Less than half of those surveyed (46 per cent) believe An Garda Síochána  is well managed.

Majority of public do not believe An Garda Síochána is a world class police service

Ibec will launch its “Better Lives, Better Business” campaign.  Focusing on four general areas – housing, planning, infrastructure and sustainability – the launch includes the publication of its Better Housing: Actions to Increase Affordable Supply report.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Inspirefest, Datalex AGM, EU and US services data

Micheál Martin  said: “The confidence and supply agreement allows for a review at the end of the year, and that remains the case.” Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Minority government: Confidence and supply deal effectively runs out after the October budget

  Pablo Santos, an event promoter for Wigwam bar, Dublin, is expecting a large number of Brazil fans for the side’s World Cup opener against Switzerland on Sunday

Despite no Irish team in tournament, Dublin pubs expecting large turnouts on match days

Cork-trained nurse Aoife Ní Mhurchú, one of the MSF volunteers rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. Photograph: MSF

Irish nurse aboard refugee ship turned away from Italy calls for solution to migrant crisis

More than 510,000 patients waiting for appointments while inpatient lists fall slightly

Gardaí at the scene of the fatal shooting at Bray Boxing Club earlier this month. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Locks changed as local authority seeks to restore facility to community use

By 2050 the production of drones will account for about 150,000 jobs across the EU. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Maximum altitude, distance limits and training rules to be included in regulations

Operators connecting customers through Eir’s fibre network must pay it €272, compared with €114 in the UK. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Rival operators say they face more than twice the fees for connecting clients as firms in UK

Paddy Cosgrave, Web Summit CEO and founder of MoneyConf. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

This week in business: Fintech conference founded by Paddy Cosgrave will attract more than 5,000

The likelihood that people  will make a complaint against a solicitor is half  what it was ten years ago, the Law Society said.    Photograph: Eric Luke

Complaints about excessive fees and delays among 1,146 complaints made to Law Society last year

Phil Sutcliffe at Crumlin Boxing club: “A coach is not going to ask a child ‘is your da a gangster?’ when he comes into the club.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

In Crumlin Boxing Club, Phil Sutcliffe has been coaching medal winners for many years

Little Skellig contains a large density of gannet nests covered with marine debris. Photograph: Mark Hilliard

Activists say officials care more about ‘Star Wars’ than island's ‘frightening’ pollution levels

Storm Emma  washed away sand near Portrane leading to one family being forced to leave their beach home last April. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Properties could be threatened, prompting Fingal County Council to step up plans to introduce coastal protections

 Privacy activist Max Schrems at Trinity College with  Dr Nora Ní Loideain, director  in information law and policy at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Austrian campaigner says firms can ‘bankrupt’ data regulator through appeals

A certain amount of a product’s parts, usually about 55 per cent, must originate in the EU in order to qualify for free trade arrangements.

Dutch government tells companies UK parts ‘no longer count’ in an official ‘Brexit impact scan’

Repairs last week were fast and successful but a full refit is now required. Photograph: Paul Mohan

Normal supply back but confidence damaged in pipeline serving thousands of homes

The winning  ticket in Tuesday’s EuroMillions jackpot was sold in Ireland. File photograph: Toby Melville/PA

Winning numbers were 9, 15, 22, 39 and 46, and the lucky stars were 4 and 5

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty: “I want to just reiterate my support for the universality of the payment that is children’s allowance.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Regina Doherty clarifies confusion arising from her comments at panel discussion

Applegreen is likely to issue a short trading update this week to coincide with its AGM in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

World Employment Conference to focus on how to attract the best workers

 Visa has apologised after a system failure prevented card payments across the UK and Europe on Friday. It said the issue was now resolved. Photograph: PA

Firm’s payment system is back at ‘full capacity’ after IT failure led to chaos across Europe

Smoke rises from the fire at the disused Baily Court Hotel in Howth, Co Dublin. Image: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter

Cause of incident unknown as several fire engines dispatched to extinguish blaze

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: she has said an independent investigator will look at a “targeted sampling” of files. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

‘Lack of communication and consultation with survivors is not helping but causing hurt and harm’

People pictured queuing at a Permanent TSB ATM on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, on Friday evening. Photograph: Tom Honan

Cards are ‘operating near normal’ after customers were left unable to pay for purchases

Brendan Smith was fined €7,500 for price fixing at the Central Criminal Court last year. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Lawyers for DPP brought an undue leniency application in the case of Brendan Smith

