The majority of passengers arriving into Ireland last month did so by air (86 per cent) with 14 per cent by sea.

More than 362,000 passengers arrived into Ireland on overseas routes in August

Dr Cillian de Gascun said there is work ongoing to increase the country’s testing capacity for the virus. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

104 cases reported in Dublin, 37 in Donegal as public told to hold firm through winter

‘This year’s United Nations General Assembly is meeting in the shadow of Covid-19,’ Taoiseach Micheál Martin said.  File photograph: Tom Honan/PA Wire

75th Assembly meeting ‘in the shadow of Covid-19’, Micheál Martin says

The Government moved  Co Donegal to Level 3 of its Living with Covid-19 Strategy.  Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Government moved swiftly on Thursday to elevate Co Donegal to Level 3

A 21-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment after the collision

Gardaí seized cocaine worth an estimated €3.5 million on Thursday. Photograph: An Garda Síochana

A 33-year-old man was arrested and is being detained in Swords Garda station

In its pre-Budget submission, the charity has also called for €20 million to be allocated to a rent arrears fund to help tenants in financial difficulty. Photograph: iStock

Threshold calls for ban and view to potential extension based on Covid-19 restrictions

Following three rounds of public consultation and 72,000 submissions, this is the final version of the network redesign. Image: National Transport Authority

BusConnects will create 230km of dedicated bus lanes and 200km of cycle tracks

Patrick and Morgan Oliver. Photograph: RTÉ

Man located by father and son, Patrick and Morgan Oliver, off Nimmo’s Pier

Minister for Education Norma Foley said there was a legal requirement that the students had access to the information.  Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Allowing access to Leaving Cert rankings could reinforcing stigmatisation’ - TUI

Outdoor diners in Dublin city centre on Friday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/

No further opportunity to control virus in capital without further measures - Dr Glynn

An 18-month-old infant is in hospital after the incident in Cherry Orchard Park. Photograph: Google Street

Motor bike taken from scene in west Dublin before gardaí arrive

The launch of the Culture Night Dublin programme in February. Photograph: Alan Betson

Some events will probably have to be cancelled if Dublin is raised to Level 3 on Friday

Adrian Cummins: ‘You can’t just turn on and turn off a business every two weeks.’File photograph: Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Adrian Cummins says restaurants not source of outbreak and businesses must remain open

Passengers wear face masks on a Dublin Bus. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Covid-19 Q&A: Here’s what you need to know about the rules in place for Dublin

Almost eight in 10 of those surveyed reported their household financial circumstances had worsened as a result of Covid-19. Photograph: iStock

Research for Mabs indicates people are feeling less of a sense of shame around debt

The body was found near the train line in Blackrock Park, south Co Dublin. Photograph: Google Street.

Dart service disrupted after discovery of body in Blackrock Park

Ann Murphy and Mark Callanan, from west Dublin, due to get married this Saturday in Co Meath.

Pair whose venue is in Co Meath had already postponed ceremony in July due to coronavirus

A large number of complaints focused on schools. Photograph: Getty Images

Office concerned over ‘slow pace of change’ around young people’s mental health

Taxi drivers protest  on Dublin’s Merrion Square on Tuesday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Irish Taxi Drivers Federation says volume of fares is 80% lower than before pandemic

Paul Mescal stars in Virgin Media Television’s Irish drama The Deceived starting on September 7th. Photograph: Virgin Media

The Deceived is part of TV station’s new season with Charlton and other documentaries

Actor Pauline McLynn, who played Mrs Doyle in the show, at the launch of An Post stamps celebrating 25 years of Father Ted, at the GPO in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Stamps, souvenir envelope mark quarter century of well-known TV sitcom

 Patrons enjoying a visit to the reopened cafe. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Future of cafe will depend on Dubliners seeing it ‘as relevant’, operators say

A man’s body was recovered following a search involving Malin Head Coast Guard, the RNLI and local gardaí. File photograph: The Irish Times

Offshore search resumes after man falls into water at Kerry Head

Transition Year students at Mount Sackville Secondary School in Chapelizod use a one way system along the corridors while socially distancing on their first day back. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Students are ‘a little uneasy’ starting the new academic year amid the Covid-19 pandemic

 GAA president John Horan said grassroots members were taken by surprise by Covid restrictions. File photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

President of GAA says organisation must borrow money to address impact of Covid

The Government faces a huge decision on the future of European Commissioner Phil Hogan. File photograph: Getty

