Saturday’s number surpassed Christmas Eve’s previously record breaking figure of 11,182 cases. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Number of patients in country’s hospitals with virus falls to 378 with 87 in ICU

‘We are very vulnerable to sudden, unsustainable surges of infection, such as we are seeing at the moment,’ said chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Situation continuing to place an ‘enormous burden’ health system, says Holohan

‘We have now run out of time,’ the festival said in a statement. Photograph: Kieran Frost/Redferns

‘We have now run out of time,’ organisers say as council refuses to reverse licencing decision

Danny DeVito: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is looking for the actor’s Irish double

The Gang film in Dublin: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia looking for star’s Irish double

Ye Vagabonds: Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn at Clashganny Lock, in Co Carlow. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Folk duo Ye Vagabonds are on a tour of Ireland’s inland waterways, playing free outdoor gigs

Ryanair: the airline will withdraw its Northern Ireland flights by the end of October. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty

UK government levies €15.20 on airlines for passengers travelling up to 3,200km on single journey

Emilio Flores Márquez, the world’s oldest person living (male). Photograph: Guinness World Records

Emilio Flores Márquez born on eighth day of eighth month in eighth year of 20th century

Railtours Ireland chief executive Jim Deegan at Limerick station with 2020’s Emerald Pullman. Photograph: Railtours Ireland

Emerald Pullman service will depart for destinations across Ireland on a private train

Anthony Hall’s boat when it was moored at Lowtown in Co Kildare. Photograph: Anthony Hall

Waterways Ireland has deemed Anthony Hall’s self-build craft an ‘illegal construction’

Hikes in Ireland received an average rating of 87.3 our of 100 points. Photograph: irelandscontentpool.com

Irish routes received the highest ratings in Europe, an analysis of online reviews shows

Luis Gomezcala  on his barge Slainte with his partner Kristina Moiseja and baby Sophia  at Castleknock, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘Castleknock is a great place, the community here is great...We take care of each other’

The body of the deceased was moved from the port to the city morgue where a postmortem is due to take place. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/ Bloomberg

The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon at a shipping premises in the port

Saoirse Duane, Karen Cowley and Caoimhe Barry of Wyvern Lingo are gearing up for the release of their second album, Awake You Lie. Photograph: Miguel Ruiz

Wyvern Lingo on the pluses of working in Berlin and Ireland’s chance to change

Rouzbeh Rashidi: ‘First and foremost I’m a cinephile.’

Video: Rouzbeh Rashidi runs a society in Dublin to promote experimental films

The Swords shebeen has several drinks on tap. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Swords shebeen at least third such premises to be found by gardaí since New Year’s Eve

Some of the front pages of newspapers showingg coverage of the events in Washington.

The violence in Washington DC dominated front pages across the globe on Thursday

When shopping online from a UK business, contact the business before check-out to see if it operates as DAP or DDP and if it is VAT registered in the State. Photograph: iStock

Pricewatch: With import charges, VAT, longer delivery times buying Irish might be cheaper

Shoppers in Dublin city centre on  New Year’s Eve. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Nphet warns 9,000 additional new cases will be reported in coming days

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan: ‘Nphet reiterates its view that the current set of measures will not be sufficient to interrupt transmission patterns to the extent necessary.’

Letter to Minister recommends Level 5 restrictions be implemented for six weeks as ‘matter of urgency’

Passengers at Heathrow Airport in London attempting to make their way out of London on Sunday night.

‘People arrived after us and . . . it’s just chaos,’ according to a Dublin-bound passenger

A simple train set can make for an ideal Christmas present that can kickstart a lifelong hobby. Photograph: Glen Murphy

Free time during lockdown provided the perfect opportunity to dive back into an old hobby

A man in his 40s has been arrested. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Items were found during a search of a property in Ballymun on Saturday

The new cases were detected from 7,410 tests, representing a 3.7 per cent positivity rate. Photograph: Lex van Lieshout/EPA

Other areas may move to Level 3 but ‘nothing inevitable about it’, says Dr Ronan Glynn

