Pope John Paul II in Drogheda, 1979. Photograph: The Irish Times

After Pope John Paul II’s visit to Ireland in 1979, crowds gathered to bid on the leftovers

People bathe at the public baths at Dún Laoghaire, circa 1925. Photograph: Dillon Family/National Library of Ireland Flickr Commons

August, 1928: ‘May I draw attention to the urgent need for better bathing places for ladies near Dublin, and particularly at Dalke(...)

A majority of students to not agree that 28 standard drinks makes a person too drunk to give sexual consent, a study has found. File photograph: Cathal McNaughton/PA Wire

More than two-thirds of students do not agree 28 units inhibits sexual consent – study

Photograph of John ‘Jackie’ Fricker taken in his youth on board a ship. Photograph: The Fricker family

Bottle found on Alaskan shore is traced to a cousin of Oscar-winning actor Brenda Fricker

Cash box taken and employee assaulted during incident at Blue Bell Luas stop

The Luger pistol recovered by Gardaí on Monday night. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Gardaí tried to intercept car in Corbally area when driver took evasive action’

November 1931: Evening dressed drinkers buying at a US bar during prohibition. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

An Irish Times reporter on a US assignment in 1928 witnesses the rise of speakeasies

Tommy Fitzgerald (17) was last seen in Drogheda two weeks ago. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Tommy Fitzgerald (17) last seen two weeks ago, may frequent Cashel and Rathfarnham

A fire was started at the bottom of the flyover in the Bogside area of Derry. Photograph: Aoife Moore/PA Wire

City sees sixth successive night of trouble following Twelfth of July celebrations

A customs officer seen with the shipment discovered on Wednesday. Photograph: Revenue

Illegal shipment of 7.9 million cigarettes discovered aboard vessel from Rotterdam

‘You need a reality check’. Photograph: ITV/Twitter/Screengrab

After England exited World Cup, Keane and Ian Wright engaged in lively TV exchange

Murder weapon: In 1881, a man accused of murder in Monkstown didn’t own a razor, but preferred to go to a barber’s in Dublin. Photograph: Illustration/iStock

Dublin, 1881: ‘He struck a match and on examining her, found blood flowing . . .’

‘What to do when you find a frog in your lettuce?’ Photograph: Shevaughan Tolputt/Twitter

‘This type of incident, while incredibly rare, can naturally occur with fresh produce’

The marriage of George, Duke of York, and princess Mary of Teck. Photograph: Wikipedia commons

Congratulating the royal family on an engagment wasn’t a given in Ireland in 1893

A rainfall warning has been issued for a number of areas. Photograph: Alan Betson

Bank Holiday weather: Met Éireann predicts scattered thunderstorms and spot flooding

Gardaí in Dublin seized a shotgun, drugs and a sum of cash on Monday. Photograph: An Garda Síochána/Facebook

Cocaine, heroin, mixing agent ‘worth more than €1m’ found after car stopped in Finglas

The toil is long: One of those involved in erecting the slogan said it was a “mammoth task”.

Ben Bulben no longer says ‘No’ as fresh slogans are proposed for Sligo mountain

Rathfarnham, circa 1905. Photograph: National Library Ireland/Flickr Commons

In 1883, a local ‘terror’ paid an evening visit to an elderly couple’s cottage in Knocklyon

Constables were sent to number 48 Cork Street to investigate the claims. Photograph: iStock

In 1872, a man walked into a police station in the capital with a grim admission to make

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward. Photograph: Frank Miller

Pedestrian (22) hospitalised with head injuries following incident in Swords

Big Tom McBride has died aged 81. Photograph: Bigtomcountry.com

President pays tribute to ‘one of the most charismatic and influential’ country artists

The man remains in custody at Buncrana Garda station. Photograph: Google Street View

Suspect assaulted taxi driver with knife, forced him to drive over Border to Donegal

Olta Dodaj has been missing since Wednesday

Appeal for help made to Irish Albanian community in effort to locate Olta Dodaj (17)

Main St, Kilcoole, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Google Street View

Light-coloured saloon car failed to remain at scene of incident in early hours of Saturday

The Mall, Waterford, in January 1901. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr Commons