EU Commissioner says he will not resign after attending Oireachtas golf society dinner

The woman was tested for Covid-19 after six days in custody. Photograph: NIAID-RML via AP

Woman is first prisoner to test positive for coronavirus in the Republic

One in three young people surveyed said they gained weight during lockdown. Photograph: Cate Gillon/Getty Image

One third of people surveyed say they gained weight, as one fifth worry about food supplies

Hundreds attended  anti-lockdown and anti-facemask protest in Dublin on Saturday afternoon. Photograph Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Hundreds attend event which passes off largely peacefully

Paul Reid of the HSE said 98% of Covid-19 tests have been negative. Photograph: NEXU Science Communication/via Reuters

Completion from test referral to contact tracing now taking 2.1 days – HSE

Motorists make their way through flooded roads on Thursday near Dunmanway in Co Cork following Storm Ellen. Photograph:  Damien Storan/PA Wire

Bid underway to replace 175-year-old monkey puzzle tree which fell in Cork during storm

Storm Ellen has caused widespread flooding, including at Timoleague, west Cork (above), and cut power to thousands of homes and businesses. Photograph: Andy Gibson.

ESB warns affected customers should ‘prepare to be without electricity’ into Friday

A traveler gets her swab sample collected in a Covid-19 walk-in test centre at the Cologne Bonn Airport in Cologne, Germany on August 8th. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/EPA

With Covid-19 cases on the rise in the State there are certain steps to take to be tested

People are hit by waves on the Front Strand in Youghal, Co Cork on Wednesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Cork is only county with status red warning as rest of Munster and Galway, Mayo at orange

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly arrives at Government Buildings for a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday. Photograph: Tom Honan

‘We can’t have a situation where a small number thumb their nose at everybody else’

The woman said she had received threatening text messages from her former partner. File photograph: iStock

Woman who had to flee her home is granted protection order

CSO statistician Olive Loughnane said the pandemic has had a significant influence on traffic volumes and  the number of journeys on public transport. File Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Data shows volume of cars on roads nearly returning to levels seen before outbreak

The winning ticket for Saturday’s Lotto jackpot worth more than €7.3m was sold in Co Galway. File photograph: iStock

National Lottery urges players to check their tickets as winner has yet to make contact

The Health and Safety Authority was notified and a forensic examination of the scene was carried out

Participants in Currachaí na Sceirí, Skerries 3 Island Challenge Currach race earlier this month. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Showers and long spells of rain to affect much of the country into the weekend

Ellen Glynn (17) recovering after her dramatic rescue from Galway Bay on Thursday.

Father recalls overnight search after his daughter and her cousin went missing

Sara Feeney (23)  taken off the Coast Guard helicopter at UCHG on Thursday. Photograph by Aengus McMahon

Rescuers hailed as heros after calculating correct location with tidal and weather information

One of the two women rescued in Galway Bay being taken off the Coast Guard helicopter at University Hospital Galway. Photograph: Aengus McMahon

Patrick Oliver said ‘he couldn’t sit at home’ when he heard two women were missing

One of the two women rescued in Galway Bay being taken off the Coast Guard helicopter at UCHG. Photograph by Aengus McMahon

Cousins Sara Feeney (23) and Ellen Glynn (17) found safe and well clinging to lobster pot

The man is due to appear in court on Thursday morning.

Gardaí responded to reports of a man jumping on cars in Dublin 7

The Status Yellow rainfall warning came into affect at 5pm and will remain in force until 9am on Thursday. File photograph: Getty

Yellow alert in place for Munster and parts of Leinster until Thursday morning

Catherine Chang at home in Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Photograph:  Joe Dunne

‘The physical structure of places can be changed really easily’ – wheelchair user

Driving licences that expired after March 1st will remain valid for an additional seven months due to the disruption Covid-19 pandemic has caused to the renewal service.

