The items were seized during a search operation carried out by the Criminal Assets Bureau  this morning.

Investigation concentrating on sale and supply of controlled drugs in Limerick area

Barry Coughlan who was  last seen leaving the Moonduster pub in Crosshaven on May 1st, 2004.

23-year-old fisherman was last seen in Crosshaven in May 2004

Cathy Jordan and other members of Dervish pictured in 2019 at Vicar Street, Dublin, one of the venues to receive funding from the Government’s Live Performance Support Scheme . Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

More than 200 organisations to benefit from scheme worth €25 million

People aged 40 and over can register online for the Covid-19 vaccine. File photograph: iStock

Further 283 cases reported while Minister says over-60s will have gotten second jab before foreign travel opens

Homophobic graffiti was painted on a building close to Pantibar (pictured) in Dublin city centre on Sunday night. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Team from business group DublinTown responded and painted over message

Gardaí are appealing to the driver of the car and anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward. Photograph: Collins

Car believed to have been involved is found abandoned a short distance away from crash

About 1,300 pharmacists across Ireland will begin administering jabs this week. Photograph: iStock

People do not need to register online but must book a vaccine appointment

Stobart Air is owned by British aviation and energy group, Esken. It operated the Aer Lingus Regional network and flew passengers from regional airports in Britain, including Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester, to the Republic. File photograph: iStock

Aviation pioneer: ‘I do not agree there are a whole host of airlines out there waiting to go and do this’

Stobart Air has been the operator of Aer Lingus Regional services from Dublin Airport to Kerry, Donegal, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newquay and Manchester, and from Belfast Airport to Edinburgh, Exeter, East Midlands, Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fórsa union calls on Government to ‘wake up’ to ongoing crisis in Irish aviation sector

Drugs and ammunition seized by gardaí at Coolock. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Gardaí discover heroin and unspent shot gun cartridges in van stopped in Coolock

Aer Lingus said it is now contacting customers to advise them of their options for refund or re-booking.

‘Wake up’ to Irish aviation crisis, Government urged as Stobart Air ceases trading

The Minister said Local Property Tax changes would provide data relating to vacant properties. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

No accurate data currently available on how many properties vacant, says Minister

Luas Green line services are operating normally.

Trams suspended between Smithfield and The Point/Connolly Station in city centre

The study documented the diet and body weight of a nationally representative sample of secondary school students across Ireland during 2019 and until March 2020. File photograph: Getty

National Teens’ Food Survey finds one-quarter of target group overweight or obese

A level crossing gate which was damaged in an incident in Galway in 2017. File photograph: Press 22

Company releases video footage as it urges road users to obey the rules

James Vincent McMorrow’s performance, Ireland’s first live gig since the pandemic, will be livestreamed.

First live audience concert since Covid-19 to take place in Iveagh Gardens this evening

It is understood a gun was fired on Donore Avenue at three women and a young child. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Gardaí investigate reported incident in which no injuries or property damage occurred

Ballaghaderreen-born twins Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna have always been close and married on the same day. They took the train to Galway to celebrate their 90th birthdays. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Sisters Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna celebrate 90ths with three-night treat

Sedatives accounted for 36 per cent of the medicines seized, and erectile dysfunction medicines for 30 per cent

More than 1.6 million units of falsified or illegal medicines detained in 2020, says HPRA

An inspection report said a dead mouse was noted underneath the chest freezer in the food preparation area at ABP Food Group in Bandon while another dead mouse was found underneath a freezer in the store room next to the kitchen. Photograph: Michael Blann/iStock

Retailer forced to shut due to ‘evidence of rodent interference’ with bags of pasta

Brenda O’Connell Barry from Charleville in Co Cork cares for her son Fionn, who suffers from a rare genetic condition. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Family Carers Ireland launches fundraising drive to coincide with National Carers Week

 Anne O’Connor, HSE chief operations officer, said the large voluntary hospitals in Dublin had resumed outpatient treatment, but only 40% of outpatients nationally would be seen this week. File photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Email access restored on 80,000 devices says official but outpatient services still impaired

The flotilla was organised by the Irish South and West Fish Producers’ Organisation and is aimed at highlighting the difficulties facing the Irish fishing industry since the Brexit deal. File photograph: iStock

Fishermen to march to Taoiseach’s Cork city office calling for fairer access to waters

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties said  gardaí ‘might have to distinguish between different protesting groups, which is not very desirable’. File photograph: Reuters

‘Not only did we see the introduction of fines ... but laws increasing potential for penalties’

British PM Boris Johnson issued a formal apology to families of the Ballymurphy victims after a coroner found that the 10 people killed in the west Belfast suburb in August 1971 were ‘entirely innocent’. File photograph: PA

