Sean Cooke and Noel Synnott of the Men’s Development Network. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo / Inpho Photography

Research shows 88,000 men across Ireland have been severely abused by a partner

The Europea Commission inquiry centres on whether the organisation has restricted access to Insurance Link, which allows its members and large corporations that insure themselves to access the claims history of individuals seeking to take out a new policy with a fresh provider. Photograph: iStock

Business Week: Security at WhatsApp; Dublin’s booming hotel market; and banks

Alex Drimbarean and Petronel Bigioi of  FotoNation, which won  the multinational award. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny pays tribute to Ireland’s ‘special relationship’ with the US

A CGI view of the redevelopment Sportsground provided by Connacht Rugby.

Project will also include a new high-performance centre and a greyhound racing track

First Derivatives chairman Seamus Keating said he would provide additional support to the company during this period.

Company said its chief executive will remain in his role during ongoing weekly treatment

Easyjet said passenger numbers increased by 4.9 million (13.3 per cent) to 41.6 million.

Budget carrier has issued a more cautious outlook for the rest of the year due to Brexit

The WB Yeats delivered in December 2018 commenced sailings on January 22nd.

Irish Continental Group said UK bookings fell in run-up to March 29th withdrawal date

Ireland’s housing association sector, or approved housing bodies (AHBs), provided 3,219 social homes in 2018.

Fr Peter McVerry accuses Government of falling short in its reponsibility to build

Students take part in a march for the environment and the climate inspired by 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg.

Just 1% of 16 to 21 year-old respondents describe their generation as ‘optimistic’

Researchers found that glucosamine use was associated with a 15% lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Photograph: iStock

Study claims glucosamine associated with lower incidence of cardiovascular disease

AnnMarie Farrelly will hold the role until a permanent appointment is made by the Public Appointments Service.

Paul Reid departed to become director general of the Health Service Executive

Azzam Raguragui (18) who was stabbed to death in Finsbury Park, Dundrum, south Dublin, last Friday

Killing of Azzam Raguragui reveals serious ongoing problem of knife crime, says TD

Thomas Flynn was jailed in 2015 for the violent burglary of the Corcoran’s  family home in Tipperary. Photgraph: Liam Burke / Press 22

New figures showing fall in crime come with warning due to data quality issues

A Garda spokesman said a man was fatally injured in an incident involving trailer.

Incident occurred at a port services company at Belview Point at about 4.30pm on Friday

Brewin Dolphin chief executive David Nicol said the deal would allow it to “substantially” strengthen its presence in the Republic.

Investec injects €40 million into remaining Irish business

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arriving at the launch of the National Broadband Plan with Ministers in tow.

Business Week: also is the news was competitiveness; GDP; and financial services

Azzam Raguragui (18) who died after he was attack in a park in Dundrum on Friday evening.  Azzam Raguragui (18), who died after he was attack in a park in Dundrum on Friday evening.

Teenager who was killed in a stabbing on Friday named locally as Azzam Raguragui

The Central Bank said the role of financial service providers in detecting and reporting in this area is vital.

Campbell O’Connor, which is closing down, to pay €280,000 after rebuke by regulator

IPL Plastics chief executive Alan Walsh said the results reflected “a solid start” to the year.

Company sees revenue drop 4.4 per cent to $141.8 million during quarter

Investec was advised by Investec Ireland Corporate Finance in relation to the sale of its wealth arm.

Company said Brexit and changes to its Irish business model had led to the decision to sell

Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG.

Boss Willie Walsh said loss was mainly driven by fuel costs and timing of Easter

FBD issued a trading update to investors in advance of its annual general meeting in Dublin on Friday.

Insurance company is holding its annual general meeting in Dublin on Friday

Food producers at the annual Dingle Food Festival, which could be affected by the Civil Defence issue. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Department of Defence to meet regulator next week for solution to Civil Defence issue

About €28,000 in cash from a house in  Dublin 24 was seized.  Photograph: An Garda Síochána Facebook page

Garda assisted in carrying out series of raids in Dublin and Kildare on Thursday morning

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President Michael D Higgins said the future of the EU needs a “vibrant political debate” as to the best path forward.

President calls on voters in the European elections to rediscover founding values of EU

An image of the drugs seized in Co Meath. Photograph: An Garda Síochána.

