A Garda intervention at a house party, at a two-storey residence in the Palace Crescent area of Longford (general view above), took place at about 9:30pm last night. File photograph: Google Street View

Bar, pool table and dartboard set up at house party involving at least 70 revellers

Gardaí are investigating a collision between the car the man was driving and a lorry which occurred in the Cloverhill area, Belturbet, at about 2:20pm.  File photograph: Google Street View

Man in 60s pronounced dead at the scene after crash in Cloverhill area about 2:20pm

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina switch on the lights on the Christmas Tree at  Áras an Uachtaráin in Dublin on Saturday evening.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

President notes importance of meaning of Christmas – the obligation to offer hospitality

Guardia di Finanza, a branch of the Italian police, investigating the death of an Irish woman in Ancona, Italy, on Saturday. Photograph: Alberto Bignami/Guardia di Finanza

Precise circumstances of death being investigated after body found in water

Gardaí  at the scene at the Ballinamore canal, in Co Cavan, where a man in his 20s  died  when the car he was travelling in entered the water.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Incident occurred on Saturday evening at location on Ballyconnell to Ballinamore Road

A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament’s Parliamentary Recording Unit  shows Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson speaking following the announcement of the result of a vote on his motion for an early parliamentary general election, a motion that did not carry, in the House of Commons in London on Tuesday morning.  Photograph: PRU/AFP/Getty

PM pledges in Dublin to strive for deal as British parliament wary of legal compliance

Gardaí in Tramore are investigating a fatal road traffic incident, which occurred near O’Keeffe’s Cross, Dunhill, Co Waterford. General view: Google Street View

Motorist pronounced dead at scene and body removed to University Hospital Waterford

The funeral procession of Emma Mhic Mhathúna passes by Leinster House. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Taoiseach pays tribute to campaigner as funeral procession passes by Leinster House

 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

Fire outside Stansted airport, in London, on Friday. Video still: Sam Thompson/Reuters

No injuries reported and blaze extinguished; arriving and departing Ryanair flights affected

Commuters make their way in the snow this in Lucan, Co. Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Snow brings delays, cancellations and treacherous conditions across the State

A preliminary report on the incident has been provided to gardaí, but details of this cannot be released for operational reasons.   File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Gardaí confirm they are not treating death of 37-year-old in Carndonagh as suspicious

A man was pronounced dead after his car was in collision with a bus  at about 10am today on the R446 at Ballydangan (general view above), Co Roscommon. File photograph: Google Street View

Five people including car passenger aged 11 injured and taken to Portiuncula Hospital

A blaze at Arnotts set off the sprinkler system and according to a statement from the retailer it was extinguished “within minutes”. File photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Blaze set off sprinkler system before being extinguished ‘within minutes’, says retailer

A rally in support of Ava Barry held at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin on Saturday, September 16th saw a crowd of about 120 gathered at 2pm. Photograph: Peter Smyth/The Irish Times

Ava Barry (7) gets medicinal cannabis in Netherlands in order to remain seizure-free

Met Éireann says Saturday daytime temperatures will only reach 11 to 14 degrees, but will then fall to between 2 and 6 degrees overnight, with ground temperatures falling even further to below zero in rural areas.

Met Éireann: Ground temperatures set to fall below zero in rural areas on Saturday night

EU Council president Donald Tusk:  he said “the offer is below our expectations, and risks worsening the situation for our citizens”. Photograph: Getty Images

British prime minister has left many questions unanswered in her offer to the EU

Tempo crash victim: Dominic Earley, a 26-year-old member of Cavan GAA’s backroom team

Cavan GAA leads tributes to Dominic Earley

Explosive devices were discovered when gardaí stopped and searched a vehicle in Ballybough, Dublin, at about 6pm.