In 1899, a young boy died after a fit. Suspicions arose when his brother soon met the same fate

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed

Minister for Agriculture says now is no time for farmers to be ‘shy about looking for help’

Heavy rainfall has been predicted in the coming days. Photograph: Alan Betson

Rain expected to last from Thursday evening to Friday with 30mm – 50mm of rain due in places

The road has been closed pending an examination of the scene. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Two other males (19 and 21) hospitalised with serious injuries after car hits wall

Dancing at the Metropole in Dublin in 1968. Photograph: Kevin McMahon

In the mid-1930s, Irish clergymen went to court to ‘stop to the evil of all-night dances’

Dundalk station: Fr McKeone caught the 12pm train to Dublin in May, 1927. File photograph: James P. O’Dea/National Library of Ireland Flickr commons

In 1928, after days of dredging a Co Louth quarry, a black bundle emerged in the water

The Irish Times: Front page on February 27th, 1947

Seventy years ago, some houses were left nearly fully covered after heavy blizzards

Snow fall on the Naas dual carriage way near Rathcoole, Co Dublin, on January 10th, 1982. Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Some 100,000 homes and businesses lost power. Buses stopped. There were bread riots

Esra Uyrun has been missing since 2011. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Esra Uyrun was 38 when she went missing from her Clondalkin home in February 2011

Dublin Zoo’s latest arrival. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Dublin Zoo

Facility welcomes second new arrival in two weeks following birth of Asian elephant

‘That’s all wrong, it wasn’t a goose...” Photograph: iStock

Drake news: In 1942, a reluctant reporter was sent on a wild goose chase in Dublin

Prussia Street in the 1970s. Photograph: Pat Langan

In 1970, gardaí struggled to find the cause of a fire that ‘almost completely destroyed’ a woman’s remains

In 1909, Mary Walker was due back at work in the evening, but did not return from her afternoon walk. Photograph: iStock illustration

When Mary Walker didn’t return from her break in 1909, a grim discovery was made

The Choice Music Prize shortlist for Irish Album of the Year has been announced

James Vincent McMorrow, Lankum and Marlene Enright among 2017 nominees

Vaseline, geared towards the owners of dishwashing hands

A look at a selection of advertisements printed in ‘The Irish Times’ in the 1950s

Decked out in Switzer’s best in the 1960s

A look at a selection of advertisements printed in ‘The Irish Times’ in the 1960s

‘Darling, you look tired,’ he said

A look at a selection of advertisements printed in ‘The Irish Times’ in the 1940s

Windy in Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson

Alert for seven counties issued by Met Éireann with gusts of up to 110km/h in parts

A house robbery in Blackrock in 1923 quickly turned into a shootout. Photograph: iStock/illustration

Amid a string of thefts around Christmas in 1923, one lucky homeowner was left with a bullet hole in his hat

In 1892, a letter writer put up an argument defending those who marry their cousins. Photograph: Getty

‘When I fell in love with my cousin my mind soon changed’: Debate rages on front page in 1892

‘Their first spat’. Photograph: iStock/Illustration

This short story about fighting spouses appeared in The Weekly Irish Times 125 years ago

What do women really want in men? One letter writer in 1892 thought they had the answer. Photograph: ilbusca/iStock/illustration

‘They like honesty of purpose and consideration; they like men who believe in women’

The ‘Burning of Cork’, St Patrick’s Street, Cork, 1920. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr Commons

In 1920, a mob raided the newspaper’s offices after the publication of a controversial pastoral letter

Clonliffe Avenue, Dublin. Photograph: Google Street View

Man discovered unconscious on Clonliffe Avenue in early hours of Friday

Drugs discovered by gardaí during a search operation in Tallaght. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Heroin and Zopiclone discovered during search of house and car on Thursday

Simon Coveney was asked if the ‘kerfuffle’ over the phase one deal was worth it

‘Do you feel slightly guilty?’: Tánaiste questioned over Border assurances

Heavy snowfall in Westmeath on Sunday morning. Photograph: David Clarke/Twitter

Met Éireann issues three weather alerts as conditions remain treacherous

Reverend Watson was accused of being drunk during service at a hearing in 1869. Photograph: iStock/illustration

