A man in his 80s has died following a single-vehicle crash on the M8.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Driver dies after car crashes through M8 central median and onto an embankment

Container ships at Dublin Port. A man reportedly died after a container fell on him at South Bank Quay. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Gardaí are investigating after a container reportedly fell on a worker in Ringsend

Bertie Ahern said he would like to see another Brexit referendum but said it would be a “trapdoor situation” which he hoped would not be needed. File photograph: The Irish Times

Varadkar and Irish negotiators doing well so far – but we must hold our line, says Ahern

Referee Daniel Sweeney in hospital following the attack

Daniel Sweeney left with jaw, eye socket fractures following pub car park attack

Image from 2002 of auctioneer Denis Drum. File photograph: Frank Miller

The well-known figure is remembered as an ‘incredibly hard worker and a great friend’

Cloverhill courthouse on the grounds of Wheatfield Prison, Dublin Photograph: Collins, Dublin

Man in late 20s currently serving five year term for serious road traffic incident

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon at the British Irish Council’s 31st summit meeting. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

British and Irish leaders meet for Brexit-dominated summit on Isle of Man

DUP Leader Arlene Foster said it is “very clear to me that Theresa May will have a job of work to do if she is going to get this through Cabinet.”. Photograph: Reuters

‘She has to do the maths as to whether she can proceed without our support in parliament’

A team of 30 gardaí based at Pearse Street Station took part in the arrests of 13 people in Dublin’s south inner city. File photograph: Getty Images

10 of those arrested have appeared before Dublin District Court

Only one-quarter of nine-year-olds reached the World Health Organisation’s recommended level of daily physical activity, the Growing Up in Ireland study found. Photograph: iStock

Young children in lower-income families twice as likely to be overweight, study suggests

Garda Ombudsman:  expects to begin recruiting additional staff immediately. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Additional personnel welcomed as ‘real political support for Garda oversight’

 A  plane coming in to land at Kingsford Smith International Airport in Sydney, Australia.  Photograph: Reuters

Man (25) was travelling from Los Angeles to Sydney on October 10th

Scaffolding at Tyrrelstown Educate Together School in Dublin, one of two schools n that has been closed amid concerns over “significant structural issues”. File photograph:   Cate McCurry/PA

A further 13 schools build by Western Building Systems are the subject of ongoing structural assessment and analysis

A screenshot of St Cronan’s School’s campaign to prevent the deportation of a nine-year-old student, Eric Zhi Ying Xue.

Minister for Health says he got some good news about boy’s case from the Department of Justice

Brendan O’Carroll originally planned to play the lead role himself, but the actor initially cast to play the character fell ill.

Comedian reveals elderly gentlemen bring flowers to studio to ask Mrs Brown out

Gardaí in Finglas have launched an investigation

Injuries are not life-threatening after gun shot to the arm

John Reynolds, owner of POD nightclub, has died. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Nephew of former taoiseach Albert Reynolds is best known for setting up Electric Picnic

“Flu vaccine uptake in Ireland amongst healthcare workers now compares favourably with other countries in Europe where traditionally uptake has been low.” Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Healthcare workers and at-risk groups urged to get vaccinated ahead of winter months

Michael Jansen at the launch of her new book, Windows on Interesting Times in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Michael Jansen has been writing for more than half a century on people and events in the Middle East

The Bord na Móna plan could mean up to 850 redundancies in the peat harvesting business over the next decade. Photograph: Pat Sammon

Move part of company restructure as firm eyes greener energy sources over next decade

Students who took sexual consent classes at Trinity College Dublin  found them relevant to college life, an Oireachtas committee was told on Tuesday. File photograph: Eric Luke

Students’ union says support services ‘stretched to the limit’

The vehicle hitting the level crossing gates Photograph: Irish Rail/Twitter

Delays reduced to between five and 10 minutes by 9pm on Friday

Denis Naughten, former minister for communications, resigned last week over contacts he had with David McCourt of Granahan McCourt, the last remaining bidder for the contract to roll-out rural broadband. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Department carried out a review of all meetings recorded in ministerial diaries

Anthony Flynn of  Inner City Helping Homeless said ‘we will now see families being forced to ring the same number as those who are sleeping rough’. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dublin City Council’s homeless executive takes over after-hours emergency accommodation service

Sgt Maurice McCabe speaking on RTÉ’s Primetime programme on Thursday night.

‘It means it’s finished for us now’, whistleblower says

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten announces his resignation in the Dáil.

