Passengers travelling to and from Dublin airport will encounter long delays on Saturday

Flights resume after temporary suspension on Saturday morning

Filip Klubicka joined the Irish a capella group Ardú shortly after moving to Dublin in August 2017. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd/The Irish Times

New to the Parish: Filip Klubicka arrived in Ireland in August 2017

Daniela Vindisova: “It feels good here. I have never felt like I’m in some kind of minority.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

New to the Parish: Daniela Vindisova from Slovakia came to Ireland in 2016

Joe Ahern, owner Fána Tree Nursery, Ballyhooly, north Cork, surveys the damage caused by Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

One year on: Owner of Co Cork tree nursery says it will a decade to build his stock back up

Sean Hogan, chairman at the National Emergency Coordination Centre, at a press conference to announce details of storm Ophelia. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Three deaths, €45m insurance claims and a tree nursery faced with disaster

‘The Importance of Being Aisling’ is the third book in a trilogy.

Aisling’s complexity offers a genuine reflection of the modern Irish woman

The Department of Justice said last July that works had begun on a dedicated immigration detention centre at Dublin Airport and that it would be completed by July 2018. However, that deadline has passed and the facilities are still not open.  Photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times.

Dedicated immigration detention centre at Dublin Airport still not completed

Paloma with Karin and Jorg Muller-Weiland and the couple’s two children Aoife and Reuben. Photograph: Karin Muller-Wieland.

Paloma Aparezida Silva-Carvalho jailed last year after being denied entry for holiday

Driving solo: “I’ve wrestled with my relationship with religion, come up with ideas for a novel I may never write and considered where I want to be in five, 10, 15 years’ time.” Photograph: iStock

Niamh Towey: We need time to ourselves to try to piece together all of life’s big puzzles

Pope Francis arrives in the Papal Skoda at the Presidential Residence during his visit in Dublin. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters.

Staff will use car to help homeless families move to long term accommodation

The word ‘truth is projected on the GPO in Dublin  as part of a protest ahead of the visit by Pope Francis. Photograph: Reuters/Hannah McKay

Former resident at Nazareth House calls on pope to do something for the survivors

St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Summer in Ireland can be magical – and this year, it was just that. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Niamh Towey: It felt like the summers Bruce Springsteen and Don McLean wrote about

Waterford Rose Kirsten Mate Maher is crowned the 2018 International Rose of Tralee. Photograph:  Domnick Walsh

TV Review: The Rose of Tralee has been slow to accept the reality of modern Ireland

 Torre de Belem tower overlooks the  river Tagus in Lisbon. Photograph:  Stock image

Balance Lisbon’s city buzz with a seaside rest in the Algarve for the perfect holiday

'Multiple friends have left my hometown for greener pastures. They are doctors, teachers and construction managers. Chefs, nurses and physiotherapists.' Photograph: iStock

Niamh Towey: Maybe someday we’ll do a better job of holding on to our own people

'I’ll never be the competitive, sporty type. I don’t think I’ll ever shed a tear over a game, or go on a beer ban – but I can see now why people do it.' Photograph: Alan Betson

Niamh Towey: Playing my first football match made me feel more alive than ever

Racegoers shelter from the rain on Ladies Day at Galway Racecourse. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Niamh Towey: It’s possible to indulge in its festivities without disgracing yourself in the process

 Pilgrims make their way up the rugged slopes of Croagh Patrick at sunrise. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

Several people treated for injuries with one man airlifted to hospital with cardiac pains

 British singer Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens. His   gentle guitar plucking transported me to another time.  Photograph: Getty Images

Some summer sounds are now tinged with sadness since my Granny died last year

Horror of horrors: Mayo footballer Tom Parsons is treated by medical staff after his injury against Galway. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Nefarious nightmares have a tendency to expose your scaredy-cat ways

Passenger Miomir Todorovic uploaded a photograph from the inside of the plane, saying ‘I can barely hear my right ear. Important that we survived’.

Croatia-bound flight in emergency landing

Passenger Miomir Todorovic uploaded a photograph from the inside of the plane, saying ‘I can barely hear my right ear. Important that we survived’.

