In Ireland, peak rate for self-harm is 15-19 years for women and 20-24 years for men

Irish players celebrate following James McClean’s winner against Wales. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Travelling to Copenhagen will be costly for soccer fans if they want to avoid stopovers

Workers in Kilcock, Ireland, clear fallen power lines after Hurricane Ophelia battered Ireland. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Yellow weather warning issued while 25,000 go without water

People at the  diving board in Salthill, Galway as Hurricane Ophelia hit on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Storm Ophelia: Dara Fitzpatrick’s sister criticises ‘idiots’ ignoring storm warning

Fallen trees in Sutton, Dublin. Schools will be closed for a second day in both the Republic and North on Tuesday.  Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

Second day of closures to allow for authorities to check for damage in buildings

Hurricane Ophelia has already reached winds of 185km/h but by the time it hits Ireland these gusts will have weakened to 130km/h.

Hurricane Ophelia is the most powerful storm this far east of the US on record

Former Cork hurler Donal Og Cusack said his  ‘intention was to help a human in a dark place who asked me for help. I showed a lack of judgement in this situation for which I am genuinely sorry.’ Photograph: Inpho

Former Cork hurler says he absolutely condemns crimes committed by former journalist

Met Éireann forecaster Evelyn Cusack points to the eye of the Ophelia storm during a meeting of the National Emergency Co-ordination Group in Dublin this morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

HSE appointments, Bus Éireann services, postal services and court sittings cancelled ahead of worst storm in 50 years

“Since Carman’s Hall began operating we have not only provided beds to many vulnerable adults, we have provided vital warp-around care such as mental health support and education to help them rebuild their lives and enable them to move on from homelessness.” Photograph: Getty Images

Court rules council breached development plan for use of former parish hall as hostel

The country’s mental health services ‘are under severe pressure’, says Mental Health Reform. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

€20m of the €35m announced in Budget 2018 was ‘already promised’ in 2017

There were 77 checkpoints as part of the operation while 21 premises and 21 properties searched

Dublin City Council is currently investigating 40 complaints about properties being used illegally as short-term lets for visitors. File photograph: Getty Images

Authority is looking into 40 complaints of properties being used for unlawful rentals

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan with author Stefanie Preissner at her book launch event in a Nando’s in Dublin. Photograph: Stefanie Preissner/Instagram

Former commissioner launches Stefanie Preissner’s new book at Nando’s in Dublin

Trócaire executive director Eamonn Meehan welcomed the announcement to increase ODA stating it was a “positive step” to achieving Ireland’s commitment to reduce global poverty. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Charities welcome €13.5m increase for Irish Aid but say plan needed to meet UN targets

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar outside Government Buildings, Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Leo Varadkar previously said communications unit would be cost neutral

File image of Dublin Port. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Revenue officers also confiscate 6,700 cigarettes during operations on Monday

Live nymph and adult cockroaches were found along with cockroach egg casings and cockroach excrement

Rat droppings, live cockroaches and mice discovered by FSAI last month

Internal unpublished document says it’s naive to believe unique arrangement can be found

Ronan Collins: the RTÉ presenter said it was the speedy action of medics that saved him from permanent paralysis

RTÉ DJ was taken to hospital for emergency surgery on spinal cyst in recent weeks

A Thomson Airways flight has been diverted to Dublin. File photograph: Bloomberg

Thomson Airways flight travelling from Mexico to Gatwick lands in Dublin on Friday

‘If it’s cheap then the chances are that there’s probably something wrong with it,’ FSAI says

Food safety body says suspected cases of food fraud have increased in recent years

The gap between the number of men and women working in Ireland increased over the last five years. Image: iStock.

Gulf between number of men and women working in Ireland up over last four years

Luas Customer Care has said trams are only operating between Tallaght/Saggart and Blackhorse on the red line

Three units of Dublin Fire Brigade and two ambulances attended scene at Queen Street

Valentia Obsesrvatory recorded monthly rainfall of 204.4mm

Centre records showed that gardaí were called on 11 occasions to support the management of behaviour. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Workers needed Garda assistance 11 times and locked themselves in office twice

A new insurance industry protocol will take into account claims-free driving experience in a different country. Photograph: Alan Betson

Claim-free driving experience abroad to be counted by new insurance sector protocol

CEO of the Charities Regulator, John Farrelly pictured at the launch of The Charity Regulator’s fundraising guidelines. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Chief says ‘there’s no point in smothering people’ with ‘too much’ regulation

Men accounted for 318 of the 399  suicides in 2016. Photograph: Getty

HSE figures show rate has stabilised since recession with 399 such deaths last year

