Weather matters: A specially formed team at the Central Statistics Office, alongside Met Éireann, has been transferring the daily data to its computer system.

New CSO/Met Éireann team is working on handwritten Phoenix Park records

Muireann Twomey (right) from Clara from Co Kilkenny and Lynn Fenton (left) from Rathangan Co Wicklow  getting their Leaving Certificate results at Kilkenny College in Kilkenny.Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

More than 3,700 Leaving Cert pupils fail maths exam

The most common customers availing of Irish Airbnbs are American, followed by Irish people themselves and then those travelling from the UK, France and Germany. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Company said 640,000 guest stays will bring in €57 million to Irish economy

  Tony Geoghegan, CEO of Merchants Quay Ireland,  has announced he will retire at the end of September. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘I am incredibly proud of the work done in supporting the most vulnerable and marginalised in our community’

An investigation is under way following the discovery of a body in west Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí investigate following discovery in Greenridge Court area of Blanchardstown

June residential property prices, to be released on Tuesday, will show if there has been any slowdown in the rate of price increase. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

Will June residential property prices show any sign of cooling down?

Bishop of Waterford and Lismore Alphonsus Cullinan  said  the Sunday World report had actually been ‘wholly factually correct’. File photograph: Diocese of Limerick

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan said a Sunday World report he dismissed as ‘wholly incorrect’ was in fact ‘wholly factually correct’

Items seized by gardaí in connection with the use of a skimming device at an ATM. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Men are part of Eastern European crime gang, gardaí have said

The CSO data shows that in 2016, 37% of total water use was accounted for by just 10% of households. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

New review of metered households shows fall in domestic use following efforts to fix leaks

Individual domestic meters have been shown to aid the process of fixing a dilapidated water piping system. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

Despite yielding useful data, meters are immersed in toxic debate over water charges

Members of the Ireland women’s hockey team, Emily Beatty and Anna O’Flanagan, with head coach Graham Shaw, pictured with Katie Smith (12), Kildare on a visit to  Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin on Tuesday. Photograph: INPHO/Bryan Keane

Northern Ireland sports body unable to bid for extra money ‘because we don’t have a minister’

The daily trolley figure for August 7th  shows there were 433 people waiting for beds, an increase of 32% on the same day last year

FF calls waiting list situation a national scandal as Harris releases Sláintecare plans

The Irish women’s hockey team had a meeting with  Minister for Sport Shane Ross in which he promised them additional funding. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sport Ireland asked to ‘expedite its process’ to allocate the funding, says minister

A streaker runs across right field during the ninth inning of the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on August 4th, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. Photograph: Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images

Footage shows the 28-year-old running around the baseball field before being wrestled to the ground by four officials

 Of particular concern is the persistent overcrowding in women’s prisons. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Total numbers incarcerated on daily basis regularly breach 4,000

KBC Bank Ireland is due to release results on Thursday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Figures for car sales in July to give pointer to performance for remainder of year

A deer in Glendalough, Wicklow. It is unclear what the management approach will mean in terms of culling. Photograph: iStock

Farmers say animals have been ‘mercilessly’ raiding feed supplies in the area

People at increased risk of getting measles are those who are not fully vaccinated with two doses of MMR vaccine or have not had measles in the past. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

Cases believed to have developed following contact with one of two earlier cases at Dublin hospitals

Computer keyboard with red scam button

‘Our advice is always be wary of any individual who cold calls you’

Emissions from cars have improved greatly since 2005, but more people are now driving to work, according to the CSO. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Poor performance in emissions, greenhouse gases and bathing water emerges from CSO analysis

The Minister for Justice Charles Flanagan  said the new laws represented “a complete overhaul” of anti-corruption legislation. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

New offences in Criminal Justice act can make senior employees and companies automatically culpable in cases of corruption

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said 80 per cent of premises in the country would have high-speed broadband by the end of the year. Photograph: Leah Farrell/

Announcement of preferred bidder on track for September, Varadkar says

At a recent investor day, Bank of Ireland announced its intentions to grow net loans by 20 per cent over the next four years.