Gardaí investigating if suspected dissidents were working for gang or plotting NI activity

A woman cyclist has been killed in collision with a tractor which had been towing agricultural equipment on the Killarney bypass at the time -  the Cork to Tralee Road (N22).	File photograph: Google Street View

Tractor was towing agricultural equipment on Cork to Tralee Road (N22) at the time

Taoiseach Enda Kenny shakes hands with Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau (note Star Wars socks) ahead of  their meeting on Thursday in Montreal. Photograph: Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press/AP

‘Star Wars Day’ irresistible for Canadian PM at meeting with Enda Kenny in Montreal

A man in his late teens was arrested and detained at Ballymun Garda station (above right) under provisions of Section 4, the Criminal Justice Act. File photograph: Google Street View

Gardaí search property in Ballymun and find drugs with estimated street value of €6,000

A witness is now “helping officers with their inquiries” after the death of a Dublin woman on railway lines near Birmingham earlier this week, a statement from British Transport Police said. File photograph: Getty Images

Woman (29) was killed when hit by a train upon crossing railway line near Birmingham

On Christmas Day, a motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Dublin. The motorcycle he was riding hit metal railings on a traffic island on the Crumlin Road near its junction with Sundrive Road. File photograph: Google Street View

Man dies in car crash in Co Donegal after motorcyclist killed in Crumlin road incident

A woman protester against sexual violence. Some  11 per cent of Irish  of EU respondents to a Eurobarometer survey thought being drunk or having used drugs justified sexual intercourse without consent. File photograph: Getty Images

Violence against women not acceptable to 97% of Irish taking Eurobarometer survey

Protest organiser Brendan Butler holds up a letter to be sent to the Russian ambassador to Ireland urging an end to the bombing of Aleppo in Syria. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Protest held as UN envoy urges all sides to allow delivery of relief supplies to ravaged city

A paramilitary colour party marches down O’Connell Street as part of the Republican Sinn Féin 1916 parade, opposite the GPO, April 23rd, 2016.

Event led by colour parties with men in paramilitary garb and marching bands

“The Irish Coast Guard are advising the public nationally to keep clear of exposed coastal areas during the current storm conditions,” a statement from the Howth unit said. Photograph: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

Operations centre gets 112 calls on Wednesday over people in difficulty in north Dublin

US rock group Eagles of Death Metal performing at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris moments before Islamic State militants invaded and killed scores there last Friday night. File photograph: Marion Ruszniewski/AFP/Getty Images

US band were playing in Bataclan venue when Islamic State killed 89 people there

 The emergency services this evening near Blanchardstown on the M50 at Junction 6  southbound at the scene of a fatal  incident.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

M50 South at Junction 6 fully reopened after just right hand lane was in use earlier

Communications Workers’ Union general secretary Steve Fitzpatrick said workers had delivered a “strong vote” in support of the An Post settlement proposals.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

IO Systems staff back proposals in their dispute over rostering arrangements and pay

PSNI Chief Constable issues a statement on his views on the current status of the Provisional IRA, in Belfast, Saturday, August 22nd, 2015. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

No information to show McGuigan murder sanctioned at senior republican level - Hamilton

Crew from the LÉ Eithne set about rescuing migrants off the coast of Libya early on Monday, June 22nd, 2015. Photograph: Defence Forces

Norwegian ship rescues more than 600 migrants from two boats in Mediterranean

Crowds await as votes are counted at Dublin Castle in the Same-sex Marriage Referendum at Dublin Castle, May 23rd, 2015. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Convincing Yes votes recorded in Wexford, Waterford, Wicklow, Carlow-Kilkenny

All constituencies Cork and Kerry Voted Yes to same-sex marriage.

Sean Sherlock says referendum result ‘sends a signal to the world’

A weasel flies through the air courtesy of a woodpecker in London on Monday. Photograph: Martin Le-May

Amateur photographer grabs shots of predator gripping back of terrorised bird mid-flight

A solidarity rally in Dublin on January 11th, 2015, in memory of the victims of terror attacks in Paris, France during the  week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Je Suis Charlie signs and French tricolour held by members of crowd outside GPO

A statement from ESB Networks said the main areas affected by power outages due to lightning were Cork, Clonakilty, Dunmanway, Bandon, Gorey, Enniscorthy, and Thomastown. File photograph: EPA

Some 10,000 customers in southern counties lost electricity after lightning strikes

It’s time for wallet- and purse-purging exercises in providing all those materials needed for the new school year. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The holiday season has been far too short. But, it’s been far too long. Either way, it’s over

Daithí Ó Sé has been nominated to carry out an Ice Bucket Challenge in aid of charity on the Rose of Tralee show. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Rose of Tralee host nominated to endure Ice Bucket Challenge in aid of charity

File image: Met Éireann has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rainfall in Leinster, Cavan and Monaghan today. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Local flooding reported after warning issued for Leinster, Cavan and Monaghan

