Dublin Rape Crisis Centre chief executive Noeline Blackwell said the e-health initiative was a reflection of the organisation’s determination to ‘come up with new solutions’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

E-health therapy initiative developed for Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

Noeline Blackwell, chief executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre: ‘People told us of their upset about the cruelty of the court system and inappropriate social media messages.’ Photograph: James Forde

Charity says increase reflects public concerns over court treatment of victims

Commemorative plaque at  former home of Countess  Markievicz in Rathmines. L-R, Lord Mayor  Paul McAuliffe,  Charles and Olivia Crichton-Stuart,  great grandniece of  Markievicz, and their children Angus (9) and Amelia (7). Photograph: Tom Honan

Rathmines house ‘more of an army HQ than a home’

Gardaí are conducting a full investigation into a motorcycle crash in Cork and have requested witnesses to come forward. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Woman passenger seriously injured in separate motorcycle crash in Co Donegal

Central Statistics Office latest numbers show  overseas visitors to Ireland increased by 3.7 per cent for the first five months of 2019.

Results, indicators and meetings to watch out for in the coming days

Deputy commissioner  John Twomey said  the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau had about 50 live insurance investigations since last October, out of a total caseload of approximately 1,500.   Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Increase in claimants seeking money for ‘home help’ driving up costs, FBD alleges

’On average women spend double the time of men on caring and almost twice as much time on housework’

Report finds 45 per cent of women care for children and older adults compared to 29 per cent of men

Doctor at Mullingar hospital faces three allegations over birth of boy who died a week later

Brexit implications and house prices continue to be key topics of  market attention.

Indicators, results and meetings of interest to the business community

Gannet birds pluck artificial material from the ocean to build their nests on the Little Skellig colony off the Co Kerry coast. Photograph: Vincent Hyland

Wildlife officials claim there is no ‘localised solution’ that will resolve this problem definitively

It is believed the group did not pick up the Glock weapon but told an adult

Ken Homan from Dalkey pictured at a public meeting on plans for Bulloch Harbour,Dalkey, last year. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Bartra Property plan for Dalkey development received relentless public opposition

Works to scrape out the bottom of tanks at the Ringsend waste water treatment plant are expected to release ‘obnoxious’ fumes. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Irish Water apologises for cleaning operation causing odours

Meat the Victims animal rights protesters gathered at a Co Westmeath farm at  the weekend to raise awareness of pig farming and the vegan cause. Photograph: Meat the Victims

‘Meat the Victims’ vegan break-in to film operations condemned as bio-security risk

An architectural illustration of the proposed development at Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey. Image: courtesy of Bartra Capital

Local anger over decision to allow Bartra Capital build luxury villas and apartments at coastal inlet

Mount Elbrus, Europe’s highest peak at 5,642m (18,510 ft), is in southern Russia, near the Georgian border. Photograph: iStock

Alan Mahon (40) was with group of five experienced Irish climbers

Swans are fiercely protective parents and they see a dog as a predator

Interfering with swans during nesting season is a criminal offence

The zero emission Fuso Canter e-Cell parked on the charging station. The Fuso Canter is the one of the most ecological small trucks in Europe. Irish local authorities only have 75 low-emission vehicles in use.  Photograph: iStock

Just 75 low-emission vehicles being used by Irish local authorities

‘Summer 2019 is as bad as winter was five years ago,’ says INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha. File photograph: Alan Betson

Nurses’ organisation says statistics show apparent erosion of ‘summer respite’

Oonagh Buckley, deputy secretary general of  Department of Justice, will brief CIPD on  implications of the gender equality bill

Also a summer school for bankers, and talk by Gert-Jan Koopman on EU budgets

IFA president Joe Healy leads IFA national officers and members in a protest at the EU Commission offices in Dublin on Friday, depicting the Mercosur trade deal as  a ‘sell out’. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Mercosur agreement reached after 20 years of talks criticised on environmental grounds

The damaged statue of Dr Patrick Leahy in Thurles, Co Tipperary, covered over on Friday. The head appears to have been knocked off violently rather than carefully removed

Locals shocked over ‘wanton act of vandalism’ of 19th-century sculpture outside cathedral

Skaidrite Valdgeima (34)

Man in his 20s due in court in relation to the death of Skaidrite Valdgeima (34)

Irish Heart Foundation says online marketing rules for children are being broken

Dr Ibrahim El-Sherif admits four allegations of poor professional performance

The incident occurred at Clontarf Road in north Dublin at about 8pm last Thursday. File photograph: Frank Miller

