John Byrne, Eddie O’Grady and Marian Morton from Castleknock enjoying the sunshine in the Phoenix Park, Dublin earlier this month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Met Éireann says there is a ‘good possibility’ of five consecutive days of temperatures in mid-20s

File Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fire at home in Kylemore Road in Ballyfermot being treated as suspicious

Sandymount Strand, Dublin, one of seven locations assessed to be of poor quality along with Merrion Strand, Loughshinny, Rush South, Portrane in north Co Dublin, Ballyloughane and Clifden in Co Galway. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Merrion Strand and Sandymount Strand among seven ‘poor quality’ locations

Evelyn Moran of  Galway Age Friendly and  David McManus of the  Irish Senior Citizen Parliament attending the launch of a report on the experience of ageing in Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Publication of report on positive ageing told many parents ‘wary’ of leaving young with elderly

Almost one third of older people reported difficulties in accessing public transport. rising to 68 per cent among those living in rural areas. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Almost two-thirds of people interviewed for study unhappy with accessibility of toilets

A planned upgrade of the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant (pictured) is also underway.

Application for Greater Dublin Drainage project goes to Bord Pleanála

RTÉ director-general Dee Forbes and Junior Entrepreneur Programme chairman Jerry Kennelly meet Ava Crowe and award winners Gaelscoil an Inbhir Mhóir at the RDS.

Bilingual game created by fifth-class students in Co Wicklow

‘For Sale’ signs at Park Avenue in Sandymount, ranked by as the 6th most expensive street in Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 4,500 homeowners have a property worth €1m or more - up 20% on last year

The number of children being cared for in child and adolescent mental health services in Ireland has increased by 40 per cent, Minister for Education Richard Bruton told the Dáil

Richard Bruton says Government has neglected primary care services

Solidarity TD Mick Barry said that although he supported the holding of a referendum as soon as possible, “the big parties in here have no intention of giving a referendum”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish Congress of Trade Unions say they have a ‘commitment’ from Government

Fianna Fáil TD for Wexford James Browne said it was his understanding all other Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service staff working under the psychiatrists “can no longer effectively do their jobs because they’ve no one to oversee them”.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Three resignations may leave southeast without psychiatric services for children

House prices across the Republic are still 21.1 per cent lower than their highest level in 2007.  Photograph: iStock

Demand still far out-strips supply but Central Bank rules could start to curb inflation

The couple were exiting the park through the Conyngham Road exit at about 11.15pm on Sunday when a man armed with a knife approached and forced them from the car. Photograph: Google Street View

Grey Nissan Qashqai SUV recovered in Maryland area of Dublin 8 on Monday afternoon

Those who wrinkle their eyes  appear more sincere, researchers at Western University in Canada have suggested. Photograph: Getty

‘When you have social interactions you need to perceive whether a person is sincere’

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the car, a man in his 20s, was uninjured.   Stock photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Woman was walking on the hard shoulder with a child on a bicycle beside her

The UN’s special rapporteur for adequate housing warned if Ireland stays on its current path it will not be able to fulfil its international human rights obligations. Photograph: iStock

Housing is issue of ‘our time right now’ and Irish crisis is solvable, says UN rapporteur

Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) says courts should be required to take interests of child into account

An Garda Síochána confirmed a trainee Garda has been suspended.

Man took part in film prior to joining the Garda

Irish author Louise O’Neill among those on the aircraft

The survey was conducted for the BBC by polling firm Lucid Talk.

More than a quarter more likely to vote for United Ireland following Brexit referendum

Alan O’Neill was best-known for his role as Keith McGrath in Fair City and Hugh in the American crime drama Sons of Anarchy. Photograph:  Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Sons of Anarchy and Fair City star reportedly found dead at his Los Angles apartment

The teenager was last seen in the Clonsilla area at 9.25pm on Wednesday.  Photograph: Garda handout

Gardai seeking public’s help in tracing Tory Sheridan last seen in the Clonsilla area of Dublin

Of the 995 cases examined, 49 children have been found to be affected. Photograph: iStock

49 children affected by failures which related to one audiologist who no longer works in Mayo/Roscommon area

Sarah Ewart, who travelled to England for a termination after she was told her baby’s brain and skull had not developed properly. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Getty Images

‘It was extremely difficult to decide to have abortion,’ says Belfast woman in legal challenge

Funding allocated to hundreds of clubs under Sports Capital Programme

The number of concerns raised by members of the public about charities in the State increased by 66 per cent last year, the Charities Regulator has said.

