The property sector continues to be attractive for investors

This week: Davy forecasts ‘strong outlook’ for rent growth

 “As a regional centre, Sligo serves a large hinterland that extends beyond Co Sligo into surrounding counties,” the National Planning Framework states. Photograph: Istock

Large hinterland and strong job sectors give Sligo ‘latent capacity’, framework claims

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar launching Project Ireland 2040  at Sligo Institute of Technology. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

There is a clear divide between the business and industry sectors and the political sphere

Dublin City architect, Mr Jim Barrett at the Spencer Dock hearing in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph Paddy Whelan

Barrett helped transform much of the capital in the 1990s and 2000s

More than 10 per cent of the population  sits on the outpatient waiting list.   Photograph: Frank Miller

Simon Harris criticised as number of people awaiting public treatment reaches new high

 File photograph of  Moore Street in Dublin. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Josepha Madigan responds as Court of Appeal overturns ‘national monument’ ruling

It is understood the attack had no connection to the car being that of Chief Justice Frank Clarke. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Frank Clarke’s escort suffers minor injuries after assault in Smithfield Square

Independent4Change TD Clare Daly said the issue of the IDA having CPO powers should be questioned. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Legislation to require specific, immediate use for land is identified before purchase

Thomas Reid of Blakestown, Maynooth, Co Kildare, whose family had farmed the surrounding land for more than a century. Photograph: Feargal Ward

Thomas Reid fought in courts over compulsory purchase order for Co Kildare property

The scene of the crash, on the N5 at Carrabawn near Swinford, Co Mayo, has been closed for forensic investigations. File photograph:  Alan Betson

Crash happened on N5 near Swinford

Sean Gallagher: Nutriband’s new president was an investor on the RTÉ series Dragons’ Den

Company founded by Gareth Sheridan went public in United States in 2016

UK police have warned that Jimmy Michael Connors, 28, and Tom Joseph Ward, 17 are violent and should not be approached.

Arthur Gumbley died following violent attack in his home

South Korean    embassy officials described the proposed development in Carrickmines, south Dublin as “overbearing visually”. Photograph: Getty Images

Vienna Convention cited as part of effort to prevent development in Carrickmines

Norwegian Air plans to double services from Dublin to Stewart International Airport in New York State, providing twice-daily flights from the end of April. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/True Media

This Week: Checkout Conference 2018 to focus on planning for challenging times ahead

President of the Worldwide Ireland Funds, Kieran McLoughlin, presenter Joanne Cantwell, Ireland player Jamie Heaslip and  vice-president of The Ireland Funds Caitríona Fottrell at the Ireland Funds Rugby Lunch at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Leinster number eight honoured by Ireland Funds philanthropic group in Dublin

Sigmar chief executive Adrian McGennis

Irish recruitment company is to enter into a strategic partnership with France-based firm

‘We wouldn’t piss on them if they were on fire,’ band says on its Facebook page

Passers-by tried to revive man on scene of crash in Loughrea, Garda spokesman says

A white-tailed sea-eagle. Photograph: iStock

Department of Agriculture described the bird’s death as ‘not unexpected’

Smurfit Kappa Group chairman Liam O’Mahony. The paper-based packaging group reports full-year results on Wednesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ryanair, Jones Lang LaSalle, Tullow Oil and Manchester United report results

Children wave flags  during the inauguration of the Bel-Air secondary school in Dakar, Senegal, at the same time as a conference organised by the Global Partnership for Education. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

Government is to contribute €25m over three years to Global Partnership for Education

 In week four of the current  flu season, ending last Sunday, there were 318 cases of people being hospitalised. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Hospitals to be under increased pressure for at least another four weeks, say officials

Age Action says ‘cunning and ruthless’ criminals targeting vulnerable people

 Patrick Coveney, chief executive of Greencore.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Tech focus at National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference; unemployment rate; Fed rate

Grainia Long, chief executive of the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children  described the case as “shocking” and said of particular note was Matthew Horan’s “ease of access to other adults who were prepared to collude in sharing images of the children”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Man who shared photographs with jailed abuser Matthew Horan being investigated

Bronwyn Walsh who was also rejected by the system: “Initially I was incredulous, I just couldn’t believe it. Now it makes you feel just unwanted.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

‘I am distressed and I am very upset’

Candidates during a Citizenship Ceremony in 2016. Photograph: Alan Betson

Rule introduced about two months after the UK voted to leave the EU in June 2016

The ISPCC said parents need to look at the ‘amount of time their children are online, what age they start going online and what they are watching’. Photograph: Getty

