In Dublin Airport on Saturday, Revenue officers seized approximately 24,000 Benson and Hedges cigarettes. File photograph: Getty Images

Alcohol, cigarettes and medicine netted by Revenue as officers continue investigations

Kathleen Chada: “It turned out he had a gambling problem – it was hiding in plain sight.” Photograph: Collins Courts

Bereft Kathleen Chada sets up victim support group to press for ‘changes to sentencing’

The southbound lanes of the motorway between junctions 26 (Nenagh) and 27 (Birdhill) are expected to remain closed to traffic overnight until Wednesday morning. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Two people taken to University Hospital Limerick in wake of three-vehicle incident

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin offers the sign of peace to  Christina Buckley during Mass in 2010. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Archdiocese reminds those suffering from virus they are not obliged to attend Mass

RTÉ presenter Kathryn Thomas is expecting a child after suffering two miscarriages in three years. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Presenter, who is pregnant, urges women with similar histories to remain positive

Moorehall House and Estate has just been acquired by Mayo County Council.

Mayo County Council is to develop the historical estate after acquiring it from Coillte

A general view of Kliapeda in Lithuania where an Irish man was found dead on Thursday. Image: Google Streetview.

Man in his 20s was found unresponsive by police in Klaipeda on Thursday morning

A 21-year-old man is receiving treatment for non life-threatening injuries after being shot on Cherry Orchard Parade (general view above) on Thursday night. File photograph: Google Street View

21-year-old receiving treatment tonight for injuries not believed to be life-threatening

Michael Gallagher (75) presented at the emergency department of the Waterford Hospital on December 1st, received an advanced cancer diagnosis on December 7th following a CT scan and died on December 17th.

Son of 75-year-year old cancer patient complains about final days of his father at Waterford hospital

Photograph of the wreckage printed in The Irish Times on December 30th, 1972. Photograph: Jimmy McCormack

On December 28th 1972, a car bomb exploded in Belturbet, Co Cavan, killing two teenagers

RTÉ broadcaster Ray D’Arcy’s father, a retired soldier, passed away on Thursday. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Ray D’Arcy senior’s funeral will take place in Kildare on Saturday

An Irish-based lottery player won almost €39 million in Friday night’s EuroMillions draw.

‘At this stage we don’t know if it’s a single winner or a syndicate’

Gardaí said there may have been an altercation outside the Blanchardstown before the car struck the boy at around 5pm and the driver left the scene. Photograph: Jack Power.

Eyewitness said car ‘came straight onto path’ and hit the boy before turning and driving off

The scene of the crash on the  N7 road between Naas and Johnstown in Co Kildare. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins.

A fourth youth is seriously injured as motorists experience tailbacks in Co Kildare

A longer PIN will make your phone more secure, researchers say. Photograph: iStock

Hackers can crack a smartphone’s PIN using sensors on the device

The National Lottery has appealed to  players, especially those in Co Meath, to check their tickets with only hours left to claim a prize won in the EuroMillions Plus draw on Tuesday, September 26th last. File photograph: Getty Images

€7 Quick Pick ticket bought on September 25th at Kilmoon Service Station, Ashbourne

Gardai believe the man’s injuries are consistent with assault.  Photograph: The Irish Times

The injured man was found unconscious on Clonliffe avenue this morning

Cystic Fibrosis Campaigner Orla Tinsley has been waiting on life-support for a double lung transplant. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Cystic fibrosis campaigner got seventh call this week after six donors unsuitable

Orla Tinsley has received six calls about a possible double lung transplant to date, but the donors were found not to be a match.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The 30-year-old from Kildare says she is ‘fighting intensely’ while waiting for a double lung transplant

President Michael D Higgins highlighted the international refugee crisis.  File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The President’s Christmas message thanks people who work to help the vulnerable in society

Director of the Residential Tenancies Board Rosalind Carroll: strong demographic and economic growth matched with low supply are “continuing to put significant pressure on the private rental market”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Residential Tenancies Board says average rent now 7% higher than close of 2007

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said “more rough sleepers are now engaged with our services”.

