The worst of the weather is set to pass by Friday

Met Éireann issue snow and ice weather warning for Wednesday and Thursday

Shelbourne FC have confirmed the death of 16-year-old youth team player Izzy Dezu. Photograph: Facebook

Shelbourne academy striker collapsed during game against St Kevin’s Boys on Tuesday

The highest ranked ‘how to’ search was how to make slime, a gooey substance popular with children.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Google has released this year’s most searched terms, featuring Conor McGregor and tracker mortgages

At the University of Limerick, Prof Shane Kilcommins,  Minister of State  David Stanton,  Dr Catherine Naughton and Prof Sean Redmond, examine a report on children and crime. Photograph: Alan Place

Money and drugs or alcohol were likely factors attracting children to crime

Craig Lambe (25) missing near Sydney in Australia. Source: New South Wales Police Department

Australian police issue appeal over missing Dublin man Craig Lambe (25)

Commuters exit the Luas at Stephen’s Green on Tuesday. Source: Jack Power

Tram users complain of overcrowding and long waits for trams during rush hour traffic

Jack Clancy’s family were holidaying abroad in Spain when they were informed of the news of his death

Apprentice plumber (22) was found dead in his home in Lucan, west Dublin on Sunday

Find out where your name features in the CSO’s name  tracker.

Users can now follow the popularity of their name in any year between 1964 and 2016

Gardaí at the scene   in Parlickstown Gardens. Photograph: Collins

Baby was struck in the side with shotgun pellets but his injuries are not life threatening

Counterfeit high-end beauty products sold online and in street markets have been found to contain arsenic and lead

Shoppers warned over purchasing knock-off Kylie Cosmetics and Urban Decay palettes

The number of men reporting domestic abuse incidents to the victim support charity Amen doubled last year.

Amen received 5,196 abuse disclosures with 16% physical, 72% verbal and psychological

Scoil Dara, Kilcock, Co Kildare. Photograph: Google Street

Graffiti in a school bathroom raised a “safety concern” which caused the school to close on Tuesday

A major Defence Forces training exercise will take place across Dublin on Wednesday, starting from 12:30pm. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Helicopters and armoured military vehicles involved in action across city from noon

Dublin Fire Brigade tackled a fire in a four-storey Georgian building on Gardiner Street.

Fire at four-storey Georgian building is put out after 6.40am alert

Storm Brian: the previous Atlantic storm hit Ireland a week after what began as Hurricane Ophelia. Photograph: Tom Honan

Yellow warning as Atlantic storm to bring strong winds on Thursday

The move may be an attempt by Poland to curry favour with the European Commission. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/File Photo/Reuters

Ireland and Apple have been engaging over their ‘similar but separate’ legal appeals

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe resisted suggestions from within his department to raise the lower rate of Vat enjoyed by the hotel sector in Budget 2018. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Budget briefing notes show reduced Vat rate for hotels under scrutiny over high prices

South Dublin County Council said four long-term voids had been refurbished since last year along with 325 short-term voids.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe

Vast majority of vacant properties funded under scheme only empty for a few months

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland lobbied Paschal Donohoe to eliminate VAT entirely on residential construction for affordable units below €300,000. Photograph: Getty Images

Department analysis shows contentious move would have ‘no effect on housing supply’

In the 2014/15 school year 87 per cent of girls aged 12 to 13 received the vaccine but the propostion fell sharply to 50 per cent last year.

HSE say the figures represent success of tackling “misinformation” around vaccine

The signing of the treaty at the opening session of the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the United Nations in 2007. Photograph:  Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Junior minister Finian McGrath to ask Cabinet on Tuesday to ratify convention

Mr Flanagan said the increase in new recruits entering the force and the fact slightly less gardaí retired during the year than usual added to the overtime bill. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

‘There will be overtime for gardaí over the December and Christmas period’

Conor McGregor arrives at Blanchardstown District Court in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Dublin UFC fighter was caught driving at 158km/h on Naas Road near Dublin

The BAI rejected a complaint about Newstalk’s George Hook which alleged he had threatened someone who sent a text to his then ‘High Noon’ programme. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

BAI also rejects complaints over broadcast of The Queen of Ireland documentary

Prof Brian Norton, president, DIT. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

More academics criticise process of setting up Dublin technology university

The shifts given to some Leinster House contract staff depend on the length of Oireachtas sittings.