Relatives set to challenge any attempt by British government to shelve Troubles legacy

National Women’s Council director Orla O’Connor said the research highlighted ongoing obstacles and legal barriers were “forcing at least one person a day to travel abroad”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Coverage a barrier to accessing services in rural and marginalised areas, study finds

Minister of State for Community Development and Charities Joe O’Brien said he would be discussing issues raised in the report with the Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman and Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Findings from report into living conditions of children at halting site ‘deeply unacceptable’

Conni Dawson in her camper van in Co Clare. Photograph:  Eamon Ward

‘I’m hoping, as UCD has quite a lot of onsite parking, I can park there during the day’

Paul Reid, chief executive of the HSE, has said online criminals are ‘leveraging off the fear of people, of their data potentially being out there'.  File photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Claims circulating online that people are receiving phone calls citing personal details

Portobello Plaza in Dublin, which was closed by Dublin City Council due to what it described as unacceptable behaviour. Photograph: Laura Hutton/ The Irish Times

Decision to restrict area after recent gatherings ‘wasn’t taken lightly’, says councillor

Minister for Justice Heather Humphreys says the Government is ‘now making some small adjustments to support essential family reunification and essential business needs’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Minister says Government still firmly against non-essential travel

CCTV footage of the incident shows a youth pushing the wheel of his bicycle towards a young woman, causing her to fall on to the tracks into the gap between the train and platform

Male youth released pending file to Director of Public Prosecutions

HSE statement: ‘Please only attend if you need urgent care.’ File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

GP says all blood tests had to be cancelled this week for patients

The man is due before a court in Dublin’s Criminal Courts of Justice on Thursday morning . Photograph: Dave Meehan

Woman in 30s taken to hospital with serious injuries after Dame Street incident last month

A woman who appeared before Dublin District Family Court said she is afraid to bring one of her children to school because of threats made by her former partner. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Family Court also hears man allege his former partner is harassing him

 A programme of online activities including virtual content promoting exhibitors is planned for Ploughing Week this year between September 15th and 17th. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

National Ploughing Association says competitions will still go ahead

Portobello Plaza in Dublin, which has been closed off this weekend by Dublin City Council following recent antisocial behaviour and littering. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Council to trial traffic plan near St Stephen’s Green in the capital to facilitate outdoor dining

Taoiseach Micheal Martin said it would take some days to assess the impact of the attack. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach insists vaccination programme continues uninterrupted despite serious cybercrime incident

A man in his 60s has been arrested in relation to the seizure of €230,000 worth of cannabis in Limerick city on Thursday.

Large quantity of drug found when car stopped and later at Hyde Road property

Gardaí in Dublin have arrested three youths in connection with a violent disorder incident that occurred at Howth Junction Dart station on April 1st last.

Three teenagers arrested on Thursday are released without charge

Public health nurse Deirdre Murphy with a vial of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccination at the mass vaccination centre in the Helix, DCU, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Report finds strong association between vaccine hesitancy and social media use

Jamie Paisley: ‘We’re just being outbid on anything that we look at.’ Photograph: Damien Eagers

Readers share their stories of high rents, stagnant salaries and inability to buy homes

A closure order was served on Millfield Service Station on the Redforge Road in Cork on April 26th after rodent droppings were noted on ‘shelving, underneath the equipment wash sink, in storage units for dry goods and behind the shop counter’. File photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Business at Millfield on the Redforge Road shut for a day by Food Safety Authority

Camilla (left) and Brendan O’Brien with their grandchildren Chloe (7) and Jessica (4). Photograph: Tom Honan

After months of Zoom calls, Dublin grandparents enjoy hugs from their loved ones

The €35,000 worth of cocaine and €140,000 in cash that was found in Kilmore on Saturday. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Cocaine worth €35,000 and €140,000 cash were seized following a separate search

 People arriving  at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry, the State’s first hotel quarantine centre. File photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Passengers from Nepal and Anguilla will have to quarantine in hotel from Wednesday

Three men arrested earlier this month in relation to the same investigation were released. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Man (late 20s) being detained at Garda Station in Dublin

Gardaí said one of the men managed to free himself and raise the alarm. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Two other men understood to have been held against their will and assaulted at house in Omeath

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly Donnelly said he is committed to a ‘root and branch review’ of the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS). Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Dental Treatment Services Scheme covers basic care for medical card holders

Ken and Liz  McCollum in Tipperary: ‘A house we viewed last week has an asking price offer from someone in England who can’t even view it. It’s disheartening.’

