Shauna and Patrick McDonagh, newlyweds who died in a car crash near London. Photograph: Facebook

Patrick and Shauna McDonagh were members of the Traveller community

Irish Water managing director Eamon Gallen: ‘We want to avoid people paying these charges not to enforce them.’

Environment agency criticises failure to tackle health threat problem quickly enough

UCD issued health advice to its student body on Tuesday Photograph: Alan Betson

Highly contagious viral infection usually affects children and young people

Research from motor data company Inrix suggests Dublin commuters spent a total of 246 hours or more than 10 full days in their cars in 2018. Photograph: Alan Betson

Only drivers in Bogota and Rome spent more time stuck in cars

 Moya Quinlan in 2012, when she  received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Irish Law Awards. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds.

Moya Quinlan came from line of solicitors and qualified in 1946

Number of those on trolleys actually fell in the immediate aftermath of recent action

End-of-year figures for property sales show a slight cooling-off in the otherwise upward trajectory for asking prices. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg via Getty Images

December's property report marks a close to a complex year of growth and trepidation

The road was closed to facilitate a Garda forensic examination. File photograph:  Frank Miller

Two passengers taken to University Hospital Limerick

A 35-year-old man was shot in the lower leg in the Creggan area of Derry on Friday.

Man (35) left with ‘potentially life-changing injury’ following attack on Friday evening

The flooded car park at Toft Park behind the Galway Atlantaquaria in Salthill, Galway, during Storm Erik on Friday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Winds of up 120 km/h recorded in Co Galway while Storm Erik closes Salthill promenade

The Minister of State for Higher Education said she had made the decision despite being urged to give the race serious consideration. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister had previously declared an interest in standing in Dublin constituency for Fine Gael

Shane Ross: he  told the transport committee he was confident shipping companies could provide sufficient direct sailings to Europe for hauliers opting to avoid the UK landbridge

If there is no breakthrough on Brexit the insurance industry will begin issuing cards on request from next month

All children in th 8-10 age group who are online are potentially vulnerable, according to Cyber Safe Ireland. Photograph: iStock

More than 25% of children play games designed for over-18s – Cyber Safe Ireland

Ryanair releases third-quarter numbers on Monday.    Earlier this month, it lowered its full-year guidance   to about €1 to €1.1 billion on the back of weaker winter fares. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Your Business Week: Alphabet and Twitter results due; Checkout conference takes place

A ‘No Drone Zone’ sign on the perimeter fence of Dublin airport Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Privacy issues are the most common source of unease among Irish people

Accountants “can be exposed to unethical issues that go beyond the realm of financial reporting, auditing or any other accountancy-related activity”

Study finds dishonesty tops the list, with undue pressure and bullying also prevalent

The remains of Zach Parker are carried from the St Colmcille’s Church t his funeral Mass. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin.

Symbols carried included motorcycle helmet, hair clippers, teeth whitener and Nando’s bag

Oberstown detention centre. Photograph: Iain White / Fennell Photography

Nick Hardwick and Barry Goldson raised ‘serious concerns’ about facility’s conditions

IFA president Joe Healy, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed at the Irish Farm Centre in Bluebell, Dublin 12. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Taoiseach criticised at IFA agm over comments about reducing meat consumption

 Patrick Coveney,  chief executive of Greencore: the company will discuss its intention to return £509 million (€580 million) to investors on Tuesday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

December’s consumer spending will show how real the threat of e-commerce is to traditional retail

Fine Gael TD Noel Rock: If his Bill becomes law, the resale of tickets for large concerts and sporting events for more than face value will be banned. Photograph: Eric Luke

Noel Rock’s Bill seeks to outlaw event ticket trading at prices above original face value

 On Friday morning, the highest price apparent on the site was €2,032.   File photograph

Hundreds of match tickets advertised on Viagogo well in excess of face value of €150

Frost in  Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin. File photograph: Eric Luke

Cold winds and heavy rain creep over Atlantic coast this weekend

The scene of a fatal crash on the M50 on Thursday. Photograpoh: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Images shared online reflect ‘dark side of human nature’

Minister for Transport Shane Ross agreed to consider making a noise insulation scheme on houses affected by the new runway  the responsibility of the new noise regulator. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Bill under consideration to accommodate EU rules on introduction of noise regulator

 (L/R) Binu Anthinadu, Ajay Shaji, Aiby Thomas(centre), Reji Varghese, and Abhilash GK    at Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda, Co.Louth. Indian cultural organisation Kranthi are organising nationwide demonstrations in solidarity with INMO strikes.  Photograph: James Forde

Demonstrations held outside three Irish hospitals ahead of work stoppage next week

