

Mary Ryan, described as being 6ft 2in in height, of slender build with black hair,

Again? Jack and Emily most popular names in 2018

Frankie, Freddie, Theodore, Bella, Ada and Bonnie enter top 100

The Irish Cancer Society said the Government must “crack down” on rogue sunbed operators. Photograph: iStock

Mystery shopper exercise showed one in three did not refuse to book minors

Tusla chairman Pat Rabbitte: “The shortage of social workers leaves the agency vulnerable to criticism where non-compliance with best practice is sometimes established.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Child and Family Agency must be more transparent, Pat Rabbitte will tell committee

BusConnects aims to overhaul the  bus system in the Dublin region by creating 230kms of dedicated bus lanes and 200kms of cycle tracks. Photograph: Alan Betson

Letters sent to 390 affected property owners on final bus corridors

Sam Bailey (9) has type 2 spinal muscular atrophy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

HSE will not sanction use of drug for condition on grounds of price

Gardens of properties in Terenure are among those that will be affected by the BusConnects core bus corridor project. Photograph:    Nick Bradshaw

Letters issued by NTA in recent days brings total number of properties affected to 1,400

President Michael D Higgins at the official opening of  Flac’s new head office in Dublin, which coincides with its 50th anniversary. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘Prohibitive cost’ of legal action biggest barrier to wider access, President says

A drugs seizure by gardaí in Athlone, Co Westmeath, earlier this month

Intervention should be left to health workers, not the gardaí or courts, Ana Liffey finds

Dublin City Council said “old flat complexes”, such as Dolphin House were costly to refurbish (above, in 2016, with then minister for housing Simon Coveney and residents). Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dublin City Council spend in excess of €25m for refurbishing over 960 void units in 2018

Father-of-three John Lawless was shot dead in north Dublin earlier this month

John Lawless was not known to gardaí for involvement in serious criminal activity

The Ana Liffey Drug Project on Friday said Dublin’s north inner city  was facing a problem with ‘street tablets’, which were the cause of two-thirds of fatal overdoses in 2015.

Ana Liffey Drug Project begins information campaign on street tablets such as benzodiazepines

Fibromyalgia sufferer Adrienne Dempsey with her son, singer/songwriter  Damien Dempsey, at Thursday’s press conference. Ms Dempsey said she lives with chronic pain. “I’m at my wits’ end.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The syndrome, which causes pain and fatigue, affects up to 180,000 people in Ireland

 Families have to deal with the legacy of the recession, even years after the economy recovers, according to the ESRI. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Research finds families face economic stress even when financial situation improves

An Bord Pleanála indicated that an additional 21 strategic housing applications are due for decision over the next three to four months. File photograph: Getty Images

Strategic Housing Development scheme being used accelerate the development process

The committee was told that the Departments of Education and Foreign of Affairs are working to ensure that in a no-deal context ‘we will be able to have mutual recognition of qualifications’. File photograph: Getty Images

Recognition of professional qualifications ‘poses a particular challenge’, says Zappone

The body of Finley Gannon (18) was discovered at the harbour in Balbriggan on Saturday afternoon. File photograph: Alan Betson

Finley Gannon (18) had disappeared after attending nightclub on Friday night

Mother ‘numb’ on discovering young man stabbed his brother (9) before taking own life

 Eamonn Murphy at the Four Courts after the HSE  secured a High Court order against his website. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Campaigner’s previous site was alleged to be confusingly similar to HSE crisis pregnancy hub

 Ikea said there was only one bus stop located west of the Ballymun store, which was used for both incoming and outgoing buses.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Public transport accessibility to Ballymun store is relatively poor, says Swedish store

Orlaith McBride, Director of the Arts Council said the doubling of the programme is a ‘significant step’ towards the arts being a ‘lived experience for every child and young person in the country’. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Number of schools in Creative Youth programme doubles, as budget hits €6 million

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 research from the ESRI and commissioned by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, uses data from a 2016 survey of over 5,000 households and 13,000 individuals Photograph: iStock

ESRI finds unmet needs greatest among lower-class families, households in poverty

A female teacher (24) has returned to court over the alleged defilement of a male student.

Woman (24) has lost her job, Swords District Court hears

This week will be milder than normal for this stage in February, with temperatures of up to 14 degrees Photograph: The Irish Times

Met Éireann says Ireland is set for mild few days with temperatures rising to 14 degrees

The body of Pat Ward (30), a member of the Travelling community, was discovered in an alleyway in Clogher, Co Tyrone at 8.15am on Saturday. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

Detectives granted an extra 36 hours to question man and woman arrested on Saturday

Minister for Health Simon Harris.

Harris says what happened ‘was plain and simple intimidation’

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