Housing department figures reveal 4% increase on those without home in October

Ed Sheeran said receiving a MBE was a “big deal” for him and his father. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Singer-songwriter wishes his Belfast born grandad saw him receive MBE

General manager at, Christopher Paye said the male grooming industry in Ireland is ‘booming’. Photograph: iStock

‘It’s not just down to moisturisers and razor blades’

Gardaí at Parslickstown Gardens in Blanchardstown following the  shooting. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Shotgun that gardaí believe used in attack found during a search in Dublin on Tuesday

The premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi took place at the Savoy cinema in Dublin last night where Minister for Transport Shane Ross and his grandson Edward Webb went down a storm. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Chewbacca, R2-D2 among cast to meet and greet devoted fans at Dublin premiere

The cigarettes and tobacco seized in Cork and Kerry on Tuesday

A car in which smuggled goods were being transported also sized by Revenue

Ireland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: US decision “difficult to understand”. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters/File photo

Labour Party Brendan Howlin says embassy move will ultimately be damaging to Israel

Rail services operating through Portlaoise face delays of 40 minutes

For lung cancer specifically, patients from the most deprived populations were 41% more likely to present as emergencies. Image: Getty

Patients from deprived areas more likely to find out they have cancer at emergency stage

 Minister for State with responsibility for disability issues, Finian McGrath, welcomed the development and said it was an important day for people with disabilities and their families. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ireland was one of first countries to sign up but is now only EU state yet to ratify framework

Highlights of the most discussed topics in Ireland this year were  the Manchester Arena bombing, the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather fight, Storm Ophelia, the death of Martin McGuinness and U2 performing at Croke Park. File photograph:  Getty Images

Storm Ophelia, Conor McGregor and Martin McGuinness among most-discussed topics

    President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina meeting  Rory O Neill aka Panti Bliss at a reception hosted by the President and his wife for World Aids Day in A Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph:  Maxwells

Number of new HIV cases recorded ‘concerning’, says President Higgins

Students in Trinity College Dublin during the first week of term last year. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

University makes ‘small but important change’ to refer to first years as ‘fresh’ students

Former Ulster Unionist politician John Taylor, now life peer Lord Kilclooney

Ex-unionist politician says he ‘should have said PM and not used Indian as shorthand’

The HPV – or human papilloma virus – vaccine, marketed as Gardasil, protects against cervical and other forms of cancer.

Hiqa to carry out assessment which will inform a decision to extend the programme

Temple Street Children’s Hospital said it has seen an increase in patients with repsiratory infections. Photograph:The Irish Times

Temple Street Children’s University Hospital asks parents to consider options such as GP visits

People wait in line to board the Luas bound for Sandyford at St Stephen’s Green. Photograph: Moya Nolan

Existing 26 trams will be lengthened and eight more trams added to the fleet

Clinic will be open to users of PrEP and will provide HIV tests and STI screening

‘Unfortunately, my husband was still dead and my children still have autism’ - Jane Johnston

Ibrahim Halawa on the Late Late Show: he said he wants to help the homeless and people who are falsely imprisoned

Dublin man talks about decision to join protest and violence in prison

Minister for  Social Protection Regina Doherty with BeLongTo director  Moninne Griffith (left). Photograph:  Orla Murray/SON Photographic

Minister names BeLongTo director as head of group addressing law on gender identity

Cllr Brian Murphy who is a member of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council claimed that Sharia law was operating in Ireland

Brian Murphy criticised Naval Service’s mission in Mediterranean on social media

Firefighters respond to a Halloween fire in Dublin. File photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade

Firefighters have already responded to bonfires, car fires and a playground fire

Joan Freeman, chief executive of Pieta House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Joan Freeman to focus on Solace House, which she founded to serve Irish diaspora

Conor McGregor made out of Lego  in Birmingham, England. McGregor has apologised for using the word ‘faggot’ in a recent clip. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

UFC champion expresses regret in ‘Late Late Show’ interview for saying the word

A poster of Savita Halappanavar erected on O’Connell Street, Dublin, during a vigil in her memory today. Photograph: Áine McMahon/The Irish Times

People invited to join events at over 20 locations around Ireland, and in NY, London

Gardaí at the scene where a 24-year-old man died after being shot early on Saturday morning, on Moatview Avenue, Coolock, north Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Witnesses sought to killing of 24-year-old Jamie Tighe Ennis at Moatview Ave, Coolock