DCU will confer an honorary doctorate to Bill Clinton “in recognition of his leadership in building and consolidating peace and reconciliation on the island of Ireland”. Photograph: Ludovic Marin AFP/Getty Images

Former US president to receive honorary doctorate from DCU

Gardaí investigate the scene near Kilshane Cross off the Cappagh Road, Finglas this afternoon where two men were struck by a vehicle at about 6.30am this morning. Both men were seriously injured but the driver of the car was unhurt. Photograph: Collins

Gardaí seek witnesses after pedestrians were struck on Kilshane Road in Finglas

Michal Kurek, a Polish murder victim whose body was found last month in north Dublin. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Michal Kurek (33) was found dead in north county Dublin last month

Ebony Caffrey (10) from City Quay School during a joint launch of new nutrition standards for the State’s School Meals Programme.Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

New nutrition standards for school meals programme announced

The Yeats Family Collection is due to go on sale in Sotheby’s in London, and includes letters to WB Yeats’s first lover Olivia Shakespeare. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Letter urges Minister for Arts to snap up collection, which goes on sale in London

Fr David Halpin: “As a priest my job is to speak the truth and I aim to do that.”

Fr Halpin told congregation that man who was shot dead made ‘bad decisions’ in life

The advertisement featured real home video footage taken by a car loan customer surprising his partner and young child with a new car.  Stock photograph: Getty Images

Complaints to ASAI said child was not correctly fastened and had thick coat

ASAI rules the airline’s advertisement should not be used in current format

Ken Purcell, Scott Masterson, Paul Murphy, Michael Murphy, Ciarán Mahon, Frank Donaghy and Michael Banks following their acquittal in the Jobstown protest trial earlier this year. Photograph: PA

‘They looked at what went wrong and are trying to ensure it never happens again’

 Rescuers search for survivors after the Mexico earthquake. Photograph: AFP/Carlos Ramirez

Earthquake in central Mexico has claimed at least 224 lives

RTE sports commentator Jimmy Magee pictured in 2010. Photograph: Eric Luke

Death of veteran RTÉ sports commentator announced on Wednesday

Dublin Bus has launched guidelines on gender transition in the workplace. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Company worked in conjunction with the Transgender Equality Network Ireland

Gardaí and members of the Dublin Fire Brigade at Grove Park, Rathmines, Dublin where the fatal fire occurred.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Jason Coll, aged in his 40s, died on Thursday morning

Badly fire-damaged: No 34 Grove Park, a period house,  contains three floors and is understood to be divided into eight flats. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Deceased understood to have been staying on the top floor of Grove Park period house

JP Donleavy in the Green Room at his home, Levington Park, Mullingar, Co Westmeath, in 2014. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Irish-American writer was best known for his novel ‘The Ginger Man’ which sold over 45m copies

Financial Service Union: “Experienced, dedicated staff are always going to central to banking and financial services.”

Former Citigroup boss says AI and robotics reduce need for staff in bank-office functions

Pupils of St Kevin’s College in Finglas receive their Junior Cert results. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

New grading system will take time getting used to, says principal of St Kevin’s College

A number of cafes and restaurants in Cork city have offered free coffee  in protest at the proliferation of Starbucks outlets in the city. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Independent outlets stage a day of action following a similar event in Dublin

Laura Maguire, whose daughter Ava received a speech and language therapy support programme in Tallaght West,  at the 10 year celebration of the initiative. Photograph: Conor Healy/ Picture It Photography

Tallaght West Childhood Development Initiative celebrates 10-year anniversary

A new OECD report  says “a relatively large share of the Irish population” has attained tertiary, or third-level education. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Ireland has second highest completion rate for boys at upper-second level, report finds

Dr Sean Healy, director of Social Justice Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Social Justice Ireland says high numbers of people in employment living in poverty

All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Inpho/Bryan Keane

Streets of the north inner city bustle with young girls and boys

Former minister for housing Simon Coveney launching the “Rebuilding Ireland” plan which pledged 130,000 new social housing units by 2020. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Number of homeless people in the State has jumped from 3,258 to 8,160 in three years

Ayanna Williams has won a Guinness World Record title after growing her fingernails to  5 metres, 76.4cm. Photograph:  Kevin Scott Ramos/GWR/PA Wire

US woman claims title for largest teddy bear collection with total of 8,025 stuffed toys

Members of the Syrian White Helmet group in    Damascus last month. Photograph: Mohammed Badra/EPA

Award is testament to bravery of 3,000-strong volunteers group, says convention

The scene of crash on Adelaide Road in Dublin last month. Photograph: Jeremy Crain