Man in his 30s taken to Beaumont Hospital after being cut in the face several times

Sexual offences: the first quarter saw a 10 per cent rise from 2,938 to 3,231. Photograph: iStock

Figures from CSO shows sexual crimes saw a 10% increase in the past year

INM, publishers of the Irish Independent, is to seek shareholder approval on Wednesday for its much-anticipated takeover by Mediahuis. Photograph:   Dara Mac Donaill

Beyond Brexit talk; FedEx, Accenture and Providence Resources to report

Norman Spicer, of Coleman Legal Partners (CLP), which is representing about 15 people affected by the St Patrick’s Guild false adoption contorversy. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

CLP’s Norman Spicer said State redress scheme could help avoid prolonged litigation

The “human papillomavirus” is a group of more than 100 viruses which, while often harmless, cause the vast majority of cervical cancers.

HSE confirms plans despite tensions around medical staffing levels

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris met Majella Moynihan on Thursday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Drew Harris met former garda who had been investigated after becoming pregnant

The pollen count is expected to increase with fine weather forecast in the coming days. Photograph: Getty Images

Pollen count expected to increase as heatwave due to bring fine weather

Children’s Rights Alliance chief executive Tanya Ward (centre) with Caroline Fahey of St Vincent de Paul (left) with Labour Party Senators Ivana Bacik and Ged Nash (right), Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Leah Speight (representing Bríd Smith TD) during the alliance’s political briefing at Buswell’s Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister says her conscience and those of colleagues ‘should be enough of a driver’

Minister for Housing  Damien English and chief executive Dr Donal McManus  at the launch of The Irish Council for Social Housing’s Annual Report. Photograph: Fran Veale

Damien English challenged at event by 19-year-old sleeping on the streets

Ana Kriegel’s murder and its horrendous circumstances were still being processed locally. Photograph : RTE News

‘I don’t think anyone will ever get their heads around it’ says woman in community where girl grew up

Should Manna  secure licensing approval, it will become the guinea pig of a fledgling industry – autonomous drone flight.

Partnership will give customers access to more than 1,000 restaurants across Ireland

A significant problem could lie with servicing the gas and oil boilers that remain in use after they are banned in new builds. Photograph: iStock

Boiler installer believes focusing on renewable energy would be more efficient

The manager of Fast EcoBuild,  Kieran Carew, says those who retrofit their homes to an A standard should be property tax exempt for a set period of time –  those who don’t should pay more

A typical deep retrofit on a three-bed semi-detached house will cost €70,000 to €80,000 – a grant will cover half of that cost

Sherry FitzGerald chairman Mark FitzGerald: he  will speak at the Property Industry Ireland Conference  about the future of the sector. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

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One of the two loaded handguns that were recovered. Photograph: An Garda Síochána/Twitter

Heroin and cocaine worth €240,000 seized in separate Dublin operation

 Peter Donnelly, originally from Kilkenny, died after the city centre assault.

Peter Donnelly died after assault in the early hours of Tuesday morning

 Gardaí have appealed to the public for information on  an incident at house in Longford. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Investigators believe incident at a home in Clonbalt Wood is linked to a local feud

Irish Fiscal Advisory Council chairman Séamus Coffey. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (IFAC) addresses Oireachtas Budgetary Oversight Committee

The Religious Sisters of Charity order did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Helen Maguire (71) left infant daughter in temporary care at St Patrick’s Guild in Dublin

Paddy Jackson had his contract with Ulster rugby cancelled in the wake of the Belfast rape trial, at which he was acquitted, and later moved to play in France.  Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Guinness makers to meet London Irish rugby club officials as signing ‘not consistent with values’

Former US secretary of state John Kerry expected at Our Ocean Wealth Summit in Cork. Photograph:  Zach Gibson/Getty

Sino-European Entrepreneurs Summit, US and German inflation indicators

A separate remediation plan is being put in place for Ardgillan Community College, part of which remains closed. File photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Series of information sessions for school authorities began this week

File image of Dollymount beach in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and city councils issue notices expected to last seven days

The pair were arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday having previously been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping

Pat McCormick (55) was last seen in Comber on Thursday May 30th

The HSE released a statement saying the average weekly cost of  nursing home care had increased from €1,592 in 2018 to €1,615 this year.