From Dublin to Tipperary – three house hunters respond to Affordable Housing Bill

 Former taoiseach, Albert Reynolds pictured with his wife Kathleen at the Royal College of Physicians in 2009. File Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Mrs Reynolds died at family home in Dublin on Tuesday morning

Lisa Eccles, owner of Zinc Hair and Beauty in Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Salons coping with influx of calls and texts for appointments ahead of reopening

Under the Cost Rental Equity Loan scheme, tenants pay rent that covers the cost of delivering, managing and maintaining the homes only. Photograph: iStock

European Investment Bank and international pension funds may play ‘central role’ in delivery

The funeral cortege of Jennie Poole, makes its way through Finglas, to St. Canice’s Church. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Jason Poole tells mourners that family is ‘numb and still in complete shock’

Ready for outdoor dining in Dublin city centre before Level 5. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Initiative offered tax credits against restaurant bills and holiday accommodation

Gillian Ryan  went missing on Sunday afternoon while hiking in the popular Coumshingaun area.

Gillian Ryan (37) brought ‘joy and light to so many people’ and ‘adored’ her family

Pop-up community Covid testing centre in Coolock, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins

55 cases of South African variant, 24 cases of th P1 Brazil variant and three cases of India variant recorded

Wilton Park in Dublin, in sunshine last month. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Long, clear spells with light easterly breezes and dry weather set for weekend

Cycling, horseriding,  surfing, sailing and rock-climbing and among the activities to be promoted by €14 million fund. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Aim is to make rural Ireland ’a destination of choice, domestically and internationally, for outdoor pursuits and adventure touris(...)

Property owners responded to the lifting of the eviction ban saying it is ‘essential’ that the rental market is allowed to return to ‘some normality’. Photograph: iStock

Opposition fears rise in homelessness as Government defends tenant supports

A total of 91 per cent of respondents reported a reasonable level of trust and confidence in the charity sector with 36 per cent rating their level of trust highly.

Four in 10 respondents to survey said they donated more than €100 in 12 months

Migrants’  confidence that An Garda Síochána will keep them safe has been described as ‘low’, a report from the Policing Authority says. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Policing Authority also finds worsening relations between gardaí and some students

Fianna Fáil Senator Shane Cassells asked the Junior Minister whether he could see fans returning this year, pointing to the League Cup semi-final taking place at London’s Wembley Stadium this weekend which will have 4,000 fans in attendance. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Getty Images

Cabinet to look at supports for tourism sector in off-peak season

Those who reported that they did not get more six hours sleep a night were found to have been more likely to develop dementia in later life according to a study conducted by researchers at University College London File photograph: Getty

Research conducted over 30 years suggests that getting more than six hours sleep a night may be important during middle age

A member of the Defence Forces meets passengers arriving in Dublin Airport who are subject to mandatory hotel quarantine. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Irish Council for Civil Liberties calls for regime to be suspended if issues not addressed

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee will unveil the Youth Justice Strategy 2021-2027. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Initiatives for tackling and preventing youth criminality will be ‘strengthened’

Several Cabinet members on Wednesday indicated their support for flexibility within the mandatory hotel quarantine system for those who have been vaccinated. Photograph: iStock

Barry Ward describes move as an ‘unnecessarily restrictive measure’

The Citywest Covid-19 vaccination centre in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Government open to considering offering AstraZeneca vaccine to people under 60 who request it

Patrick and John Collison, co-founders of Stripe. File photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Billionaire Stripe co-founders called article detailing their ‘escape’ to Silicon Valley ‘daft’

A vaccination centre at St Mary’s Hospital in the Phoenix Park, in Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘People’s efforts continue to make a real difference,’ says acting Chief Medical Officer

Dublin City Council said there had been an increase in glass recycling since the start of the pandemic. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Dublin City Council says recycling of glass increased by 34% on previous year

Members of the Defence Forces at the Citywest Covid-19 vaccination centre in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Seven further deaths and 400 new cases reported on Thursday evening

Gardaí attended the scene at Thomas Street at 7.30pm where a man in his 30s was discovered with an apparent stab wound.

Man in his 30s in serious but stable condition at St James hospital after incident

The local community write tributes to Akram Hussein in a book of condolences in the shop where he worked.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Shop owner ‘amazed’ at number of people paying tribute to shopkeeper Akram Hussein

The State’s Covid-19 tracker app was launched last July. Photograph: Leah Farrell/

Effects of app may be minor despite high up-take in its use in State, new research says

Covid-19 vaccination at the HSE Vaccination Centre in the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Alan Betson

HSE apologises for error, says it believed staff fitted into category of frontline worker

The woman said her former partner was “controlling” and told her he was going to take their children away.