People seen bleeding from ears after Dublin flight to Croatia makes emergency landing

A Ryanair planes at Dublin Airport. File photograph: Collins

Passengers bleeding from ears and oxygen masks dropped as plane landed in Frankfurt

“Sitting in the car as the sun seared over the Papal Cross, I realised I had finally learned how to swim, all on my own. I was finally at peace with myself.” Photograph: iStock

Niamh Towey: I usually curse the roadblocks in the Phoenix Park but this morning my detour brought an unexpected revelation

 An Irish Times sports article last year reported 21 senior Roscommon football players were playing at home but living in Dublin. Photograph:   Bryan Keane/Inpho

Niamh Towey: We talk about a recovery in Dublin but there is no such thing west of the Shannon

Let’s be honest, though, it’s not just my mother who is obsessed with the weather. As a nation, we are entirely fixated on it.

Niamh Towey: Whenever I ring, she muses on precipitation a good three minutes

“This is inhumane,” I thought. “Somebody, please, bring me home. I can’t hack it anymore.”

Niamh Towey: An all-nighter at work, zero sleep, followed by a day at the races and night in the pub all became too much. I blame (...)

The house built by the Murrays at Faughan Hill, Bohermeen, Co Meath. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

One Year On: Michael and Rose Murray make last-minute appeal to councillors

Half-way through. It’s all nearly over, Ellen

“A bad, cringeworthy or embarrassing best man’s speech is possibly the most uncomfortable thing to witness as a guest.”

Avoid jokes about the groom’s sex life and tuck in the shirt, for starters?

'In a sudden flash of mad brilliance, I decided I would buy, assemble, light and cook that evening’s dinner on a charcoal barbecue.'

An incident with a fireball and some facial hair taught me an important lesson

A woman reacts on the result of yesterday’s referendum on liberalising abortion laws. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

‘No woman should have to go through the trauma I had to go through’

Paul Reck with his wife Catherine, who dies from cancer in 2012 after a delayed diagnosis.

Grace Rattigan says CervicalCheck advised doctor not to tell family of incorrect smear

Passengers wait to board the Aer Lingus flight to Bilbao at Dublin airport this morning. Photograph: Pat Farrell/Twitter

Airline says complications following an aircraft change meant four fans left behind

Mark, David and Tom Kerins, who all have CF, on holiday in Italy last year. Photograph: Maggie Kerins

Doctors look to future with better cystic-fibrosis drugs in the pipeline

Minister for Health Simon Harris has called on CervicalCheck to facilitate further smear tests. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Controversy after figures show 206 women may have had a delayed cancer diagnosis

'I once drove all the way from Dublin to Ballaghaderreen with no exhaust.' Photograph: Getty

Ingram is so much more than a mechanic to me. I ring him more often than I ring my mother

‘I agreed to meet you on the Good Friday Agreement, we’ve done that, so I’m finished,’ Ahern says, before removing his microphone and walking off camera.

Former taoiseach ‘happy’ he cleared his name after allegations he received payments

Cllr Michael Mulligan, Dr Martin Garvey and Micheal Frain on The Square,  Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Mick McCormack.

Lack of resources, pressures on healthcare and rising joblessness ‘does not bode well’

The Irish National War Memorial Gardens: “I felt a greater sense of purpose there; it gave me perspective and headspace and, like an old friend, it comforted me in hard times.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

I am closing the Kilmainham chapter of my life and opening up a new, exciting one

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

Tara Devon and her two children Ryan (6) and Kian (3) at their home in Ashbourne in January 2017. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

One year on: campaigners frustrated over State ‘inertia’ as many remain in limbo

Tourists ‘working in groups’ to steal from shops and offer substandard tarmac work

Amy Flanagan (9), Bridget Kerrigan (10) and Katie McNamara (10), who are in fourth and fifth class at the Corpus Christi primary school in Moyross.

‘We are hoping for big things from them,’ choir director says of students aged 9 and 10

Sean Fenton, a first year student at Trinity College Dublin, believes cannabis oil helped him to reduce the level of strong anti-epileptic drugs which he said had the side effect of slowing his brain down.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

One Year On: Seán Fenton turned to cannabis oil to avoid side effects of prescription medication

‘The landlord wanted to kick us out and get new tenants in at a higher rent,’ says one Dublin tenant who was forced to move out of his accommodation during a renovations.

One Year On: Introduction of rent predictability measures has had mixed results

Activists took over Apollo House in December 2016. File photograph: Collins

Apollo House provided safety, warmth but it failed to inspire homelessness solution

Snow in the Horseshoe Valley, Ballintrillick, Co. Sligo. Photograph: James Connolly

Snow falls in parts of North and North-West

The heaviest snowfalls are forecast over  counties in Connacht and in Ulster. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Road users warned over black ice as ‘polar low’ set to sweep across country on Friday

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney at the Fine Gael national party conference in Ballyconnell, Ireland November on Friday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Minister says ‘Sun’ article is ‘nonsense’ and says Government has been consistent

An Indian restaurant in Creeslough, Co Donegal was served a food closure order last month after  human excrement was found in an area where staff were preparing food.