Grainne Long says parents must set boundaries and structures for internet use

The absence of information on Capt Robert Nairac’s fate is thought to have been a consequence of his being a British officer and of his rumoured links to several “atrocities”. File photograph: PA

Information key to work of Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains

Ken Homan from Dalkey at the public meeting at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dún Laoghaire on a scheme for Bulloch Harbour that would include apartments, houses, a cafe and a building workshop. Photograph: Tom Honan

Locals dismiss Bartra group’s revised plan for harbour near Dalkey in south Dublin

Dublin Town chief executive  Richard Guiney: “We are of the view that if non-payment by some is publicised that it may encourage others not to pay either.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Organisation set up over 10 years ago and is responsible for various promotional events

The World Economic Forum Davos take place this week from Tuesday to Friday. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

I Wish events seek to encourage female students to enter STEM industries

The lamb carcass was slaughtered at a processing plant where a moderately elevated level of dioxin was subsequently found in a “composite sample” of 10 combined livers. Photograph: iStock

Food Safety Authority says contaminated lamb does not pose a public health risk

John Pepper has left his role as group chief executive of the St John of God group. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Pepper did not return to duty since taking sick leave from health group in late 2016

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: acknowledged the homelessness issue would continue to be a challenge in 2018. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Latest figures show 122 fewer families in emergency accommodation during December

Increasingly bad  weather and rising sea levels have placed more urgency on protecting Howth’s east pier. Photograph: Alan Betson

Mixed response to plan from locals at information open day

In vitro fertilisation (IVF), computer illustration.

Chief medical officer briefs committee on draft of Assisted Human Reproduction Bill

There is mounting concern at the highest echelons of the Department of Health that healthcare professionals are failing to avail of the flu vaccine in sufficient numbers. File photograph: Getty Images

Minister indicates uptake rate so low that ‘it deserves very serious consideration by me’

Speaking at the launch of paediatric trolley watch, INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said historic issues of recruitment and retention of nursing staff continue. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Union launches paediatric trolley watch

Bank of America: it will announce its results on Wednesday

Credit Trends event and how blockchain might benefit the aviation industry

Stephanie McCorkell, a UK citizen who lives in Ireland with her Irish husband, Charles. Photograph: Alan Betson

Stephanie McCorkell was refused a passport despite having lived in Ireland for 44 years

Passengers aboard the Hill of Howth tram before its closure in 1959. Photograph: National Transport Museum Collection

New report estimates it would cost €6.7m to reopen line which closed in 1959

Siobhan Toibin with her  mother Maureen Marron (76). Ms Toibin has written a  scathing letter to Minister for Health Simon Harris about the lack of out of hours care  for her mother, a cancer patient,   over the New Year period.

Woman had to get healthcare acquaintance to ‘steal’ device to help drain mother’s bladder

On Tuesday, Judge Desmond Zaidan consented to an application for a further adjournment in the case from gardaí, who told the court they were awaiting directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Judge in Athy district court describes allegations as ‘very serious’ and says defendant must attend court on Thursday week

The INMO said on Monday morning 389 patients were on trolleys in hospital emergency departments and 166 were on trolleys in wards

Harris says situation ‘unacceptable’ but he is confident money can be found to invest in more beds

Stuart Gilhooly, a solicitor specialising in personal injury, said a burglar suing a business owner would be highly unlikely to succeed.

Personal Injuries Assessment Board says processing €600 fee must only be paid if respondent consents to the claim being assessed

DUP leader Arlene Foster: she  is one of the expert speakers at the Killarney Economic Conference, in partnership with The Irish Times, on Friday and Saturday

For your diary: Results, indicators and meetings for the business week ahead

A boat is stranded on the edge of a pier after it was washed there by floods in Galway, Ireland, January 3rd, 2018. Photograph:  REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Met Éireann warns of gale force winds, heavy rain and sleet throughout the morning

Workmen clear debris in the aftermath of Storm Eleanor following damage to an office construction site on January 3rd, 2018 in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

People in affected areas urged to ‘keep away from coastline if you don’t need to be there’

Flood waters entered houses on Fr Griffin Road, Galway, during Storm Eleanor on Tuesday evening. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

ESB deals with 55,000 faults as gusts of up to 140km/h are reported off the west coast

In January, UK prime minister Theresa May confirms Britain will leave the single market after Brexit.  Controls on the Border appear likely to return. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

News review of the year: Border issues, the Garda whistleblower scandal, property prices, the Paradise Papers, Storm Ophelia and t(...)