Man arrested following garda raid at property in Gormanston

Complaints about anti-social behaviour on the Dart almost doubled last year to 96 from 52 the previous year.

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said to be ‘concerned’ and taking issue ‘very seriously’

Smurfit chief financial officer Ken Bowles and chief executive Tony Smurfit at last year’s annual general meeting.

Tribute paid to retiring chairman Liam O’Mahony at group’s annual meeting

Gene Murtagh: he said Kingspan had a healthy project pipeline and intended to deploy up to €500m this year

Group says after its agm that it will ‘consider’ shareholder pay concerns

INM chief executive Michael Doorly and Murdoch MacLennan, INM non-executive chairman, at the company’s agm this week

Business Week: also in the news were INM, a new Central Bank chief and housing

Java Republic founder David McKernan will continue working with the company in a non-executive capacity as a brand ambassador. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish coffee distributor set for international expansion following deal with Cafento

Bank of Ireland has said it continued to deliver against its 2021 strategic targets during the first quarter. Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

Group, in a trading update, says it is on target to grow its wealth and insurance business

Irish citizens will vote in a referendum on divorce on  May 24th. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Citizens to vote on reducing time couples must be separated from four years to two

Lucan Sarsfields’ Harry Ladd scores a goal against Na Fianna at Parnell Park in the Dublin Senior Football Championship. Photograph: Info

Extrapolating results of report to all Dublin clubs equates to about €1bn locally

The road was closed to facilitate a Garda forensic examination but has since reopened.

Gardaí appeal for information about fatal single-vehicle crash in Fermoy

The INMO counts the number of patients who have been admitted to acute hospitals but who are waiting for a bed.

INMO says overcrowding problem has more than doubled since it started collating data

Gardaí wish to speak to any taxi drivers or other motorists who passed through the Red Cow complex on Sunday.

Incident occurred in the vicinity of the Red Cow in the early hours of Sunday morning

The road has been closed for a Garda forensic examination to take place. File image

Gardaí also investigate hit-and-run in Longford injuring father and two children

The assault occurred at approximately 10.25pm on Friday when a 44-year-old man was attacked by a lone male

Suspect removed items of his clothing and laid down on the street, gardaí have said

Shane Gannon pictured outside his home in Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

Shane Gannon suffered catastrophic injuries in a workplace accident in December 2013

Some 15.3% of new recruits in construction experienced a work-related injury in 2017, compared with an average among other groups of 4-5%. Photograph: Getty Images

Safety concerns remain over influx of inexperienced workers in the construction sector

The report revealed details of a legal battle between the IAA and its former chief executive Eamonn Brennan (pictured).

Group’s annual report also shows it is being sued for almost €800,000 by former chief

Then-minister for communications Pat Rabbitte (centre) at the launch of the National Broadband Strategy in 2012. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Business Week: also in the news were jobs; expansion plans; banks; and executive pay

Seizure took place following a ‘controlled delivery’ of drugs to a property in Co Meath

The State’s health watchdog found ‘urgent action’ was required to address fire safety risks at a Roscommon care centre. File photograph: David Sleator

Hiqa finds Tulsk facility did not take action recommended by previous inspection

Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath was in hot water for his comment about “political policing”.

Minister of State apologised to Garda Commissioner and told him: ‘I’m the bold minister who got into trouble there recently’

Temperatures will be well above average for the middle of April this weekend, although the warmest temperatures are expected to shift to the east on Saturday.

Area of high pressure down over Europe is bringing dry sunny conditions

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  makes a Brexit statement at Government Buildings. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

More jobs for Ireland, banking culture and executive pay were also in the spotlight

 Sabina Higgins and artist Pauline Bewick with President Michael D Higgins  at Áras an Uachtaráin where Ms Bewick was presented with the 2019 Kerry Association in Dublin Arts Award. Photograph:  Julien Behal

Kerry Association in Dublin Arts Award designed to recognise excellence in the arts

‘Huge strides’ have been made in recent years by charities in increasing transparency, Liz Hughes, chief executive of the Charities Institute Ireland, said.

Almost 66% of non-profit groups shrouded from scrutiny despite getting State support

Benefacts said 15% of non-profits did not comply with the statutory requirement to report on payroll costs in financial statements filed in 2018. File photograph: Getty

New report shows how finances of almost 20,000 groups hidden despite public funding

Gardaí believe the victim of the attack, a man in his 30s, was shot in the neck as part of a gangland feud in Co Louth.

