Leo Varadkar attended the 2019 Belfast Pride Parade. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty/AFP

Organisers have asked people to send in a video to show how they are celebrating

Minister of Education  Joe McHugh has said it is difficult to see all students being able to return to school in September if the two-metre social distancing rule remains in place.  Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA

Chief medical officer continues to resist calls to support a reduction in two-metre rule

The daughter of Co Tyrone football manager Mickey Harte was strangled in the bath of her hotel room shortly after lunch with her husband John while on their honeymoon in 2011.

Daughter of Tyrone football manager Mickey Harte was strangled in bath of hotel room while on honeymoon in 2011

Potential earning for graduates have reached a new high this year. When taken as an average across all sectors, a 2019 graduate can expect to be paid a starting salary of about €30,000. Photograph: iStock

More than 100 graduate employers expected at 2019 gradireland careers fair

It is estimated that only 1 per cent of primary and 2 per cent of secondary teachers come from minority ethnic backgrounds. Photograph: iStock

A number of new teaching initiatives aim to diversify the ‘white, middle-class’ profession

Synaesthesia is a harmless neurological condition which affects between one and 4 per cent of the population. The most common form is where letters, numbers, weeks and months appear as colours.

Synaesthesia, a rare neurological condition, causes a merging of senses that are not normally connected

A motorcyclist has died following a collision between his vehicle and a school bus near Cloone in Co Leitrim. File photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

A 20-year-old man is fatally injured in early morning incident in Co Leitrim

Leanne Cawley (16) has been missing from Portarlington in Co Laois since 2am on Monday, September 2nd.  Photograph: Garda Press Office

Teenager is believed to be with a 19-year-old man and going to Northern Ireland

An image tweeted by the Garda as they announced the searches in Limerick. Garda Síochána

Search takes place at sportsground on Tuesday

Patrick Howard, in Currow, Co Kerry, with the four calves. One of the quintupelets  died at birth. Photograph: Dominick Walsh

Bull calf quintuplets born in Kerry in one-in-11-million event

The man’s   body was recovered by a lifeguard on duty in Salthill, Co Galway, a garda spokeswoman said. File photograph: Getty

Accident occurred at Blackrock beach on Friday afternoon

Ciarán O’Boyle (22), from Longford, who has died after an apparent fallin New York.

Clonguish GAA club in Longford extends sympathies to the family of Ciarán O’Boyle

Two appear in court in connection with theft of statue heads at museum

More than €1,500 in cash seized and man in his 30s arreted over find

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed said on Friday night both sides in the meat processing plant dispute have accepted “compromise proposals” aimed at breaking the dispute.

Decision follows appeal from Minister for Agriculture and legal threats at five plants

The red contours indicate cm wavelength radio emission from ionised gas produced by shocks. The white cross indicates the position of the massive protostar

Study has, for first time, measured total mass and energy from jet driven by massive protostar

The Government approved legislation to exempt drug users from possession charges in designated facilities back in February 2017, however, plans to open an injection centre have been delayed. File photograph: Thinkstock

Merchants Quay Ireland says society has a duty to protect most vulnerable citizens

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to the crash near Ardee, Co Louth. File photograph: Getty

Car and van involved in road traffic incident around 3pm on Thursday

Adeline Berry, drag artist, getting ready for a performance. She is an occasional user of online social media platform OnlyFans

In an era where porn is freely available online - why has this subscription site grown in popularity?


Over 22,000 set to make festival journey to country estate in Portlaw this Friday evening

Swimmers take part in a dip in the Liffey in advance of the 100th Liffey Swim on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

Dublin City Council says results significantly exceed acceptable levels for bathing waters

No arrests made during west Dublin searches, investigations are ongoing

Paul McGrath and his son Paul.

Footballer thanked public’s help after son was missing for several days

Services on Dublin’s Luas green line have been delayed following an incident on the tracks near Trinity College. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Traffic diversions in place and gardaí at scene near Dublin’s College Green

A complainant raised concerns about the impact of the cockroach infestation on his wife’s health. Photograph: iStock

Cockroaches were found in ‘clothes and food’, according to one complainant

Gardaí have seized drugs and ammunition during a number of raids in Louth, Dublin and Limerick in the past few days. Photograph: The Irish Times

Two women and one man have been arrested in connection with the seizures

Revenue officers seized the unstamped cigarettes and around €5,000 in cash during a search of a house with the help of Revenue detector dog Kelly.

