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

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

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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

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

Cleanup planned after large volume of toothpick-sized strips found on shoreline

David Boland (34) who was fatally stabbed in Athy, Co Kildare on Thursday. Photograph via Facebook

David Boland died in hospital after being found on pavement following attack in Co Kildare

Former president Mary Robinson. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Peace and rights advocacy group previously headed by Kofi Annan and Desmond Tutu

One school building, part of Ardgillan Community College in Balbriggan, Dublin, is closed. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Department of Education finds 19 of 42 inspected schools fit to reopen without work

David McWilliams  with director Lenny Abrahamson and Bono at the launch of McWilliams’ new book ‘Renaissance Nation’ in Dublin last night. Photograph: Dave Meehan

New book by David McWilliams explores transformation of Irish society since 1979

David Boland (34) who was fatally stabbed  in Athy, Co Kildare on Thursday. Photograph via Facebook

Gardaí discovered 34-year-old David Boland from Nurney, lying on pavement outside shop

Prof Áine Hyland, one of the founding parents of the Dalkey School Project, with David Rankin (10), Dylan O’Broin (11), Emily Roarty (5), Sophie Roarty (8), Matt O’Broin (7) and Oliver Donohue (9) at Educate Together’s 40th anniversary event earlier this year. Photograph: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau

Schools will serve north Dublin, Wicklow, Galway and Meath

About one-third of the 99 species of bees in Ireland are now either regionally extinct or vulnerable.

Ireland broadly in line with biodiversity declines around the world

Photograph: Alan Betson

ASAI partially upholds complaint against MyRefund which manages flight delay claims

Photograph: Alan Betson 20/8/08Starbucks Dawson Street

Your business this week: Irish unemployment figures, BoE rates decision and Starbucks results

Cape Clear, lying just 13km off west Cork.

Challenging conditions make Cape Clear the ideal location for the pilot scheme

Oireachtas Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection chairman John Curran, described the presentations from representatives of former ESB, RTÉ and Bórd na Móna staff as “eye-opening”.

Representatives outline grievances to Oireachtas committee

The charging network has been free for the past nine years.

Fast charge ‘super hubs’ to be installed on motorways and primary routes

More than €30 million has been invested in the network over the last eight years, resulting in about 900 public charge points.

‘If we want to have a reliable network in Ireland we are going to have some way of supporting that’

Kathleen Chada, whose sons Eoghan and Ruairí were murdered by their father, Sanjeev Chada, speaking at the Safe World Summit in the Mansion House, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Luke and Ryan Hart, whose mother and sister were killed by their father, speak at summit

Ryanair results due on Monday.

For your diary: Euro zone consumer confidence due and 2018 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year winner

The National Opera House in Wexford has received a €1 million capital grant for ‘updating and refurbishment’ works. File photograph:  David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Allocation announced by Minister as annual Wexford Festival Opera gets underway

The UK is the single largest supplier of Irish imports, accounting for 22% or €17.5bn of all goods imported in Ireland during 2017. Photograph: Alan Betson

Republic’s reliance on United Kingdom for trade and tourism detailed in fresh analysis

Report shows greenhouse gas emissions rose by 3.7 per cent between 2014 and 2015

Presidential candidates gather before the Virgin Media debate on Wednesday Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Presidential nominees criticise Peter Casey’s comments on the Traveller community

Trains arriving at Gare de l’Est railway station in Paris. File photograph: Reuters

EU competition to offer tickets for travel next summer

Dean Ruxton said the book represented a high point in his historical investigation. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dean Ruxton’s ‘When the Hangman Came to Galway’ born of ‘painstaking’ archive trawl

A central tenet of the latest round of data from the “Growing Up in Ireland” longitudinal study on child development  is how social inequalities play a central role in the experience of childhood development generally

Study shows 20 per cent of 13-year-olds are overweight and 6 per cent are obese

Nicole Fox (21) from Clondalkin, Dublin, took her own life in January, 2018, following a sustained campaign of online bullying.

TDs urged to act over cyberbullying several months after Nicole Fox took her own life

Formal dispatch from candidate not entertained by Higgins ‘for obvious reasons’

Bank of America will be posting its latest results, as will Bellway, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Netflix, Johnson & Johnson, Morgan Stanley, among others. Photograph: Jeremy Bales/Bloomberg

Post-Brexit diversification into foreign markets plus National Women’s Enterprise Day is marked

A weapon seized by gardaí. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Three people arrested in Dublin following the discovery of the weapons in the post

European Union rules will cease to apply in Northern Ireland once the UK departs the EU

Prepare for the worst, says technical note on the sector published on Friday

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said the deceased were a man aged in his 80s and a woman in her 40s. Photograph: Getty

Man dies at scene and woman a short time later in hospital

An image released by the Revenue Commissioners of the luggage in which the heroin was concealed Photograph: Revenue Commissioners

Man charged after 13kg of the drug concealed in his luggage

 Fiona Gartland with husband Paul and children Rose, Katie, Jeni and Paul jnr at the launch of her book, In the Court’s Hands,  in Hodges and Figgis on Dawson Street, Dublin on Friday.  Photograph: Donall Farmer for The Irish Times

‘In the Court’s Hands’ is the story of a stenographer who witnesses something unsettling just before a juror is found dead, and a (...)

