Iman Hussein Halawa from the Clonskeagh Mosque called for the criminalisation of Islamophobia. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Irish Muslims gather to remember the victims of New Zealand massacre

A who’s who of Irish revolutionary figures passed through no6 Harcourt Street, but the man most associated with it was Michael Collins who directed the Dáil loan from his room on the second floor. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

First Dáil planned at 6 Harcourt Street

 A floral tribute left on Linwood Avenue near the Linwood Masjid in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photograph: Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images

Ireland squad ‘shocked and saddened’ by killings at mosques in Christchurch

St Patrick’s Day will be cold and showery with temperatures of between seven and nine degrees. Photograph: Leverstock/ Getty

Rainfall across Connacht, midlands and south could lead to spot flooding

Road Safety Authority chief executive Moyagh Murdock and Garda  Chief Supt Aidan Reid at a launch of a road safety appeal at Victoria Quay, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

RSA appeals for vigilance as number of arrests for drink- and drug-driving rises 17%

The organisers of the St Patrick’s Day parade in Drogheda have said health and safety concerns are behind the decision to curtail Irish dancing during the event.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Chairman says health and safety is behind decision to curtail Irish dancing along route

Lahinch in Co Clare during the high winds of  Storm Ophelia, October 2017.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Day two of Cheltenham horse-racing festival in doubt as damaging winds expected

Most of the 3,500 events which occurred to mark the Easter Rising centenary in 2016 were organised by communities overseen by the local authorities. Photograph: Eric Luke

Funding to organise events around War of Independence and Civil War

 Minister Heather Humphreys TD at the launch of the book Protestant and Irish pictured with its editors Ian d’Alton and Ida Milne, at the RIA in Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Brian Dobson, Heather Humphreys, Jan O’Sullivan and others on growing up in a Catholic dominated State

A man stands on Blackrock swimming tower in Salthill, Co Galway during Storm Callum. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Winds up of to 130km/h and heavy rain expected as orange alert issued

Martin McGuinness died in 2017 at the age of 66. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

City administration issues posthumous certificate of honour for former IRA man

Alan Shatter: ‘I think it is appalling that people think it is alright to intimidate and harass [Sarah McTernan] and try to force her not to go to Tel Aviv.’ Photograph: Collins Courts

Former Minister for Justice says Palestinian campaigners are targeting Sarah McTernan

Milltown, Co Kildare, the hometown of killer Kennenth O’Reilly. Photograph: Google Street View

Kenneth O’Reilly murdered Joyce Quinn on Curragh Plains in 1997 and is due for parole

The Musicians Union of Ireland called on its members to attend a protest at RTÉ, organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, which called for a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Israel this year. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Competition is ‘shameless attempt’ by Israel to ‘whitewash apartheid state’, says Senator

Singer-songwriter Sarah McTernan has been chosen to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place in Tel Aviv, Israel in May. Photograph: Lili Forberg

RTÉ producer says Sarah McTernan, who appeared on The Voice of Ireland, has ‘star quality’

 Aer Lingus staff welcome the arrival of first Aer Cap Airbus A350 at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Airline to follow the lead of Virgin Atlantic in changing uniform policy

Cigarette smuggling has escalated in recent years. File Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Two million cigarettes found smuggled in container from Rotterdam

Emergency services on the scene of an incident on the Upper Dargle Road, Bray, Co Wicklow. Photograph: James Kenny

Long tailbacks reported on the N11 in both directions following incident

Two soldiers lower the  Irish flag  outside the General Post Office in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An overview of Irish history for the outsider, as Brexit and a possible hard Border nears

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys  (centre) at the launch of the  book Protestant and Irish which was edited by  Ian d’Alton and Ida Milne. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Heather Humphreys says faith has been dominated by Catholic majority since time of independence

Vandals damaged the face and helmet of a statue of a fallen first World War soldier in Kilkenny and hacked off part of its nose.