Barrister Anne O’Meara, who was one of the 126 people adopted through St Patrick’s Guild agency where children were given false birth certificates that did not record their adoption. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘I need something now to tell me that I am my parents’ daughter, that I was properly adopted’

According to its 2017 annual report, over 1.4m people played National Lottery games on a regular basis that year. This represents more than 40% of adults in Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

‘Mystery shoppers’ aged between 15 and 17 carried out test for National Lottery watchdog

A detailed analysis conducted by Inter Trade Ireland on cross-Border patterns looked at how such a development would affect the numbers, based on 2016 statistics. Photograph: Getty Images

Live animals, meat, fish, dairy and vegetables account for 20.4 % of Irish exports to Britain

 Beef farmer Angus Woods on his farm in Co Wicklow:  “We have this huge market right on our doorstep . . . we have been supplying if for hundreds of years and now we could end up with a scenario that we might not have free access into that market.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

‘We can’t afford to wait and see what happens – we have businesses to run’

US president Donald Trump with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the White House following a presentation of a bowl of shamrock. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Every EU country on schedule while Taoiseach makes traditional visit to Washington

Last July the Cabinet agreed to hire 700 additional customs officials and 300 extra staff to carry out checks on agricultural produce and animals travelling between Ireland and the UK. Photograph: Getty Images

Veterinary Officers Association has raised concerns over jobs alongside separate dispute over recruitment and mobility practices

Concerns were raised that new  legislation – which includes a requirement for ‘dual criminality’ – fell short of the OECD’s Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials

Garda report notes Ireland has never prosecuted a single case of foreign bribery

Davos: the World Economic Forum opens on Tuesday. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty

Intel, Ford and Starbucks to report; euro-zone consumer confidence flash also due

The late Alan McQuillan who was characterised as “truly a radio man”. Photograph: Courtesy RTÉ

‘We will miss him dearly and we send our thoughts and condolences to his family’

The longest delays were in the southeast of the country: almost 23,000 children and adolescents are waiting on an appointment. File photograh: Getty Images

Youngsters enduring ‘pain and infections’ for want of adequate service, claims Fianna Fáil

The scene of a double shooting beside a gym in the Applewood area of Swords  on Thursday night. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Number of distraught people arrived at scene visibly upset and claiming to know victims

Zach Parker (23) died at the scene of the Swords shooting

Gardaí examining possible drugs motive for double shooting that left second man seriously injured in Swords

The scene of a double shooting beside a gym nears  Swords, Co Dublin. Photograph:  Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Gardaí suspect fatal gun attack in the Applewood estate is gangland related

Drivers are told by gardaí to blame increased checks on Minister for Transport Shane Ross, according to one Minister. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Garda checkpoints are ‘over the top’ and akin to ‘police state’, Cabinet member claims

Half of the beef produced in Ireland  goes to the UK as does  virtually all of the  mushrooms produced here.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Farming group wants details of aid plans for members anxious about UK’s EU departure

Garrett Cooney’s legal career spanned 45 years. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

One of Ireland’s most prominent barristers, who fought high-profile constitutional cases

The test will search for chemicals that can interfere with hormones and  are found in everyday products such as plastics, air fresheners and cosmetics. Photograph: Getty Images

Queen’s University Belfast to join study on 'endocrine disrupters' in everyday items

Roma, one of Netflix’s original movies, is now considered an Oscar favourite having taken best director and foreign language motion picture at the Globes. Photograph:   Carlos Somonte

Plus results, indicators and meetings

A team of former Liverpool football players are to visit Dublin for an exhibition match in aid of Seán Cox, the Co Meath man who was badly injured during a trip to watch the club play in 2017.

Co Meath man suffered catastrophic injuries after being assaulted close to Anfield in April

The number of people awaiting outpatient appointments in public hospitals rose in December to 516,162, erasing a slight decrease recorded the previous month.

Minister for Health says progress being made as he welcomes slight fall in inpatient numbers

U2 front man Bono has warned that complacency is emerging in the global fight against Aids, tuberculosis and malaria which, if unchecked, could lead to millions of preventable deaths. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

U2 front man issues warning as Global Fund announces drive to raise €12bn in next three years

A ‘fresh detailed risk assessment’ of threats to Irish airports, including the possibility of drone incursions, is to be carried out. Photograph: Michel Comte/AFP/Getty Images.

Officials from Garda, Defence Forces, Irish Aviation Authority meet to discuss threats to State’s airports

More than 30 wild deer from the herd in Dublin’s Phoenix Park were culled this week in an effort to manage its size. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire.

OPW says move part of effort to manage size of herd, with animals sold on to game dealer

Tiernan Brady speaking at the UK House of Commons: “Referendums need to be campaigns of respectful conversations, not angry debates and misleading attacks.”