Naughten contradicts Taoiseach’s account to the Dáil about the dinners

One Campaign launch powerful video to mark International Day of the Girl

‘This cannot go on - sexism is unacceptable - poverty can make it a death sentence’

In the  budget the Minister for Finance  announced that the hourly minimum wage will increase from €9.55 to 9.80 from January 1st.  Photograph: iStock

Humble Freddo bar is beyond reach but a marshmallow treat or a toilet trip is within means

Pat Kenny was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Photograph: The Irish Times

Inducted into Hall of Fame are Pat Kenny, Margaret Nelson, Willie O’Reilly and Ian Wilson

Magheracloone Gaelic Football Club in Co Monaghan which was forced to shut after the collapse of a mine caused sinkholes to appear in its pitch. Photograph: Richard McCarthy/PA Wire

Campaign raises €8,000 to help fund new facilities for Magheracloone Mitchells GAA club

Press Council chairman Seán Donlon with the winners of the 2018 Bursary Awards: Conor McCrave of DCU, Hayley Roche of Dublin Business School, Jemina Burke of NUIG and Nikki Murphy of DIT. Photograph: Leon Farrell

Former DCU student received top award for series he wrote on foster and residential care

Mick Duff (right), picture here during a local election count in Dublin South in 2009. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mick Duff says party is ‘heading into oblivion like the SDLP in Northern Ireland’

Residents of The Maple Apartments in Beacon South Quarter in Sandyford Dublin hold up their rent review letters outside the offices of the landlord, I-Res, in Sandyford on Friday evening. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Ires Reit says Sandyford apartment block not subject to rent pressure zone restrictions

Illustration: iStock

Carol Andrews, 30% Club lead in Ireland, on how to overcome barriers in the workplace

“I also think we need to stop invoking the stereotype of male, pale and stale – many men are advocates for equality, and many women are not, gender does not necessarily determine attitudes to inclusion.” Photograph: iStock

When it comes to gender equality and pay, Ireland still has a long way to go

Vitamin D supplements have long been recommended for older people to treat or prevent osteoporosis.

Authors recommend clinical guidelines on vitamin D supplements should be changed

Dr Peter Boylan was previously the Master of the National Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Doctor will ensure clinical guidelines are developed to support delivery of abortion services

An overturned truck on the N7. Photograph: M50 Dublin/Twitter

Motorists are urged to avoid the route amid delays following two incidents

Revenue Officers at Dublin Port seized 216,000 cigarettes with a retail value of more than € 112,000. Photograph: Revenue

More than 200,000 cigarettes found valued at €112,000

Deirdre Duffy and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Bryan James Brophy

Constituency to change from three seats to four

Remote working, better holidays, continuous professional development are more important to graduates today than gimmicks such as foosball tables. Photograph: iStock.

Today’s graduates want more from work than just the pay cheque

Graduate training programmes offer graduates a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in their chosen career area. Photograph: iStock

Graduates are well-positioned for jobs in policy, research, business and administration in the public and private sectors

Taken individually, limited screen time and improved sleep were associated with the strongest links to improved cognition, while physical activity may be more important for physical health, the study found. File photograph: Getty Images

Two-hour screen time, sufficient sleep and physical activity highlighted in ‘Lancet’ study

NUIG  research has found Roman Catholics are over-represented (90 per cent) and non-religious individuals (5 per cent) are underrepresented among trainee teachers compared with the general population in Ireland (78 per cent Roman Catholic and 10 per cent non-religious). Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

NUI Galway finds Irish-nationality teachers ‘significantly overrepresented’

 Rebecca Carter of Castlebridge, Co  Wexford leaves the High Court in  Dublin. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Rebecca Carter says appeals process should be completed before college year starts

“I am glad that I made the sensible decision to wait patiently.”

Lucky Limerick man explains delay so as to make ‘proper plan’ for EuroMillions windfall

Micheál Martin on the Late late Show: ‘I think I will be taoiseach and I’m going to give it my best shot’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fianna Fáil leader reiterates belief that he will become taoiseach in future

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said capital funding for the Rural Water Programme would rise by €5 million to €25 million per year in 2019. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

High-quality sustainable water services a ‘fundamental necessity’, Minister says

Phibsborough has been named one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world by TimeOut magazine, despite its much-deprecated shopping centre (above). Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dublin village chosen by TimeOut magazine for efforts made to revive Victorian buildings

Image: Screenshot from José Jimenez/Youtube

Video footage appears to show car hitting rider in Dublin before being driven off

Irish presidential candidate Gavin Duffy. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Transparency of office’s spending has been raised as an issue in election run-up

Dogs, ranging in age from six months to eight years, were taken from their homes in Wexford, Kilkenny and Waterford in recent weeks

The Irish Greyhound Board warned owners after the dogs were taken in the southeast region

Constance Markievicz as a captain in the Irish Citizen Army. A new exhibition, entitled You Never Saw Such Excitement, looks at her election campaign and the people who campaigned for her.