The HSE said as measles is now circulating in the community, it is important that everyone be aware of the possible risk of spread whenever groups of people gather.  Photograph: iStock

Most at risk are those not fully vaccinated with two doses of MMR vaccine including babies

The incident occurred on the N15 Sligo/Donegal Road on the Sligo town side of Cliffoney on Thursday at about 4pm. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Woman driver taken to hospital with minor injuries following incident in Cliffoney

 Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place: the society’s president, Stuart Gilhooly, told  newly qualified solicitors they should always try to get on with colleagues and always be humble.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Law Society president Stuart Gilhooly speaks of former ‘tough times’ at ceremony

Gardaí found two handguns and a quantity of ammunition inside a rucksack. Photograph: Frank Miller

Gardaí find two handguns and ammunition in rucksack

The incident took place near Prague on Wednesday morning.

Department of Foreign Affairs providing assistance after incident near Prague

Bryan Dobson has presented his final Six One News

RTÉ broadcaster Bryan Dobson presents final evening TV news show after 21 years

Fintan O’Toole and Catriona Crowe at the launch of the book and exhibition Judging Shaw, in the Little Museum of Dublin. Photograph:  David Meaney/The Little Museum

Irish Times columnist Fintan O’Toole publishes book on ‘outrageous’ Irish author

Gardaí seized cocaine and cannabis with an estimated value of €1 million pending analysis. File photograph: Getty Images

Suspect in his 30s arrested during search operation near Geashill, Co Offaly

Revenue officers have seized cash  in Cork. File photograph via Garda Press Office.

Two men and a woman questioned following seizure

A  child being immunised. Photograph: David Jones

Outbreak control team convened to tackle spread of the potentially serious illness

Rebecca Kelly, left, and Breda Kenny, both from Castlecomer Community School, Co Kilkenny,  at the Trinity College Open Day with a Lightening Ball which contains a mixture of gases that generate electromagnetic waves

Life on campus: Here is some of what Ireland’s universities and colleges have to offer

With campuses in Dublin, Cork and Limerick, Griffith College is our oldest  private college

Institutions around the country offer a diverse range of course options for prospective students

Carlow Institute of Technology  mechanical engineering students  built their own single-seated Formula One style race car

ITs around the country offer a diverse range of course options for students

A Garda spokesman said the shooting is not linked to a gangland feud.

Injured 18-year-old is treated in hospital for non life-threatening injuries

Some 1.2 kilograms of MDMA pills was found by police. File image: David Sleator

Gang is alleged to have transported cocaine and MDMA valued at $1m Australian dollars

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on the Government jet last week. Photograph via Twitter

Minister for Health says Taoiseach is a ‘breath of fresh air’

 A makeshift memorial for the victims of Sunday night’s mass shooting stands at an intersection of the north end of the Las Vegas Strip. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

US flag flies at half mast outside embassy in Dublin

 Samples of standardised packaging of tobacco products, which has been approved by the Government. File photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ireland becomes fourth country in world to remove logos from tobacco packaging

Hillary Clinton: “There has been so much progress” in the North. “I don’t want to see it lost,” she told Ryan Tubridy

US president has brought instability to world, former candidate tells Ryan Tubridy on RTÉ

Online is important but enthusiasm and a well-written CV and a chat in person still means a lot. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Up to 5,000 positions in retail, finance and public service on offer at gradireland fair

Graduate recruitment lead at PwC Sarah Madigan: “We take a blended approach to learning and development, combining formal training, coaching from others and most importantly practical on-the-job experience.”

Graduate Options profile: Professional services firm is seeking enterprising, passionate and bright people

Orla Graham, Chief Human Resources Officer at Deloitte Ireland

Graduate Options profile: Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply for positions

Participants at the Openet De/Coding contest at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin

Graduate Options profile: Graduates are more than a resource, but are disrupters and key to future success

The Civil Service is looking for people with potential – applications are accepted from graduates across all degree disciplines. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

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Undated picture of John Nolan. Photograph: Courtesy of the Irish Post.

Police say death so far treated as unexplained, inquiries on circumstances ongoing

Nabil Mohamed El-Niwari has been held without charge in Sudan since September 5th

Martin Kehoe jnr (33) died in an accident at the family farm in Foulksmills, New Ross.