Collision occurred near junction of Adelaide Road and Earlsfort Terrace on August 22nd

Simon Harris: The pay difference between agency staff and people working directly for the HSE is ‘quite unfair’

Minister warns against patients becoming ‘pawns’ in dispute over agency doctors’ pay

Marino Institute of Education. Image: Google

Student union says many students are reporting no electricity, no running water and damp in apartments

The fire caused considerable damage to a number of units in Coolock Village Retail Centre before it was brought under control by units of Dublin Fire Brigade. Photograph: Google Maps

Charity shop “destroyed” by the fire, with damage caused to several other units

Eric Levy, barista at Foam cafe in Strand Street Great, in Dublin, who will taking part in Free Coffee Day, supporting independent business. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Independents in city centre say they are ‘surrounded’ by US chain

Areas left without water included Listowel, Moyvane, Knockanure, Lisselton, Finuge, Lixnaw.

Disruption due to pump failure at Listowel Regional Water Treatment Plan

Research found 70 per cent experienced weight changes and 60 per cent reported changes in appetite following diagnosis

Difficulties include forgetting to eat, forgetting they have eaten, being too tired to eat

“I hope that An Garda Síochána are applying similar resources to speeding and breaking lights by cars as well as tackling cyclists,” said Green Party councillor Ciarán Cuffe. Photograph: Alan Betson

Cycling groups call for clampdown on car drivers who break red lights and use phones

Adam Mangan (19) died instantly from head injuries when he was struck by the tailgate of a HC 300 trailer on a farm at Derryarkin, Rhode, on October 3rd, 2015. File photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Adam Mangan (19) died after being hit by tailgate of trailer on farm in Co Offaly

13.8 per cent of the data transferred during Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann was used by Snapchat. Photograph: iStock

13.8 per cent of data transferred during the traditional music festival used by Snapchat

A man in his 60s has been stabbed in Tralee, Co Kerry.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The man was taken to University Hospital Kerry following incident outside a library

The Army Bomb Disposal Unit team at Ballsbridge where a controlled explosion was carried on a grenade under the bridge. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mills 36 hand grenade found in Ballsbridge is believed to be from the War of Independence

Department of Education figures show that 10 primary school teachers (four of those principals) and two post-primary teachers went out on administrative leave last year. Photograph: Stephen Shepherd/Getty Images

Eleven teachers also on leave with full pay while investigations are carried out

Independent TD Kevin “Boxer” Moran has said the State’s response to “catastrophic events” needs to be handled and co-ordinated by a single agency within a government department. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

State response to ‘catastrophic events’ needs handling by single agency, says Minister

 HSE National Addiction Lead said the facilities are aimed at reducing drug related overdose deaths.

Research carried out in other countries ‘shows clear evidence of benefits of centre’

The Mental Health Commission said University Hospital Limerick staff used a PA system to call residents to therapy groups and for the dispensing of medication.

Bedrooms at University Hospital Limerick unit had no adequate screening, says report

Norman Fernandez Potot and his wife Pederlita, from Dublin, were shopping for souvenirs on Las Ramblas in Barcelona with their two children when the van terror attack was perpetrated. Photograph: RTÉ

Norman Fernandez Potot, wife Pederlita and two children injured in Las Ramblas terror

The new Rose of Tralee Jennifer Byrne from Offaly celebrates at the Midnight Madness party in Tralee on Tuesday night .Photograph:  Domnick Walsh

Jennifer Byrne defends competition saying fellow Roses are very modern women

A delighted Jennifer Byrne is crowned as the 2017 Rose of Tralee onstage in the Rose of Tralee International Festival Dome. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus Ltd

Junior doctor expresses the hope that she will do the participants all proud

Current  Rose of Tralee Maggie McEldowney  said  the competition is “about celebrating women, not bringing each other down”.  File photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Maggie McEldowney says if all entrants did so ‘it would be a mud slinging contest’

 South Carolina Rose Ellerslie McCue, Hong Kong Rose Clarissa Langley Coleman, Toronto Rose Colombe Nadeau-O’Shea, Kildare Rose Deirbhle Mulvihill and Fermanagh Rose Stephanie Maguire, in Tralee, Co Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Opening night of TV shows sees edgy party pieces, with fewer jigs and more limbo dancing

San Francisco Rose Amanda Donohoe:  “It’s definitely brought huge light to our lives and we are in a better place as a family.” Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Amanda Donohoe’s sister and cousin were among six who died in Berkeley tragedy

Roses pictured on Banna Beach in Co Kerry during the festival:  Leitrim Erin Moran, Boston & New England Rose Orlaith Roche and Newfoundland & Labrador Rose Katie Hanlon Wadman. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus Ltd

Annual contest begins on Monday, with some hopefuls donning the green and gold

More than 200 teachers are set to travel to the United Arab Emirates  next month after finding work through an overseas recruitment company. Photograph: Getty Images

INTO says some teachers making the move overseas to save for house deposit

Hiqa found there was a “fragmented approach” to leadership, governance, oversight and support for medication safety at the hospital.