Constance Markievicz was the first female MP and the world’s first minister for labour

Kyna Rushe, special educational needs  co-ordinator at Naul National School, Naul, Co. Dublin, with left-handed students Alannah, Róisín, Aaron, JP, Heather, Harry and Jack. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times.

Lefties face extra challenges in class but there are many ways to aid their development

A spokesman said  the Irish Fire Service is currently implementing a new national computer-aided dispatch solution which is due to be implemented next year and will make Eircodes available to operators. Photograph: Getty Images

The €38m system which came into operation in July 2015 saw a code assigned to all residences and businesses in the State

Due to short staffing Tusla has been spending more than €2.5 million on average monthly on agency staff. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

During 2016 and 2017 the number of staff leaving social care work outnumbered those starting

Gardaí have discovered cannabis plants at a restaurant in Malahide, Co Dublin. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Man held after gardaí uncover plants while responding to a fire at Silks in Malahide

A view  of Gurteen beach in Co Galway. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

FF TD says tourists are ‘stranded’ in Ireland after Exploring Vacations ceases trading

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Some progress is being made in new builds, but it is trickling too slowly, says Cork mayor

The exterior of the  Magdalene laundry on Sean McDermott Street in Dublin. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Dublin City Council moves to retain last remaining laundry in State ownership

Met Éireann has warned that ‘very disturbed weather’ may be on the way next week, as Hurricane Helene travels across the Atlantic. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Met Office says the tip of Ireland could be among the areas worst affected by the storm

Irish patients with anorexia nervosa hid weights in their clothes and hair in order to appear heavier than they were, according to a new report. File photograph: Peter Dazeley/Getty images

New study also claims patients used ‘animated conversation’ to burn calories

Protestors opposing the sale of the farm in Co Meath Photograph: IFA/Twitter

Brother owners were not told land bought for over €1m was listed for auction

Photo of Gladys Cummins (93) who went to Dublin’s Mater A&E on Monday afternoon. 25 hours later she was still in a chair waiting to be seen, according to her daughter. (Photograph: Dee Cummins/Facebook)

‘Surely we can afford people some dignity when they are in an extremely vulnerable position’

The Hiqa report found there was insufficient hot water available for the children to shower on the day of the inspection.

Children had good relationship with staff and liked living in centre in south

Drugs including diazepam and Xanax were discovered by gardaí in Dublin on Thursday. File photograph: David Sleator

Gardai made seizure after planned search of a house in West Dublin

Abandoned tents and rubbish litter a campsite after Electric Picnic. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

English charity collect about 1,000 tents from festivals in effort to help refugees in France

Activist Sylvia Meehan, whose roles included president of   the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament, has died aged 89.  File photograph: Alan Betson

Ms Meehan’s ‘pioneering work paved the way for a generation of feminists’ – Ictu

Nearly half of Irish teenagers (44 per cent) say they experience peer violence at school, according to a report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef). Image: iStock

Bullying and physical fights ‘pervasive part of young people’s education in Ireland’ – Unicef

Three separate High Court cases have been taken on behalf of single mothers and their young children

High Court ‘refused in three cases’ to grant an order compelling councils to provide shelter

Trials in humans have shown pregnant women with a higher intake of fish oil supplements give birth to higher birth-weight infants

Research suggests taking such supplements does not bring increased risk of obesity

Some 82 per cent of foster carers in Donegal did not have a foster care review completed to show their capacity to provide good quality care to children. File photograph: Getty Images

Mechanisms of oversight and monitoring of preliminary checks were not adequate

The HSE is also keen to make 270 residential beds available for elderly people to help meet rising demand. File photograph: Getty Images

Harris attends meeting of health professionals in bid to avert winter trolley disaster

An Irish Naval vessel and an Air Corps maritime patrol aircraft took part in the inter-agency operation which led to the seizure.

