President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Frank Miller

Michael D Higgins says Covid-19 pandemic has exposed global inequalities

Students will learn the legal definition of rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment, and how to access support services through the college programme. Photograph: iStock

New learning resource for third-level students launched

A screengrab from a video on social media showing the crowd at the event at the  Oliver Bond flat complex in Dublin over the weekend.

Dublin southwest inner city has one of the highest rates of Covid-19 in the country

Henry Street in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Infections in over-65s have gone from zero to 163 a week since the beginning of July

Sack of Balbriggan (1920)

Actions by Crown forces brought renewed focus on Ireland’s struggle for independence

Cogadh Ar Mhná will air on TG4

Dublin archbishop answered woman’s plea for money so her son could be adopted

 Barman Steven Gilgunn outside  Grogan’s pub on South William Street in  Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Many staff have been living on half their wages for the last six months

President Michael D. Higgins  at Aras an Uachtarain. Photograph: Frank Miller

President says sack of Balbriggan 100 years ago was rooted in ideas of superiority

 Pat Smullen’s remains are given a guard of honour through Rhode on the way to St Peter’s Church. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Jockey, who died from cancer aged 43, laid to rest in his local cemetery in Offaly

Jimi Hendrix performs at the Royal Albert Hall in London in February 1969. Photograph: David Redfern/Redferns/Getty Images.

Dave Tiger Taylor, whose band who toured with Hendrix, remembers his ‘magic’

 From left: the curator of Glendalough: Power, Prayer and Pilgrimage Matthew Seaver. with Minister for  Culture Catherine Martin and  Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland Diarmuid Martin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

National Museum of Ireland features 24 objects associated with the world-famous site

Elysha Brennan: ‘We are still going into work every day putting on a mask to protect ourselves because that is evidence-based medicine.’Photograph: Elysha Brennan

Former Rose of Tralee Elysha Brennan says it is not a big ask for the public to wear masks

Dr Ronan Glynn, the acting chief medical officer, warned the Government that Dublin was a ‘disease reservoir’ that threatened the whole State. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Dr Ronan Glynn said cases in the capital could rise to 300 a day by month’s end

Rail is the worst affected of domestic public transport. Intercity, Dart and Luas services are down by more than 60 per cent between March and August. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

All modes of transport are down, with air, train and bus worst affected by the virus

Gardaí at the  scene at  a laneway off Madison Road in Kilmainham, Dublin 8 where a man was found dead. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Boy (16) being questioned about incident in laneway in Kilmainham area of Dublin

The Book of Kells and its display case in the newly-refurbished treasury in the Old Library in Trinity College Dublin.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

New case and plinth designed to highlight the beauty of Ireland’s best-known treasure

Members of the Garda wear protective face masks while on duty in Dublin. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Acting CMO Dr Ronan Glynn warns Dublin faces ‘critical moment’

James Murray pictured during the Boer War. Photograph courtesy of Dr John Murray

Relatives assumed Murray’s medal had been lost in notorious 1963 Fenian Street collapse

Dr Martin Feeley says any assessment of Ireland’s strategy should take into account the cost to people’s quality of life.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dr Martin Feeley says restrictions were ‘draconian’ and unfair on younger people

Dr Ronan Glynn: ‘It’s all time for us to redouble our effort to say safe.’

Micheál Martin: “We won’t be afraid to implement measures specifically in Dublin”

Dr Ronan Glynn: ‘It’s all time for us to redouble our effort to say safe.’