Van Morrison: ‘I’m not telling people what to do or think, the government is doing a great job of that already.’ Photograph:  Terry Thorp

Musician’s anti-lockdown songs hit out at UK government, scientists ‘making up crooked facts’

Dr Adrian McGoldrick  (67) tested positive for the virus in May. Photograph: Glen Murphy

Co Kildare GP describes wider long-term effects of Covid-19

Sign advising customers at a store in Belfast to wear masks. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Ireland’s rate of growth in new cases is fourth highest in Europe, Minister warns

Testing for antibodies for Covid-19. Photograph: Epa/Farooq Khan

Glen Murphy (diagnosed in March) and Conor Pope (symptom-free) take an antibody test

Volunteers push a  new track panel on a permanent way trolly to where it will be joined up to the existing line. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Efforts are under way to revive an 8km stretch on the old Clifden railway line

Niamh Farrell (left) and Brian Darcy of HamsandwicH perform at the Choice Music Prize live event at Vicar Street on March 3rd 2016 in Dublin. HamsandwicH are one of 16 acts to feature on the charity single. Photograph: Kieran Frost/Redferns

Sixteen acts cover Bill Withers’ Lean on Me to pay for equipment during Covid-19 pandemic

The Murphy family (left to right): Glen, Jackie, Jess and Robbie. Photograph: Jackie Murphy

Irish Times journalist Glen Murphy just about coped with coronavirus. Then his mother fell ill

Lankum’s Between The Earth & Sky is the Choice Music Award Album of the Year for 2019.

Westlife take prize for Song of the Year voted on by the public

Dave Grohl in action  as the Foo Fighters play the RDS.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Review: Only once during the RDS gig did Dave Grohl and friends take a foot off the gas

The Stradbally Woodland Railway in Co Laois  celebrates 50 years  at this year’s 55th annual National Steam Rally in Stradbally. Photograph: Kieran Marshall

From ukulele hoolies to steam engine rallies, there's something for everyone this summer

Bord na Móna steam engine, No 2, shunts a single wagon full of turf at Clonsast, Co Offaly on September 26th, 1950. Photograph: Robin N Clements/ Irish Railway Record Society Archive

Flashback to days of experimentation and a look at those who preserve its heritage today

The drugs were discovered following a planned search of a house  on Tailteann Drive. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Man (50s) to appear in court on Sunday after search of a house in Navan

Max Zaska: His debut album, ‘It Takes a Village’, has been crowdfunded through fundit.com. ‘We did it at the end of 2016 . . . My daughter was born about a week after it ended.’ Photograph: Aaron Corr

Irish musician Max Zaska made his debut album with a little help from a lot of friends

The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland’s Santa Express makes its way through Drumcondra under the shadow of Croke Park.  Photograph: Kevin O’Brien

Railway Preservation Society of Ireland’s volunteers bring Christmas magic to the rails

An extra 2,500 people will be able to attend the festival in 2019 Picture: Aerial.ie/Electric Picnic

Sales come after announcement of increased capacity for next year’s festival

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Ryan Tubridy says show will celebrate friendship ‘no matter what happens with Brexit’

Hozier is set to release his first bits of new music in two years. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

‘Nina Cried Power’ out on September 6th, coincides with artist’s three Dublin gigs

Electric Picnic delays: roadworks on the M7 and M8 are expected to add to journey times. Photograph: Alan Betson

M7 towards Stradbally being widened in Co Kildare; section of M8 closed in Co Cork

Electric Picnic: St Vincent plays the Electric Arena on Sunday at 9pm

Mindfield, Casa Bacardi, Village Hall, Speakeasy and Comedy Tent set times

Time to pick your favourites and write your  timetable. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

The second batch of set times for Cosby Tent, Jerry Fish, Trenchtown, Theatre of Food

Time to pick your favourites and write your  timetable. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

Set times for the Main, Body & Soul, Other Voices and Rankin’s Wood stages

Adele: “I was on the phone, FaceTiming her, and she was the first one to detect what I might have,” Laura Dockrill says. Photograph: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty

Laura Dockrill, who had a baby six months ago, credits singer with helping her recover

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