In 1876, a workman made a grim discovery at his employer’s cottage near Kenmare

An argument over a marriage proposal between a Leitrim farmer and his son boiled over in 1902. Photograph: iStock/illustration/file

In 1902, a dispute between father and son boiled over following a hasty marriage offer

In 1902, police followed a ‘priest’ through Dublin after a chance encounter on North Earl Street. Photograph: iStock/illustration

Costume capers in 1902: ‘He raised his hand and blessed the giver, saying the blessing was better than money’

The road is closed to facilitate a technical examination. File photograph: Alan Betson

Driver (26) pronounced dead at scene of single-vehicle crash in Co Louth overnight

The puppies were concealed in the back of a vehicle. Photograph: An Garda Síochána/Twitter

Gardaí discover shipment of puppies aged six to eight weeks in plastic containers

The Dubliners members John Sheahan Kenna, Barney McKenna, Eamonn Campbell and Ronnie Drew in the Shelbourne Hotel in 1992. Photograph: Pat Langan

Musician who began playing with band in 1980s dies ‘after short illness’

In 1922 in Co Waterford two neighbouring families were on bad terms ‘owing to the trespass of cattle’.

James Flynn never held a revolver before, but on a summer night in 1926, he had a dispute to settle

La Mancha, pictured in 1926 shortly after it was gutted by a fire

A gardener arrived to the ‘La Mancha’ house in 1926 and quickly saw things weren’t right

Jerry O’Donnell is missing from Churchill in Co Donegal. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Jerry O’Donnell (46) last seen at 6.20am on Wednesday in Churchill area

Green Street Court House, Dublin, where William O’Neill was sentenced to death. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ File

In 1927, Mary O’Brien made a grisly discovery when she called to a neighbour’s house for milk

Lotto players are being advised by the National Lottery to check their tickets

‘Speculation is rife as to who the owner of the winning ticket might be,’ says store owner

A modern view of the Echlin Buildings, Echlin Street, Dublin. Photograph: Google Street View

Killing on Echlin Street: In 1894, prosecutors used forensic evidence to secure conviction

Gardaí made the discovery during a car search at a Carlow checkpoint. Photograph: Getty Images

John Fitzgerald arrested after money found during search of vehicle at Carlow checkpoint

Photograph: iStock

In 1904 a ‘tramp’ named Thomas Coyne learned Mary Carrol was ill and insisted he could cure her

The Knock burial ground in Belfast. Photograph: Belfast City Council

On a Sunday evening in 1884, gravedigger William Spence had an unexpected visitor

John Burns is missing from Newbridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

John Burns was last seen on Dublin’s O’Connell Street on Tuesday

A section of Kileely Road, Limerick. Photograph: Google Street View

Man (40) suffered serious injuries in incident on Kileely Road, later died in hospital

Cystic Fibrosis campaigner Orla Tinsley. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fundraising page started for Orla Tinsley’s operation has gathered more than $50,000

The Royal Hotel in Eyre Square, Galway, circa 1936. Photograph: Kennys Bookshop Galway

When Alice Burns returned her engagement ring to Thomas Parry in the post in 1884, he boarded a train to Galway

Before and after: The opening paragraph as it appeared on Thursday morning (left) and the darker typeface that appeared later in the day.

Owner of TheLiberal.ie opts for light-coloured font to address copyright breaches

Customers and staff of Garryduff XL Stores celebrate with owner Umesh Kumar (left), his wife Rozalia Csemer (centre) and their son (2). Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Latest jackpot brings total Irish EuroMillions winnings to over €1 billion

Gardaí seized 30kg of cannabis as the result of a controlled delivery. Photograph: An Garda Síochana/Facebook

Gardaí and customs track delivery as part of targeted crackdown on drug trafficking

St Finan’s Hospital in Killarney, formerly the site of Killarney District Lunatic Asylum. Photograph: Google Street View

In 1888, police arriving to a Co Kerry house found the bloodied body of 13-year-old Patrick Doyle lying among debris in the yard

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after pedestrian aged in his 80s fatally injured on Saturday