Virus numbers will double in the next fortnight if action is not taken, public health officials warn

 Bohemian FC’s 2020 away jersey contains the slogan ‘Refugees Welcome’

The money will be spent on laptops to allow students in direct provision to learn remotely

Epidemiologist Prof Sam McConkey says the wide differences in Covid rates seen in Dublin shows a general lockdown of the city would not be justified. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some parts of the city have rates two and a half times higher than neighbouring areas

The Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) attended the scene in Rafter’s Avenue, Crumlin at 9am on Thursday morning.  File photograph: David Sleator

Device led to the exacuation of local houses and traffic diversion in Crumlin

Total fatalities from the virus remains at 1,781. File photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach cautions adults in bid to guarantee schools stay open and people continue working

Dáil told it seemed “more important for a father to be able to wet his baby’s head rather than to see his baby’s head”. Photograph: iStock

Opposition TD says rules ‘bonkers’ as NMH master says politicians will not decide on lifting

One man and his alarm clock: A cropped version of the photo taken at   McGinn’s Hop Store in Woodquay, Galway city on Monday evening. Photograph: McGinn’s Hop Store/Facebook

Image of man keeping to Covid-19 rules described as ‘Carravaggio for this age’

Aoibhinn Ni Suilleabhain was subjected to two years of harassment by fellow academic. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin was subjected to two years of harassment by fellow academic

Dublin Zoo’s ‘Wild Lights’ in 2019. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Popular event has been a feature of the zoo’s winter offering for the last three years

 Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer with Covid-19 graphic. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Acting CMO says he can understand how the release of daily Covid-19 numbers causes anxiety

Siobhan Cullen told the documentary that before she died her mother told her, “I have the thirst of death on me”.   Photograph: RTE

Relatives feature in new documentary telling stories of eight people who died during pandemic

Niamh Kavanagh  at a dress rehearsal for the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo, Norway, in May 2010. File photograph: Bob Strong/Reuters

‘Being a national treasure for 27 years doesn’t qualify you for much on paper’

The Association of Optometrists Ireland has said Covid-19 has exacerbated already long waiting lists for eye care. Photograph: Getty Images

Some patients are waiting up to five years for cataract operations

Taoiseach Micheal Martin arriving for a visit to pharmaceutical and biotech research firm APC in Cherrywood. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach says aim of new regulation is to to deal with rogue operators

  There has been a 70 per cent increase in demand for food as a result of Covid-19. Photograph: iStock

Public asked to make food donations to those affected by Covid-19 downturn

Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn at a daily Covid-19 briefing

Daily briefings are causing unnecessary anxiety and should be switched to a weekly basis, number of doctors argue

Gardaí said the  solving of the murder of Raonaid Murray is ‘of the utmost priority for An Garda Síochána and any information received will be treated with absolute confidentiality’.

Ms Murray was murdered 21 years ago but her killer has not been found

Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn said: ‘This virus relies on human contact. The virus has not changed and neither have the basic measures that keep us all protected. It is these basic measures that are most important to keep Covid-19 under control.’  File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

More than half new cases are in Dublin while Northern Ireland records one further fatality

Buffaloes from Johnny Lynch’s farm. File photograph: The Irish Times

More than 2,000 people have expressed an interest in the eight calves in Thurles

A yellow rainfall warning has been issued for Connacht and a number of counties in Ulster. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

September begins where August left off as weather stations record increased rainfall

Public health officials admit there are some delays around testing. Photograph: iStock

North’s Department of Health reports 49 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre says those who have been infected have had 365 close contacts, with each case generating an average of 6.6 close contacts. File photograph: The Irish Times

Those who have been infected have had 365 close contacts, according to health watchdog

Mark Kennedy and his wife Jill in Leixlip, Co Kildare. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

‘A lot of businesses have closed...there is a lot of derelict buildings around’

Dublin teenager Molly Ryan is still suffering coronavirus after-effects: ‘I had bad heart pain and the fever was meant to go after five days, but it just stayed.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Doctor warns the virus can have debilitating long-term consequences for young people

The audience at the BBC Last Night of the Proms, at the Royal Albert Hall in London last year.Photo:PA

BBC’s move is a gift to critics who claim it is left-wing and unpatriotic

Empty plinths outside the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin after the statues were removed. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Dublin City Council asking hotel to address alleged planning permission breach

In the period from August 1st to August 26th, there were 2,300 confirmed cases of the disease in the State, but just 13 deaths. Photograph: The Irish Times

Keeping the virus from reappearing in nursing homes key to lower death rates

The understanding of how stars are formed is critical to the understanding of how solar systems like our own are formed.