Victim was shot in the neck at 2.45pm on February 26th at retail park in Drogheda

UK prime minister Theresa May and German chancellor Angela Merkel during a lighter moment at the start of this week’s emergency summit in Brussels. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/Reuters

Business Week: also in the news were US tax and trade, the economy, AIB and bad loans

The bank said the transaction would have a negligible impact on KBC Group’s profit and loss and capital ratio. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Portfolio sale set to close in coming months as seller shifts focus to retail, SME clients

Sean Corkery said he was “happy to be joining Datalex at this crucial time in the company’s development”.

Corkery is the chairman of Denis O’Brien’s engineering services company Actavo

A protest in 2016 at the Irish Glass Bottle site at Poolbeg calling for affordable housing. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Council welcomes ruling that will lead to building of 875 social and affordable homes

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dundrum Garda Station on 01-6665600.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to south Dublin incident involving motorcyclist and pensioner

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, with whom May is seeking consensus on a way forward for Brexit

Business Week: also in the news were unemployment, house prices, hotels and media

25/04/2017…news…File picture of A Bus Eireann bus in Dublin.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Private company won tender to take over six Dublin commuter routes from Bus Éireann

Defence Forces troops in a training exercise last year at the Glen of Imaal, Co Wicklow prior to deployment to Syria. Photograph: Collins

Government says Lebanese authorities failed to grant plane clearance to land in Beirut

Gardaí have arrested three people on suspicion of extortion as part of an ongoing investigation into illegal money lending in Co Sligo.

Family believed to be under investigation for illegal money lending in northwest

A picture  taken on February 14th, 1981 of the Stardust nightclub in Artane, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Relatives says they have fresh evidence and unheard testimony about 1981 nightclub blaze

David Silke, director of research at the Housing Agency with Brendan Kenny, deputy chief executive of Dublin City Council and Helene Schauer, (MVD, Austria). Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Local authority advocating ‘Vienna model’, which is a move away from home ownership

Boris Johnson said he would support Theresa May’s deal after she laid out a timeline for her departure. Photograph: Getty Images

Business Week: Big news for several Irish businessmen; mortgage woes; and housing

Teeling Whiskey founder and managing director Jack Teeling (right) said the company would look to build on the win.

Company received the award at a ceremony in the in London on Thursday

Natalia Szwedo with her children Sebastian (6) and Daniel (3); Ian Healy and Cherie Ellorig at Exchange Hall in Tallaght. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Group says nine or 10 people issued with eviction notices but expects number to rise

The Peter McVerry Trust has pointed out the Government’s figures do not include people sleeping rough.

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy ‘hugely disappointed’ with increase

A view of a MetroLink sign. Photograph: Tom Honan

National Transport Authority has confirmed the metro will terminate at Charlemont

Former Bishop of Kerry Eamonn Casey, photographed in his home in Surrey in south east England in 1999.

Diocese confirms gardaí were informed and person concerned was offered support

Jim Grant, who owns a school uniform supply shop called Grants on Manor St, opposes the plans.

Residents say proposal involves removal of public amenities and redirection of traffic

Independent midwife Philomena Canning is pictured outside the Four Court in Dublin with a group of supporters.

Promoter of home births had a long running legal dispute with the HSE

Three more bus routes are to switch from Dublin Bus to Go-Ahead Ireland from Sunday in a move that will mark the final phase of a privatisation plan that began in the capital in September. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

One in 10 of State firm’s routes were taken up by Go-Ahead Ireland after a tender process

 A scene from the Abbey Theatre’s new version of Edna O’Brien novel The Country Girls. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Theatre apologises after difficulty with system that sees ‘parts of the set fly in and out’

Volunteer collector Dora Bracken (84) pictured in Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Irish Cancer Society fears repeat of 2013 when snow, ice and rain hit fundraising drive

UK prime minister Theresa May speaking from  10  Downing Street: “All MPs have been willing to say is what they do not want.” Photograph:   Chris J Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Business Week: also in the news were mortgages, housing, Google and McDonald’s

There has been a steady increase in the percentage of people who are already alcohol dependent when they present. Photograph: Eric Luke