Maurice Buckley, chair of the Office of Public Works  confirmed Stepaside is expected to reopen next June. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Of €2.5 million Garda stations’ fund, Stepaside refurbishment to cost €1.5 million

Fianna Fáil’s Marc MacSharry  said a similar loss of money in the private sector would have led to disciplinary action.  Photograph:  Bryan James Brophy

Department of Health’s new building does not have the capacity to accommodate future anticipated staffing levels, Public Accounts (...)

Crime and discrimination was experienced by people from 22 ethnic backgrounds, according to the report. File photograph: Getty Images

Report reveals highest level of such abuse since data started being collated in 2013

The NTA’s plans to purchase a further 200 diesel buses “epitomise the lack of real action on climate change”, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said. Photograph: Alan Betson

National Transport Authority has two more deliveries of buses in pipeline

Centre Parcs CEO Martin Dalby: “People recognise that the impact of this development, particularly in the midlands, will be significant”

Chief executive Martin Dalby says it’s ‘local jobs for local people’ at €233m park, which is due to open next year

The Department said staff turnover in the Defence Forces is higher than in other areas of the public service.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

New scheme pitched at officers with specialist skills that have already left the service

PrEp, the once-daily medication has been proven to reduce the risk of HIV infection, particularly among members of the gay community, by up to 90 per cent.

Hiqa has began assessment to examine cost and clinical effectiveness of supply

Donnacha O'Riordan, executive director at Microelectronic Circuits Centre Ireland (MCCI), reviews an electrochemical sensor chip on screen at the launch of Ireland’s leading semiconductor and microchip industry event, the MCCI Forum 2018 'Realising Big Ambitions', which takes place on October 11th at Tyndall National Institute in Cork.

Irish inflation, Citigroup results and Euro zone industrial production

Campaigner Gina Miller arrives at the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre in Newry. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

George Mitchell sends support, calling for deal negotiators to show political courage

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley said the take up of consumer electric vehicles was at “a snail’s pace” and that the issue of “range anxiety” was a major disincentive. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Vehicles will use variety of technologies designed to reduce carbon emissions

Cork Airport (pictured) is one of the regional airports to have been affected by the failed radar system. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/ Provision

Passengers urged to check with their airlines before attempting to travel

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney  said it would “probably be more popular politically” to spend overseas aid money on domestic needs. Photograph: Tom Honan

Tánaiste warns effectiveness of UN can no longer be taken for granted

Sinn Féin has accused the DUP of showing a reckless disregard for the Good Friday Agreement. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Sinn Féin says DUP leader showed a ‘reckless disregard’ for peace process

Overall, nine of 14 categories of crime reported to the Garda increased during the 12-month period. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Robberies up 15%, weapons and explosives offences up 10% in the year to June, CSO says

The Pyramids of Giza on the southwestern outskirts of the Egyptian capital Cairo. File photograph: AFP/Getty Images)

Your business this week: Arab-Irish Business Forum takes place in Dublin

A report into the operations  of the National Cyber Security Centre by the C&AG has said  an oversight body set up to monitor the centre’s  performance had not met since 2015.

National Cyber Security Centre also needs review of funding

New Department of Health headquarters leased from businessman Larry Goodman in December 2016 lay empty for 17 months at a cost to the State of €15.8 million, the Comptroller & Auditor General’s report has found.

Objections by staff against move to open-plan offices contributed to delay, report finds

The garda pay deal, which came into effect at the beginning of the year, is estimated to have led to overtime costs of €28.3 million.  File photograph: The Irish Times

Report finds management practices to control overtime budget are ‘ineffective’

Sherry Perreault , Sipo’s head of ethics and lobbying regulation: ‘When contacted, the vast majority of people come into compliance quite quickly.’ Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Sipo says the ‘serious’ contraventions relate to tax compliance documentation

Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company  chief executive Philomena Poole said the port’s transfer to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council on October 3rd would allow for a combined future plan for both the harbour and the town. Photograph: Frank Miller

Port chief executive says lack of funding ‘will present challenges’ to council

Over 25,700 bottles of beer have been seized by Revenue inspectors at Dublin Port.