Garth Brooks stated: “To say I am crushed is an understatement. All I see is my mother’s face and I hear her voice. She always said things happen for a reason and for the right reason. As hard as I try, I cannot see the light on this one.” Photograph: PA

Singer responds to Dublin City Council position it cannot change ruling on five shows

A family fleeing the violence in the Iraqi city of Mosul wait at a checkpoint in the outskirts of Arbil in Iraq’s Kurdistan region yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Insurgents expand their offensive closer to the Iraqi capital

Warriors going into the fray  during re-enactments at the Battle of Clontarf Festival in Saint Anne’s Park in Dublin last weekend. The 1,000th anniversary of the actual battle falls today. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Anniversary of landmark event in Irish history falls today

Throughout May, hundreds of local and national events will be organised by See Change, the National Stigma Reduction Partnership, as part of the Green Ribbon national calendar of activities.

Movement being led by partner organisations, volunteers and ‘campaign ambassadors’

The Green Party’s Eamon  Ryan said  there was no interest on the part of the Government “in the climate challenge we face. There is no discussion of how exposed we are to rising fossil fuel prices.” Photograph: PA

Ireland walking away from renewable energy, says Green Party leader

A tribute to the 96 fans who died during the Hillsborough disaster, outside the ground today before the Sky Bet Championship match at Hillsborough, Sheffield. Photograph: PA Wire

Supporters’ club organises memorial in Dublin over ill-fated 1989 FA Cup semi-final

Participants in the Nowruz festival at  St Stephen’s Green in Dublin today. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Festival marks spring equinox on March 21st

Traffic lights and traffic amid  thick fog in London this morning. Flights have been disrupted at London City airport and Heathrow, the Woolwich ferry was cancelled and low visibility has caused slow traffic on motorways in England. Photograph: Russell Boyce/Reuters

Intending passengers in Ireland advised to check with airlines before heading to airports

Senator David Norris is reported to have  used the word “fanny” on several occasions in the Seanad since 2009. Photograph: Collins

Confirmed tradition of foul, profane and inappropriate terms in Dáil and Seanad

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett lets fly in the Dáil yesterday before being asked to temper his language.

Taoiseach’s address was ‘blah blah, mumble mumble’ alleges People Before Profit TD

A detail of a woodcutting portrait of Solomon Northup that has been used to illustrate editions of his memoirs, 12 Years a Slave.

Correction published as Twitter user unearths errors after film takes Oscar

A burned out car is seen in the Earlsfort estate in Lucan, which gardai suspect mayb have been used in a fatal shooting in Abbeywood Court, Lucan, in Co Dublin. Photograph: Collins

James Talbot dies in hospital after being targeted at Abbeywood Court in Lucan

The rail line at Ballycar, Newmarket On Fergus, Co Clare on the Limerick to Ennis route is expected to remain closed for about six weeks because of flooding. Photograph: Press 22

Delays and cancellations reported as the country counts the cost of the latest storm system to sweep across the country

ESB crews working in north Kerry . Crews from Northern Ireland have been drafted in to help restore power to thousands of homes in Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus

ESB working ‘against the clock’ to complete repairs before next storm tomorrow

Snow in Co Sligo this morning, as captured by Val Robus/@magnumlady. Photograph: Twitter/@magnumlady/Val Robus.

County councils send gritters onto roads; Met Eireann forecasts wind storm with 130km/h gusts

Gardaí are currently treating the death of a 22-year-old man in Dublin over the weekend as not suspicious and force members at Pearse Street are investigating.

Body found at location on Macken Street at midnight on Friday

Local man Ger Hogan and his horse ferries people in and out of Saint Mary’s Park in Limerick yesterday after the River Shannon burst its banks. Photograph: Sean Curtin

Gusts of up to 100km forecasted for tonight and tomorrow morning

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to Clifden Road (N59) and Kylemore, to contact Clifden Garda station on 095-22500, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Five other people in car hospitalised with injuries described as not life-threatening

Local man Ger Hogan and his horse ferry people in and out of Saint Mary’s Park in Limerick today after the River Shannon burst its banks in Limerick City. Photograph: Sean Curtin

ESB crews working to restore power to 4000 customers along the west coast

This Lotto playslip  shows the  uniform pattern all of the six winners would have had to fill out in order to win at the weekend.