Lucia O’Farrell, mother of Shane O’Farrell (second from right),  appealing for an inquiry into the circumstances leading up to her son’s death.  Photograph: Mark Hilliard / The Irish Times

Man driving car that hit Shane O’Farrell ‘should have been in prison’, says family

Minister of State at the Department of Finance Michael D’Arcy  chairs the Cost of Insurance Working Group. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Government criticised at Oireachtas committee for not grasping ‘gravity’ of high premiums

Picture of Dessie Fox’s car at the scene of the murder in Prosperous, Co Kildare, from the front page of the Irish Times on October 1st, 1990. Photograph: Eamon Farrell

Bookmaker was driving to race meeting when car halted by a number of armed men

Ires Reit chief executive Margaret Sweeney:   Ires’s €40m acquisition of 128 apartments at the Hampton Wood development in Finglas is expected to generate a gross yield of 6.25 per cent.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Thursday’s Future Scope event set to attract 1,200 attendees and 120 speakers

A voter arrives at St Patrick’s Boys National School polling station in Drumcondra, Dublin, as voting in  the referendum on the Eighth Amendment proceeds. Photograph: Barry Cronin/AFP/Getty Images

Removal of religious symbols a matter for returning officers – local government official

Ivan Copper, director public policy, The Wheel, Deirdre Garvey, CEO, The Wheel, Martyn Evans, head of Carnegie UK Trust at the National Charity Summit, hosted by The Wheel on Friday.

‘Shame, low self-esteem and anxiety often accompany poverty, which has a disabling effect on people’s capacity to seek work’

Campaigners for a Yes vote in the abortion referendum welcome supporters rriving at Dublin Airport  on Thursday evening. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

‘I am going to really struggle to come back if it’s a No vote,’ says returned emigrant

Independent House, Dublin: Beef magnate Larry Goodman is behind several recent large purchases of INM’s shares. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

INM’s editor-in-chief and Denis O’Brien’s last board nominee are to leave the business

 Michael Donnellan, director general of the Irish Prison Service (IPS), said the management of people with severe and enduring mental illness posed a major challenge. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Percentage of prison population with mental illness more than doubled since 2015

Stephen Rae, who is standing down from the position of editor-in-chief at Independent News & Media. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Paul Connolly departing board after nine years as director

Sandra and Jonathan Caulfield, whose daughter Hope Rose died nine days after her birth with Edwards Syndrome. Photograph: Mark Hilliard/Irish Times

Anti-abortion activist Niamh Uí Bhriain accuses Yes side of ‘sickening and appalling’ behaviour

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary. The low-cost airline is expected to report net profit in the region of   €1.42 billion. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Ryanair’s full-year results expected to meet positive forecasts despite roster fiasco

Molly Martens Corbett was convicted of the second-degree murder of her husband, Limerick man Jason Corbett.

Family disappointed by second-degree charges against Molly and Thomas Martens

Kurdish activist Nurcan Baysal was presented with the 2018 Global Laureate award by the Front Line Defenders organisation on Friday. Photograph: Front Line Defenders.

Front Line Defenders’ patron lavishes praise on those who work ‘in the face of repression’

Liam Ó Muirthile, photographed in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Writer ‘pushed the boundaries of Irish language literature through his dynamic prose’

Spanish police found herbal cannabis hidden among crates of lettuce near Malaga

Prof Niamh Brennan said it was “remarkable” the HSE had gone for so long without a board in place. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Prof Niamh Brennan: ‘Could you show me a single larger organisation that doesn’t have a board?’

More than 25 consultant psychiatrists outlined their concerns over a potential law that would, they believe, misuse the concept of “healthcare”. File photograph: Getty Images

Open letter from clinicians states reason for the majority of abortions is socio-economic

INM’s agm on Friday will mark the first public opportunity for the company’s new chairman, Murdoch MacLennan, to demonstrate his capabilities as an independent appointment to the board.

Irish trade delegation visits China, RDS hosts Dublin Aviation Summit

Members of the cast of Disney film ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ with Marvel executives. The US studio releases results on Tuesday. Photograph: Charley Gallay/Getty Images

Employment law conference to address ‘increasingly restrictive’ legislation

According to the Health Research Board, Ireland has the fourth-highest level of alcohol consumption in the OECD region. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

UN specialist says strong policy commitment could inspire other countries to follow suit

 Martina Harkin-Kelly, INMO president, said: ‘The target for me is pay.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Nurses and midwives plan to ballot for industrial action if pay demands not met

About 1,000 EU nurses were registered every month by the NHS before the Brexit vote but the numbers had since “collapsed”. Photograph: Frank Miller

Cross-Border healthcare and free movement of patients among risk areas identified

Forty per cent of respondents to Fujitsu’s survey were troubled by the phenomenon of “social anxiety and the role technology plays in promoting a more reclusive and less social lifestyle”.