Susan McDonnell, of the Bulloch Harbour Preservation Association, councillor Melisa Halpin, and Richard Boyd Barrett TD, at a public meeting in January on the proposed development at Bulloch Harbour Dalkey. Photograph: Eric Luke

Opposition almost certain despite new plan to scale back residential aspect, says group

The suspects, aged 37 and 55, were arrested in the Kilmallock area of Co Limerick on Tuesday. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Gardaí recover quad bike after incidents in counties Limerick, Kerry and Cork

The European Court of Justice (above) has ruled  a written exam paper amounts to personal data and can be accessed by the candidate. The judgment is the culmination of a  process lasting over eight years. File photograph: Getty Images

Paper is personal data: Accountancy student sought script after failing test repeatedly

Charlie Vaughan, moments after his birth at Cavan General Hospital in 2013, with his mother Grace.

HSE review team report extends apology to woman treated at Cavan General Hospital

Proposed US tariffs pose an existential threat to Bombardier’s Belfast operation, the union Unite says. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The upcoming business events: US authorities to decide on aircraft tariffs; CSO to confirm record tourism year

“He had done nothing wrong; he has worked all his life.” Photograph: iStock

Predicament for man identified only as Frank points to big demographic challenge

The Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin: scored highest for satisfaction. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) Group fared the worst in survey

Overall, 54%  of people said they had a very good experience in an Irish hospital and 30%  a good experience. Some 16% rated  their time in care as fair to poor. Photograph: Getty

New survey outlines the experiences of patients using the Irish hospitals system

Guo Ping, a deputy chairman of Chinese communicaitons giant Huawei and one of its rotating chief executives, who will  will sign a research collaboration accord with Trinity College  on Monday.

This Week: US Federal Reserve expected to announce 0.25% rate hike on Wednesday

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

Met Éireann issues three weather alerts as conditions remain treacherous

The crash happened just after 7.30pm in Dublin, at the junction of Sherrard Street and the North Circular Road (above). File photograph:  Google Street View

Road closed to facilitate forensic collision investigators and diversions put in place

The scene of the Garda raid and shooting on Barnwell Drive, Ballymun, Dublin, on Thursday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Garda and another man were shot during planned operation in north Dublin suburb

The Luas passing The Abbey Theatre and Peacock Theatre, Abbey Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Stoneybatter, Cabra and Phibsborough have seen rising valuations ahead of line’s opening

 Journalist and broadcaster Olivia O’Leary and Brian O’Driscoll, the most capped Irish rugby player and Olivia O’Leary,  before the honorary doctorate ceremony in Trinity College on Friday

O’Driscoll’s ‘herculean’ feats praised as five receive Trinity College’s highest honour

A statement from Dublin Bus said: ‘We are aware of this incident. Dublin Bus is investigating.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Woman says she was forced to walk home after driver told her he couldn’t concentrate

Horses in a field in Cloughoge, Newry, as parts of Ireland woke up to a blanket of snow caused by an Arctic airflow in the wake of Storm Caroline. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Temperatures expected to drop below zero with north and east to face brunt on conditions

Peter Lunden-Welden, chief executive Transdev Ireland, has a holistic view of city transportation networks that focuses on the benefit of reducing traffic. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Head of Transdev says similar issues are not as prevalent in other countries

Photograph: Garda Press Office

44 members of the force completed post-graduate certificate

Forecasters say snow showers could lead to the accumulation of 4cm to 8cm in some areas, with greater quantities on higher ground. File photograph: Getty Images

Forecasters place north and northwest on alert for snow showers and icy conditions

Maeve Kinsella sees the daily life of Dublin and its people as her tram cab trundles past

 Deirdre Jacob (18) was last seen on July 28th, 1998 near her home in Newbridge, Co Kildare.

Father of Deirdre Jacob for end to ‘hit and miss practice of investigation’

Homing pigeons are released at a ceremony to mark National Missing Persons Day at the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Relatives remember their missing loved ones at annual event in Farmleigh

Broombridge, Cabra: Henry O’Brien, Dolores Ferris and John Coffey. Ferris says she has has witnessed “huge” changes to traffic levels  but is readying herself for a seismic shift. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Pay-and-display may be remedy to parking congestion, says Dublin City Council

The new Luas station at Broombridge, Cabra. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Auctioneer expects prices in north inner city to rise further ‘when the tram is actually moving’

Irish inflation figures are due on Friday

Irish inflation, Aryzta’s agm, One51 egm and Brexit and the Border

Bob Geldof at Dublin City Hall where he returned his freedom of the city award. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Musician, who handed back honour, says Myanmar leader should be stripped of award

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said it had arrested a 41-year-old man on suspicion of murder. File photograph: Trevor McBride

Lu Na McKinney (35) drowned while on holidays at Devenish Island in April

Along with extended free travel for children under five, changes to Leap card charges start on Friday.