‘If-and-when’ Oireachtas contract staff fear losing work if Christmas election goes ahead

Sinn Féin leader: Mary Lou McDonald will lead the party into a snap election this winter. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Gerry Adams said he would not stay on as president for Christmas poll

A House of Commons report found post-Brexit “there could be difficulties extraditing suspects between the Republic of Ireland and the UK, if the UK fails to opt back into the EAW (European Arrest Warrant)”. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Cases waiting for outcome of Supreme Court challenge to pending extradition order

Thomas Joseph O’Connor has started a trend. Between a dozen and 20 others are now challenging the safety of of extradition orders to the UK, made through the EAW system, on the basis of Brexit. File photograph: Getty Images

Legal sources say up to 20 EAW extradition cases held up due to arguments over Brexit

The “Brexit“ argument  is currently holding up between 10 and 20 pending extraditions from Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

Main argument is there is no guarantee UK post-Brexit will maintain human rights standards

Al Porter told Hot Press: “We’re at a watershed moment culturally where what is seen as decent and acceptable behaviour is going to change.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

‘I don’t think I’ve sexually assaulted people,’ Porter said in interview days before allegations

Members of the Campaign for Public Housing  protesting  outside the  residential property summit in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Head of estate agents says double-digit property price rises not sustainable

Cork foster service had  no system in place to ensure children were not placed with foster carers who had open allegations made against them, Hiqa found

The service area had no system to ensure children were not placed with foster carers who had open allegations against them

Rory Cowan pictured at the Olympia

Comedian stepped aside from Olympia pantomime after claims

Al Porter: “At no time intended to upset anyone”

Panto company confirms Porter was stepping aside ‘due to recent developments’

Al Porter: “I am truly sorry for any distress I may have caused in what I had regarded as light-hearted and good-natured circumstances”

‘I at no time intended to upset anyone,’ comedian says in apology

Al Porter:  ’While my conduct, which had been in keeping with my flamboyant and outrageous public persona may be regarded as offensive and unacceptable by many people, I at no time intended to upset anyone.’  Photograph:Brian McEvoy

‘Up until now, I had been unaware of these complaints or the impact of my conduct’

Our Lady’s Hospice operates services in Blackrock and Harold’s Cross in Dublin. Photograph: Google Street View

Gardaí informed after internal audit found organisation received less than expected from sale

Tom Geraghty, PSEU general secretary, said a formal announcement about the creation of the new union would be made on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ballots counted from two unions show strong support for amalgamation

 Gardaí at the scene of a fatal incident  involving a cyclist and a roadsweeping truck on White Church Road, Dublin, today. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Woman in her 90s, who had been reported missing, found in car in deep ditch near Castleplunket

Michelle Fitzgerald and Sophia.

Tipperary couple feared the worst when Michelle went into labour after just 23 weeks

Graphic from a study of tree and canopy cover across Dublin. Image: UCD School of Geography

Tree planting ‘could play role in reducing effects of air pollution from cars’

Alan Harte was arrested on Thursday by gardaí investigating the murder of Anthony Rogers in Dublin 8 more than a year ago.

Alan Harte charged over fatal stabbing of Anthony Rogers in apartment in Dublin 8

  Greenpeace activists  protest  on the river Rhine during the UN climate change conference COP23 in Bonn, Germany: Ireland  has fallen 28 places to 49th out of 56 countries ranked in the 2018 Climate Change Performance Index. Photograph:   Sascha Steinbach/EPA

State 49th out of 56 countries in report that points to positive renewable energy trend

The charge related to the smuggling a cup carved from the horn of an endangered rhino. Photograph: John Downer/Photolibrary/Getty

Michael Hegarty is sentenced to 18 months for smuggling item from the US to London

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said: ‘Often the solutions for a school will be found in a local area with the local leaders, the teachers and principals’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Education announces €1.8 million fund for pilot projects in 35 schools

Proposed design for UCD building that will  house the university’s Confucius Institute, which teaches Chinese culture and language courses

The costs of the Beijing-backed building have risen from an original €7.4m to €12.2m

Denise Graham and her daughter Sophie (14). Sophie is  wearing a medical “corset” following recent treatment for her scoliosis in the UK. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Medical trip to UK for daughter’s spine operation was ‘tough, says Denise Graham