Man and woman arrested following separate seizures in Dublin city and airport

A homeless man in his late 20s has been found dead in Cork city. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The male in his 20s is the fourth homeless man to die on the city’s streets this year

Keith Byrne with his wife Keran.

‘I’m putting my energy into getting him in front of a judge,’ says Keran Byrne ahead of Keith’s Friday deadline

Brendan Grace worked in the entertainment industry for 50 years.

Funeral to take place in the Liberties in Dublin on Monday

Comic  Brendan Grace pictured  at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, in 2001. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Lord Mayor of Dublin opens book of condolence for veteran entertainer

Sugar sweetened drinks tax was introduced in Budget 2018 as part of an effort to curb consumer preferences for drinks with heavy sugar content Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

British Medical Journal study finds link between sugary drinks and cancer risk

Rory O’Neill, aka Panti Bliss, (right) has married partner Anderson Cabrera (left). Photograph: Panti Bliss/Twitter

LGBT campaigner shares photos of husband and self surrounded by family and friends

Gatwick Airport pictured from above. File image: Jeffrey Milstein/Gatwick Airport handout/PA Wire

Flights have resumed but passengers may face knock-on delays

This is not the actual rat seen in the Dáil bar.

The rat has been spotted twice by senior Fianna Fáil members

Andrei Stoian (8) has been missing from his home in Wirral, England since late May.

Police believe Andrei Stoian (8) may be with his mother in Ireland

The Irish greyhound industry is to introduce a new model of sponsorship after losing several sponsors in the aftermath of an RTÉ Investigates programme

Chairman says he understands why sponsorship withdrawn after ‘damaging’ RTÉ show

The rat pictured is not the actual Leinster House rat, which remains at large. Photograph: iStock

‘These things happen... there are plenty of old drains it could have come out of’

The RSA said a UK driving licence would no longer be valid in the Republic if there was a no-deal Brexit on October 31st. File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Drivers in Ireland with a UK licence advised to swap it before possible no-deal Brexit

The Brú Aimsir hostel on Thomas Street provided emergency overnight accommodation. It was initially opened in October 2015 as a temporary winter shelter for people sleeping rough. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

100-bed Brú Aimsir hostel on Thomas Street is to shut down after almost four years

Lakers member Mandy Finlay with Minister for Health Simon Harris  celebrating the opening of the new club in Bray. Photograph: Maxwells

Lakers raise enough funding to renovate building and buy minibuses

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl and Senator Jerry Buttimer with Oireachtas colleagues at the Oireachtas LGBT+ group launch. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

Dublin Pride festival to culminate on Saturday afternoon with parade through city

Tusla said all children who may have experienced abuse underwent a preliminary assessment. Photograph: iStock

Figures for last year show significant increase in referrals

An Aer Lingus plane lands at Dublin Airport. Minister for Transport Shane Ross has published draft laws to change how the State regulates air travel. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Transport wants to create a ‘one-stop shop’ for aviation requirements

Flowers on the grave of Jordan Davis  in Fingal Cemetery after his funeral in Darndale. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Victim shot dead outside Our Lady Immaculate school in Darndale on May 22nd

John Pender: stabbed to death

Suspect arrested after holidaymaker attacked with bottle at pub in Fuengirola

Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr Paul McAuliffe with Senator David Norris and Eddie McGuinness, director of Dublin Pride Festival  at the unveiling of a plaque commemorating 40th Anniversary of the opening of The Hirschfeld Centre in Temple Bar.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/For the Irish Times

40th anniversary of opening of Hirschfeld Centre celebrated in Dublin

Gardaí  at the scene of the shooting at  Termon Abbey in Drogheda on Thursday. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

Gardaí are investigating whether latest violent incidents in the town are connected

The report made recommendations including  protecting victims from prosecution for crimes they were forced to commit by traffickers and improving access to compensation for victims.