Fewer than a third ‘fully prepared’ for society driven more by robots and algorithms

HSE director general Tony O’Brien at the  Oireachtas health committee. Image: Oireachtas TV screengrab

Outgoing head of health service says he will spend remaining time in job addressing failings

Undated handout photo issued by the Garda of Natalia Karaczyn. File photograph: Garda/PA Wire

Remains of 30-year-old Polish woman found on outskirts of Sligo town this morning

More than 3,000 representatives from major construction companies, developers and property managers are expected to attend the National Construction Summit on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Results due from Apple, Merck, Pfizer, Aon and Tesla, McDonalds and Trinity Biotech

The State Pathologist has been notified and is expected on Saturday morning. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Deceased who was in her in 70s was killed in incident near Boula, Portumna

The Repeal the 8th Maser artwork outside the Project Art Centre being painted over by  Cian O Brien. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Maser’s mural was removed from side of the Project Arts Centre on Monday

Senator Joan Freeman said the HSE failed to give the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care specifics on spending, and presided over an ineffective recruitment process. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Interim document identifies ‘urgent need’ for remedies in primary care and funding

Irish at last: Stephanie McCorkell has lived in Ireland for almost 50 years, raising five children here with her husband, Charles. Photograph: Alan Betson

Trips to France made Stephanie McCorkell ineligible under ‘six week rule’

Members of the Garda Armed Support Unit: public safety and the potential for State security to become too powerful are both valid discussion points. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Harvard expert says technology will form an important strand of the transformation

“I think it is disrespectful, I think it is a laugh and I think it is wrong,” Labour TD Alan Kelly said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Absence of senior officers was criticised as committee hears of homocide case reviews

A view of The Albert pub on Walton Breck Road after the UEFA Champions League, Semi Final First Leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Two Italians arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after altercation near pub

A 170km pipe would draw water from the Parteen Basin on the River Shannon in north Tipperary, in a move designed to meet future economic expansion to the east. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Vocal critic of proposed scheme claims up to 57% of supply will be lost through leaks

The Trinity College Dublin research was overseen by associate professor in immunology, Lydia Lynch.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

TCD-led findings could have significant effects on treatment of obesity

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Photograph: RTE

External review found State broadcaster could no longer afford to support two orchestras

CRH has a trading update  and an agm this week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Business This Week: results, indicators and meetings

Profession sees itself as complementary to mainstream medicine despite scepticism

Motor insurance claims lodged last year were down by 5.1 per cent on 2016

Decrease part of broader 2.8 per cent decline in claims handled by State body in 2017

Mary Mckenna flanked by Daniel and Majella O’Donnell after the Gallows View B&B in Bunratty Co Clare came out as the overall winner of the B&B Ireland Award at the Ashling Hotel, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Daniel and Majella O’Donnell host awards ceremony at which Clare B&B scoops prize

The main illness experienced by health workers is due to musculoskeletal disorders. Stress, anxiety and depression are  also more common illnesses.

Work-related injuries and illness greatest among health employees, research finds

A screen shot from Met Éireann’s new website

National forecaster unveils new website with new local predictions

The ODCE is to bring its  anticipated application to have inspectors appointed to INM over concerns about the proposed purchase of Newstalk radio and an alleged data breach. Photograph: Bryan Meade

Your upcoming business week: Kingspan to issue trading update while Netflix and Bank of America results due

“Young people these days...tend not to follow rules that they don’t see as valid or sensible. For the current youth generation, much of the church’s teaching in areas related to sexuality and reproduction is irrelevant and barely rouses their curiosity.” File photograph: Getty Images

Event tackles concerns over World Meeting of Families in Ireland, which pope is to attend

The Eighth Amendment is another great barrier on a road to an enlightened Ireland, Lenny Abrahamson told rally in support of the Repeal campaign in Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Oscar-nominated film maker says amendment is a symptom of the ‘old darkness’

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “There are too many people waiting to see specialists to get procedures, but we shouldn’t judge hospitals based on waiting lists or trolley figures.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

New hospital access strategy announced as 504,000-plus on medical procedures queue

Compared with those who did not report a history of mental disorder these pregnancies were more likely to result in premature deliveries and babies born with low birth weight, the researchers found. Photograph: Getty Images/iStock

Almost one-fifth of mothers in Belfast research report history of mental disorder

A body has been found by rescue workers participating in a search for a man mising in Galway Bay since Thursday.