Elsewhere, FBD’s H1 results come in middle of an investigation into the firm

Joan Gilletlie with Marie Heaney at the Gilletlie watchmaker and jewellery shop in Wicklow town which has just celebrated 200 years. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gelletlie’s, which is also a watchmakers, was a favourite of Seamus Heaney

The site of the mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home in Galway. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Group begins to examine actions to address legacy of institutions and ex residents

Baldoyle track will facilitate cyclists who use a narrow winding road. It is also expected to attract walkers.

An Bord Pleanála grants permission for scheme between Baldoyle and Portmarnock

 Garda Detective Superintendent Declan Daly (left) and Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll during a Garda media briefing on Operation Ketch  in Dublin. Photo Gareth Chaney Collins

Information from social media companies led to 20% of the searches

 The Climate Change Advisory Council has launched its Annual Review 2018 in Dublin this afternoon. (from left) Prof. John Fitzgerald; Laura Burke and Joseph Curtin all of the Climate Change Advisory Council. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw f

Climate Change Advisory Council chief says recession is only thing that has cut emissions

Jim Daly says the government is working on a ‘radical’ transformation of mental health services. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Jim Daly says using online applications to tackle the crisis was a key focus of plans

The commission noted the inability of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services workers to admit children after hours. File photograph: Getty Images

Watchdog notes rise in child admissions by 20% and those ‘forgotten’ by State and society

June data on retail spending looks set to confirm a strong first half of the year as a resurgent economy, falling prices and higher personal income see more spending at the till. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Results from Ryanair, Tullow Oil, Ardagh Group, Intel, Amazon and Facebook

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has secured Government Cabinet approval for the publication of a Coroners Amendment Bill 2018. Photograph:  Aoife Moore/PA Wire

Proposed legislation represents ‘massive shift’ towards culture of learning and inquiry

Mark and Róisín Molloy, whose baby, Mark, died at the Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise in 2012. Photograph: Eric Luke

Róisín Molloy prasies legislation proposing automatic reporting of perinatal deaths to coroners

Blood clots, or venous thrombo-embolism, consist of deep venous thrombosis in the legs which can travel to the lungs and cause a blockage in the artery.

At least 60% of clots occur during hospital stay or in the 90-day period afterwards

Wind turbines in the Irish Sea. Photograph: Reuters

Falling costs and technological advances mean that offshore wind farms are once again a viable, and economic, option

The SEI ocean energy buoy moored off Spiddal, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland has the onerous challenge of helping Ireland meet EU targets

The sun sets behind an offshore wind farm. Photograph: Reuters

Societal and economic needs along with desire for stable long-term returns are drawing investors to renewable energy

Up to 1,400 Brown Trout and 70 Salmon perished in the fish kill at at the Ollatrim river. Photograph: Inland Fisheries Ireland

Early indications suggest chemical poisoning as nearly 15,000 dead, including protected species

 Minister of State Seán Kyne at the launch at Buswells Hotel, pictured with Deirdre Mortell , CEO of Social Innovation Fund Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Government will distribute unclaimed personal accounts and insurance policies

Then minister for the environment Phil Hogan at an Institute of International and European Affairs conference entitled Taking the Plunge: A New Era in Irish Water Management, in 2011. Photograph: Eric Luke

Controversy and protests, payment cancellations, refunds, Irish Water to separate from Ervia

“Open disclosure is important for building patient and public trust in the health system,” says the Department of Health. File photograph: Reuters

Open disclosure will allow medics admit errors and apologise without fear of litigation

For many, the likelihood of ever being able to buy a home will come down to whether or not the gritty question of supply can be resolved.

Solving the gritty question of supply is the only way to ensure people can buy homes

A spokeswoman for the Minister for Health said “the outpatient waiting list remains a significant challenge”. File photograph: Getty Images

Release of latest figures indicated that more than 500,000 still on list in public hospitals

Gardaí seeking information following fatal attack on 27-year-old early on Saturday

Athy businesswoman Marcella O’Reilly: says a doubling of her rates bill was “just a kick in the teeth”. Photo: Laura Hutton

Commercial rates, insurance and access to banking service identified as chief concerns in new Oireachtas report

Alan Kealy at Spar, Patrick Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Reports finds that theft and violent robberies are placing a big burden on businesses

Restaurants have seen insurance premium increases of 45 per cent, a level the Restaurant Association of Ireland deems “unsustainable”. Photograph: Getty Images

Rising costs an ‘existential threat’, as 45% of respondents say they threaten their business

HPV vaccine.