Former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave, who died last month, pictured in 2014 when he donated the papers of his father, W.T. Cosgrave, to the Royal Irish Academy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Security arrangements likely be stood down at end of formal review

Anne Colomines, who was found with multiple stab injuries in an apartment at Dorset Square in Dublin in October

Anne Colomines (37) was stabbed to death in her home on Gardiner Street last month

Corporation tax: Microsoft and other US tech firms told Michael Noonan that “keeping the current standard will make Ireland a more attractive location for a regional headquarters”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Tech firms lobbied Noonan not to adopt new OECD rules about where they pay tax

A drugs company said Ireland lags behind when it comes to access for new medicines for rare conditions. Photograph: Getty

HSE representatives defend process for deciding which drugs to reimburse

Inside a property searched by the Criminal Assets Bureau: Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Garda units searching properties in Dublin, Kildare and Wexford seized documents and cocaine

Jimmy Guerin General Election poster from 2016 election, Killester, north Dublin. Source: Jack Power

Election candidate ‘wasn’t aware’ his poster was still up

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said the vast majority of small independent landlords were good landlords. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Local authorities will be funded to inspect 25 per cent of rental properties a year

The study found children reported to be overweight or who had a poor diet were more likely to come from lower income families. Photograph: Dave Thompson/ PA Wire

Girls also scored higher than boys in social skills such as empathy and self-control

Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney will today announce an additional €11 million in humanitarian aid to the Horn of Africa region. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Simon Coveney announces aid increase during three-day trip to conflict-hit region

The operation took place on Saturday night and one man (29) was arrested as part of the investigation.

Estimated street value of plants is about €64,000, gardaí say

Gardaí initially thought dead man had fallen down stairs

The RTÉ  Investigates documentary went undercover to show people living in sub-standard rental accommodation, with bunk beds packed into rooms.

Tenants stuffed into overcrowded rooms with bunk beds, claim tenants rights group

A stent is a small tube used to open up arteries in patients experiencing heart attacks, or chest pain due to blocked arteries. Photograph:  iStock

Irish Heart Foundation plays down significance of new research

Nine out of 10 people in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area reported their health as being good or very good, the highest in the State, according to the CSO. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Census shows difference in professional and unskilled workers’ perceptions of health

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: The full case study into the Millfield Manor fire in Kildare was not published following legal advice from the AG, according to briefing notes prepared for Mr Murphy. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Assurances over making potential fire-safety defects ‘acceptable’ removed on legal advice

Fire brigade crews in Tallaght respond to a burnging car on a green area on Halloween night. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade

More than 300 bonfires lit around the capital with numerous cars also set alight

A monthly “short hop” ticket covering rail, Dart, Dublin Bus and Luas services will cost under €220 a month. Photograph: David Sleator Dart services are affected by the strike. Photograph: David Sleator

Dublin Bus advises to leave extra time for journeys due to added pressure on services

The body of Conor David Dunne (43) was retrieved from a canal on the Amwaj Island of Bahrain

Local police investigating man’s death after body found in canal on Saturday

Katie Ascough pictured in University College Dublin on Thursday night. Photograph: Jack Power

Former UCD Students’ Union president removed after vote

David Carrie started the Team Carrie Marathon Runners group in 2010 in his hometown of Dunleer, Co Louth.

Dublin Marathon: for many, completing 26.2 miles is a means to an end – raising funds for worthy causes

Referendum called after representative blocked publication of abortion information

Gardaí are no longer treating the death of a 30-year-old man in Waterford as suspicious. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The 30-year-old’s body was discovered at a house in Waterford on Tuesday afternoon

ESB crew workers at Glenamuck Road restoring services following Ophelia storm damage. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Irish Water also restores supply to all customers in aftermath of strongest storm in 50 years

Katie Ascough, UCD Students’ Union president (second left), with supporters  at impeachment referendum hustings. Photograph: Jack Power

Move to impeach Katie Ascough follows removal of magazine page with abortion information

One in five Irish people said they experienced ‘guilt’ or ‘remorse’ after drinking alcohol in the last 12 months, according to  a new survey.  File photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Healthy Ireland Survey 2017 findings reveal the extent of Irish people’s drinking habits

 UCD Students’ Union president Katie Ascough (second from right) in a promotional picture released as part of her campaign against an impeachment bid.

