Over 1,400 properties would lose part of their front gardens to accommodate the initial plans published last year and earlier this year. Photograph: iStock

Project designers should seek to limit removal of parking in residential areas, says council

Musicians, dancers, choreographers, opera composers and circus and street performers are among the artistic disciplines who are included in the scheme. Photograph: iStock

Artists can be exempt from jobseeker activities to ‘focus on their artistic work’

Focus Ireland CEO Pat Dennigan: ’Sometimes I think that many people have come to believe that it is impossible to end homelessness’

Homeless charity says it supported more than 15,500 people last year

Gardaí are particularly interested to speak with a cyclist who was  at the scene and may have witnessed the collision

Man’s motorbike collided with a taxi on the Old Navan Road on Wednesday evening

‘I did gesture with my hand and utter the sound of a gun,’ man tells family court

Activists stage a protest on Dublin’s Lower Liffey Street on Saturday to highlight the capital’s air pollution problems. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Activists call for pedestrianisation of street ahead of Dublin City Council vote

Delwyn Ledigan from Galway at the Electric Ireland Throwback Stage on Friday. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

The Strokes, The 1975, Christine & The Queens among main stage acts on Saturday

A man in his 20s was arrested and is currently being detained at Balbriggan Garda station.

Cannabis and cash also discovered during search of a house in Rush

Emergency services attended the fire shortly before 5am on Saturday morning.

Gardaí say there is nothing suspicious about blaze – ‘it’s just a very sad tragedy’

When the service began, there were just 450 bicycles at 40 stations. Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

‘A dodgy deal to get free bicycles,’ said Ciarán Cuffe in 2008. What does he think of it now?

Junior minister Catherine Byrne has said Dublin City Council “missed the bigger picture” by not granting planning permission for the State’s first supervised injection centre.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Rejection of planning application ‘missed the bigger picture’, says Catherine Byrne

Drugs were found concealed on festival goers on Thursday. Photograph: Facebook/Garda Síochána Laois Offaly

Cocaine, Ketamine, LSD and MDMA found by gardaí at festival

Vincent Parsons was attacked on Saturday night while he was socialising with friends in Killinarden, Tallaght. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Man (24) arrested in connection with death of father-of-two released without charge

The Sun and Guardian newspapers’ front page on Thursday

Most papers sternly opposed to move but more right-leaning outlets more supportive

Fr Tony Coote was conferred with an honorary doctorate of science by UCD last December. He is pictured here with Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin and his mother Patricia. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

Priest from Mount Merrion raised €600,000 for motor neurone causes in a walk last year

Four religious-run primary schools are changing to a multi-denominational model this year. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Three Catholic schools and one Church of Ireland school in Kerry, Roscommon and Wexford will come under patronage of local boards

Educate Together said none of the 12 new schools will be opening in their permanent accommodation.  File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Educate Together to open 12 schools across the country from this September

Judge Gerard Furlong granted the woman a three-year barring order and included a recommendation that the man engage with a programme for perpetrators of domestic violence

Court grants three-year barring order preventing husband from being near family home

Anyone with information has been asked to contact Coolock Garda Station on 01 6664200 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

Gardaí seek witnesses and dash cam footage following Malahide Road incident

John Deasy said the time was right for him to leave politics. File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Waterford TD says uncertainty has permeated ruling administration

 Moyagh Murdock, chief executive of the   Road Safety Authority said road safety has been excluded from the new Garda reform plan.  Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

Murdock says roads policing ‘doesn’t feature’ and believes it should have ‘equal priority’

Luas Green Line services were disrupted by a technical fault on Friday morning. File photograph: The Irish Times

Full services resume but operator warns commuters of delays of up to 20 minutes

Conor, Amy, Cian, Rory and Derbhail Cassidy,  Ireland’s only quintuplets, returned to celebrate their milestone 18th birthday at the Rotunda Hospital with the staff who spent several months caring for them following their birth in 2001. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Cassidys return to Rotunda Hospital to share birthday celebrations with staff who cared for them following their birth

Proposed reorganisation could have a ‘significant effect’ on the working lives of gardaí

Plan ‘omits roads policing as one of the four key focus areas’ at operational level

M50 northbound between Junction 13 Sandyford and Junction 12 Firhouse was closed for a short time

Collision of car with central reservation caused huge delays on M50 earlier in morning

Bawnboy village and the surrounding area has a population of around 250 people. Photograph: Support Bawnboy/Facebook

