Tory leadership hopeful Boris Johnson brandishing a kipper during a hustings debate this week

Business Week: also in the news were the budget, tax, fiscal prudence and Ardagh

Ireland’s Tadgh Furlong and Garry Ringrose with France’s Demba Bamba  in their Six Nations clash  at the Aviva Stadium in March. The men’s international game now accounts for 81 per cent of all IRFU revenues. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA Wire

Men’s professional rugby delivered 96% of non-exceptional revenues for sports body

Echelon Data Centres’ first tranche of capacity will come on stream at its Clondalkin site in the second quarter of 2021.

Bord Pleanála dismisses appeal against planning permission for 100MW centre

Sharon Greene, one of the organisers, wrote to supporters on Thursday to reveal that the market will be discontinued.

Organisers ‘devastated’ at closure of market that more than doubled its visitors last year

Irish Water said it is making progress to reduce the current national leakage rate of 43 per cent.

Irish Water launches water conservation campaign as half admit to wasting water

A technical and forensic examination of the scene is underway and the road remains closed.

Gardaí investigating incident on the N25 in Waterford at about 3.30pm on Tuesday

A Garda spokeswoman confirmed the incident is alleged to have occurred at the end of June.

Girl has alleged she was taken to a shed on the grounds of a derelict property

In the security sector, the total cost of sick leave in the Defence Forces increased by 17 per cent from €8.7 million in 2017 to €10.2 million last year, while, in the Garda, the total cost increased by almost 20 per cent from €13.3 million to €15.9 million. Photograph: iStock

Statistics published on Tuesday also show savings have been made since 2014 reforms

Dun Laoghaire RNLI said the weather conditions were good and there was clear visibility.

Dun Laoghaire RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch at 3.52pm

Plans envisage a move to providing drug counselling, addiction treatment and other health interventions for users.

Proposal envisages health interventions but stops short of full-blown decriminalisation

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt at this week’s ITV Conservative leadership debate.

Business Week: also in the news was spending, jobs, Ryanair and Dublin Port

Development will link the peninsula to the centre of the city while introducing a large public realm for the first time.

Development will create 800 jobs and support up to 400 short term construction roles

Diversified energy and services group DCC is to hold its annual general meeting on Friday. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Diversified energy and services group is to hold its annual general meeting on Friday

Cairn Homes group finance director Tim Kenny, chairman John Reynolds, and chief executive Michael Stanley

Tim Kenny to take up a new senior management position in a private Irish company

  Pre-budget submission:  Averil Power, chief executive of the  Irish Cancer Society,  with   Joan Burton TD and  Frank O’Rourke TD. Photograph: Robert Saunders, Irish Cancer Society

Irish Cancer Society says patients and families are ‘under siege’ in budget submission

Austin Stack (L) alleged three separate Garda investigations have been carried out in an “uncooperative, disingenuous and disgraceful manner”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Family argue investigation was flawed, evidence went missing, information ‘supressed’

Phelim Quinn, chief executive of the Health Information and Quality Authority. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Latest inspection reports from health watchdog highlights several shortcomings

Salvage teams work to retrieve debris from the wreckage of Air France flight 447 off the coast of Brazil in 2009.

From Amelia Earhart to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, planes have simply vanished

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney appealed for politicians on all sides to work together  on Brexit.

Tánaiste issues stark warning to businesses and says political structures will be strained

Many passengers of Ryanair’s 11.30pm Paris Beauvais to Dublin flight took to social media to vent their frustration.

Paris flight to Dublin landed more than 13 and half hours late

Denis Desmond described the US State Department advice about Longitude as “beyond ridiculous”

Garda sources say they suspect men who tried to rush club door had been at festival

German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier and President Michael D Higgins in Berlin on Wednesday. Photograph: Getty Images

Business Week: also in the news were changes in Europe, debt, tax and the banks

AIB said the costs of developing medium- to high-density apartments were “still too high”.