Rat and mice droppings discovered by FSAI lead to closure of food outlets in Co Cork

Yulia and Clément Imbert: ‘Here is so different, people are very welcoming and kind’.  Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

New to the Parish: French national Clément Imbert and his Russian wife Yulia love life in Ireland but say high tax, expensive hous(...)

Suellen Machado and her husband, Alexsandro Ribas: “I miss my family and friends but even my parents say, ‘oh, I prefer that you are in Ireland’ because Brazil is so dangerous now,” Suellen says. Photograph: Tom Honan

Suellen Machado and Alexsandro Ribou left Brazil in the midst of a deep political crisis

Director of marketing and communications at UCC Donna O’Driscoll  with her  husband Tony  and children Caitlín  and Conor.  Photograph:  Clare Keogh

Donna and Tony O’Driscoll moved from London to Cork three years ago for a better family life

Hurricane winds collapsed a stand at Turners Cross, Cork city during Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Cork begins to assess damage as red warning remains in operation throughout the country

The driver was subsequently brought to court and given a €200 fine and a two year driving ban.

Motorist was driving at almost twice the speed limit when stopped by gardaí

This bird was seen dancing in Trinity College Dublin.

Gull seen tapping its feet on one of Trinity’s green areas

This could be you on Friday. Photograph: Getty Images

It could be you that wins the €130 million lotto, but it probably won’t be

Syrian refugee Almuthna Loulah meets President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin on Monday. Photograph: Maxwells

‘He hugged me so strong, he was so warm and sweet,’ Almuthna Loulah says of President

The Debs: I was glad to see at least one tradition had survived – the naggins strapped to the leg

My sister’s grad reminds me that the days of getting pissed in a field are long gone

Towey town: Main Street Ballaghaderreen, Co Rocommon. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

I hear they’ve attracted quite the crowd of Toweys from all corners of the world

All north lanes are closed on the M50 at Junction 9 Red Cow following a five car crash. Photograph: Neil Coles

Emergency services at the scene while traffic slow from Firhouse and Finglas

Stephen and Jordan were exact replicas of the token country kid you see on The Late Late Toy Show every year. Photograph: Getty Images

Niamh Towey: The bog is a place of lore and they flock to it like lambs to the slaughter

I was reminded of that time in the school yard in first class when my best friend Majella informed me of how babies were really made. Photograph: Getty Images

Long gone are the days when he would switch off ‘7th Heaven’ for that part when the Dad was talking to the kids about the risks of(...)

Al, a Syrian refugee,  makes violins in his new workshop in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd/The Irish Times

Syrian crafting instruments in Ballaghaderreen after Mayo man donates workshop

Niamh Towey with her car, which now has a back window and a fully complete exhaust system

‘Why don’t ya tie it up with string?’ and other bad suggestions for car-tastrophes

Cystic Fibrosis campaigner Orla Tinsley. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fundraising page started for Orla Tinsley’s operation has gathered more than $50,000

Cystic Fibrosis campaigner Orla Tinsley is in need of a double lung transplant. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

‘My time is running out’: Cystic Fibrosis campaigner needs double lung transplant

Chris Quinn, who is from Greystones, joined the four-time Grand Slam winner on court after he suggested she should make a ‘body serve’. Photograph: Chris Quinn

'This kind of thing doesn’t happen at Wimbledon’, Chris Quinn says after tennis star identified him

The strict Wimbledon dress code meant Mr Quinn had to beat himself into a little white skirt and long sleeve top, courtesy of Clijsters. Photograph: Wimbledon/Youtube

Kim Clijsters invites Chris Quinn to try serve after he shouts suggestion from crowd

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and grime artist Stormzy.

‘Hands up, we got it badly wrong’: newspaper apologises for confusion in Monday’s article

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, the then minister for health, holding Jace O’Rourke from Kildare at Crumlin Children’s Hospital in 2016. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Broadside: We overlook the role of modern Irish father in today’s society, something Leo Varadker might consider

Elbow at  Electric Picnic, 2012. The band released their latest album, ‘Little Fictions’, in February this year. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The xx, Duran Duran and Chaka Khan headline this year’s sold-out festival

Robert Del Naja, singer of British band Massive Attack,  has not confirmed the recent allegations. Photograph: Sandro Cmpardo/EPA

UK DJ Goldie may have let slip identity of the elusive graffiti artist as member of Massive Attack

Game of Thrones Season 7 will air on Sky Atlantic on July 17th.