Hiqa says Kilcreene Orthopaedic Hospital safety governance ‘complex and confusing’

Transport Infrastructure Ireland, the State body which owns the M50 (above) and Dublin Tunnel, has said it is not going to drop the price for private motorists. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

European Court of Justice ruled State-owned tolls in Ireland should not charge Vat

The man was walking in the Carlton Drive area at around 11pm when a grey van pulled up alongside him.

The 22-year-old was walking in Strabane when pulled inside van, tied up and beaten

Toll charges on the East Link Bridge will be reduced. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Move follows ruling from Revenue that VAT should not be charged on Tom Clark toll

Only two of the 11 standards, medication management and complaints procedures, were found to be compliant in Hiqa’s follow-up inspection. Photograph: IStock

Hiqa follow-up inspection finds Cottage Hospital needed to make further improvements

Inspectors found that staff employed in the centre did not have the knowledge necessary to support residents based on their assessed needs. Photograph: iStockphoto

Broadleaf Manor staff failed to ensure users’ safety and overused physical restraint – report

Laura Sarah Dowdall, Blackrock and Dagmara Jerzak, Portobello, members of Dance Ireland, help launch  Culture Night 2017 which takes place on Friday, September 22nd. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Events planned in Paris and New York to showcase Ireland’s culture internationally

A closure order is served where it is deemed there is or is likely to be a grave and immediate danger to public health at or in the premises or where an improvement order is not complied with. Photograph: Istock

Outlets in counties Dublin, Kildare, Laois and Wexford are among those served

The six year old girl is being treated in hospital. File image

Girl taken to Gozo General Hospital after swimming incident

Ireland Women’s Rugby Training at   UCD at the weekend. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

Dublin Chamber says tournament, which starts on Wednesday, is worth €5m to capital

A computer-generated image of the 53-bed hotel which is proposed for the site of Howl at the Moon nightclub on Lower Mount Street in Dublin

Concern proposed hotel on Mount Street would negatively impact on Goethe-Institut

Paul Martin Jordan was further remanded in custody by Judge Eleri Rees who appeared via a live television link from Cardiff Crown Court.

Paul Martin Jordan (54) appeared in connection with the death of Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Jordan (53)

Workmen  at Westmoreland Street  in Dublin city centre.  Luas line work  will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin Bus has issued warnings over diversions to routes

The flag regularly seen unfurled on Hill 16 during Dublin games. Photograph: All Dublin GAA Fans/Facebook

‘Hill 16 without the Dublin flag is like going to Dollymount without the sand,’ says local councillor

A cyclist in 1961 wearing an Aran jumper with a polo neck. Photograph: Chaloner Woods/Getty Images

MoMA exhibition explores the most iconic garments and accessories over the last century

In response to the Drinkaware survey, 31 per cent of adults said they would like to drink alcohol less often.  Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

HSE recommends limit of 11 standard drinks for women and 17 for men each week

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) said the airport has been ’very busy’ for several weeks, with increasing passenger numbers. Photograph: iStock

Tougher security measures have led to delays at US preclearance at Dublin Airport

Armagh will take on Tyrone in the Championship over the bank holiday weekend. Photograph: INPHO/Oisin Keniry

Weekend set to bring heavy showers across the country and traffic diversions in Dublin

Paloma Aparezida Silva-Carvalho   with Karin and Jorg Müller-Wieland  at their home near Moycullen, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Woman spent night in jail after arriving at Dublin Airport a fortnight ago

Eamonn Donnelly (L) and Sepp Tieber in Antheny in Northern France. Photograph: PA

Eamonn Donnelly is walking 2,500km in a bid to fundraise for dementia research

Members of Mayo Mountain Rescue helping a casualty off Croagh Patrick on Sunday. Photograph: Mayo Mountain Rescue

Thousands climb mountain despite strong wind and rain

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said the couple, who married in 2003 in British Columbia, spent ‘36 blissful years together and we supported each other in everything that we did’. Image: Screenshot from RTÉ Player

Minister taking it ‘one day at a time’ to deal with ‘heartbreak’ of Ann Louise Gilligan’s loss

The scene on the Old Cabra Road where a motorcyclist was killed. Photograph: Collins

Four deaths over weekend bring total on Irish roads this year to 93

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