Controversy follows student president’s decision to remove abortion data from magazine

‘When children are dressing up for Halloween, it is important that parents remember to check costumes and toys for a CE mark’. Photograph: iStock

Ninja weapon and pirate sets among 700 items held by Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

The March for Choice which took place in Dublin in September. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Groups in abortion debate claim donations used for ‘educational purposes’

Support for Sinn Féin  dropped from 18 per cent in July this year to  14 per cent in October. Photograph: Getty

Support for Fine Gael and Fianna Fail also dips slightly after the budget

Fallen block a road in Cork on Tuesday morning following Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Potential for new storm to trigger yellow warning at weekend

.Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was in Drumlargan, near Kilcock inspecting damage to power lines caused by storm Ophelia. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Luas tram services resume earlier than expected after repairs at Red Cow

Brent Pope is joined by students in UCD ahead of Mental Health Ireland’s 5000 Steps to Wellbeing Walk. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Rugby pundit says ‘ignorance’ around mental health should be challenged

Committee chair Senator Catherine Noone has asked  two committee members not to resign their positions. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Group to take further legal advice before publicly debating the issue next week

Hurricane Ophelia may hit Ireland in Monday. Photograph: Eric Luke

US forecaster warns ‘high-impact event’ could cause State up to €649m in damage

Senator Rónán Mullen: said US-based Center for Reproductive Rights, listed as witnesses by the Oireachtas committee, “has been fundraising  to overturn Ireland’s pro-life laws”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Mattie McGrath and Rónán Mullen claim majority of witnesses called are pro-abortion

Some unaccredited pregnancy counselling agencies are providing ‘inaccurate’ and ‘harmful’ information to women

Rising use of online drugs to induce termination a concern, Oireachtas committee told

Dr Bela Ganatra and Dr Ronald Johnson of the  Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organisation, address the Oireachtas committee.

Rhona Mahony of NMH says Eighth Amendment creates ‘unacceptable clinical risk’

Seán Carroll, at the Top service station on the Howth Road, Raheny, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Garage owner Seán Carroll: ‘It just seemed to be a budget to keep things ticking on’

Pensioner Noel Nutley (89) with the scale models he makes at his home in north Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Budget 2018: Pensioner Noel Nutley

Ross McCarthy, managing director of Keystone Procurement,  would have liked ‘more vision’ in the budget in terms of supporting Irish businesses. Photograph: Mary Browne

Budget 2018: Ross McCarthy, businessman

The old Bargaintown building on Greencastle Parade, Coolock, which is being converted to a family hub for homeless people. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Concerns raised over rising costs of converting old properties into family hubs

The building, at 12-14 Old County Road in Crumlin, had planning permission for retail use. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

High Court last week ordered that building be vacated due to concerns over safety

 Finian McGrath arriving at Government Buildings. File photograph: Eric Luke

Junior minister for health raised concerns of anti-vaccine group Regret several times with Simon Harris

The second ball to come out of the draw was the number 38, however due to the reflection of light on the lotto ball, it appeared to show the number 33 and 38.

The National Lottery has assured players of the game’s integrity following ‘reflection’ issue

The HSE said the majority of the children are fine although some had experienced mild symptoms. File photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

Mother said young son was ‘very distressed, very uncomfortable’ and his mouth was sore after dentist visit

Trinity student Saul Kenny was left sleeping on a couch following a dispute with a landlord

Trinity student (20) says landlords are taking advantage of students’ desperation

Prof Owen Smith, CBE, Kate Doyle (8), patient at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, with Mum, Noreen, at the launch of the report

Recent donations have supported 7 pilot research projects into children’s illnesses

The incident occurred outside a bank on Main Street in Lucan. Source: Google Street View

Suspect held security guard at gunpoint before taking cashbox

Family and  friends celebrate  Ibrahim Halawa’s acquittal  last month at the Halawa family home in Firhouse, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Family expected documents would be submitted by Egyptian officials on Tuesday

UCD student union president Katie Ascough (centre) at Rally for Life this July. Photograph: Jack Power

Students seeking to hold vote to remove Katie Ascough over abortion information

Gardaí have launched a renewed appeal for information about the death of 81-year-old Michael Crowe, who was killed when a fire broke out in his Kildare home in October 2009

The 81-year-old man died following a fire in his Kildare home

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter: ‘The news is confused’

Former minister for justice pens critique of Donald Trump era

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