Winners all choose bizarrely similar pattern on playslip to split more than €3.5m

Anyone with information on the incidents can contact  the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

Garda investigates incidents on Cork to Macroom Road and near Roundwood

The ESB has welcomed the withdrawal of notice of a strike, which it said “would have had extremely damaging consequences for electricity consumers, businesses, the economy and the company”.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Agreement reached after negotiations at the Labour Relations Commission

Passengers at   Dublin Airport yesterday afternoon. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

130,000 minutes of delay affected thousands of passengers in Europe yesterday

The Revenue decided to extend the Local Property Tax deadline this week due to “unprecedented” levels of calls to the LPT helpline.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Householders can file return by email or voicemail message on helpline

Fiona Gregg (41), of Hawthorn Avenue, Ballyforan, Co Roscommon and her children Killian (8), Elisha (6) and Derbhla (2) “have been located safe and well by the Police Service of Northern Ireland in the Enniskillen area”.

Family located in Enniskillen area by PSNI

Lobster fisherman Patrick Barry had departed the harbour at Kilmore Quay (above), Co Wexford, early yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Patrick Barry missing off Kilmore Quay after going lobster fishing yesterday morning

The young woman who was found in O’Connell Street, Dublin, last month. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

‘Vulnerable’ individual discovered in distressed state in city has number of convictions

Garda forensic team members examine the Hanlon’s Corner area following a  shooting in which four people were injured early this morning. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Man wearing balaclava approached male victim outside pub and fired shots to his face

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton at the Belvedere College Mace debating competition earlier this month. On the issue of social welfare reform, the Minister  today said recipients were contracted to do their best to find work, and that taxpayers “want to know their money is well spent and want it to be for a period of time, not forever”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister says considerable easing on her budget due to efforts to reduce Live Register

New edition of Dictionary of Hiberno-English includes more than 100 new definitions

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the cash-in-transit robbery in Clondalkin today to contact Clondalkin Garda station on 01 -6667600, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Worker threatened as he made delivery to Bawnogue Shopping Centre this morning

A man was arrested yesterday evening in the Drogheda area by gardaí investigating the murder of 44-year-old Audrius Butkus, and is being detained at Drogheda Garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Lithuanian national’s body discovered on Mornington Beach on September 10th

The Newbridge to Milltown road was closed after the fatal crash at Hawkfield, Co Kildare,  to facilitate Garda forensic collision investigators, and local diversions were put in place. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Back seat passenger dies in incident on Newbridge-Milltown road yesterday evening

Just get any old rodent, put it in a hamster wheel attached to the steering, and get them to chase a carrot.

Charlie the hamster most adept behind the wheel of 15-tonne Volvo FMX lorry

Speaking on RTÉ 1 Television’s The Week in Politics, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  said today he did not want to prejudge any criminal cases that might be ongoing in relation to the collapse of Anglo Irish Bank. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reutersr

Minister for Finance claims ‘extraordinarily strong’ measures in place to deal with fallout

A novel written by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter and published in 1989 deals with the private life of a fictional rural TD who tries to get his secretary, with whom he has an affair, to have an abortion. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Obscenity complaint lodged recently over novel Minister first published in 1989

Numerous fire fighters battled a blaze on Pearse Street this afternoon as Garda officers diverted traffic away from the area onto Sandwith Street Lower.  Photograph: Peter Smyth

Fire and Garda officers block off Pearse Street as blaze in science building dealt with

Finnish president Sauli Niinisto with Taoiseach  Enda Kenny at the presidential residence in Helsinki this morning. Photograph: Heikki	 Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva/Reuters

Finland’s strict adherence to fiscal discipline likely to be to fore when Taoiseach meets PM

The silver proof James Joyce “€10” coins, which were sold for €46, were launched by the Central Bank and feature a portrait of the writer with the first lines from chapter three of Ulysses.

Silver proof limited-edition coins look set to raise about €100 profit in online auction

FSAI chief executive Prof Alan Reilly has expressed disappointment at the continuing high number of closure orders needing to be served on food businesses. Photograph: Paddy Whelan/The Irish Times

HSE enforcements served with regard to sections or whole of companies’ operations

Linking the needs of constituents in Swords and Balbriggan for primary care centres and “stroke politics” would be an insult …

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