Telescope images show a ‘steller baby’ and its solar system being created

A bust of Irish-born doctor Sir Hans Sloane, which has been moved from a pedestal near the entrance to the British Museum to the Enlightenment Gallery, which addresses Britain’s relationship with the slave trade.  Photograph: British Museum

Sir Hans Sloane inherited slave plantations in Jamaica

Special needs assistants (SNAs) with underlying health conditions face an unnecessarily high risk of contracting Covid-19 in schools, according to a trade union. Image: iStock.

Fórsa concerned school staff with underlying health problems cannot socially distance

Testing commenced after a positive test among one member of staff. When others around him were tested, another worker was found to have the virus.

ABP confirms nine cases at Cahir plant and two at its Clones facility

Minister  for Social Protection Heather Humphreys.Photograph: Tom Honan

Numbers claiming payment drops 60% since peak in May

Sean O’Rourke. Photograph: Frank Miller / THE IRISH TIMES

Former high-profile presenter says he has to be accountable for his actions

A garda at a home in north Dublin where a woman was fatally injured in an assault. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Man arrested and being detained after incident in Clontarf

Nora Quoirin, the 15-year-old teenager disappeared while on a family holiday a year ago. Photograph: AFP / Courtesy of the Quoirin Family

Teenager’s body was found about 2km from the Dusun resort in Malaysia

Gardaí encountered a vehicle travelling southbound on the M1 motorway outside Dundalk. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Car stopped suspected of being involved in incident in Northern Ireland

A detour near the scene of the crash. Image: RTÉ footage

Mass in Moville for crash victims to be streamed to comply with Covid-19 guidelines

Waves on the Front Strand in Youghal, Co Cork during Storm Ellen. Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA Wire

Yellow weather warnings issued for the south as unsettled spell continues

Debbie Byrne, managing director of An Post Retail, Dublin postman Conor Farrelly, Stephanie Nolan, corporate partnerships manager of Dublin Simon and Fr Seán Donohoe, co-director of the Capuchin Day Centre with one of the ‘re-cycled’ Pashley Pronto bikes. Photograph: Maxwells

Postmen switching to electric vehicles for deliveries in a sign of changing times

Shop owners have been told not to confront  customers who are not complying with mandatory face coverings. File photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Industry chief issues warning amid reports of high compliance with mask-wearing

Sister Aoife Lomba (4) and Abbie Lomba (5) from Dublin prepare for the rain. Photograph: Tom Honan

Some places in State are predicted to see over 100mm of rain in the coming days

The player who won the €7.3 million   jackpot on Saturday night has made  contact with the National Lottery

Winner who bought ticket in Connemara has made contact with National Lottery

Floods are seen in Rosscarberry in  West Cork, on Saturday. The Landmark restaurant was hit badly with flood waters breaching the doors.  Photograph:  Andy Gibson

24-hour rainfall alert in place for 14 southern counties with warning over flooding

People pass graffiti in Dublin City centre. Photograph: Tom Honan

Minister for Health warns more deaths likely to follow spike in confirmed cases

Dr Aidan MacCarthy, from Cork, of the RAF, who survived Dunkirk, the fall of Singapore, having his ship torpedoed and time in a POW camp, before being in Nagasaki on the day on the atomic bomb was dropped

Daughters of Dr Aidan MacCarthy ‘gutted’ they cannot reopen Castletownbere bar

People enjoying the sunshine in Bray, Co Wicklow, over the August bank holiday weekend. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Highs of 25 degrees expected as a settled spell is expected over the country

As with public transport, there is a small cohort of people who will be exempt from the requirement. Photograph: PA

Move to make wearing of masks mandatory in retail outlets follows a spike in cases

One of the statues removed by the hotel. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

‘Shelbourne Four’ must be ‘freed and reinstated’ – Senator Michael McDowell

The Department of Transport was asked by the Cabinet a fortnight ago to investigate a system which would see passengers having to undergo Covid tests prior to their departure for Ireland. Photograph: Colin Keegan

Pubs unlikely to reopen amid 46 new cases and talk of pre-departure tests for visitors

Carroll Cuisine said a deep clean had taken place in the factory and it would continue production as normal.