Percentage of people presenting for treatment who are already dependent climbing

Several units of the fire brigade is tackling a blaze at Donaghy’s Mill in Drogheda. Photograph: Anthony Murphy

Blaze at former Donaghy’s Mill site has sent plumes of smoke into the skies above town

UK prime minister Theresa May speaking to the house after losing a  second meaningful vote on her deal

Business Week: EU aghast as May’s attorney general torpedoes deal – but it isn’t dead yet

St Patrick’s Day will be cold and showery with temperatures of between seven and nine degrees. Photograph: Leverstock/ Getty

Rainfall across Connacht, midlands and south could lead to spot flooding

Business Plan Competition founder Bill McKiernan with 2018 winners Celine de Looze and Shona D’Arcy of Kids Speech Labs

Prize fund for Business Plan Competition 2019 has increased by €8,000

Sherry FitzGerald sells about 7,000 homes a year and has a 15 per cent share of the market.

Role has been vacant since Stephen McKenna left it to replace Mark FitzGerald as CEO

Alan Joyce, chief executive officer of Qantas Airways, walks past check-in counters during a media event.

Alex Jacquot sought advice from Qantas chief Alan Joyce on how to start an airline

Common language, single supervisory structure and expertise, and close ties with the UK financial sector among reasons firms choosing Dublin

Irish capital is ‘clear winner’, as 100 companies open offices in Dublin, report finds

Conor O’Kelly, chief executive of the NTMA. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

State’s debt agency aiming to raise between €14bn and €18bn of long-term debt this year

An aerial view of the crowd at Phoenix Park as Pope Francis attends the closing Mass at the World Meeting of Families in August, 2018. Photograph:  Liam McBurney-Pool/Getty Images

Parishioners in Bonnybrook will be worshipping at the altar used at the Papal Mass

Members of the march cross O’Connell bridge. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

March attended by groups including unions, left-wing political parties and charities

Gardaí have issued this CCTV image of the grey Toyota Avensis which was stolen from an address in Celbridge, on   February 14th last.  Photograph: An Garda Síochána

David Lynch was shot dead outside his home in Lucan, Dublin, at 2.15pm on March 1st

Lough Mask from the limestone pavement in Clonbur Forest.

Alarm raised after man in his seventies failed to return to shore in Co Mayo

French president Emmanuel Macron issued an open letter to citizens of the European Union urging them to mobilise for “the values of progress”. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty

Business Week: Cairn Homes prepares to break ground at RTÉ while Intel’s €3.5bn construction plans meet local opposition

The RSA said that while about 94 per cent of road users wear seatbelts, the cohort failing to tend to be young people.

Garda National Roads Policing Bureau has pointed to an increase in failure to wear belts

Patty Clement, EU chief operating officer at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Fionnuala Meehan, head of Google Ireland with Felicia Alakija (15) from Killinarden Community School, Tallaght at Inspiring the Future Ireland. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

More than 250 schoolgirls attend launch of campaign at Google’s offices in Dublin

FSAI chief executive Dr Pamela Byrne said it was “not acceptable” that consumers’ health be compromised. File photograph: Fennell Photography

Four businesses around country told to close over safety breaches in February

Garda preserve the scene at Blakestown Road in Dublin 15. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Victim shot on Blakestown Road had been under surveillance by gunmen

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar criticised Sinn Féin and pledged to take back control of local government from the party.

Taoiseach also heavilly criticises Sinn Féin and its leader Mary Lou McDonald in speech

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

Fr Eugene Greene pictured celebrating Mass in a Donegal parish prior to his conviction for sexual abuse. Photograph:  Eoin Mc Garvey

Eugene Greene was jailed for 12 years for 41 charges of sexual assault against 26 children

On average, 34 per cent of Irish catches by volume and value come from inside UK waters

A third of Irish catches are in UK waters, says department, amid warning of ‘severe impact’

Gardaí have recovered the head of an 800-year-old mummy, known as the Crusader, which was stolen from a crypt St Michan’s Church in Dublin recently.

Crypts at St Michan’s Church in Dublin were forced to close temporarily after break-in

Financial services companies posted the fastest rise in business activity, but also posted a decline in foreign demand.

AIB Ireland Services PMI figures for February also show growth of activity in the sector

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