National Transport Authority seeking to promote family use of buses, trains and Luas

Pensioners  protest outside the Dáil on Wednesday night.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Protesters estimate that 44,000, many of them women, are disadvantaged by changes

A 16-year-old boy was walking on the Clane Road (above) near Sallins in Co Kildare when struck by a van on Monday. He has since died. File photograph: Google Street View

Gardaí say pedestrian was crossing road when struck and seriously injured near Sallins

Former tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald arriving at Fine Gael selection convention at Finnstown Castle Hotel, Lucan, Co Dublin. Photograph:  Tom Honan.

Former tánaiste asks FG members to show country they had confidence in her and party

Utility company warns recipients not to click link or provide personal information

Accounting Technicians Ireland president Dargan FitzGerald with Emer Duffy, lead sales manager, Sage, at the launch of ATI’s annual conference 2017, The Next Frontier. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

Results from Falcon and Greencore; Small Firms AGM; Irish retail sales

Not all anomalies are picked up by scans and not all detections result in better outcomes for the baby. However, medical staff, given the information, can greatly improve the pregnancy experience for parents.  File photograph: Getty Images

Public and private patients should get two ultrasounds to improve service, conference told

There has been a “very deliberate policy on the part of the State of increasing the number of people with doctoral education”, says the Higher Education Authority. Photograph: Getty Images

Some 16,016 men hold PhDs while 12,743 women hold that highest qualification

Between 2011 and 2016 the unemployment rate fell furthest for those with qualifications in engineering, manufacturing and construction, dropping from 15.7 per cent to 6 per cent. Photograph: Getty Images

CSO report shows a continuing decline in the numbers of early school-leavers and increases in the numbers with third-level qualifi(...)

Coffee is ‘more likely to benefit health than harm,’ a new review has found. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Umbrella review finds coffee ‘more likely to benefit health than to harm it’

Rent Pressure Zones were introduced a year ago to try and moderate increases in parts of the country where the prices were highest.  Photograph: iStock

Residential Tenancies Board guide looks at new Rent Pressure Zone rules

Irish Water had  reduced the number of people on supply networks requiring remedial action by 200,000, and  removed 20,000 people from long-term “boil water” notices, said Mr Varadkar

Taoiseach says much-criticised utility has ‘ambitious plan’ and will never be abolished

Cyclists lying on the road during a Stop Killing Cyclists  demonstration outside the Dáil organised by  Dublin cycling groups. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Party’s transport spokesman says new laws required to improve road safety for cyclists

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes: has criticised the CSO, saying there is a need for “robust data on all forms of domestic violence”.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Central Statistics Office says data collection may place people at risk of further abuse

An artificial intelligence android developed in Germany. PwC’s forum “Man and Machine” on the economic impact of AI in Ireland takes place at Convention Centre Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Carsten Koall/AFP/Getty Images

Results from Hewlett Packard, Analogue Devices, EasyJet and a forum on AI in Ireland

In the Name of Peace: John Hume’s wife, Pat, at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin for the premiere. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Premiere of ‘In the Name of Peace’ hears of SDLP leader’s key role in ending Troubles

Ken Clarke, a staunch Europhile and supporter of the Remain campaign, said while the UK government had committed to not reinstating a fixed border, this would be the inevitable outcome of leaving both the customs union and single market. File photograph: PA Wire

Remainer says fixed border to be inevitable outcome of leaving customs union and single market

 The Army bomb disposal team exploded what it described as a ‘complex’ improvised bomb in Co Carlow on Thursday evening. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Army unit stage controlled explosion after discovery of improvised bomb in Kilmeaney

A reconstruction of the scene of the Loughinisland massacre in ‘No Stone Unturned’.

Dr Michael Maguire says the ‘way Northern Ireland deals with its past is not working’

Eamon Dunphy was critical of Martin O’Neill for once again failing to start Wes Hoolahan. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Pundit claims manager does not know how to get best from players

Joseph Deacy (21) from St Albans in Hertfordshire, England died after suffering head injuries in Co Mayo in August.

Joseph Deacy was found with head injuries outside a house near Swinford in August

San Francisco: the latest generation of start-up founders and entrepreneurs will vie for a place, on Tuesday in Dublin, at the 2018 Start Up World Cup in San Francisco

Meetings, results, indicators – and of course some World Cup events

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