Tiernan Brady tells House of Commons event how UK could best approach a second referendum

Gardaí at the scene of the shooting at St Laurence’s Terrace in Bray. Photograph: James Forde

The victim, who was shot in the chest, has a number of criminal convictions

Image from April 2011 of former lord mayor of Belfast Ian Adamson, who has died at the age of 74. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Unionist’s ‘huge contribution to cultural and political life’ is recalled following his death

The potential threat to Irish airports from drones will be discussed by officials at a specially convened meeting on Thursday.  File photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Risk group to examine the issue following Gatwick and Heathrow incidents

Victims of the Colombian armed conflict mark International Human Rights Day in Bogotá in December 2018. Colombia and Mexico accounted for just over half of last year’s total of 321 deaths of human rights defenders globally, said the Front Line Defenders report. Photograph: Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland and EU need to monitor Brazil for rights breaches, says Front Line Defenders report

From L to R: actor Colin Farrell, rugby coach Stuart Lancaster, politician Boris Johnson. Photograph: Agencies

Your business this week: Unemployment data, conferences, results, indicators

By the end of February last year, reports of flu cases had reached record levels – almost 2,900 people had been hospitalised. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

HSE says this year’s vaccine is a good match to combat circulating strains

Paul Whelan, a former US marine living in Michigan, has been arrested on spying charges in Russia. Photograph: Family handout/PA

Paul Whelan (48) holds Irish and other passports and seeks consular assistance

The fossilised tracks found on Valentia Island were probably made by an animal with four limbs evolved from fish ancestors over 400 million years ago. Photograph: National Geographic

Damage to boundaries at Valentia Island archaeological track shuts down for safety

Police in Northern Ireland have condemned an attack in a Derry housing estate in which a man was shot in both knees. Photograph: Trevor McBride

PSNI condemns actions of ‘mindless thugs’ following shooting incident in the city

Uniformed gardaí from Crumlin made the arrest as part of Operation Thor targeting organised crime. File photograph: Getty Images

There were seven home break-ins in the Walkinstown and Greenhills area recently

Under EU data protection law, free movement of personal data is guaranteed between EU member states. Photograph: iStock

Situation could lead to significant costs for companies and other bodies affected

President Michael D Higgins  acknowledged those for whom Christmas this year is overshadowed by circumstances. File photograph: Tom Honan

Michael D Higgins says ‘we can’t continue to accept things as they are’

A GIS generated terrain model of the Newgrange flood plain at Brú na Bóinne showing the principal archaeological sites from the 2018 aerial survey.

Newgrange discoveries have ‘truly transformed’ our understanding of ancient site

Drones are an obvious threat to passenger aircraft because of the damage they could do to engines. File photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

The increasing use of the machines is a cause of concern for airports across the world

Aerial view shows Magheracloone GAA Club and Community Centre in Carrickmacross, where the original sinkhole  appeared earlier this year. Photograph: Pat Byrne

Nine-metre sinkhole causes closure of road until further notice

Professor Geoffrey Shannon said any reform of family courts should lead to an integrated system offering access to several services under one roof. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Geoffrey Shannon, Special Rapporteur on Child Protection calls for specialised court facilities for children

Geoffrey  Shannon said more is required in domestic violence legislation to take into account the impact of such violence in households on children.  File photograph: iStock

Geoffrey Shannon says more should be done to consider the impact of violence on children

Special Rapporteur on Child Protection   Geoffrey Shannon who submitted a report to the Cabinet on Tuesday. Photograph: The Irish Times

Geoffrey Shannon’s proposed reforms follow criticism of Tusla’s role in McCabe controversy

Black non-Irish people are five times more likely to experience discrimination when seeking work, the research found. Photograph: iStock

New research focused on experiences in the labour market

The incident in Castlerea has been referred to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Incident in Castlerea led to a march of up to 1,000 people in the town last Sunday

Barnardos  said little progress had been made in delivering on a Government commitment to lift 100,000 children out of poverty by 2020.  Photograph: iStock

Income and living survey shows overall decline in rates of poverty and deprivation

Lisa Chambers: she will have a challenge summarising a dynamic British political landscape with its incessant twists and turns

Your business this week: results, indicators and meetings

Passengers on the Luas Red Line. Overcrowding will not lead to the arrival of Tokyo-style ‘Oshiya’ pushing commuters into the carriages, says TII’s Paolo Carbone. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The surge in passenger numbers is a challenge for Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Overall, crime and antisocial behaviour on trams has decreased in the past two years but Transdev said it remains concerned about racist and other forms of abuse directed toward its staff. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Some 998 incidents reported on Luas trams between January and the end of October, ranging from disorderly behaviour to assault