AIB report finds construction of large apartment schemes outside Dublin unviable

The Oireachtas is currently examining the cost of insurance premiums and other difficulties facing the sector.

Doherty tells Oireachtas committee industry is citing fraud to justify high premiums

More than 99 per cent of tents at the Glastonbury Festival were taken home, co-organiser Emily Eavis said. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Almost all tents taken home after Glastonbury festival

One Family said targeted measures are needed that ‘support one-parent families to lift themselves out of poverty’.

Pre-budget submission argues problem must be tackled as ‘these families among worst off’

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: he  has been criticised for not doing enough to protect landlords

Landlords claim they are being ‘demonised’ for the State’s failure in home-building

The crowd at an alternative Pride event on  Rosie Hackett Bridge in Dublin on Saturday listen to LGBT activist Izzy Kamikaze deliver a speech. Photograph: Alan Betson

Group protests the involvement of uniformed gardaí and corporations in march

Phil Hogan, has insisted the deal would protect food and environmental standards.

Brussels believes deal will wipe out about €4bn in annual customs duties on EU exports

Almost 250 nurses were assaulted in HSE-run hospitals in the first half of this year, new figures show. Image: iStock.

INMO says incidents arise due to overcrowded ‘pressure cooker environment’

Boris Johnson was adamant there is only a very small possibility of a no-deal Brexit. He also pledged to bypass parliament to bring about a ‘do-or-die Brexit’ if necessary. And all Dublin can do is look on. Photograph: Hannah Mckay/Reuters

Business Week: also in the news was housing; the budget; INM; and power of social media

Elaine Sullivan won the top prize in the emerging category at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards last year. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Move will involve transition of leadership from founder Elaine Sullivan to Tim Pearson

Bank of Ireland credit cards issued in the Republic are not impacted by the sale of its UK portfolio. Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

As of last year, business contributed £35m of total income with £36m operating expenses

Pharma services business Open Orphan said admission and dealings in its ordinary shares of 0.1 pence each on AIM and Euronext Growth Dublin would commence at 8am on Friday under the ticker ORPH

Company chief executive Cathal Friel says it has ‘a clear growth strategy’ for shareholders

Providence’s “key commercial milestone” was the negotiation and signing of the Barryroe farm-out agreement.

No bonuses for executives but O’Reilly package rises 18% to €470,000

National Library of Ireland director Sandra Collins displays the library’s new safe storage for the national published collections. Photograph: Alan Betson

Improved safety after devastating fires at Notre Dame and National Museum of Brazil

Asali, the baby Western lowland gorilla, is said to be thriving at Dublin zoo.

Zoo part of European breeding programme for endangered western lowland gorillas

Majella Moynihan: has received apologies for her treatment in the 1980s for becoming pregnant by another garda. Photograph: RTÉ

Garda Commissioner confirms trawl of files discovers cases that ‘bear similarities’

Gardaí were called to an apartment at Bonham Street in Dublin’s Liberties early on Wednesday after a woman was fatally stabbed. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Investigating gardaí suspect arrested man and desceased were known to each other

Women smokers have a significantly higher increased risk compared to men, according to new research.

Research shows that men who smoke can lower sperm count of their sons

The Luke Kelly statue after being daubed with black paint.

Meeting to take place on Wednesday to discuss removal of black paint from structure

Eir chief executive Carolan Lennon said the firm is prepared to take part in a retendering process for the broadband plan.

Telecoms firm tells Oireachtas committee it is ‘certain’ plan can be delivered for €1bn

Panti Bliss, real name Rory O’Neill, pictured with the outfit worn by him when he made the ‘Noble Call’ speech  as it goes on display in the National Museum of Ireland,  Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Dress worn by performer during ‘Noble Call’ speech goes on display at National Museum

Boris Johnson (pictured) and foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt are the two remaining candidates for the Tory leadership.

Business Week: also in the news was jobs; houses; economy; and banker accountability

The wholesale price of dairy products dropped by 5 per cent in May compared to the same month last year.