Number of charities operating in State rose by over 1,000 in 2017 despite 699 strike offs

Gardaí are investigating the  death of a man  in a workplace incident at Dublin Port. File photograph: Getty Images

Garda investigating after worker understood to have been struck fatally by steel beam

Bobby Messett (50) who was shot dead in Bray on Tuesday. Photograph: Taylor Made Boxing Gym Facebook page

‘Bobby offended no one’ says life-long friend after Bray shooting

More revenue will need to be collected just to maintain current levels of public services and supports, says Social Justice Ireland. Photograph: Getty

Think tank says more revenue needed to maintain current public services

Molly Martens has been moved to North Carolina Correctional Institute for Women. File photograph: Donnie Roberts/The Dispatch

Killer serving 20 to 25 years for second-degree murder of husband Jason Corbett

Cllr Mannix Flynn: called for more scrutiny of overtime payments. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘I don’t want to see overtime being used to top up salaries,’ says Cllr Mannix Flynn

Sarah Burns at the finish line of the VHI Women’s Mini-Marathon.Photograph: Tom Honan.

‘Two women told us they’d been to the pub for two pints before the race’

Irish artist Seán McSweeney has died aged 82. File photograph: RTÉ

McSweeney, one of Ireland’s leading contemporary painters, died on Saturday morning

The fallen tree being cut and removed from Library Square in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Oregon Maple tree was planted in the 1840s, a sister tree in the square is being examined

The woman told a hearing her son threw a crutch at her and she is afraid to go home

Tributes at the mural in memory of  Savita Halappanavar at the Bernard Shaw pub, South Richmond Street in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Bernard Shaw pub: ‘We will be moving the Aches mural of Savita to somewhere safe’

 Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Surge in visitors from North America, but impact of Brexit causes concern

The body of, 24-year-old Filipina murder victim, Jastine Valdez arriving at Dublin Airport on Tuesday morning, from where she will be repatriated, and buried in her native Philippines. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

Dónall Ó Cualáin says deaths of Ana Kriegel, Jastine Valdez, Cameron Reilly ‘appalled public’

Flowers at the entrance to the steep incline where the body of Jastine Valdez was found in dense gorse off Pucks Castle Lan. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Valdez family due to return to the Philippines today with 24-year-old’s body

A swimmer at the Forty Foot in Sandycove, Co Dublin. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photo

Mercury passes 25 degrees in Newport in Mayo, Moorepark in Cork and Markree, Co Sligo

Emergency services are at the scene of rush-hour crash on M50

Fr Rene Esoy was joined by members of the Irish Filipino  community at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel on Bachelors Walk, Dublin for a prayer service in remembrance of Jastine Valdez last week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Student (24) was murdered after being abducted in Enniskerry on Saturday, May 19th

The family of Anastasia ‘Ana’ Kriegel have asked mourners to wear ‘sparkle and colour’ to her funeral on Thursday. Photograph:

14-year-old, found dead in derelict Dublin farmhouse, to be cremated on Thursday

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Dungarvan garda station on 058 48600 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

File to be prepared for DPP over incident in which male received serious head injuries

The 59-year-old woman was out walking her dog at Millands, Gorey when she was struck by a vehicle at 7.30am. Photograph: Google

Woman was out walking her dog in Gorey

Gardaí  in Kilkenny have asked anyone who noticed anything unusual to contact them.

Garda forensic collision investigators expected on scene on Monday morning

“Let’s go together.” Sisters Lia and Tess McCann returned to Ireland to cast their votes on the Eighth Amendment at St Mary’s National School, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

‘I thought the least I could do is come home and lend my support’

Two women light a candle at a memorial to murdered 24-year-old Jastine Valdez in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Parents acknowledge support and sympathy of family, Irish public, Philippines community

Fears have been expressed that spiralling legal costs could lead to the breast cancer screening programme being closed down. File photograph: Getty Images

Programme has saved lives, is performing well and will continue to do so, says Coveney

 President Michael D Higgins with South African Ambassador Ahlangene Cyprian Sigcau  and TCD  Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast  meeting ambassadors   Soha Gendi, Egypt (left) and Dr Uzoma Emenike, Nigeria, at a special event in celebration of Africa Day in TCD on Thursday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Michael D Higgins gives address to celebrate Africa Day

The woman was later transferred to the Irish Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 118, which brought her to University Hospital Galway.