St Aidan’s National School in Bawnboy needs three more pupils to retain third teacher

Gardaí in Co Carlow are investigating after social houses were vandalised in Co Carlow. Photograph: Frank Miller

Houses targeted were due to be handed over to council in two weeks’ time

Gardaí are warning the public about an ongoing text message scam. Photograph: iStock

Targets of ‘smishing’ scheme receive SMS appearing to be from their bank

Donegal Rose Chloe Kennedy:  ‘Things are as good as you want them to be. If you let yourself see the good in the situation it will become good.’ Photograph:  Andres Poveda

Thirty-two contestants compete for title as festival celebrates 60th anniversary

Developer Harry Crosbie has proposed reclaiming land from the sea off the coast of Dublin to tackle the housing crisis. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Developer says reclaiming land near Clontarf would create homes for 65,000 people

Victim in a critical condition in hospital after assault in Ballybough area

Photograph: Alan Betson

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade reviewing documentary requirements

The State has been told it must delete data held on 3.2 million citizens as part of the roll-out of the Public Services Card, as there is no lawful basis for retaining it. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

DPC says it is not open to publish report ‘without prior agreement of the Department’

Co Galway student Jessica Moore, who died after falling ill at her secondary school debs dance on Sunday, ‘lived her short life to the full’, her father has told her funeral Mass. Photograph: Hany Marzouk.

Funeral Mass told family has since learned that 19-year-old scored 531 Leaving Cert points

Judge Gerard Furlong grants two barring orders to two women against their husbands in the  Dublin District Family Court. Photograph: Collins

Court hears the man ‘hit, kicked, punched and tried to strangle’ wife of 10 years

Jessica Moore was attending the event at a hotel in Ballinasloe. An ambulance was called after she felt unwell and she was taken to Portiuncula Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Jessica Moore was due to get her Leaving Certificate results on Tuesday

The council said the bathing prohibition at the Forty Foot in Sandycove had been lifted as water quality had returned to acceptable levels. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Seasonal bans on bathing at Merrion and Sandymount continue due to bacteria concerns

Ireland’s Paul O’Shea on Skara’ Glen’s Machu Picchu during the Nations Cup at the Dublin Horse Show at the RDS. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Great Britain take Aga Khan trophy with umbrellas order of the day at the RDS

High winds and lightning struck Ireland on Thursday night. File photograph: Steve Bloom/Getty

Unseasonably windy over southern half of the country with moderate to fresh and gusty winds

Dublin District Family Court heard that the woman was previously granted a protection order, which prohibits the man from using or threatening to use violence

Court hears she and their two children were ‘terrified of him’ in their family home

Work in progress at the national children’s hospital site at St James’s Hospital: “Patients immunocompromised or with respiratory ailments are of particular concern and a public health impact assessment may be required.”   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Children’s Health Ireland among those concerned about health implications of change

‘I’m in great fear and seek the court’s protection,’ a woman told Judge Gerard Furlong at the High Court on Thursday. File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

He ‘bit me on the top of my head’, woman tells judge

Heavy showers have been forecast for the weekend. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Blustery, rainy conditions, showers and possible spot flooding expected at weekend

Meabh Quoirin with her daughter Nora Quoirin who has vanished while on holiday in Malaysia. Photograph via PA/Wire

Teen’s aunt says relatives ‘overwhelmed’ by response to disappearance in Malaysia

Several sports clubs shared memories of Mikey Leddy following the 15-year-old’s death. Photograph: Johnstown Football Club/Facebook

Football and GAA clubs remember young man who was dedicated to his team mates

Meabh Quoirin with her daughter Nora Quoirin who has vanished while on holiday in Malaysia. Photograph via PA/Wire

Police expand search into dense jungle and hilly terrain with more than 160 personnel

HSE chief Paul Reid last month said delays in informing the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy were “not acceptable”.