Fruit and vegetables were up 8.8%, while dairy products were down 5% year-on-year

Petroneft chairman David Golder said 2018 was “a year of significant change” for the company. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Company highlights geopolitical uncertainty in Russia as challenge to investment climate

Siptu’s Paul Bell has said he hopes an agreement can be reached to avert planned strikes next week.

Healthcare support staff called off a threatened strike on Thursday to allow for talks

The CSO published geographical profiles on income in the Republic related to the year 2016 on Thursday. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

Social welfare makes up more than half of income in a quarter of households, CSO says

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has announced that a structural remediation programme will begin on Thursday.

Some 22 schools built by Western Building Systems were found to have structural flaws

The team used playbacks of robin song to stimulate responses from birds who were territory holders. Photograph: Getty Images

Birdsong being drowned out, research from Queen’s University finds

Officials said it was clear the problem of stray or unwanted horses has not gone away. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Officials tell Oireachtas that seizing horses is a time consuming and high-risk activity

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Stephen Donnelly said on Sunday that the future roll-out of a new HIV prevention programme  will be undermined. File photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil says thousands of people are being turned away from sexual health clinics

Gardaí at a  house on Ashford Street, Stoneybatter where a body was found on Sunday. Photograph: Tom Honan

Daughter believed to have found man in his 30s dead at home in Stoneybatter on Sunday

Mary Ryan, who had been missing since December

Mary Ryan (54) was last seen at Clonard Park, Waterford, at the end of last year

Boris Johnson during the launch of his campaign to become leader of the Conservative  Party and prime minister at the Sky Loft, Millbank Tower, Westminster. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Business Week: Also in the news was Government spending; tourism; and housing

The researchers wanted to find out how often home care workers have to put up with verbal abuse.

Cramped living conditions, dementia, and unpredictable work schedules identified as risk factors

Fever Ray - real name Karin Elisabeth Dreijer Andersson - performs live at Fabrique in Milano, Italy, last year. Photograph: Mairo Cinquetti / Getty Images

Research published in the British Medical Journal calls for warnings to be issued at gigs

Gardaí investigating the fatal stabbing of a homeless man on O’Connell Street in Dublin have identified the victim as Peter Donnelly, who was originally from Kilkenny.

Suspect arrested 15 minutes after fatal altercation which was recorded on CCTV

Staff on board the train located a nurse who went to the woman’s assistance.

GP who helped with delivery says he got gloves from the catering trolley

Karelian Diamond Resources chairman Prof Richard Conroy. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Group demanding egm at exploration company to remove a majority of existing board

Ballymun in Dublin was deemed a litter black spot and placed at the foot of the Irish Business Against Litter anti-litter league rankings. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Kilkenny tops rankings, but almost a quarter of towns surveyed were in some way littered

Angela Kerins, chief executive of Rehab, arriving for the PAC meeting in 2014. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Supreme Court found committee acted unlawfully in treatment of former Rehab chief in 2014

US president Donald Trump during a bilateral meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Shannon airport. Photograph:Getty Images

Business Week: Also in the news was tax, Central Bank turmoil, and the ‘green wave’

Jobseeker’s allowance applications represented 61.8 per cent of all new registrations.

Overall annual decrease of 19.5%, or 18,459, in the number of long-term claimants

Central Bank’s mortgage market measures are aimed at enhancing the resilience of borrowers and banking sector.

Central Bank figures show breakdown of mortgage lending for 2018

The Puck Fair is one of hundreds of festivals that could be under threat if the Civil Defence fails to renew its licence.

Legal issue with Department of Defence licence threatened hundreds of events

KPMG building on St Stephen’s Green. The professional services firm was appointed as procurement adviser on the national broadband plan in 2014. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Firm estimates that to restart the project from scratch would set it back five years

An estimate suggests that 350,000 excess deaths annually in the EU can be attributed to burning fossil fuels.

Air pollution is a significant health risk with the elderly and sick children most vulnerable

Detectives from PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch have launched a murder investigation into the disappearance of  Pat (William) McCormick.