HSE accused of releasing price rise details on day Donald Trump visited Ireland

Micheál Cunningham at the Lismaconly Cemetery grave of  his murdered daughter Ciara Ní Chathmhaoil. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Victims’ families on why they are protesting at the Dáil for an overhaul of the parole system

The remains are carried from St Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise after the funerals of father and son, Vincent and Sully (5) Rossi. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

Funeral held in Portlaoise of Sully and Vincent Rossi who died in Co Offaly last week

The European Central Bank will make a decision on interest rates on Thursday. Photograph: Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images

A customer service conference in Clontarf while EY will name Entrepreneur of the Year

 Nancy Dempsey (93) on Portrane beach, north Dublin,  with the four artists chosen for a  public art project: from left, Joanna Hopkins, Fiona McDonald, Mary Conroy and  Mark Clare. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Local woman recalls boardwalk and fencing that have long since been swept away

Gerard Whyte aged 21, from Ballymun, was killed when he was hit by a HGV at the junction of the N1 Swords Road and Collins Avenue.

HGV failed to stop after striking pedestrian in north Dublin on Friday morning

The company is due to seek regulatory approval to begin using its drones soon having been testing the technology for some time. File photograph: Getty Images

UCD-based company raises finance for ‘major Irish technology venture’

 Mary Kelly and Grainne Devine at the Friends of St Brigid’s Hospice Charity Shop on Leixlip’s Main Street. Devine    believes Intel’s presence has had a positive effect on the town. Photograph: Mark Hilliard

Microchip giant’s 30-year presence has boosted the small town but knock-on effects on local businesses has divided opinion

Fáilte Ireland will give grants of €2.5 million upwards and focus on ‘immersive’ projects. Photograph: iStock

State tourism body seeking to promote immersive heritage and culture attractions

 Mary Cooney (right) in her damp home with  neighbour Michelle Morrissey, at Tor an Rí, in Balgaddy, Lucan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One-third of local authority homes exposed to ‘sewage invasion’ and rodents

John Moran, a  former head of the Department of Finance, will address the Institute for Securities & Investment on what the new European landscape looks like for Ireland. Photograph: David Sleator

Business This Week: EU economic figures, Government’s spending priorities

Election is set for Thursday, June 27th at the Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise, Co Laois

Election set for June 27th at Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise

The highest recorded speed on Friday was a motorist driving at 188km/h on the Ballincollig bypass in a 120km zone.

Gardaí say 195,768 vehicles were checked during 24-hour operation ‘Slow Down’

In a statement on Friday afternoon, the Police Service of Northern Ireland  said its investigation of disorder in the Moss Park area of Derry on Thursday led to the 12-year-old being charged.

Police said boy is due to appear in court next month

Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Man (23) arrested at the scene following search of house in Dollymount area

Children’s Rights Alliance  chief executive Tanya Ward said it was time for children’s rights to be delivered on a European level. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Some 105,000 children in Ireland are growing up in consistent poverty

UHW general manager Grace Rothwell said steps had been taken to address the concerns of the State Pathologist’s Office about the condition of its mortuary. File photograph: Patrick Browne

Hospital manager tells Oireachtas committee units to be installed shortly

Hiqa, which carried out the assessment, said ‘drift and delay’ was identified in the completion of preliminary enquiries of between two and 11 months from the date of initial referral.

‘Drift and delay’ also found by Hiqa in review of child protection services

 Fran Ryder, Bobby Doyle (right), Kevin Moran (behind) and other members of the 1970s Dublin team carry the coffin of their former team-mate Anton O’Toole into the Mount Argus church in Kimmage. Photograph: James Forde

Altar adorned with Sam Maguire at funeral of four-time All-Ireland winner in Kimmage

 Ryanair:  Among a number of airlines whose stocks rose on the back of the Brexit extension. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Euro zone consumer confidence flash, Global Funds Conference and German PPI

White goods dumped on the Great South Wall in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

New research finds that fewer than half of all littering fines are paid

Understanding exactly how much litter is comprised of packaging, the report explains, is crucial. Photograph: iStock

Packaging waste amounts to just under half of all litter collected

“Heroin is a semi-synthetic opiate synthesised from morphine, and is the most prevalent illicit opioid worldwide.”  Photograph: Getty Images

Heroin is the most common illicit opioid, while prescription drugs have caused a widely publicised health crisis in the US

Ruairí Walsh and his father, Colm, at the Dublin Cycling Campaign demonstration outside Dail Eireann on Wednesday. Photograph: Mark Hilliard/Irish Times

Dublin Cycling Campaign calls for 20% increase in spending for cycling and walking

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey speaks at the trade union’s policy conference in Malahide, Dublin. Photograph: Tommy Cancy.

