Opinion: Online abuse of women must be tackled, by law and by the platforms that publish it

Minister for Health Stephen  Donnelly will meet campaign group 221+ and listen to their concerns and ideas, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said. File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos Dublin

Varadkar says Minister for Health will direct whether Government defers tribunal

The NBRU has said it is not the job of a bus driver to police public health guidelines. Photograph: The Irish Times

NBRU says drivers faced difficulties trying to accommodate passengers under Level 5

Vicky Phelan said on Thursday there was ‘a lot wrong’ with the Government’s plans for the tribunal. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Government working to ensure tribunal is as ‘non-adversarial as possible’, says Donnelly

  Teresa Buczkowska, from the Immigrant Council of Ireland, said migrants were continuing to provide many essential services in this country and ‘pay the price of being at the front line’. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

Hundreds of Nigerians, Britons, Moldovans and Poles also test positive, says HPSC

A report by a Government-appointed expert group into ending direct provision and changes to the international protection process has made a series of recommendations to improve the system for asylum seekers. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister confirms Hiqa will monitor direct provision centres under revised State system

A man has died after two cars collided outside Dundalk, Co Louth. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Driver of car that victim was in leaves crash scene but later goes to gardaí

Juan Ayala, with his Venezuelan passport which is due to expire soon, pictured in Drumcondra, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Immigration services have ‘stopped completely’ in Venezuela, making them ‘impossible’ to obtain

Joe Donovan, originally from America, at Ballybricken Green, Waterford City.  Photograph: Patrick Browne

New to the Parish: Joe Donovan arrived from the US in 2018 after his parents’ deaths

A group calling for the end of direct provision gathered outside the Dáil earlier this year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Three-month accommodation and longer-term housing run by local authorities recommended

A photograph of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former Garda detective Joe Ryan retired two years after Donohoe’s death

Some 6,318 doctors working in Irish hospitals trained abroad. Photograph: iStock

Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) amendment Bill 2019 signed into law by Michael D Higgins on Wednesday

Gardaí said the man and woman were being detained in a Dublin Garda station under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007.

Gardaí say investigation is taking ‘victim centred’ approach to ‘tackling criminality’

Bones of 18th-century Charles Byrne stored at the Royal College of Surgeons in London

Detector dog Flynn assisted revenue officers during the routine profiling session at Rosslare port where the money was found. Photograph: Revenue

Four people, originally from Romania, questioned in relation to seizure

File photograph of an undocumented migrant in front of the mural at the Migrant Rights Centre. Photograph: Sara Freund / The Irish Times

An estimated 17,000 to 20,000 undocumented people are living in Ireland

Linda Keitasha. Photograph: Alan Betson

New to the Parish: Linda Keitasha arrived from Uganda in 2002

Grafton Street at the weekend. Dubliners have been urged to redouble their efforts to keep coronavirus under control. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Our ‘dangerous enemy’ risks taking more lives and more jobs, say councillors

Dr Shirin Akhtar, a paediatric registrar in Tallaght Hospital. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Over one third of doctors in Ireland trained abroad but the Irish health system curtails their ability to work

 Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

New to the Parish: Last month, Fei Liang became Ireland’s first Chinese-born barrister

Yvonne Farrell (R) and Shelley McNamara. The pair met at university in 1974, and went on to found their firm Grafton Architects in 1978 in Dublin.

International award regarded architecture’s equivalent to the Nobel Prize

Dr Catherine Day: said a ‘whole of government’ approach will be needed in changing the asylum system.   Photograph: Alan Betson

Document to address delays in the system, housing issues and supports for children

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Party leader agrees country not ready for ‘dramatic’ move to Level 5 as recommended by NPHET

 Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted by three other men at a property in Oak Park in the village of Convoy in Co Donegal at about 11.45am on Sunday.  File photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Gardaí are also investigating ‘related’ dangerous driving incident where a car was rammed

Peter Kearns, director of Dublin’s Institute of Education, said a ‘completely independent review of the entire grading process’ was needed.