Gardaí examining lump hammer and vice grips recovered near statue of fallen soldier

A car which went off  the road during Storm Freya in Dunlavin, Co Wicklow. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sudden falls of snow caused traffic chaos, long tailbacks and flight cancellations

The scene in Co Wicklow on Monday where a bus carrying school children was involved in a crash with a van. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

Pupils treated for injuries after 52-seater bus rear-ends van on Monday morning

Dublin Airport said the flight cancellations were a result of de-icing. File photograph: Reuters

People forced to sleep in Terminal 1 after unexpected snowfall leads to cancellations

Many motorists were stranded on Sunday following a series of snowstorms. File photograph: iStock

Motorists stranded on Sunday evening as flights to and from Dublin Airport delayed

Zoe Weber Hall and Aoife Munro from Dublin enjoy the mild spring weather in Dublin’s Merrion Square. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Mild spring not forecast to continue with freezing temperatures predicted

Reilly’s Daybreak shop, in Naul where €175 million winning Euromillions ticket was bought. Photograph: Collins

‘We will be able to look after our kids and grandkids and our brothers and sisters’

 Les Reilly, owner celebrates with his niece Carly Reilly Flynn, at the Reilly’s Daybreak shop,  Naul, Co  Dublin. File photograph: Collins

Members of the extended Sheridan and Rogers family collect massive payout

Fine Gael TD Noel Rock and Labour Senator traded insults over their commitment or otherwise to provide housing.

Fine Gael TD Noel Rock accuses Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin of being a ‘serial objector’

The scene near The Nine Stones area where a single car collision occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Eamon Kavanagh described as a ‘very popular third-year student’

Zoe Weber Hall and Aoife Munro from Dublin enjoy the mild spring weather in Dublin’s Merrion Square. Photograph: Alan Betson

Warmest winter day in UK with 20.6 degrees, but Ireland misses record by one degree

Heuston Station: Delays have caused fury. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish Rail blame mechanical fault for delays which have left passengers fuming

Midwife Philomena Canning has asked that her case be expedited so that her lawyers fees can be settled, so that she can be compensated for damage to her practice, her livelihood and her good name. Photograph: Courtesy of AIMSI

Minister for Health urged to intervene to ensure Philomena Canning gets treatment

Minister of State at the Department of Defence Paul Kehoe said the newly-released files will shine a unique spotlight on the ‘activities undertaken by ordinary people pursuing the ambition of nationhood’.

Brigade activity reports (BAR) list every action carried out during the Irish Revolution

General Seán Mac Eoin, known as the ‘Blacksmith of Ballinalee’, was widely regarded as one of the most successful IRA commanders during the War of Independence. Photograph: British Pathé/Youtube

General Seán Mac Eoin was known as the ‘Blacksmith of Ballinalee’

Members of the Black and Tans, the armed auxiliary force of the Royal Irish Constabulary, search an Irish civilian suspect. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images.

One of James Kane’s orphan children is said to have cried ‘Daddy, daddy’ as he was buried

Image of an IRA brigade from the military archives. Brigade activity reports have been digitised and are available online.

Brigade activity reports of the IRA have been digitised and put online

Center Parcs chief executive Martin Dalby  at  the Fachjan Project Plants facility in the Netherlands where the company has sourced tropical plants for its new holiday resort in Longford

UK holiday operator plans to open its €233m Longford Forest park in late August

IRA men who were at the Kilmichael ambush

Newly released files record the IRA’s history in the Civil War and War of Independence

It may sound counter-intuitive, but banks probably would not want this money. File photograph: Toby Melville/PA

There is no chance of ‘living off the interest’ when rates are rock-bottom, says expert

Les Reilly (centre) with the staff from his Daybreak shop in The Naul, north Co Dublin, where the winning €175m EuroMillions ticket was sold. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

Spokesman says win is ‘dream come true’ for ‘normal family’ from Dublin

Sammy Wilson: ‘The current Taoiseach has set relations back by years.’ Photograph: Liam McBurney/The Irish Times

Party’s Brexit spokesman accuses Taoiseach of behaving ‘in an abominable way’

The NMH said the posts were being funded from an allocation from the HSE for the provision of termination-of-pregnancy services. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Holles Street says new posts available only to consultants willing to carry out terminations

The body was recovered from the harbour in Balbriggan, Co Dublin, at 1.30pm on Saturday afternoon. File photograph: Alan Betson

Finley Gannon (18) disappears after attending nightclub in Co Dublin town

Liam Finnegan is seen at the Waldorf Barbershop in Westmoreland Street, Dublin, in 2011. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Tributes paid to one of the capital’s best-known and most respected barbers

Temperatures reached an unseasonable 16 degrees in Dublin on Friday. Photograph:  National Trust/PA

Weekend weather will see cooler temperatures but will remain warm for the time of year

Tory MP Mark Francois lets rip during an interview with the BBC

‘Here’s a fact about the Irish border. There are approx 100 lorries per day’

Chef Sean Doyle (33) who went to work after a huge   online slot machine game  win.

Sean Doyle stunned after winning record jackpot in Mars Attack, then goes to work

The Quays at 10-12 Temple Bar Square was closed for eight days in January after an inspection by the Food Standards Authority of Ireland.