The swimmer was rescued from the Shannon near Athlone and airlifted to hospital in Galway

The cigarettes, branded ‘Jim’ have an estimated retail value of over €408,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of more than €299,000. Elvis (right) sniffed them out.

Seizure by Revenue of 670,000 contraband cigarettes was made at business premises

Majority of foster carers had not been reviewed for more than three years, Hiqa finds

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin called for an online system of allocating most local authority housing. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Local authorities offering four-bed housing when most of those on the list are alone

“Open adoption generally means a form of adoption in which the biological or adoptive families have access to varying degrees of each other’s personal information and an option for contact,” Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said.

Review expected to consider provisions of Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2016

An altercation took place on the M50 at a spot between the Red Cow junction and Ballymount on Monday, and a man was seriously injured. File photograph: Google Street View

Garda investigating ‘serious public order incident’ between Ballymount and Red Cow

Air traffic control: Ryanair said it has been forced to cancel “a number of flights” on Tuesday, May 22nd, “due to yet another French ATC strike”. File photograph: Getty Images

Passengers advised to check their flight status before travelling to airports

Garda preserve the scene on  the R760, Enniskerry in Co Wicklow on Sunday. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Woman contacted Gardaí after witnessing incident on road near Enniskerry

Iarnród Éireann: services will not operate between Greystones and Bray from Monday to Friday but there will be limited bus transfers between the stations for Dart customers.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Problems with link between Wicklow and Dublin station to persist due to fire damage

Vicky Phelan (43) won a €2.5 million settlement last month after she received incorrect smear test results.

Plea made at Oireachtas committee for HSE to be overhauled ‘from the ground up’

The HSE said there have been 9,766 call-back requests to CervicalCheck while about half of those have received a return call. File photograph: Getty Images

Calls returned after check on records, data quality, and linking with health professionals – HSE

People Before Profits TDs outside Leinster House on Thursday

People Before Profit TDs gather outside Leinster House with abortion pills

Temporary diversions and road closures came into effect after a crash on East Wall Road

Road diversions were set up after collision on East Wall Road involving a truck and car

Part of the Grand Canal in Portabello, Dublin. Photograph: Caitriona O’Kennedy

Councillor says residents have complained about people littering and urinating

Inspectors found ‘extensive’ mice and rat droppings at an organic tofu maker in north Dublin

Six closure orders are served in April by Food Safety Authority of Ireland

The fire at the Metro hotel and apartments in Ballymun last March seriously damaged 26 apartments, destroyed four and resulted in 150 people having to leave the building.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Figure is double the number in 2016 and 11 of notices were on residential properties

An image of Ann Lovett. Photograph: The Irish Times

Emily O’Reilly says ‘Irish Times’ interview ‘changed the narrative’ on teenager’s death

She Lives on Your Street: Eilish O’Carroll (front right), star of Mrs Brown’s Boys, at the campaign’s launch in Phibsborough in Dublin. Photograph: Maxwell

Pro-choice group launches new campaign as referendum approaches

Ann Lovett: died after giving birth at the age of 15, in 1984. Photograph © The Irish Times

Daughter of Ann Lovett’s boyfriend says ‘silence an enormous burden for so many’

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Stephen Donnelly has said HSE director general Tony O’Brien (pictured) “should step back with immediate effect”. He was speaking on behalf of his party when he made his comments. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Political support drains away from HSE director general Tony O’Brien

(Left to right) Amy Walsh; Gerry Edwards;  Jen Donnelly and Jane Dalrymple at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin for a Together for Yes campaign event. Photograph: Maxwells.

Doctor says two women travel for abortions weekly after foetal abnormality diagnosis

About 20 operational staff gathered outside TV3’s studios in Ballymount between 2pm and 4pm with signs stating “TV3 negotiate with your employees”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Employees calling for recognition of their right to collectively bargain

Dr. Illona Duffy: “We had a couple of calls from women who have had their smear tests and are just wondering can they be sure their smear is okay. We’re waiting to get some guidance from the HSE, and we'll get back to them.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

More than 6,000 calls to CervicalCheck helpline, which one woman branded ‘useless’

 Sligo County Council brought 10 long-term derelict void units back into use in 2017 at a cost of €544,393.

