Maria Bailey, a Dún Laoghaire TD, was stripped of her position as chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Housing.

Fine Gael TD was criticised for taking personal injury claim after falling from a swing

Shannondoc said the issue of staff shortages was particularly acute in more rural areas.

Shannondoc claims the permit system for non-EEA nationals is driving locums away

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin  in the GPO Dublin where he received the An Post International Recognition Award 2019. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fantasy novelist said he was ‘honoured’ as he received award at GPO, Dublin event

Gardaí are working on the theory Mr Hansard, and other locals, had previously appealed to the suspect to desist from having late night noisy gatherings at his home.

Paddy Hansard was left with head injuries including several bleeds on his brain

Detectives in Granard are investigating an organised crime gang involved in the international sale and distribution of stolen machinery as well as vehicle engines and parts. Photograph: iStock

Organised crime gang involved in sale and distribution of stolen machinery and engines

The bonus system rewards farmers for bringing livestock in before they turn 30 months.

Farmers claim they are not getting a fair price for animals at the factory gate

UK prime minister Boris Johnson accused MPs of “collaboration” with the EU to thwart Brexit.

Business Week: also in the news was global recession fear; aviation woes; and Budget 2020

The Central Bank has announced two new appointments to its senior management team.

Regulator also names new chief information officer

Aminex, the gas explorer and producer, delivered a corporate update to shareholders on Friday.

Company is awaiting approval from Tanzania for a project that could yield $40m

Irish Farmers’ Association representatives Angus Woods, Damian McDonald, and Joe Healy arrive for talks. Photograph: Tom Honan

Issue of bonuses paid for young cattle outstanding as talks to resume on Monday

The Irish Coastguard dispatched its Rescue 118 helicopter from Sligo. File Photograph: Irish Coast Guard / PA

Students at Coláiste Mhachaire Rabhartaigh all back in class after dramatic sea rescue

People in the water at White Rock beach in Killiney, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Beaches were shut on Friday following a wastewater overflow at the plant in Ringsend

The ESB shut down its Lough Ree power station in Lanesborough last month after falling foul of the EPA.

An Taisce has lodged an objection to the EPA’s intention to reissue licence to operate

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins has offered condolences to the family of Nóra Quoirin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

President, Taoiseach and French embassy offer sympathies and thank searchers

The Irish Coastguard dispatched its Rescue 118 helicopter from Sligo (stock image). Photograph: Irish Coast Guard / PA

Local boats assist in rescue as almost a dozen taken to hospital after getting into difficulty

It’s a good idea is to work out a budget for your weekly or monthly spend. Photograph: iStock

Manage your spending by creating and sticking to a realistic budget

Alan Ecock, who organised the installation, with assistant chief fire officer John Keogh in Stoneybatter. Photograph: Tom Honan

About 50 local people gathered on Saturday for unveiling after months of fundraising

A kite surfer makes the most of the windy weather in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Met Éireann issues a yellow weather alert for rainfall in several parts of the country

Some of the material deposited by diggers on a Fingal beach. Photograph: Sinead McCoy/An Taisce

Fingal County Council is criticised by environmental groups over methods to clean beaches

The seafront at Kilkee, Co Clare. Photograph: Alan Betson

Swimming ban put in place at popular Co Clare location after wastewater discharge

UK prime minister Boris Johnson is determined to lead Britain out of the EU before facing an election.

Business Week: Raft of corporate news included Ryanair on the ropes

Ryanair said it would not be making further comment so as to give Ryanair management space to respond to its claim

Airline says it is ‘disappointed’ with the ballot, and claims it has ‘no valid mandate’

Ires Reit chairman Declan Moylan and CEO Margaret Sweeney at last year’s AGM. Photograph Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Ires Reit eyes Brexit prospects, and points to ‘large mismatch’ in supply and demand

Sam Gilmour’s son Bob made the 17,500km journey from Tasmania to Co Antrim  to honour his late father’s wishes.

Former RAF fitter, whose remains were lost by Aer Lingus, ‘could never let go of Ireland’

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the town to contact them.

Cigarettes, alcohol and cash stolen while considerable damage was done to premises

(From left) Declan Gilmour, Kristen Hynes, Bob Gilmour and Sarah Gilmour. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Aer Lingus apologises to Irish emigrant after urn lost en route from Australia

DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau / PA

Business Week: also in the news was tax avoidance; and a terrible week for Ryanair

Aer Lingus chief executive Sean Doyle described the airline’s performance as “solid in a challenging market”.

Passenger charges row: Dublin Airport should be run by different people, says Willie Walsh

Passenger growth at Aer Lingus included the full year impact of routes to Philadelphia and Seattle launched in 2018.

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh said it was a ‘good performance’ from the company

Michael, a Simon Communities of Ireland service user attended the launch of the charity’s  Closing the Door on Homelessness campaign. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/ SON Photographic.

Simon Community marks 50 years with ‘closing the door on homelessness’ campaign

The inspection of the Department of Psychiatry, Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown was carried out in February.

Watchdog identifies serious breaches of regulations in its inspections at Connolly hospital

‘What is tough is watching the ridiculous behaviour of the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his foreign minister, Simon Coveney, trying to destroy, like wilful children, relations with an ancient and friendly neighbour’, Bruce Arnold writes in the Telegraph

Government’s ‘spaniel-like euro-eagerness’ criticised by commentator in newspaper article

Large waves break over the south pier in Arklow, Co Wicklow during Storm Diana in November 2017. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

Initiative running since 2015 and is designed to raise awareness of major storms

General view of Courtown Harbour in Co Wexford. Photograph: Google Street

Three or four men alleged to have been present when girl in her teens was attacked

The Garda putting  on display some of the guns and ammunition seized from organised crime gangs over the past four years. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

Senior detectives have said targeted operations since 2016 attack have saved 64 lives

The Garda has announced details of a reshuffle of responsibilities following a number of recent promotions.

New roles and responsibilities for several senior officers with immediate effect

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar insisted earlier this year that the funding for the Fair Deal scheme had not run out. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

Delay under scheme is worst in Dublin where 195 people are awaiting nursing home places

British prime minister Boris Johnson waves as he enters 10 Downing Street following his appointment by  Queen Elizabeth

Business week: also in the news was banker pay; AIB; Irish Glass Bottle site, and Nama

An allegation of assault on a girl at one of the Hyde & Seek creches was made to gardaí  in recent weeks.

Complaint was made around two weeks ago and predates the RTÉ Investigates broadcast

This screengrab shows Anne Davy of Hyde and Seek, Tolka Road, owner  shouting at children.

Company to appoint ‘expert external consultant’ to review management and service

An investigation was carried out by RTÉ  into Hyde & Seek, a company that runs four creches in Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Agency to be quizzed by Oireachtas committee on how centres could remain open

Tusla, the child and family agency, said the chain of Hyde & Seek chain of creches had been the subject of action in the past. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Child and family agency to examine whether further action required against Hyde & Seek

Barmaids Greta Brodersen and Julika Busch at Dublin’s Oktoberfest in 2017. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Organisers criticise ‘small minority’ driving ‘unprecedented increases’ in premium

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

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