‘Significant’ quantity of narcotic discovered on vessel off UK coast in inter-agency operation

 A protest by Members of the Deaf Community and ISL users protesting outside RTE over the public service broadcaster’s alleged failure to adequately include ISL (Irish Sign Language)Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Calls for full ISL national anthem for the All Ireland football final this Sunday

INMO President Martina Harkin-Kelly said if the Government did not make a serious pay offer by September 26th, the 300 delegates at its special conference in September would face a stark choice. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Paschal Donohoe highlights ‘three-year wage agreement’

 Protestors at Number 34 North Frederick Street protesting against a court injunction directing the occupants of the house to leave. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Homeless children numbers in Clare and Limerick up 120% since July 2017

 Gavin Duffy pitches his presidential nomination campaign to  Kildare County Council members  in Naas, Co Kildare. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Presidential hopeful claims he had permission for logo but when challenged, admits he did not

A planned search was carried out in a house in the Woodavens area of Clondalkin.

Firearm seized during planned operation by gardaí from organised crime unit

Members of the deaf community are to protest outside RTÉ’s Dublin and Cork offices on Thursday.

Stop Hiding ISL Campaign disappointed over broadcasts of All-Ireland final and papal visit

The first few weeks of college life can be daunting for many students but a little research and planning will make the transition much easier. Photograph: iStock

What happens if you don’t like your course? How should you manage your time? Here are some tips on getting through your first year

Averil Power: “As the first person in my family to finish school, I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities my education has given me.”

Averil Power is chief executive of the Irish Cancer Society. Previously she was a senator and before that a government adviser

It emerged this week that Google continues to track phone users’ movements even after they have paused the “Location History” feature on their devices. Photograph: Reuters

Data Protection Commissioner urged to investigate matter

Gardaí are investigating a collision between a motorcycle and a 4x4 in Co Kildare.

Crash happened near Monasterevin on Friday afternoon

A working group on standards in direct provision, chaired by Judge Bryan McMahon, recommended the setting up of a standards advisory group. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Recommendations include consideration of gender identity when assigning bedrooms

The Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The landmark will be given a voice as part of talking statues initiative for Dublin

 The papal cross in the Phoenix Park where the pope will celebrate Mass in August. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Rail operator says tickets to Dublin on the day of the event are nearly all sold out

Oonagh O’Hagan studied pharmacy and is now managing director of Meaghers Pharmacy Group.

Oonagh O’Hagan opted for pharmacy over medicine and is now managing director of Meaghers Pharmacy Group

Ben Butler – programme manager at Stripe –business and law graduate from Trinity College Dublin.

Ben Butler is a programme manager at Stripe (a company that does online payment processing for internet businesses based in Dublin(...)

Deborah Somorin studied Accounting and Finance at DCU and is now a chartered accountant. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

Deborah Somorin is a chartered accountant with PwC

Ruth Gill – air-conditioning engineer – completed apprenticeship through Solas

After completing an apprenticeship a few years after her Leaving Cert, Ruth Gill is now an air-conditioning engineer

 Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, Co Dublin. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Gardaí investigate after 19-year-old presents at Connolly Hospital with a gunshot wound

A file image of Stormont Castle, home to the Northern Ireland assembly. The North is to become the jurisdiction without a government for the longest period in peacetime. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images.

North will soon become jurisdiction without government for longest period in peacetime

Managing director or Iceland Ireland Ron Metcalfe said fresh product such as milk is a huge part of their business throughout Ireland.   Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

IFA calls on other retailers of fresh milk to follow Iceland’s lead

The measles virus ( single virus particle above)  is  highly contagious and is spread easily. The time between exposure and developing a rash is usually 14 days, although it can range from seven to 21 days. Photograph: Getty Images

Children who attended outpatient and A&E departments at end of July, early August at risk

Pope Francis will arrive in Ireland in just over a week. File photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Calls for Fr James Martin to be removed due to his ‘dissent from Church teaching’

Cork City Council will today make a second attempt to ban private cars from Patrick Street in the city centre between the hours of 3pm and 6.30pm.

Measure was briefly introduced earlier this year before city council performed U-turn

Georgia Anne Callan, from Ardclough in Co Kildare. Photograph via RIP.ie

Mourners told to wear ‘bright colours’ as funeral of Georgia Anne Callan is announced

Emma Mhic Mhathúna on stage at the Laughter Lounge in Dublin: Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Kerry woman with terminal cancer performs stand-up in aid of families affected by scandal

Mr Howlin succeeded Joan Burton as Labour leader in May 2016.

Party sources say latest bout of unrest caused by recent opinion polls

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