Extension a response to issues with renewing permits caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

Curracloe Beach was far from deserted at the weekend. File photograph: Gearóid Gibbs/PA Wire

County council ‘indebted’ to Garda for support after 7,000 visit Curracloe Beach on one day

The closure order on part of Teddy’s Ice Cream on the East Pier in Dún Laoghaire has not yet been lifted. Photograph: iStock

FSAI says storage area poorly pest-proofed with holes allowing potential rodent access

Fine Gael Senator Mary Seery Kearney: ‘One of the direct messages pretty much amounted to a rape threat.’ Photograph: Laura Hutton

Mary Seery Kearney was ‘physically sick’ after reading physical and sexual threats online

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar has said the Government has got off to ‘a pretty rocky start.’ Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Tanaiste says coalition has got off to ‘a pretty rocky start’ as Dáil breaks for six weeks

Acting Chief Medical Office  Dr Ronan Glynn: ‘Ensure gatherings are kept to a minimum and invite no more than 10 others into your home.’ Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Dublin

No further deaths relating to virus reported as acting CMO warns against house parties

Roy Hopkins (34)  was taken by ambulance to Naas General Hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead. Photograph: Instagram

Gardaí say a man in his 20s has been detained following inquiries

The incident occurred at 10pm on the R108 road near Dublin Airport.

Two male passengers brought to hospital with non-life threatening injuries

The EPA says waste collectors have a critical role in ensuring their customers segregate correctly and use the appropriate bin.

EPA calls for greater efforts amid continuing decrease in rate of recycling

The purple hairstreak butterfly.

Butterfly Conservation Northern Ireland encourages public to record sightings

Monaco has seen an 800% increase in its rate of Covid-19 to 27 new cases per 100,000 people. Photograph: Getty

The list of countries deemed safe to travel to will not be reviewed until at least August 4th

Beer sales fell by 17.4 per cent compared to the same period last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Drinks industry calls for reduction of tax on alcohol and warns jobs are at risk

Gardaí are investigating after a man’s body was found in Dublin city centre

Gardaí are investigating after discovery in Drury Street car park

Three out of five children and young people (60 per cent) said they are worried about Covid-19 when they think of returning to school. Photograph: iStock

Half of primary school parents are worried about Covid-19 – Barnardos survey

Former radio show presenter Ivan Yates made ‘dismissive remarks about the Government and the HSE’s ‘stay at home’ guidance dealing with the pandemic’, the complainant said. Photograph: Newstalk

Broadcasting authority says ex-presenter’s comments were ‘in line with audience expectations’

The Irish team has reached the semifinals of the World Schools Debating Championship. Photograph: Twitter

Irish overcome Israel 6-1 in online contest after Covid-19 saw Mexico event cancelled

The study found that whereas 66 per cent of people openly supported more black people coming to Ireland, this dropped to 51 per cent when respondents could conceal their attitude. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

New research finds that among people with third-level education, 27 per cent concealed negative attitudes towards black people com(...)

The individual is contacted by text message asking them to log onto a website in order to receive a new card. Photograph:iStock

People are contacted via text by individuals claiming card has been compromised

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn. Photograph: Stephen Collins

Northern Ireland reports zero Covid-19 deaths for 15th consecutive day

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris said ‘when it comes to sexual harassment in third-level institutions there is a zero tolerance policy’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Higher Education vows ‘immediate action’ to address issues

 Taoiseach Micheal Martin arriving for the Cabinet Meeting in Dublin Castle on Monday afternoon. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Taoiseach and Tánaiste will take pay cut of about €20,000 each

Public servants who ignore the Government’s advice to avoid all non-essential foreign travel will not be paid their salaries for any 14-day period of quarantine on their return to Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Public servants who travel abroad will not be paid for 14-day quarantine on return

A heron (facing second heron) has been stolen from the Velvet House Cross sculpture. Photograph: Facebook

Cobh Tidy Towns appeals for return of steel piece after theft from Velvet House Cross site

The items seized at the Dublin 7 house earlier this week. Photograph: An Garda Siochana

Gardaí searched residence in Dublin 7 and found € 11,000 in cash cannabis worth €2,000

The victim was brought to the Mater Hospital where he is currently being treatedFile photograph: Frank Miller

Two men involved in assault in which victim received serious head injuries have been located

Lord Mayor of Dublin, Hazel Chu, helps launch a ‘Thank You’ mural for essential services with some of the young people that produced it from the St John Bosco Youth Centre in Drimnagh, Dublin. Photograph : Laura Hutton/ The Irish Times

Result of contest between Eamon Ryan and Catherine Martin to be announced this evening

The East Quad site in Grangegorman, a joint venture set up between John Sisk & Son and Spanish construction company FCC has been closed and a deep clean will take place. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Worker on site in Grangegorman had also been at Dublin site closed on Monday

Gardaí are attempting to reunite this suspected stolen dog with its owner and are appealing to anyone who can help get him home

Two springer spaniels found after gardaí followed up on suspicious activity in Limerick car park

The winner of Tuesday night’s €49.5 million EuroMillions jackpot was an online player in the Leinster area, the National Lottery has said.