‘Infestation at all stages of the life cycle’ discovered by food standards watchdog

For the first time in 35 years, Dublin city has a ferry service on the Liffey. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Operators confident after successful maiden voyage, despite lack of passengers

Former minister for finance Dermot Ahern said gangs were now targeting credit unions and post offices.  Photograph: Collins

Raiders got away with €7 million, but bank official had access to huge amount of cash

Minister for Health, Simon Harris  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Health under pressure over delay in telling Cabinet about children’s hospital cost escalation

Drunk Lives Matter: A T-shirt for sale on Amazon

Ancient Order of Hibernians urges giant to pull products depicting drunken stereotypes

The survey of 1,611 Sky customers in the Republic of Ireland also reveals that nearly two-thirds of people support the concept of a united Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

Polls shows strong support for a united Ireland and growing dismay with the UK

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

Marmalade, a red mottled leghorn, with her owner John Dolan . Photograph: Dave Boylan

Marmalade, a world champion hatcher, to be stuffed, ‘immortalised’ and put on display

A man takes photo at Lahinch during storm. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Met Éireann issues warning with winds of 130km/h expected in the West on Friday

Many observers had assumed that it had come from the Taoiseach, but Jean-Claude Juncker said it was sent by an Irish citizen

Hailey Kierse said commission president’s words about Ireland made her want to ‘jump for joy’

 Royal Irish Academy of Music student Maria Rojas and  Milo O’Brien (7), a participant in   Le Chéile,  at the  launch  of Ireland’s first national orchestra for disabled musicians. Photograph: Alan Betson

Le Chéile will bring together children with physical and intellectual disabilities

The number of those between 18 and 24 presenting as homeless has almost doubled since 2014.

People aged between 18 and 14 ‘bottom of the list’ for social housing

Behemoth. Photograph: Grzegorz Golebiowski

Nergal: 'I tore up a Bible in Poland. Somebody filmed that and put it on the internet'

Bulfin told Churchill that as a “Catholic and an Irishman it would be distasteful to him to do any work of this kind which was not of a purely military character”

Officer declined Churchill’s invitation to lead the Black and Tans and Auxiliaries in 1920

Tom Monks, lung cancer survivor,  at the launch of the Irish Cancer Society’s lung cancer action plan in the Sean O’Casey Community Centre in East Wall, Dublin. Photograph:  Andres Poveda

Lung cancer claims the lives of 1,800 people in Ireland every year

Black and Tans hold a suspected Sinn Féin member at gunpoint. A fallen man lies in the background. Photo by  Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis via Getty Images

RTÉ’s major documentary series ‘The Irish Revolution’ begins on Monday night

INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha with Catherine Sheridan, (left), Eilish Fitzgerald and Dr Edward Mathews, INMO industrial relations director prior to the INMO meeting on Saturday Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Decision means there will be seven 24-hour strikes this month as part of dispute over pay

The Abbey Theatre’s directors, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Talks between management and theatre workers follows scathing open letter

Frosty conditions are due to return early on Saturday night. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Frost on untreated surfaces to return on Saturday night as temperatures dip again

Dog walkers in Oxfordshire, England. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Met Éireann yellow weather warning is to remain in place until Saturday

It was indeed a ‘dry January’ across the country, according to Met Éireann. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Rainfall was well below average for the month and it was milder almost everywhere

Met Éireann’s weather warning map does not extend to Northern Ireland

Forecaster says it will look at ways of including weather warnings from the North

A scene from the ‘Dublin Apocalypse’ manuscript. Photograph: Board of Trinity College Dublin

The 14th-century masterpiece is a ‘hidden treasure’ depicting the end of days

Stepaside Garda Station. Mr Ross circulated a letter to his constituents in Dublin Rathdown from his fellow independent alliance TD Kevin Boxer Moran about the station File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Station is in Shane Ross’s constituency and was key demand for entering government

President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, with Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring and artist Vera Klute, at the Guild Street site, in the docklands. Mr Higgins unveiled two sculptures of   Luke Kelly  on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Dubliners’ singer who died 35 years ago on Wednesday is commemorated in Dublin

Striking nurses (clockwise from left): Siobhán Ní Chinnéide, Fiona Pardy, Amy Wilkinson, Tracy McNulty

Nurses at St James’s Hospital in Dublin protest pay and conditions in 24-hour stoppage

 To date in 2019, 634 drivers have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Photograph:  Tom Honan

‘There is no place on our roads for people who do not comply with legislation’

Osbourne dubbed his tour No More Tours II as at 70 he does not want to travel extensively any more. Photograph: Kevin Mazur/WireImage/Getty Images