Entire system used to calculate Leaving Cert grades ‘seriously flawed’, say school directors

The Court House  in Monaghan Town. Monaghan has worse incidence of Covid-19 than Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator

County still with Level 2 restrictions as it has 189 cases per 100,000 to Dublin’s 172.8

Sean Munnelly (right) with his mother Sylvie and brother Finn

Teacher cannot understand why an adult male would attack his son in a Dublin park

Lord mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu: ‘You wonder whether it’s worth it. Did I really go into public office and serve the public to deal with this crap?’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Big tech should be held ‘criminally responsible’ for algorithms that ‘reward misogyny’

Brian Lynch, who supports the Dying with Dignity Bill, at his home in Gort, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Brian Lynch says passing law on assisted suicide would allow people to have a 'more dignified death'

Remains of the burnt-out Moria migrant camp on the Greek Aegean island of Lesbos. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP Remains of the burnt-out Moria migrant camp on the Greek Aegean island of Lesbos. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP

All-female campaign group calls on Government to accept 400 people affected by fire

 Edi Oliveira: ‘I’m white, I didn’t have any experience of racism from before and when it happened I didn’t even recognise it as racism.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

New to the Parish: Edi Oliveira arrived from Brazil in 2010

The late Anatolie Butucel, from Durlesti, close to the capital of Moldova:  was working in a chip shop in Crumlin.

Father-of-three Anatolie Butucel was ‘full of life’ and ‘a good person’, says close friend

Fiachra O’Luain, co-founder of the English Language Student Union, said legislation was needed to outlaw the ‘no refund policies’ of some English language schools in Ireland. File photograph: Getty Images

Government repeats call for English language schools to commit to ‘voluntary moratorium’ on recruitment

Indian GP, Dr Apoorva Gopinath, who lives in Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

New to the Parish: Apoorva Gopinath arrived from Bangalore in India in 2019

The Passat drove off the wrong way down an exit ramp onto the N7 at the Kingswood intersection

Anatolie Butucel was travelling in a Yaris with another man when car was hit on N7

A worker cleans the outdoor dining area of a restaurant in Dublin’s city centre before the further restrictions were introduced last weekend. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

New coronavirus restrictions ban indoor dining in restaurants, cafes and food-serving pubs in Dublin

 Dr Ronan Glynn (centre), acting chief medical officer, Department of Health,  called on young people to “be a role model” for others. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Glynn warns of ‘disproportionate’ spread among youth as 334 more cases are confirmed

The   Grand Power semi-automatic hand and ammunition  seized during a series of raids in west Dublin. Photograph: An Garda

29-year-old man arrested as part of Garda investigation targeting organised crime

David Steele, who was killed following a collision with a car near Dublin airport on Saturday. Photograph via Facebook

Wife of cyclist David Steele, says ‘my world will never be the same... absolutely heartbroken’

The outbound N7 dual carriageway at Kingswood, Co Dublin on Monday after a fatal collision between two cars at about 12.20am . Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Gsoc investigates as Passat travelling eratically was spotted by gardaí prior to collision

Dr Ronan Glynn, acting chief medical officer said people should try to meet ‘half as many people this week as you did last week’. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

‘Possibility’ other counties will have status elevated to Level 3, says Eamon Ryan

Irish Ambassador to Sierra Leone and Liberia Lesley Ní Bhriain Photograph: Phil Behan / DFAT

Irish Aid donates €123 million to international Covid-19 response

Professor Philip Nolan, chair of the NPHET’s epidemiological modelling advisory group.Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Philip Nolan eschews use of the term ‘second wave’, saying rise can be halted

A suspicious object discovered in Galway city was deemed to be a viable explosive device by an Army bomb disposal team.  File photograph: Defence Forces/Facebook

Army bomb disposal team respond after suspicious item is found in Knocknacarra

Taoiseach Micheál Martin pictured entering Leinster House this week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Martin says hospitality and other sectors are ‘taking a terrible hit’ but controls are needed

RNLI Lifeboats and the Irish Refugee Council have partnered up to spread the water safety message through different languages to Ireland’s immigrant community.