Employees of Carroll Cuisine self-isolating following positive tests

A number of rural Ministers are privately warning that they do not believe the industry can survive another “body blow” if it is not allowed resume business. File photograph: Getty

Rural Ministers warn of ‘body blow’ to sector as 53 new Covid-19 cases confirmed

Ferragudo, Algarve: Officers from the Guarda Nacional Republicana have been emptying restaurants and clubs in the resort. File photograph: Getty

Country seeing Covid-19 surge with an average of over 200 infections a day at present

The scene at the harbour in Kilkee on Saturday night.

Hundreds of teenagers gathered in Co Clare town in defiance of Covid-19 guidelines

 Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health. File image: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Over 90 per cent of cases reported on Sunday had been identified, acting CMO says

The tribunal was established to allow an alternative to going to court for claims arising out of the CervicalCheck controversy.

Ann Power and Tony O’Connor to replace judges who have dropped out

Ten people who were rough sleeping  have died this  month, including six  in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Figures for June show 8,699 people in the State accessed emergency accommodation

A view of a statueless plinth at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Catalogue from which the statues were chosen calls them Egyptian and African women

Heavy showers are forecast for this Friday. Image: iStock

Spell of unsettled weather is likely to extend into next week

A plinth outside the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, after a statue had been removed in recent days. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Story of Nubian princess became known in 19th century after hieroglyphics translated

 Empty plinths outside the  Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin after the statues were removed.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Dublin City Council says decision was made apparently without planning permission

 Passengers at Dublin Airport. Photograph:  Colin Keega

Musician says pandemic unemployment payment stopped after he gave passport details to gardaí

One of the statues  depicting slave girls holding torches. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

Dublin hotel said it has taken the decision ‘in light of recent world events’

Foreign holidaymakers are few in Marbella this summer due to coronavirus travel restrictions. File photograph:

Josh Begley-Taylor from Dublin was killed in Marbella on Monday

The two newly arrived black and white ruffed lemurs. Photograph: Fota Wildlife Park

Fewer than 250 black and white ruffed lemurs are found in the wild

Websites which look almost identical to legitimate accommodation websites have been set up for fraud. Photograph: iStock

Fraudsters are using fake accommodation websites to trick those looking for a holiday

Two people died in separate single vehicle road traffic accidents on Sunday night. File photograph: Alan Betson

Road fatality figures similar to last year despite three months of lockdown

Fr John Murphy: A deeply spiritual man who cherished his parishioners and the rhythm of pastoral ministry

Lives Lost to Covid-19: ‘John radiated a rare and special quality that drew people toward him’

Fr John Nolan: The apartheid regime made his missionary work and life among the Basotho stressful and difficult

Lives Lost to Covid-19: He was known as ‘Ramosa’, meaning ‘father of kindness’

Laura Bernal, the Argentine ambassador, who died of Covid-19. Photograph: Argentine embassy

Bernal ‘dedicated her mission to deepen the historical links that tie Argentina to Ireland’

Barry Ward: Distinguished himself both academically and through sport when he was younger

Lives Lost to Covid-19: ‘I am a better person for having known Barry’

Dr Maitiu O Tuathail said during June they would go several days without any referrals at all, but there has been a notable upsurge  since the latest lockdown restrictions were lifted on June 29th.

Increase in numbers nationally reflected in numbers visiting doctors’ surgeries

Ms O’Donoghue lived in the Annagry area of the Gweedore Gaeltacht. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Ann O’Donoghue (68) was last heard from on Tuesday having left unusual text message

Eamon Ryan (centre) appeared to be asleep in the Dáil  when a vote was called

Green Party leader and minister did not respond when his name was called twice

The Taoiseach said the Government had been focused on the economic implications of Covid-19 and the preparations of a stimulus package for the economy. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach doesn’t expect to see a united Ireland in the lifetime of the Government

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