Dublin City Council spent average of €18,037 doing up 879 units last year

Volunteers of the Grand Canal Biodiversity and Clean-up Group take a break at Sally’s Bridge. There were 10 separate clean-ups at various points of the Grand and Royal Canals at the weekend.

National Spring Clean: ‘It’s something we have to face in Irish society, we’re quite a dirty nation’

Save the 8th communications director John McGuirk during a press conference in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Anti-abortion group launches online petition calling on chairman to step down from role

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Gardaí say they believe the death is ‘not suspicious’

Handout photo of the 12th century heart of St Laurence O’Toole.

Relic was recovered undamaged by gardaí following lengthy investigation

Daughter threw rolled-up carpet at him, forcing him to seek emergency accommodation

Offaly TD Carol Nolan voted against holding a referendum on the Eighth Amendment in the Dáil.

Offaly TD Carol Nolan was suspended from party for three months

Coakley-Hutch was shot dead at Bridgeview Halting Site, Cloverhill Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 on January 20th. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Duo being held at Dublin Garda stations over the shooting of 27-year-old father of two

Highest temperatures will be between 11 and 15 degrees with fresh and gusty southwest winds. Photograph: Eric Luke

Bright weekend spells to make way for outbreaks of rain and gusts, says Met Éireann

A teenage girl was seriously injured during an alleged assault in Bangor, Co Down on Friday.

Victim’s facial injuries are so severe she cannot immediately have an x-ray

Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Delivery of ‘WB Yeats’ ferry from German shipyard ‘likely to be delayed’

Vehicles boarding  an Irish Ferries vessel in Dublin port. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Family will have to pay €400 in extra accommodation costs due to boat cancellation

Fr Ray Kelly on Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday night

Judge Simon Cowell said ‘this is one of my favourite ever auditions’

A man has been questioned at Bray Garda station (above) in relation to an incident in Kilcoole Co Wicklow over the weekend in which a girl (17) was seriously injured.

Man in his 40s questioned about collision in which teenage girl seriously injured

Lily Anne Martin (14) was wearing her school uniform when she was last seen

Lily Anne Martin from Douglas in Cork has not been seen for more than three days

New statistics show Garda has been overstating number of sex crimes reported

Gardaí are looking for the driver of a car which hit a teenage girl in Co Wicklow over the weekend. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Girl was struck in Kilcoole by light coloured saloon car that failed to stop after collision

Brollies out: A rainfall warning has been issued by Met Éireann. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Met Éireann issues two warnings with conditions set to improve later this week

A man who was understood to be sheltering at Tallaght hospital died over the weekend

Michael Hamilton says his brother was not homeless and ‘was dead a long time’

Gardaí said 12 cars were involved in the incident, which happened on the M6 (above) between the Ballinasloe exits of Junction 14 and Junction 15. File photograph: Google Street View

Gardaí urge motorists to take extra care tonight as yellow weather warning issued

Taxi driver Halil  Kayisoglu has reported the incident to gardaí. Photograph: Frank Miller

‘Drunk and abusive’ man refused to pay €15 fare

The case of Myles Joyce has been of particular interest to President Michael D Higgins.

Myles Joyce hung for Maamtrasna family killings which took place in April, 1882

Callers to the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre have been  upset by the Belfast rape trial verdict and others have been  reminded of past events.

Phones ‘extremely busy’ at Dublin Rape Crisis Centre chief executive says

Dr Rhona Mahony  has said the Eighth Amendment creates unacceptable clinical risk for women and children. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Dr Rhona Mahony calls for repeal of provision in order to protect women and children

Siptu said the Metro Hotel fire ‘starkly illustrated’ their repeated demands for high rise fire fighting training as well as the provision of adequate resources and risk assessments. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister Eoghan Murphy defends two public servants after Siptu ballot

Bill Clinton speaks to mourners after the funeral of Martin McGuinness at St Columba’s Church, Derry, in March 2017. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Former US president and Senator George Mitchell to be given honour

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