National Lottery still waiting to hear from person who bought €2.50 ticket online

Dr Syed Waqqar Ali had been in the Mater Hospital’s intensive care unit in Dublin since contracting Covid-19 in April. Photograph: Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri/PA Wire

Dr Syed Waqqar Ali is eighth healthcare worker in State to die of disease during pandemic

Over €30 million worth of items have been stolen from caravans over the last four years, according to gardaí

Tipperary and Meath have seen highest number of vehicles stolen, gardaí say

A doctor  holds a Covid-19 test kit at a mobile coronavirus clinic  in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

Spain, Portugal and France ‘not at safe level’ to be on travel ‘green list’

More than €40,000 in cash has been seized at a house in Co Longford. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The money was found during operation as part of Criminal Assets Bureau inquiry

€55,000 of cannabis herb was also seized on Friday.  File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Two men arrested over cocaine in Cork and one man arrested in Clare over assortment of drugs

Dublin fire brigade members form a guard of honour following the funeral of Christine Keegan at Bonnybrook Parish, St Joseph the Artisan Church, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Campaigner lost her two daughters in the 1981 blaze

Alicia O’Sullivan (19), Cork: ‘It’s a tough time’

‘Last few months have been so stressful and the worst thing is the uncertainty, all the speculation

  Trinity College Dublin.  Universities have expressed ‘surprise and disappointment’ over delays in issuing Leaving Cert results which will force them to admit students to courses later than expected. Photograph: Getty Images

Plan for orientation weeks may be cancelled, Irish Universities’ Association warns

File photograph of the LÉ William Butler Yeats, which is escorting a German-reistered vessel to port.

LÉ William Butler Yeats will escort German-registered vessel to port over alleged breaches of fishing regulations

Drugs worth an estimated €2.5 million were found by gardaí during a search of a house in Dublin 22. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Cannabis, MDMA, ecstasy, ketamine among drugs found at property in Kingswood area

More than 60,000 Leaving Cert students will receive their grades on September 7th. File photograph: The Irish Times

Results delay ‘another upheaval’ for students, says USI

Two machine guns and ammunition were found during a search of a premises in Dublin

Man (48) arrested after operation targeting premises in north inner city

Simon Harris: We can’t presume that Covid-19 is gone because it’s not. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Varadkar and Harris sound cautious note over unwinding of measures

A picture what is believed to be the first ever sighting of a brown booby in Ireland, in Greystones on Tuesday. The large seabird is usually found fishing in tropical waters in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A cloudy and misty start on Wednesday will make way for dry and warm sunny spells

Air crew wearing a face masks  arrive at Heathrow airport, west London. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images)

Journalist who was due to travel from England to Roscommon says Covid-19 not the Black Death

Horse Island, off Schull in west Cork,  was extensively upgraded by the Fitzgibbons since they bought it at the height of the Celtic Tiger in 2007. It has its own pier and helipad

‘Ultra high net worth’ European buys Horse Island and its seven properties and helipad

Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Roderic O’Gorman. The Green Party TD found himself a prominent target for online abuse this week. Photograph: Sam Boal/

Over half of TDs and Senators say they have received threats of physical violence

Parents, Séamus and Dinah, and other family members at the joint funeral of brothers, Fergus and Philip Brophy, who died in a scuba diving accident in Tipperary last Sunday. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

‘There is one question in the minds of the family, could we not have them back?’

The Audi Q6 car that was seized by gardaí. Photograph: An Garda

Almost €67,000 in cash and luxury Audi car seized in swoop led by Criminal Assets Bureau

John Banville: among those who signed the open letter. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Open letter signed by 150 intellectuals denounces ‘restriction of debate’

Gardaí found customers consuming alcohol in a small number of pubs where there was no evidence of food also being consumed and no evidence of receipts to show that food had been sold. File image: The Irish Times.

Garda to send files on potential breaches of rules at 26 licensed premises to DPP

The presence of cockroaches in a kitchen leads to a serious risk of food being contaminated with pathogenic bacteria, likely to render the food unfit for humans. File photograph: Getty Images

Cockroaches found in traps in food preparation fridge in Dera on Parnell Street

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