US State department report highlights lack of convictions for trafficking

A newborn pup with her mother at Dublin Zoo. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Dublin Zoo

The pups, two females and one male, were all born within the same week this month

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny on stage ahead of the Alumni award ceremony in DCU, Drumcondra on Friday night. Photograph: James Forde/ The Irish Times

Government will have to deal with next UK PM and ‘get on with it’, Enda Kenny says

Fianna Fáil councillor Paul McAuliffe was elected as the 350th Lord Mayor of Dublin at Friday’s council meeting. Photograph: Dublin City Council/Twitter

Fianna Fáil dominates council chairs including GP John Sheahan in Cork city

Fiona Geraghty is among 17 people who died in a bus crash in Dubai. Photograph: FAcebook

Co Longford partner of Fiona Geraghty also injured but in stable condition in hospital

A Garda vehicle  near the scene of  the collison which claimed the lives of three woman at Loughill, Co Limerick. Photograph: Brendan Gleeson

‘It is very sad. Last night people were ringing each other. It would make you cry nearly’

Irish Times journalist Rosita Boland with Roísín Ingle at the launch of her new book Elsewhere outside Hodges Figgis book shop. Photograph: : Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

‘Elsewhere’ characterised by colleague Róisín Ingle as work fuelled by a ‘curious mind’

The film,starring Will Arnett and Shaquille O’Neill received a one-star rating on movie review site Rotten Tomatoes while The Irish Times awarded it two stars.

How bad was it? Of grievances watchdog received on film, two people hadn’t even seen it

Dervish are to be given a special reception by Sligo County Council to mark the band’s 30 years of performing. Photograph: Colin Gillen/framelight.ie

The musicians are to be given a special reception by Sligo County Council

The scene remains closed for a Garda technical examination. File photograph: The Irish Times

Crash occurred on the Strokestown Road at Aughagreagh just after midday

Revenue officers seized illegal fuel, cigarettes and alcohol in Dundalk. Photograph: Revenue

Thousands of litres of illegal mineral oil seized at oil-laundering plant

African swine fever is a viral disease of pigs and wild boar that is usually fatal.

Holiday-makers warned pig industry could be devastated by contaminated products

Holocaust survivor, Jan Kaminski photographed at a National Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration in the Round Room, Mansion House, Dublin in 2013. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Polish national escaped a round-up of Jews by the Nazis when he was 10-years-old

Secondary-school teacher Róisín Scanlon

High demand prevails in many sectors for graduates of degrees through Irish

Peter McNamara, who has been homeless for more than a decade was availing of the chiropody service at HopeFest

Haircuts and mindfulness among the services aimed at giving dignity to homeless

Jade Delaney and Josh Moody from Trim Co Meath with their daughter  Aria

Thousands march through Dublin in Raise the Roof protest at the housing crisis

Placards are carried aloft at the Raise the Roof Rally in Dublin city centre. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Thousands march though the city in protest at rising homeless figures and housing crisis

Séamus Lawless   is said to have slipped while in the “Balcony area” near the summit of Everest after reaching it early on Thursday.

Family begin fundraising to cover cost of bringing home Trinity College professor

Gardaí in Ronanstown are investigating. File photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Man in his 30s assaulted by two hooded men armed with knives

The HSE  spokeswoman said the letter related to a service provided by a clinical nurse specialist in primary care who is funded by Dublin North Mental Health Service. Photograph: Getty Images

Copy of what appears to be a HSE letter said services from Donaghmede, Raheny, Edenmore and Kilbarrack were to be withdrawn

A file photograph of a  homeless person in Dublin. A man in his 30s was found dead by gardaí in Bray, Co Wicklow on Thursday.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Gardaí not treating death of man, known to locals as a rough sleeper, as suspicious

Last month, Sport Ireland said it was suspending and withholding future funding to the FAI.

Extensive independent audit will get underway in the coming days

Morgan Mansfield in the city of Afrin, Syria with a local child. He saw “terrible things” during his time in the war-torn country, including a family bombed while trying to flee.

‘I lost friends over there but you can’t cry over it, you just have to keep going’

The scene at Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh, following the theft of an ATM from a filling station in March. Photograph: PSNI

A digger worth €69,000 was also recovered by police

Rail users face disruption over weekend due to improvement works between Clonsilla and Maynooth.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Revised times to services into and out of Heuston station this weekend

The supervised injecting facility was initially supposed to be opened by the end of 2017. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Merchants Quay Ireland receive extension until September for facility planned since 2017

A male pedestrian was killed after being struck by a lorry on the Drum Road, Cookstown, Co Tyrone, this afternoon. File photograph: Google Street View

Pedestrian hit by heavy vehicle on Drum Road in Cookstown at around lunchtime

Jameson’s Tendai O’Connor: winner of the Graduate Employee of the Year Award.