Pat McCormick (55) from Co Down was last seen in Comber on Thursday May 30th

Irish Farmers’ Association president Joe Healy said the fever could wipe out Ireland’s entire pig stock.

Minister for Agriculture calls for vigilance as ‘rampant’ African swine fever spreads

Permanent TSB chief executive Jeremy Masding apologised to customers for the tracker mortgage scandal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Business Week: also in the news were exports; Trump; Brexit; and house prices

Tom Kennedy and Ray Nolan, founders of  travel website Hostelworld. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish company, which held its AGM on Friday, expects to meet target for ’modest earnings’ for the year

The Central Bank said household deposits recorded a net inflow of €472 million in April.

Latest money and banking statistics from the Central Bank show lending increased by 1.9%

Irish businessman Richard Conroy is at the centre of another investor dispute. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Karelian Diamonds has received demand to hold an emergency general meeting

The proceeds from the deal will be reinvested in Legal & General’s growing core businesses.

Deal for £242 million subject to approval but is expected to be completed later this year

Wizz Air’s chief executive József Váradi (left), said the airline had delivered record passenger numbers and revenues.

Low-cost airline welcomes annual results showing record passenger numbers carried

Carl McCann, chairman of Total Produce, speaking at the AGM of the company in Dublin earlier this month.

Irish fruit and vegetable provider issued a short trading statement on Friday

President Michael D Higgins in Maeve O’Neill’s garden, Grounded: Growing Conversations Around Mental Illness. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Highest ever number of gold medals awarded to show gardens, says Bord Bia

One relative said that her mother was still in bed at 2pm one day, while another stated that she had to clean the resident’s nails when visiting. File photograph: Getty

Watchdog hears complaint that tea served in dining room only because inspectors present

Fianna Fáil’s Mary Hanafin (left) and Kate Feeney (right) who were elected in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Women likely to secure less than a quarter of all seats in local government despite increase

The hearse with the remains of Jan Kaminski arriving at Mount Jerome Victorian Chapel, Dublin on May 27th, 2019. Photograph: Tom Honan / THE IRISH TIMES

Life of Holocaust survivor celebrated in humanist ceremony in capital

UK prime minister Theresa May reacts as she delivers a speech announcing her resignation. Photograph: Chris J. Ratcliffe / Bloomberg

Business Week: also in the news were tax warnings; property prices; and media woes

In a note to investors on Friday, Aminex said it had appointed Tom Mackay as interim chief executive.

Oil and gas explorer appoints interim chief executive as Jay Bhattacherjee exits

Alison Cowzer  co-founder and CEO of East Coast Bakehouse: ‘The challenge is around the cultural issues.’

New statistics from the CSO show that women missing out on top jobs in companies

Ailbhe Smyth, former co-director of Together for Yes, said there were less Irish women accessing UK abortion services.

Groups are marking the one year anniversary of the referendum to repeal the eighth

The court heard that electrical works carried out by Mr Power were not in accordance with the national wiring rules and had the potential to cause serious injury to a homeowner and his family. Photograph: Getty Images

Frank Power of Kildinan, Co Cork, pleaded guilty to two offences before District Court

Pictured at the Eco Unesco  Young Environmentalist Awards 2019 are the winners of the senior category, Alice McGrath (16), Jessie Huang (16) and Faramade Owoade (16), from Ashbourne Comproject focussed on the plastic pollution crisis by developing a range of different art pieces. Photograph: Kenneth O Halloran

Winning entries at Young Environmentalist Awards focussed on pollution of waterways

In a statement on Thursday, Tusla accepted the findings and said steps have since been taken to improve standards.

National Review Panel to publish ‘scathing’ report on handling of Galway case by agency

Minister for Justice wants European football’s governing body to do more to allay safety concerns.

Minister for Justice said more must be done to ensure safety as Arsenal player skips final

Almost one in five said they engaged in regular binge drinking sessions, while 44% reported weekly drinking.

Drinkaware Index also shows high numbers of Irish adults are hazardous drinkers

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

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