‘Our work shouldn’t just be for English speaking people, everyone in Ireland should be educated about water safety’

Stock image of a roseate tern. Photograph: iStock

Ground-nesting seabirds migrate to Lady’s Island Lake in Co Wexford every spring

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee announced on Friday that a fifth extension for immigration permission had been introduced. File photograph:  Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Department of Justice says it expects this will be the final extension for stamp renewals

The swimmer was found by the RNLI to be in a ‘hypothermic state and slipping in and out of consciousness’. Photograph: RNLI

Swimmer got into trouble in water near Blackrock at 6pm

The racist graffiti was scrawled on the pavement of the Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Vintage clothing shop owner says graffiti was ‘all over Temple Bar’ on Thursday morning

Fei Liang outside the Four Courts after being called to the Bar. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Fei Liang moved to Ireland in 2008 after completing her law degree in China

  Laura Gordy Pugliessi, a Bolivian doctor currently working as a healthcare assistant. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

New to the Parish: Laura Gordy Pugliessi arrived from Bolivia in 2020

“It is important to remember that a persistent cough is also a symptom of lung cancer.”

New campaign encourages people with a persistent cough to contact their GP

William Santos

Cyclists say they are frightened to deliver food in certain parts of Dublin

A man has been arrested following the seizure of €225,450 worth of suspected cocaine and heroin in Dún Laoghaire.  File photograph: Collins.

Gardaí says cocaine, heroin and drug paraphernalia found during apartment raid

Ireland is set to experience more rain. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Temperatures forecast to rise early next week, reaching up to 22 degrees on Tuesday

The health authority’s review into how other countries are dealing with Covid-19 outbreaks in schools was published on Friday. Photograph: iStock.

International Covid-19 review says schools should not close without input from authorities

HSE: 1.28 million applications now have the Covid-19 tracker app installed

HSE says 1.28 million devices have the application downloaded

 Dr Naveed Abbas who moved to Ireland from Pakistan in 2011. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Naveed Abbas arrived from Pakistan in 2011

A juvenile herring gull enjoys a biscuit in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, on Sunday. This week’s weather is set to be wet. Photograph: Tom Honan

Heavy rain expected on Tuesday night and Wednesday

A recent snapshot survey carried out by the ASTI found a quarter of secondary schools didn’t have warm water while more than eight out of 10 had poor ventilation. Photograph: Alan Betson

School reopening has been ‘a joyous occasion’ says Cork national school principal

Carolina Chimirri: ‘I came here to learn English but I’ve learned so much more; I’ve developed another perspective.’ Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

New to the Parish: Carolina Chimirri arrived from Brazil in 2019

Sudhansh Verma, director of the Vedic Hindu Cultural Centre of Ireland, at Ireland’s first official Hindu Temple  in Walkinstown, Dublin. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

Estimated 25,000 Hindus living in Ireland, says director of Vedic Hindu Cultural Centre

Waves crash over Ireland’s Eye on Thursday afternoon at Howth  in the wake of Storm Ellen. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Cool, sunny and breezy temperatures forecast for the weekend

Desmond Guinness, a descendant of Arthur Guinness who co-founded the Irish Georgian Society, has died aged 88. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Descendant of Arthur Guinness ‘boldly championed’ cause of Ireland’s architectural heritage

Gardaí are investigatnig the incident which occurred   at around 11.15pm on Sunday when the two men  stopped on their bikes at a red traffic light on Pearse Street, Dublin. File image: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Gardaí investigate incident on Pearse Street which saw pair confronted as they spoke in Arabic

The Bray seafront in Co Wicklow, which the  Esplanade Hotel overlooks. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Residents at Esplanade Hotel received HSE letter advising they restrict their movements

A new study says campaigns aimed at encouraging people to wear masks should promote face coverings as a means of personal expression. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Researchers say debate over face coverings has delayed implementation during Covid-19

A man   wearing a mask on O’Connell Bridge in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Masks help protect most vulnerable and show support for health workers, clerics say

People are hit by waves on the Front Strand in Youghal, Co Cork on Wednesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Cork is only county with status red warning as rest of Munster and Galway, Mayo at orange

Alex Thiel Didu: ‘I like unusual. It makes me stand out. I’m not like everyone else.’ Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

New to the Parish: Alex Thiel Didu, a jeweller, arrived from Poland in 2008

Part of the Royal Canal at Castleknock in Dublin. Photograph: Google Maps

Xuedan (Shelly) Xiong says she is now nervous about leaving home alone

Residents waiting outside their home on Berkeley Road, Dublin on Wednesday evening following their eviction. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Policing Authority says it is very concerned by material in circulation relating to eviction

The scene on Church Lane has been preserved and investigations are ongoing. File photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Army disposal unit called to scene on Church Lane