A selection of firms recruiting graduates and what they are looking for in their hires

Jamie Hawan: ‘This programme is about you and your own development. You will get out of it what you put in.’

Jamie Hawan (33) is a graduate of the Irish Management Institute Graduate Development Programme

Claire McAlinney: ‘Work hard. Network. Maintain a positive attitude. Smile.’

Claire McAlinney is assistant trading manager with Musgrave

Aoibheann Maddy: ‘The possibilities are endless within this company.’

Aoibheann Maddy is one of 10 graduates from Lidl’s 2018/2019 graduate programme

Aisling Byrne: ‘One of the biggest advantages of the grad programme is that when I qualify I will have excellent work experience and a professional qualification.’

Aisling Byrne (23) is a second-year trainee on the Risk Consulting graduate programme with KPMG

Aniekeme Samuel: ‘Above all,sbe yourself. Your individuality counts!’

Aniekeme Samuel is a tax associate at PWC

Cathal Daly: ‘I had very mixed work experience before joining the programme ranging from a transition year mini-company selling calendars, to a summer job in a greenhouse in the Wicklow Mountains to an internship with a multinational bank in the IFSC.’  Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography/Courtesy of Jameson

Cathal Daly is country manager for Pernod Ricard covering two countries in Central Africa

Maude O’Sullivan: ‘The most valuable thing that I have learned since joining the workforce is that planning and organisation are key to being successful at work and in maintaining a good work-life balance.’

Maude O’Sullivan is a graduate area manager at Aldi

Lavannia: ‘Be personable– interviewers are looking for people they can imagine working with.’

Lavannia works in the Transfer Pricing department at Deloitte

The 13th gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards were held in partnership with the Association of Higher Education Careers Services for 550 of the country’s graduate recruiters, industry stakeholders and talent specialists.

Event attracted more than 100 entries from graduate employers

Claire Daly: ‘We cannot have unfettered aviation development in Dublin.’ File photograph: The Irish Times

Environmental Pillar holds public debate to gauge stand on environmental, climate issues

Obesity expert, originally from Finglas, is to receive award for his diabetes research

The sizeable fees are a deterrent to many and it can put the course out of reach but there are ways and means to fund an MBA. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

Bursaries and scholarships can help you realise your goals but make sure you seek out information on available grants and funds

The arrest on Wednesday brings to eight the number of people detained for questioning to date about the incident while two people are currently before the courts. File photograph: Brian Farrell

Arrest brings to eight the number of people detained for questioning about incident

The Supermacs fast-food chain is to replace plastic straws with paper alternatives across its 116 outlets as part of a move to eliminate single use plastics.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Company, which has 116 outlets, says ‘every little bit counts’ in effort to protect environment

File photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Motive for attack not yet established as scene sealed off for Garda technical investigation

Handout photo  of credit cards and other items seized by Garda during the search of a house in Letterkenny, Co Donegal, which are suspected to be linked to frauds carried out by an organised crime gang in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Photograph: Garda/PA Wire

Suspected cloned credit cards, stolen passports and driving licences found in Donegal

A spokeswoman for Tesco Ireland said it appreciates the inconvenience caused but it has to suspend the service to protect its colleagues and customers. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Gardaí are investigating the incident which occurred on April 4th

The seizure was made following after the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau stopped and searched a vehicle in west Dublin on Tuesday afternoon. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty

A 66-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the seizure

Project Sums, a free maths grinds club in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

You can change your mathematical ability by first of all changing your mindset

Instagram: photographs posted by Michael Healy-Rae, Leo Varadkar (with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry), Niamh Smyth and Simon Harris

Instagram helps politicians present a more rounded image. How are they getting on?

Gardaí said the victim was brought to hospital by ambulance.

Gardaí investigating after male in his 40s hospitalised following Ballyfermot incident

A PSNI photograph of a stolen machine that was used in at attempt to remove an ATM from a shop in Co Tyrone.

The North and Border areas have seen 12 cash machine thefts in past year

‘People take having an address for granted,’ said Dublin man Derek McGuire, who has just moved into temporary accommodation. Photograph: Maxwell’s

An Post says the Address Point service is the first of its type in Europe

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