Cervical cancer could be eradicated in Ireland within a generation

 Last month Norwegian Air  stock took an upward jolt amidst speculation it may be acquired by Lufthansa. Photograph: Getty Images

ESRI conference on budget perspectives and Norwegian Air reporting second-quarter results

‘Sometimes it’s just jealousy’: Matt Hudson, owner of the Woolshed Baa & Grill on Parnell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As they close in on a World Cup final, English expats expect colourful ‘support’ from the natives

Two men were targeted in a drive-by shooting as they sat in a van in a Dublin suburb on Thursday.

Shots fired at pair as they sat in a van in Earlsfort area of Lucan at about 5.15pm

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, said it was not the responsibility of victims to avoid being targets of hate crime. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

‘Hate’ aspect of crimes lost through justice system due to lack of specific law

Kerry and Tipperary were found to be the joint highest users of water, outside of Dublin

Panda Power will be raise its standard electricity unit rate by 5.9 per cent

Companies blame rising cost of energy globally for the move

Gardaí have said the victim of an attack in Dublin on Monday is currently in Beaumont Hospital with head injuries. File photograph: Frank Miller

17-year-old was set upon at Rowlagh Gardens, in Dublin 22

Brazilian fans in in good voice watching  the World Cup game against Mexico in Three Spirits Bar & Grill, in Capel Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Samba beat in Dublin as hundreds of fans savour the last 16 victory over Mexico

On Tuesday, the Central Statistics Office will release unemployment figures for June. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Plus: Euro zone economic statistics, household travel survey

The K Club in Co Kildare is being put on the market. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Michael Smurfit’s five-star golf resort in Co Kildare made €4m loss in 2015

Irish Water Safety  says it is not changing its protocols for lifeguards on treating jellyfish and weever fish stings. Photograph: Getty Images

Rapid rise recorded in temperature of the sea and river Shannon

A man sleeps in the shade in the Phoenix Park in  Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Met Éireann has forecast ‘drought conditions’ and 25-28 degree heat this weekend

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Luxembourg’s prime minister Xavier Bettel, Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sánchez and Austria’s chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Photograph: Twitter

It is no surprise that three European leaders took language classes in the State, experts say

Doves are released at the annual Remembrance for the Little Ones in Mount Jerome cemetery in Harolds Cross Dublin today. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ceremony hears call for more work to be done to secure the handing over of institutional records to the State

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone at 168th St Aengus Scout Den, Tallaght.

Members of the youth body are due to vote on new measures at a meeting on Saturday

Simon Coveney: he said he looked forward to the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference on July 25th

Coveney expresses commitment to working together with British for ‘mutual benefit’

Irish Water has urged people to use water responsibly. File image: Getty

Green Party TD says he is ‘surprised’ the retailer is pushing ahead with promotion

Minister for Culture  Josepha Madigan assisted in a service at the weekend when the priest failed to turn up. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Diarmuid Martin says Minister used absence of priest in her parish to ‘push agenda’

A complaint about an ad by beauty blogger Rosie Connolly has become the first by such a social influencer to be upheld by the ASAI. Photograph: rosieconxxx/Instagram

Advertising watchdog makes first finding against a social influencer

Site of  a proposed housing development beside the Martello Tower, Howth, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Major excavation planned for village site as part of development of 164 apartments

 IMF managing director, Christine Lagarde. Photograph: Getty

Astronaut Kathryn Sullivan in Galway for the fifth Our Ocean Wealth Summit

Quadra Abed Abbassi (43) was reported missing to gardaí on Wednesday, but has not been seen since May 14th.

Confidential phone number 1800-666111 can be contacted with information on either case

 James Comey is in Ireland as part of the promotional tour for his book, A Higher Loyalty. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former FBI director in Dublin criticises separation of children and parents at US/Mexico border

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. File Photo. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Eoghan Murphy tells Oireachtas committee some people ‘obsessed’ with the wrong issue

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

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