Court hears ex-partner locked woman in, filmed her and said he would slit her throat

Tributes paid to  Akram Hussein who died suddenly after chasing a shoplifter in Drumcondra, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Book of condolence opened for ‘Dublin GAA fan’ Akram Hussein, who had a ‘permanent smile’

 GP Ray Walley says older people  are losing power in their thigh muscles as they are not getting out and exercising as much as they would have prior to Covid restrictions. Photograph: Alan Betson

Unsupervised Covid-19 lockdown exercise regimes keeping physios busy

Chairwoman of the National Immunisation Advisory Committee Karina Butler: ‘I am confident that once people understand why decisions are taken . . . they will probably find no disagreement.’ File photograph: Collins

New vaccine rollout plan not a reflection on ‘how valued’ certain workers are, says Minister

A man is due before Dublin District Court over the death of man in Dublin earlier this week

Isaac Horgan died in hospital after being found in his Markievicz House flat

John O’Dwyer, the chief executive of VHI, who received a Covid-19 vaccine at the Beacon Hospital. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Insurer investigated after senior executive receiving care for serious illness was vaccinated at hospital

Andrew Kelly has stood down as CEO  of the ISPCA. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Andrew Kelly’s exit from charity follows suspension and reinstatment of two colleagues

Shane Nugent from Tipperary photographs Christian Feehan from Offaly and Erik Agudelo from Venezuela at the 2013 Gay Pride Parade in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Physical and online events will explore LGBTI+ identity and experiences in Ireland

Kevin  Owens, a student of Technological University Dublin,  cleaning a pair of sneakers at his workshop in Harcourt Street, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

Kevin Owens started Sneaker Cleaner in 2017, and is busier than ever due to Covid-19

The CSO recorded significant falls in theft (down 24.5 per cent), robbery (down 22.9 per cent), assaults (down 13.2 per cent) and sexual offences (down 10.6 per cent) compared with 2019. Photograph: iStock

Lockdown led to sharp fall in many types of crime including drink driving, CSO says

The dossiers included medical and educational information on children with autism involved in long-dormant court cases. Photograph: Getty Images

Cian and Yvonne Ó Cuanacháin took case against State for autistic son’s educational needs

A man was arrested after €215k worth of drugs discovered in Kildare on Saturday night. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Discovery part of ongoing investigation into sale and supply of drugs in the area

Shane Corr, a senior civil servant with the department of health made a protected disclosure as a whistleblower. Photograph: Screen grab from RTÉ

Issues raised by whistleblower around use of sensitive information merit examination, says Taoiseach

Shane Corr is a senior civil servant at the Department of Health. Photograph: Screengrab from RTÉ

Dossiers on children with autism secretly built by Department of Health, says civil servant

Shane Corr, a senior civil servant with the department of health made a protected disclosure as a whistleblower. Photograph: Screen grab from RTÉ

Department kept dossiers for use in legal cases, RTÉ documentary to report

The  Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes issued its final report earlier this year

Irish Council for Civil Liberties seeks ‘comprehensive and generous’ compensation scheme for survivors

A file image of Dr Ronan Glynn, deputy chief medical officer. Photograph: Collins

Coronavirus positivity in nursing homes is 0.18%, its second lowest level rate

Just under half (49 per cent) of those in receipt of PUP are receiving the maximum rate of €350 this week. Photograph: iStock

Accommodation and food service sector has highest number of recipients

There was universal access to safely managed drinking water at the time of the last census in 2016, according to the Central Statistics Office. File photograph: Getty

Almost 2,260 households with no sewerage facility – 900 of those reported by over-65s

Gardaí said they seized €108,000 worth of cannabis herb in the operation. Photograph: Getty Images

No arrests made but An Garda Síochána says it is following definite line in enquiry

The series will showcase the stories and soundtrack of Ireland over the last decade, including Katie Taylor. File photograph: Getty

Latest series of popular show to air on Sundays at 8.30pm, from April 11th on RTÉ One

Dairy cows that have no access to outside pasture may have damaged emotional wellbeing, new research indicates. File photograph: Getty Images

New research indicates damaging effect for cattle of lack of access to outside pasture

Final plans for the creation of 16 continuous bus corridors and segregated cycle lanes were put out for public consultation at the end of last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Phased implementation of new bus network across Dublin due to begin in April or May

Prof Mark Lawler was addressing an online event to mark the signing of an international agreement to further cancer research in Ireland. Photograph: iStock

Covid-19 pandemic ‘wreaking untold damage’ for Irish cancer patients, event hears

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