Despite the lack of specifics, one thing is clear: Season 7 ain’t gonna be pretty

The LÉ Eithne rescued 703 migrants from five inflatable boats about 83km off the North West coast of Tripoli on Friday. Photograph: Defence Forces

Irish navy vessel rescues 703 migrants from five inflatable boats off Tripoli coast

A Luas tram run through College Green on Saturday as testing begins on the new cross city Luas line which is due to fully open in December. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Restrictions in place around College Green and O’Connell Street as tram uses new line

A fire safety warning at Grenfell Tower. Photograph: Grenfell Action Group

Complaints of no fire alarm during blaze while official advice was to stay inside flat

Forbidden Fruit Festival 2017. Photograph: G McDonnell

Final day of bank holiday festival gets under way on Monday afternoon

Michael Keogh was shot after getting into his car in the the Sheridan Court flats complex on Dorset St. Photograph: Facebook

Keogh wrote on Facebook day before murder: ‘New job new start hopefully all goes well’

 Slane concert-goers battled the mudslides and opening skies at Gun N’Roses as the teeming rain really took hold. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Weather to stay hot but showery after week of glorious sunshine turns to torrential rain

A status orange rainfall warning is in place for Co Kerry and Co Cork. File photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

‘Unsettled, cool and changeable’ weather expected to last for the week

More than 10,000 people turned out for Darkness into Light in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall

Communities come together for international suicide awareness event

Over 150,000 people are expected to take part in the Darkness into Light walks in Ireland. Photograph: Pieta House

‘Unprecedented level of support’ for suicide therapy charity sees stock of t-shirts run out

Artist Artur Bordalo created an art installation called Red Squirrel

Portuguese environmental artist Artur Bordalo creates 3D animals from city’s waste

Ballaghaderreen cigar-manufacturing plant ECMI will close in May and move its operations to Sri Lanka with a loss of 38 jobs. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Cigar plant will close in May and move operations to Sri Lanka with loss of 38 jobs

A screen grab from the positive test recorded at a Garda checkpoint in Dublin. Photograph: @GardaTraffic

Legislation makes it illegal to drive under influence of cannabis, cocaine or heroin

Exclusive Cigar Manufacturers Ireland  opened in Ballaghaderreen in 1978  and has been a large local employer since. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Business bought by Belgian company which is closing plant with 38 local employees

Workers on picket at Kent Train Station in Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Companies given ‘absolutely no notice’ of picketing, which NBRU says it did not sanction

Dublin Zoo is celebrating the birth of a female Asian elephant calf. Photograph: Dublin Zoo

Calf is mother Dina’s third baby born at Dublin Zoo in the last three years

Meath County Council is sending the largest delegation of six to New York for St Patrick’s Day.

More than 50 representatives from 22 councils are travelling for St Patrick’s Day

Uniformed gardaí followed a man on foot to a nearby park after he fled his car in Collinstown.

Officer in first week of job involved in Collinstown chase; handgun recovered during search

Donald Trump tweeted in 2012: ‘Kate Middleton is great--but she shouldn’t be sunbathing in the nude--only herself to blame’

Trump said Kate Middleton had ‘only herself to blame’ after topless photos leaked in 2012

Several flights between Dublin and London have been cancelled on Monday morning due to freezing fog. File photograph: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

UK met office issues warning for ‘dense and freezing fog’ over London area on Monday

Prince George meets US President Barack Obama at Kensington Palace in London on April 22nd, 2016. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

His funniest and most charming moments from Joe Biden memes to #ObamaWithKids

Gardaí are investigating the ’unexplained death’ after an incident at a house in Bohola, Co Mayo, on December 28th.

‘Unexplained’ death of four-month-old at house in Bohola on December 28th investigated

Cars drive through snow on the A26 in Ballymena, Co Antrim. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A status orange snow and ice warning is in place for many parts of Ireland

Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon: “It is crucial that all sides of this debate show respect to these refugees,” says local resident Debbie Beirne.  “The people themselves should never be seen as the problem.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimon

Roscommon town expecting up to 200 Syrians stands ready to help, but needs support

Safe space? “I found my hyperventilating father cowering in the shed, pretending to get turf.” Photograph: Getty

A day marking the birth of Jesus is often more like the Second Coming than the first

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