A wooden toe from Egypt has been examined by scientists in Switzerland. Photograph: Matja Kacicnik/University of Basel

Artificial toe from Egypt likely ‘one of the oldest prosthetic devices in human history’

Two men were injured in a car crash in Dublin on Friday morning. Photograph: Frank Miller/Files

Man pronounced dead at scene of two-car crash in city, driver taken to Mater Hospital

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward. Photograph: Frank Miller

Sole occupant of HGV (early 60s) pronounced dead at scene of incident on N25 on Monday

Soldiers are seen outside Buckingham Palace in London as military personnel are deployed around the country after the UK’s terror status was elevated to critical. The Manchester attack has prompted the Taoiseach to hold a meeting of security agencies. Photograph: Getty

Government and security agencies discuss threats following Manchester bombing

Some NCT test centres have considerably higher pass rates than others. File Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

Highest pass rate in any vehicle test centre is 55 per cent, according to latest statistics

According to reports, Donald Trump revealed highly classified information during a meeting with Russian officials. Photograph: Getty Images

What exactly did Trump speak about with Russian officials, and why is it problematic?

Gardaí seized a quantity of cannabis at Cherry Orchard Drive on Friday. Photograph: Google Street View

29-year-old held for questioning after gardaí stop car in Ballyfermot on Friday evening

Gardaí have asked any witnesses to the crash to contact them. Photograph: Frank Miller

17-year-old driver fatally injured in single-vehicle crash on Friday evening

The Chuckle Brothers: the late, former first minister of Northern Ireland Ian Paisley with the late deputy first minister Martin McGuinness, smiling after being sworn in to the Northern Ireland Assembley, Stormont, in May 2007. Photograph: Paul Faith/Pool/PA Wire

Images of old enemies sitting together beamed around world

Senator Ned O’Sullivan believes seagulls are problematic in cities. Photographs: The Irish Times/Courtesy Fianna Fáil

Ned O’Sullivan unruffled by ‘mockery’ as UK council now imposes fines for feeding gulls

A group of men watch as one of their number goes to kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle, circa 1880. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Top tips: ‘Tickle the tourist as the good angler tickles a trout. The tourist will bite, too!’

A truck has overturned on a slip road inbound at the M50. Photograph: An Garda Síochána/Twitter

Emergency services attend scene near Naas Road N7 following incident on Saturday

Photograph: State Library of South Australia

Remarkable ship stopped on the Liffey months after a police ploy to catch a notorious serial killer

David Cregan is missing from his home in Raheny, Dublin. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

David Cregan (14) was last seen in Raheny Village with his mother on Friday evening

Wellington Street in Waterford city. Photograph: Google Street View

Four firefighters hospitalised amid ‘difficult’ conditions at blaze on Sunday night

From ‘Losers of Brexit’ to ‘A magnificent moment’, here’s what the papers had to say

Michael Peakin, NBRU Branch Secretary Broadstone photographed outside Busarus this morning. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Welsh fans affected by stoppages as tweets highlight mixed support for strikers

Sue the goat on her way to the parlour in Co Kildare on Wednesday morning. Photograph: @Anna_Dairy on Twitter

Met Éireann forecasts further heavy rain and blustery conditions for Wednesday night

Gardaí have released an image of the drugs seized during an operation in Raheny on Thursday. Photograph: An Garda Síochána/Twitter

Man and woman detained as cocaine and cannabis found at house in Raheny area

Maureen Haughey has died aged 91. Photograph: Eric Luke

Micheál Martin leads tributes to ‘wonderfully warm, dignified and intelligent woman’

Photograph: Renphoto/Getty Images

These stories appeared on the front page of The Weekly Irish Times in 1888

120 years ago, James Kelly was found murdered on the morning he was to be married

The Porsche AG 911 Targa. File image: Bloomberg

In 2015, new Irish registrations of Porsche hit highest number since peak in 2006

A new study has aimed to explain the reasons behind pandas’ black and white fur. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The California researchers who explained zebra stripes take a look at giant pandas

Gardaí have closed the road pending a forensic examination. Photograph: Frank Miller

Man in his 40s pronounced dead at scene at Cuffesgrange on Saturday morning

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