Haul worth about €165,000 discovered in Dublin Port on truck arriving from Holyhead

A radiographer has claimed a fitness to practice inquiry  had proceeded unfairly in her absence. Photograph: iStock

Kashimbo Musonda, who allegedly mistook a knee X-ray for an elbow, is facing allegations of professional misconduct

Noeline Blackwell, chief executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, said  there is large-scale under-reporting of sexual offences. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Alcohol, under-reporting and lack of understanding make it difficult to measure extent of problem

The sinkholes that appeared near Magheracloone Community Centre just outside Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, after an old mine shaft collapsed. Photograph: Pat Byrne

Monaghan primary school reopens after sinkhole opens at nearby GAA club

Labour MP Stephen Pound: I think there is a bit of respect owed to Ireland. Screengrab: Channel 4/Twitter

Labour MP articulates Brexit’s threat to the Border in simplest terms in 80 seconds

Aerial view shows Magheracloone Comunity Centre where the underground Gypsum mines have destroyed the juvenile pitch and the senior pitch along with structure damage to the community centre.  Photograph: Pat Byrne

National school evacuated and concerns remain as hole the length of a football pitch opens up in Monaghan

The document itself notes that Irish men now have the fourth highest prevalence of obesity in the EU and women the seventh. One in four children is overweight or obese. Photograph:   Bryan O’Brien

Irish Heart Foundation criticises lack of information about monitors and signing up

Thursday: Brid Horan will address the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants on the progress of the Better Balance for Better Business review group, of which she is co-chair. Photograph:  Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Your business this week: CIMA gathering to discuss ‘women in the boardroom’

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy has urged voters to  to go to their polling station  on  October 26th so they can have their say in the outcome of the blasphemy referendum. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Removal from Constitution has been recommended for more than 20 years

PAC chairman said members would keep questions to how money is spent and would not direct any towards Michael D Higgins personally. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Micheál Martin and Ministers believe PAC may have undue influence on election

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh: he  said recent discussion on the housing issue had been “overly-simplistic”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Public Accounts Committee is told there is ‘widespread’ misunderstanding of land hoarding

President Michael D Higgins at the  National Ploughing Championship in Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Office of President’s spending to be examined despite constitutionality concern

Site at Howth where a proposed housing development, in an area beside the Martello tower, has been given planning permission. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An Bord Pleanála has approved 164 apartments close to Martello Tower

Fianna Fail transport spokesman Robert Troy  said many asylum seekers who now wish to take up work would need to be able to drive to do so.  File photograph: Alan Betson

System required to allow for cancellation of licence where asylum applications rejected

Chairman of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists  Dr Peter Boylan: “I think in general it’s pretty well acknowledged that there are capacity constraints in the system. There will need to be investment.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Medical experts to tell Oireachtas committee of concerns over ultrasound availability

Irish designer Orla Kiely. There was no immediate explanation for the closure. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish designer’s retail stores in Kildare Village and London shut down

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‘Distance selling’ alcohol to minors almost impossible to police, says report

Ryanair Holdings’s agm will be held at CityNorth Hotel, Gormanston, Co Meath, on Thursday. If there is one sure-fire way to create media interest in an agm, it is to ban journalists. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

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An original Proclamation document  was to be the star lot of the Eclectic Collector sale at Whyte’s Auction House in Dublin, featuring various historical documents and artefacts, before a private sale was agreed. File photograph: Whyte’s

Original Rising document had been restored and conserved to museum standard in 2005

 Carmel Raymond and her daughter Una at St Anne’s Park, Dublin: says it would be the “beginning of the end” should the development ever proceed.

Locals react to cancellation of plans to build apartments flanking St Anne’s Park

Gardaí have discovered cannabis plants at a restaurant in Malahide, Co Dublin. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Man held after gardaí uncover plants while responding to a fire at Silks in Malahide

A woman shows her malnourished baby at an intensive nutritional rehabilitation centre  southern Niger. Of the 189 countries in the Human Development Index, Ireland ranked fourth and Niger last. Photograph:  Getty Images

Quality of life rising faster here than anywhere else, says Human Development Index

Residents protesting in January over a plan to build more than 500 housing units on playing pitches next to St Anne’s Park in Raheny, Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

An Bord Pleanála initially gave green light for 104 houses and 432 apartments

In March last year the 30km/h speed limit zone was expanded to certain residential areas and in the vicinity of schools in Dublin city centre.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Proposed bylaws affecting 31 suburbs progresses to full Council vote next month

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