Man, in his mid-40s, seen in difficulty in water at Salthill on Thursday afternoon

About 30 members of the Irish Syria Solidarity Movement demonstrated outside Dáil Éireann on Wednesday to call for greater action to stop the war in their homeland. Photograph: Alan Betson, The Irish Times

Thirty members of Irish Syria Solidarity Movement protest outside Dáil Éireann

The President of the European Council Donald Tusk told UCD Law Society students that he was a fan of Conor McGregor. Photograph: PA

European Council president given honorary life membership of UCD Law Society

James Barry, Gas Networks Ireland, with Jackie Quinn of QCF Corporate Finance and Kieran Lettice of Energy Cork at the launch of the “Energy Finance for a New Era” conference

Good times for the hostel industry and all you ever wanted to know about financing sustainable energy

INM chief executive Michael Doorly sought in a meeting with staff to distance the suspected data interrogation from current executives. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Michael Doorly unable to guarantee personal staff data has not been compromised

Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf having fun on a dream day behind the scenes at Shannon airport. Photograph: Diarmuid Green

Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf given dream ticket by the Share A Dream Foundation

Broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan speaking to reporters at the Wax Museum where she launched the LauaLynn Heroes Ball on Thursday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Broadcaster ‘touched’ by suggestion she could run rules herself out of contention for role

 Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty said “we are trying to facilitate parents to be able to stay with their children if they want to.” File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Regina Doherty confirms measure being taken to comply with EU commitments

ISPCC noted the inspections had uncovered ‘significant non-compliance’ in areas including safeguarding and the management of child protection concerns.  File photograph: Getty Images

Hiqa concerned about Garda vetting, inadequate reviews of homes and carers by Tusla

Juventus’  Gianluigi Buffon  congratulates Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo at the end of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match   in Turin in April. Photograph: AFP

Performance figures could become bargaining chips in transfer deals, data experts say

Visham Mahalappana (36), who was made homeless by the Metro Hotel blaze.

Those made homeless by the blaze fear being left on the streets amid housing crisis

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

Pigeons on Lower Gardiner Street. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Mulvey report may be the last chance for an area repeatedly left behind, locals believe

Gardaí have seized a cache of arms, including a submachine gun and four handguns, in Dublin.  File photograph: An Garda Síochána

Gardaí from Coolock discover a cache of weapons in a discarded backpack

Daniel O’Reilly during the Allianz Football League Division 4 Final, Croke Park, Dublin, March 31st. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Daniel O’Reilly left with serious head injuries following attack in Carlow on Monday

About a third of Dairygold’s 1.2 billion litre milk pool goes into the production of cheddar cheese for the UK market. Photograph: Getty Images

Business This Week: Results, indicators and meetings

‘The lifting of the Good Friday alcohol ban brings Ireland in line with all other European destinations, including the Vatican.’

The scrapping of the restriction was set in motion by a court ruling eight years ago

State money used to build art-house cinema for private company’s profit, Pac hears

Former Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald at the Charleton tribunal. Photograph: Collins

Senior counsel review finds ‘no evidence’ department files were concealed from tribunal

The 2018 Ibec Business Leaders’ Conference is to explore the theme of the “intangible economy”, as well as the future of work, achieving sustainable growth and what it means for business

Can’t touch this: the rise of the intangible economy

Adeel Bashir with Anita Doktere and their children, Javeria and Saira. Anita is worrying about how to feed her daughters. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Family caught up in Metro Hotel fire told insurance will not cover personal property

A firefighter surveys the damage at the scene of the at the Metro Hotel, Ballymun after Wednesday night’s  fire. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Nothing to suggest malicious intent, but statements and CCTV will be looked at

Anita Doktere (left) and her partner Adeel Bashir at the scene of the fire on Thursday morning. Photograph: Mark Hilliard

Residents of Metro Hotel come to terms with aftermath of huge fire

The scene of the at the Metro Hotel, Ballymun on Thursday morning. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Metro Hotel apologises and says it will be closed for some time

Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone: “I am tired of listening to colleagues in the Seanad and elsewhere saying ‘they’re just fat’ and ‘if they eat less they won’t be fat’.” File photograph: Getty Images

Clinical and morbid obesity nearly double in schools serving poor areas, Dáil committee told

Bicycle theft – photo posed. Photograph: Frank Miller

Cycling lobby criticises lack of detail in new secure bike-park requirements

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