Computer glitch meant more than 800 women did not receive results

The €40 fine rises to €60 if it is not paid within 28 days. If it remains unpaid for a further 28 days, cyclists can either pay €80 or court proceedings are initiated. Photograph: Tom Honan

Dublin Cycling Campaign calls for early ‘pre-green’ light – ‘get on with it and do it’

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said there were mechanisms in place to cover liability of cyclists ‘although they may indeed not prove adequate in all cases’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Shane Ross was referring to insurance that would cover damages as a result of cyclists’ collisions

A full list of the affected products and batch numbers is available on fsai.ie. Photograph: iStock

Celtic Pure says its supermarket own-brand water recalled as precautionary measure

Cannabis plants worth approximately €400,000 were found. File photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

More than 500 plants found in van on side of the motorway near Dunshaughlin, Co Meath

Sinead Delaney, winner of the women’s race with her mother Joan, who finished 9th  in the  Liffey Swim. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Total of 600 swimmers took part in the 100th Liffey Swim despite water-pollution warnings

Sinead Delaney of Phoenix swimming club celebrates after winning the 100th Liffey Swim women’s race,. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Water ‘a little murky with a lot of seaweed’ amid pollution warning for the river

A number of types of bottled water from Aldi, Lidl, Dunnes Stores, Londis and Spar chains have been recalled over higher than normal levels of arsenic.

Arsenic ‘above legal limit’ found in water from Aldi, Lidl, Dunnes Stores, Londis, Spar and other chains

Jonathan Coelho (28), with an address in Duleek, Co Meath and Federico Carvalho (29), with an address on the South Circular Road, Dublin appeared before Dublin District Court on Friday morning.

Accused Jonathan Coelho (28) told officer that his ‘accelerator got stuck’

Road works on the M7 as they  neared completion last week. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Construction started on widening a 13.5km stretch of the road in January 2018

Beachgoers enjoy the sunshine in Margate in south east England last week. File photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty

There will be some sunshine but it’s not all good news

Despite feeling pressurised by the ‘always on culture’, young people feel that social media plays a positive role in their lives

One third say beauty standards on social media make life harder now than for parents

The M7 upgrade works. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Some 14,500 speeding fines handed out along road since works began, with 241 incidents

Prof John FitzGerald has said in order to develop a ‘fairer system’ a complex response was needed in terms of promoting workforce participation, life expectancy rates and housing. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

More measures needed if ‘substantial further progress’ to be made, says Prof John FitzGerald

A childlike sex doll was seized by gardaí this week during an operation targeting persons suspected of possessing, importing and distributing child pornography.

Fourteen properties searched as part of operation targeting child porn distribution

The men are being detained in Mill Street garda station in Galway city. Photograph: Google Street View

Men, believed to be from Sudan, are being detained but are in good health

The deployment of a group of gardaí to the Middle East last week as part of the Government’s refugee protection programme was cancelled following a disagreement over pay.

Eight officers, two sergeants were due to interview refugees and asylum seekers in Jordan

E-cigarettes: “Nicotine is highly addictive and is particularly harmful to the developing brain and other organs of the body,” says Dr Des Cox.  Photograph: Rolex Dela Pena

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland expresses concern over youth use of nicotine

Fr Router said he was ‘sharply aware’ that some people don’t share the ‘same positive experience of church that I have’. Photograph: iStock

Fr Michael Router is told new life will be ‘fulfilling’ but ‘not without its challenges’

Shane Lowry is the fifth Irish winner of the Open Championship. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Golfer’s success brings ‘pride and joy to the Irish everywhere’

The child has been taken to Tallaght University Hospital and the man to St Vincent’s Hospital.

Large signage is understood to have fallen on them at event in Bray

Newly elected MEP Clare Daly has hired the son of her political colleague Mick Wallace as her European Parliament assistant. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Since 2009, MEPs can no longer employ close relatives for parliamentary roles

Dr Orna Donoghue, TILDA project manager and lead author on the paper, said driving allows a level of freedom and independence that is often ‘not available with public transport and therefore it is hugely important for social engagement, mental health and wellbeing’. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Study on ageing finds people who travel independently have better mental health

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin called for  a separate department of higher education and research during a speech at an Irish Universities Association event. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Fianna Fáil leader says separate body needed to prioritise sector in broader education debate

Dolphin House, home of Dublin District Family Court, in Temple Bar. File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Girl’s mother tells access hearing she nearly lost sight in an eye after attack by the man

Former RTE broadcaster Michael Fortune has died. Photograph: Irish Greyhound Board

‘Greyhound racing was in his blood and he was lucky enough to make it his career’

A  composite photograph of a 2010 winter lunar eclipse seen from Newgrange. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tuesday’s eclipse will begin as the moon rises in Ireland just before 10pm

Unlike the green card, which confers permanent residence status, employment visas are time limited and usually employer and job specific. Photograph: iStock

Q+A: Is there any special treatment at all for Irish people? What are the barriers to getting a green card?