Singer posted a photograph on Twitter having burst a blood vessel in his eye

A couple walk on the horizon on a  winding  road near the Sally Gap, Co Wicklow last week amid the first light snow falls of the year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Met Éireann issues a five-day weather warning with some ‘significant’ snow falls expected

In 2013 the Irish Deaf Society held a protest outside Leinster House calling on the government to legally recognise Irish Sign Language. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Advocacy group says many vital services for deaf people might have to close

A post man by the Border. Photograph by Terence Spencer/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

With the threat of a hard border looming, we look at how Northern Ireland came to this

 Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine Michael Creed: accused of treating listeners as if they were ‘stupid’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

RTÉ’s Michael Creed interview has echoes of infamous Paxman grilling of Howard

Sheep in frost covered fields near Blessington in Co Wicklow on Monday. Photograph: PA

Forecaster says temperatures to stay near freezing today with showers falling as sleet

A photograph of the moon taken in Artane, Dublin, just before the total eclipse. Photograph: Liam Mulligan

Lunar eclipse was visible in early morning skies across large parts of the country

Engraving. The Versailles Conference in the Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles, June 28th, 1919. President Clemenceau opens the session. Private Collection. (Photo by: Christophel Fine Art/UIG via Getty Images)

For many countries, Ireland included, 1919 marked the end of one conflict and the beginning of another

How the war began and how it progressed over the course of 1919

Memorial at Ashtown, Co Dublin, to volunteer Martin Savage, who died during the failed assassination attempt

Volunteer Martin Savage (21) was killed when a bullet entered his neck at Ashtown in 1919

Solohead village outside Tipperary town.

The ambush in the Tipperary town left two Royal Irish Constabulary constables dead

Soloheadbeg, Co Tipperary: More than a thousand people gathered at the gentle slope in front of Solohead Church on Sunday to commemorate an ambush carried out there exactly 100 years before. Photograph: John D Kelly

Over 1,000 people attend as families of all involved commemorate momentous episode

The annual Tom Johnson graveside oration is given by Labour Party chairman Jack O’Connor on Saturday at Clontarf cemetery, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Children’s welfare will be a ‘non-negotiable’ issue, claims Party leader Brendan Howlin

Historian and former government minister Martin Mansergh will unveil a new message board at the Soloheadbeg monument. Photograph: The Irish Times

‘I often heard my grandmother say she didn’t like Dan Breen because he killed her uncle’

Vicky Phelan and Martina Fitzgerald pictured at FemFest conference.Photograph: Tom Honan

Cervical cancer campaigner criticises the ‘paternalistic’ attitude of medical profession

After dry days on Wednesday and Thursday and very cold nights, temperatures will fall even further on Friday night and into next weekend. Photograph: Getty Images

Sunday night to mark dramatic seasonal change, with lows of zero to -4 during week

The diffusion of light from the Earth’s shadow will make the moon appear to be red in the sky – hence the term blood moon. Photograph: Getty Images

Moon’s association with US president Donald Trump heralds the end of days, says preacher

In good health: Simon Harris and his wife Caoimhe welcomed a baby girl into the world on Friday. Photograph: Instagram

Minister and Caoimhe Wade got married in 2017

A prominent sports man has been questioned and released after being arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault in Dublin last month.

Suspect released and file to be sent to DPP in connection with December 9th incident

Two RIC constables were shot dead as they escorted gelignite to a Tipperary quarry in 1919

‘It was accidental and should not have happened,’ says Seumas Robinson’s daughter

Michael O’Carroll, Paul Conway and Ciaran O’Connor examine the ongoing works on the roof of Leinster House. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

‘It will cost what it will cost,’ according to Houses of the Oireachtas superintendent

Robert Murray (25)

Robert Murray (25) from Salthill has not been seen since late last Wednesday

Temperatures are set to drop below zero this week. Heavy frost in Dublin’s Herbert Park, December 2014. Photograph: Eric Luke

Balmy conditions not set to last, with temperatures due to plummet as low as –3

Seán Byrne from Camlough, Co Armagh, died after he fell 30 metres in hazardous conditions on the Mourne Mountains around midday on Sunday. Photograph: Facebook

Sean Byrne and Robbie Robertson both fell when high winds hit the mountain range

The latest report of the Corncrake Conservation Project indicates that the number of calling males in Ireland last year was 151, up 11 on the previous year. File image:  Andy Hay/RSPB/PA Wire.

Bird, once a soundtrack to the early summer, now confined to limited number of areas

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