Martin Kehoe jnr was working at a grain store when he was overcome with fumes

 The Student Hub at the Higher Options conference at the RDS in 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke

Event offer students opportunity to meet representatives from over 160 college, universities and institutes of higher education

Alex and Dylan along with Solas Project co-ordinator Derek Murphy in Dublin’s south-west inner city engaged in an after-school  project.

Second level is a big change in a student’s life and preventing regression is key to success

  Gardai on the scene in Inchicore after offiers opened fire on a van. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Armed officers intercept man and seize weapon on in Inchicore, south Dublin

A vigil was held for Shane Jack Watson on Friday night outside Leinster House. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Home Sweet Home axes event in memory of Jack Watson who was found dead in Dublin

Don Cockburn: Became a household name through anchoring RTÉ’s main evening programming over many years, and retired in 1992. File photograph: RTÉ

Figure became household name through anchoring RTÉ’s evening news programmes

All tenants who were eligible to purchase their tenancy were notified by letter.

Those eligible may receive up to 60% off market value, depending on their income

Gardaí said during the course of the search the man became aggressive and attacked two members of the force.  File photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

The 25-year-old man was arrested on Sheriff Street in Dublin’s north inner city

The Ironman Triathlon Challenge at Sandycove on August 20th. Athletes began with a 2km one-lap sea swim in Scotsmans Bay, Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Peter Cavanagh

Initial results from sample show high level reading of E. Coli

LÉ William Butler Yeats during the rescue of pople 42 nautical miles north-east of Tripoli on Thursday.

LÉ William Butler Yeats was deployed to the Mediterranean Sea in July

Dublin City Council  said a homeless woman with two children who has died  had been offered and had accepted permanent social housing in recent days. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Garda spokeswoman says death not treated as suspicious and that it was tragic incident

Left to right:  Niall, Ryan, Liam and Clodagh Hawe. Photograph: Jacqueline Connolly

Mother and three boys murdered by Alan Hawe at their home in Co Cavan last year

Archaeologists at work at Swords Castle in Dublin

At least three sites will be further excavated following discovery by Digging History group

Bank of Ireland ad about ‘Orla and her boyfriend’ provokes fierce online reaction

The cost to students of on-campus accommodation has increased markedly in recent years across all seven universities, with students in Dublin universities seeing the largest rise

‘Rent-a-room’ plan means property owners do not pay tax on rent up to €14,000 a year

Incident occurred at junction of Adelaide Road and Earlsfort Terrace at around 6.15pm

Over 530 litres of alcohol was found hidden in a consignment of soft drinks and snacks that had arrived at Dublin Port from Portugal. Photograph: Revenue

Counterfeit alcohol hidden among consignment of soft drinks and snacks

Flooding on the Arva to Cornafean road in Co Cavan after torrential rain on Tuesday afternoon.

Met Éireann had issued a status yellow rainfall warning for Connacht and counties Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal

Local Labour Councillor Peter O’Brien said he was ‘disgusted’ at the damage done to the memorial. Photograph: Peter O’Brien

Councillor ‘disgusted’ at damage to statue for 10 people and unborn child who died

Billy Kelleher of Fianna Fáil says the reason hundreds of patients are lying on trolleys in emergency departments or in wards is directly related to the number of bed days lost in the system. Photograph: Alan Betson

On average over 15,000 bed days lost each month in hospitals in first six months of 2017

If you feel an exam paper did not go well, it is a very good idea to view scripts with your teacher. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Students should look for advice from a guidance counsellor or their parents

Alan O’Beirne works in technical recruitment at Amazon Web Services

Life after the Leaving: Alan O’Beirne is co-founder of a website that makes searching for CAO courses easier

Aoife Dooley: freelance illustrator and designer. Photograph: Ruth Medjbe

Life after the Leaving: Aoife Dooley is a freelance illustrator and designer and author of Dublin Hun book ‘How to Be Massive’

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More than 400 patients were left on trolleys around the country on Wednesday, according to the INMO. File photograph: Frank Miller

HSE misses ‘pathetic’ target for admitting or discharging elderly within a day of registration

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