Len McCluskey says Labour Party in Ireland has ‘utterly lost its way’

CSO data on residential prices for February showed a softening of prices in Dublin with year-on-year growth falling to 1.4 per cent. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

All the results, indicators and meetings happening in the week ahead

Can an MBA lead to early retirement on a tropical island? Photograph: iStock

MBAs offer students a valuable perspective on management and business

The employers’ representative group is to begin a three part series of debates in which Ireland’s European election candidates will be put through their paces on the issues. Photograph: Ibec

Ibec to host its European election debates and IFG shareholders vote on takeover

The trawler is seen through an RNLI rescue helicopter camera as it burns about 48km off the coast of Wicklow. Photograph: RNLI

The men were forced to abandon ship after a fire broke out on board

John de Chastelain noted the ‘tragedy’ of the recent killing of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former general oversaw decommissioning of paramilitary arms in Northern Ireland

File photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency

Month saw topsy-turvy weather conditions across the country

Ciara Byrne, originally from Palmerstown in Dublin, caught the Obama Foundation’s eye with her Green Our Planet schools garden project in Nevada

US-based Ciara Byrne hopes to export her food-growing scheme to Irish schools

The ASAI received 1,682 complaints in 2018, adjudicating against 72 which were found to be in breach of their code. Photograph: iStock

Food and beverage sector subject to most complaints, says Advertising Standards Authority

‘You would get quite a number of people who would retire to Knock,’ the parish priest said. File image: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

Irene Daly is believed to have moved to Knock, Co Mayo because of her strong faith

A file image from July 21st, 1972 showing emergency crews at the scene of an explosion in Belfast. This day, when a total of 27 bombs were detonated in Northern Ireland, later became known as Bloody Friday. Photograph: PA

Findings are based on series of analyses of childhood trauma and of college students

‘We have been informing women on the streets that they are no longer criminalised and this has been very positive’

Ruhama report finds women more likely to report crimes to gardaí since 2017 laws banning purchase of sex

As part of Operation Quest, gardaí conducted a coordinated, intelligence led campaign on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Individuals stopped and spoken to in six garda divisions both urban and rural

 Spotify will announce its results on Monday. Photograph: Reuters/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

Business This Week: Small Firms Association conference adopts an ‘innovate or expire’ approach to future business

Prof Terence Dolan: Expert in medieval English literature and author of the celebrated Dictionary of Hiberno-English. Photograph: Frank Miller/Irish Times

Sparkling professor of English could ‘turn a sentence on a ha’penny’

This week’s raids were in response to 20 suspect claims involving so-called “slips and trips” compensation, many of which were processed by repeat claimants using fake identities. File photograph: Getty

Raids a response to suspect claims involving so-called ‘slips and trips’ compensation

While it is already known girls spend more time studying generally, the change in family structure from two parents to a single parent family exposes clear differences in time use between the sexes. Photograph: iStock

Boys spend more time on screens after change in family structure, data shows

The process involves having to contact both the birth parents and those whose births were illegally registered, with social workers gathering documents to identify and locate them.

Independent report on illegal birth registration due to Zappone at end of May

Six cars were seized when gardaí raided a number of houses in west Dublin under Operation Coatee. Photograph: Garda/ Facebook

Gardaí identify more than 20 suspect insurance claims and search solicitors’ offices

University Hospital Waterford. Image: Google Maps

Corpses were let decompose, making closed-coffin funerals unavoidable

Some 500 litres of wine and six litres of spirts seized at Dublin Port.  Photograph: Revenue

Three men arrested in connection to drugs found in Portlaoise

A Penneys store  in Dublin.  ABF  revealed its Dublin-headquartered Penneys/Primark company was likely to increase sales in the first half of the year by 4%. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

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The Polish designed RAK machine gun was found in a wooded area near a Dublin housing estate on Saturday. Photograph: courtesy An Garda Siochana

Gardaí ‘determined to remove firearms with the capacity to kill from our streets’

A spokesman for the HSE said none of the parties providing specialist input to the HSE in regard to the new National Children’s Hospital had any role in the subsequent decision-making process.

PwC hired in 2018 to look at hospital options and in January 2019 for costs overrun review

 Kate O’Connell: “I think in London the eels were behaving bizarrely in the Thames at some point.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Data involving 50 cities published in 2015 found that London’s river Thames was the worst for cocaine levels in sewage

Co-directors of Together For Yes (left to right) Ailbhe Smyth, Gráinne Griffin and Orla O’Connor. File Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Together for Yes co-directors named among Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2019

The issue has been linked to children and underage gamblers. Photograph: iStock

Committee hears of calls for education on risks to be introduced at primary school level

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