 Firefighters from Dolphin’s Barn and Donnybrook attended a fire at a home in Crumlin where a body was found on Friday. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to the incident in Stannaway Avenue, Crumlin in Friday

Testing for Covid-19. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg/File

Three Brazilian workers in Irish factories speak about poor conditions during Covid-19

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said it would be necessary to work on a ‘survival plan’ for industries that have been ordered by Government to stay closed such as pubs. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Varadkar indicates support package for sector, as demanded by vintners, being prepared

Dr Mary Toomey: the ecologist cites Maya Angelou’s clear, simple message to show other human beings respect. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Dr Mary Toomey, an Irish citizen for 45 years, arrived from Sri Lanka in 1967

 Transaer House at Dublin Airport: Garda station custody facilities  “not yet operational”. It is “unknown” when the custody unit will open.  Photograph: Tom Honan

Migrants being held in prison because centre not in use 14 months after scheduled opening

A Covid-19 test centre outside Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Collins

Politicians calling for plant closures amid spike in cases ‘not helpful’, says Varadkar

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris said he hoped relaxing the criteria for educational support would result in more people accessing third-level education. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Applicants must have spent at least three years living in Ireland before applying

A Garda checkpoint on the main road into Nass: the acting chief medical officer says the restrictions  for counties Kildare, Laois and Offaly  are a proactive response to the rise in cases. Photograph: Tom Honan

Public health officials say serial testing of at-risk groups would be done on voluntary basis

Some 118 of the new cases announced on Saturday are linked to the three counties – Kildare, Laois and Offaly – where restrictions on movement were reintroduced at midnight following a virus surge there. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Ireland capable of achieving zero Covid cases by the end of the year, says scientist

A sign at the entrance to  a direct provision centre in Co Kildare that suffered a Covid-19 outbreak. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Irish Refugee Council criticises safety standards for asylum centres

The damage to Anthony Clery’s kitchen following Tuesday’s blast in Beirut

Home of recently married Anthony and Maria Clery among those destroyed

Sandrine Ndahiro

Unsilencing Black Voices project seeks to educate people about racism in Ireland

 Shubhangi Karmakar: ‘I suppose it’s the curse of every Irish person that the best talent has to end up being immigrant talent. You need to go away and learn and then bring back your skills.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

New to the Parish: Shubhangi Karmakar arrived from India via the UK in 2015

‘That part of my life, I block it out.’ (Picture posed by model.) Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A mother of two from Cameroon taken into prostitution in Ireland

Melanie Labor: ‘‘I’ll see you soon’ doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll actually see you soon.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

New to the Parish: Melanie Labor arrived from Germany in 2006

 Sally McEneaney was a ‘very independent and fit woman,’ remembers her daughter

Lives lost to Covid-19: ‘She had a razor-sharp mind and knew all that was happening in the world’

Joe O’ Carroll   loved Irish music, particularly traditional Irish songs, and never lost his Kerry accent despite living abroad

Lives lost to Covid-19: O’Carroll was deeply connected to his Kerry roots despite living in UK for nearly four decades

 Dr Thamil Ananthavinayagan:‘Everything I am is today is because of my parents’. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell//The Irish Times

New to the Parish: Law lecturer Thamil Ananthavinayagan arrived from Germany in 2013

Chilean student Estafany Alquinta González pictured in Ringsend Park in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Laura Hutton / The Irish Times

Chilean woman says she has not given up on the ‘dream’ of studying in Ireland

A man holds a newborn baby as migrants from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine arrive on a dinghy after crossing part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Lesbos. Photograph: Elias Marcou

Returning asylum seekers to deep sea in rafts a form of torture, Irish researcher claims

Roderic O’Gorman: ‘When you look at the dangers people are fleeing, the push factors are massive.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Interview: Minister for Integration insists system will be dismantled within Government’s lifespan

Zanyar Rasul Ahmadi has called for his case to be re-examined after spending more than four years in direct provision waiting for an answer on his asylum application. Photograph: Alan Betson

Man arrived in Ireland in February 2016 after spending 50 hours in the back of a truck

Jed Gjerek, a Croatian potter who lives in Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

New to the Parish: Jed Gjerek and his family arrived from Croatia in 2017

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