Phibsborough has seen substantial rises in property prices since the Luas opened there a year ago. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Agents say prices on the route have shot up even in areas that had been static

Laura Grehan at Broombridge Luas stop in Cabra. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

One year on, tram’s extension to Cabra has led to concerns over parking and gentrification

UK Prime Minister Theresa May standing at the dispatch box last week. The House of Commons will vote on her Brexit withdrawal agreement on Tuesday.  Photograph: Mark Duffy/AFP/Getty Images

Your business this week: All eyes on property price figures and EU Summit

The Luas travelling along Dawson Street, which is undergoing a resurgence. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Footfall on Dublin’s premier shopping street has declined by 5.2% this year

Patrick Coveney, CEO, Greencore. The company’s results are due on  Tuesday.

Your business this week: ECB meeting, Irish unemployment figures, consumer confidence

Michael McCormack admitted professional misconduct regarding a failure to ensure prescription drug sales were supervised by a registered pharmacist. Stock Photograph: iStock

Fitness to practise hearing told controlled medications kept outside secure settings

In the aftermath of the Disclosures Tribunal and recent amendments to Ireland’s whistleblowing laws, “it is understandable that Irish employers are seeking clarity on how to deal with protected disclosures in the workplace”

Preliminary results from UDG Healthcare and a conference on protected disclosures in the workplace

John Curran had been working in Cape Town as an educational director for thousands of children in the city’s townships.

Friends and colleagues gather in Trinity College to celebrate the life of John Curran

Daniel Sweeney in hospital after he was attacked following a  match between Horseleap United and Mullingar Town earlier in November.

Mullingar Town players carried out ‘vicious’ assault on Daniel Sweeney after match

The threat lies around take off and landing but Irish Aviation Authority rules prohibit drone use within 5km of any airfields or where it might be a hazard to aircraft. File photograph: The Irish Times

Medevac flights in Athlone area may be at risk of collision due to amateur enthusiasts

The Dublin at Christmas Procession making its way down Grafton Street towards O’Connell Street for the official Christmas lights switch-on last November. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

Oireachtas committee hears city council not holding ceremony to avoid Luas disruption

Brian Wall, guidance counsellor St Mary’s Secondary School, Rathmines, Dublin, and Marion Rackard, project manager with the HSE Alcohol Programme, at the launch of Alcohol and Drugs: A Parent’s Guide. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Evidence contradicts the myth that supervised alcohol intake among children would automatically lead to healthy consumption

 New home construction is struggling to meet demand in the absence of developers’ ability to scale up. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Cairn Homes plans to build 550-600 units on Montrose site, which it acquired in 2017 for €107.5m

The Irish Times Innovation Awards take place on Tuesday in the RDS.

Your business this week: HP results, ECB meeting and Irish wholesale prices

A 39- year-old man has been arrested at the scene in Blanchardstown

Cystic fibrosis is a common inherited disease that affects the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system.

Minister for Health says HSE will work with manufacturer ‘to ensure timely access’

 Irish Times journalist Ronan McGreevy with Stéphane Crouzat, French Ambassador to Ireland  at the medal presentation in the French Ambassador’s residence. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ronan McGreevy receives honour from French ambassador in Dublin

Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly said the number of people waiting on the outpatient list for more than a year is  enough to fill Dublin’s Aviva stadium three times over.

More than 516,000 awaiting outpatient appointments at the end of October

Gardaí at the scene of the fatal shooting in Leixlip of Clive Staunton (inset). Photographs: PA and Facebook

Dead man was in his 50s and had returned to his Leixlip home from Ireland football match


Brexit secretary Dominic Raab resigns along with seven others after release of draft deal

Ciarán Martin, chief executive officer of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, was in Dublin recently to address the Institute of International and European Affairs. File photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Head of UK cybersecurity urges vigilance on Dublin visit which has significant EU safety role

Malala Yousafzai will be at the Simmons Leadership Conference

Your business this week: Gap and Walmart to report, Simmons Leadership Conference

The area in Cook Street, Dublin, where Michal Waskiewicz died while sleeping rough. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Remains of Michal Waskiewiczwere discovered near Christ Church Cathedral

Former UK prime minister Tony Blair is scheduled to speak Web Summit in Lisbon. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

National Analytics Conference takes place in Dublin, results due from Liberty Media

Images of the plastic pieces found on the shore at Dún Laoghaire and Sandycove show tiny lengths of thin, flexible material about the length of a little finger. Photograph: Gráinne Grehan

Company insists plastic strips do not pose a threat to water quality

 Presidential candidate Peter Casey

Mary Robinson says Travellers were demonised during presidential campaign

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