Dublin City Council head of technical services Brendan O’ Brien and DMR Traffic Garda acting chief superintendent Tom Murphy with Lord Mayor of Dublin Paul Mc Auliffe at the launch of the HGV Permit Checker App. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography.

A cordon banning heavy goods vehicles has been in place since 2007

The fire occurred at the site on the Castletymon Road in Tallaght at 9.30pm on Sunday.

Gardaí investigating ‘suspected criminal damage by fire’ at Castletymon Road

Keith Byrne with his wife Keran.

Irishman failed to secure residency in America over marijuana possession in Irish

Just 13 per cent of drivers in Co Kerry recorded for speeding handed in their licence for record. File photograph: Alan Betson

Figures show majority of motorists convicted of speeding did not present licence in court

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive said it is aware that larger encampments of people living in tents have given rise to public order concerns. File photograph: Getty Images

Dublin Region Homeless Executive: Vital that use of tents ‘does not become normalised’

‘The new hybrid buses are expected to be at least 30 per cent more energy efficient than current diesel-only buses.’ File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Authority says first delivery possible this year as part of efforts to reduce emissions

Dominic Grieve told an audience in Dublin that the chances of a border poll on Irish unification ‘go up’ if Britain leaves the EU without a deal in October. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Ex-UK attorney general ‘worried’ about loyalist violence in wake of a no-deal exit

Frances McNamara, head of the National Screening Service, said CervicalCheck wrote to the women affected on July 1st and advised them to contact their GP to receive their results.

Women who uncovered tech issue told decision had been made not to issue letters

Temperatures are due to rise to 25 degrees this Sunday, with dry and sunny spells forecast for the weekend.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Conditions will dip again next week with risk of spot flooding and thunder

Philosopher Clare MacCumhaill; Rosanna Turner, a finalist in this year’s Irish Young Philosopher Awards; and Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick, representing Dublin City Council, after the unveiling of a plaque and special postage stamp to honour the centenary of the birth of author and philosopher Iris Murdoch at Blessington Street, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

‘Even at the end of her life when she had Alzheimer’s, she remembered she was from Ireland’

Inchicore residents (from left) Lauren Tuite, baby Margot, Gerard Greene, Annie Dibble, Christine Kavanagh and Elizabeth Burns on Grattan Crescent. They are among a number of local objectors to the felling of  trees on the road. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Residents suggest ‘compromise’ in BusConnects consultation

Construction on the M11 Gorey-to-Ennsicorthy scheme started in October 2015. Map: M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy PPP Scheme website

Peak-time savings of 30 minutes predicted on Dublin-Wexford M11 with completion of final stretch

The Freedom of Information Act 2014 provides for a general right of access to records held by public bodies and also provides that records should be released unless they are found to be exempt. File photograph: Getty

Commissioner’s annual report shows requests increased by 8.5% last year

“The Border communities are currently at a double disadvantage with the imminence of Brexit and the non-functioning of the assembly in Stormont”

Oireachtas committee says 11 Border area local authorities should develop North/South tourism strategies

Forty-seven reports based on orders made under the Child Care Act are being published by the Child Care Law Reporting Project on its website on Monday. Photograph: iStock

Child Care Law Reporting Project highlights cases of children forced abroad for care

Tusla’s social worker said the agency had visited the family many times and the foster child was “very settled and happy”.

Judge accedes to Tusla application for child to attend Church of Ireland primary school

The Rally for Life makes its way down O’Connell Street in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Campaigners march through Dublin with banners stating ‘abortion steals hope’

The ESB said it decided to suspend the operation of the Lough Ree Power Plant.

Fears for safety of local fishery and wildlife species on the river

Ciaran Breen, director of the State Claims Agency. File photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells.

TDs told seven cases over screening controversy had been settled as of June 27th

Former president Mary Robinson has said she doesn’t think there is “enough specific action” within the Government’s Climate Action Plan.   File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Former president says protection for workers ‘critical’ while people reskill for new roles

Former president Mary Robinson speaking at the Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ biennial conference in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Ruler of Dubai and wife engaged in London high court dispute

The woman said her former partner wouldn’t leave outside her home. File photograph: Getty Images

Family court: Fearful father tells court he feels intimidated by son’s ‘violent tempers’

Inspection on Co Clare home ‘triggered’ following the receipt of three separate concerns from relatives

A patient at the Central Mental Hospital in Dublin was locked in seclusion for more than 71 days in 2018, according to the Mental Health Commission’s annual report. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Mental Health Commission report finds that ‘too often’ facilities are ‘dirty and smelly’

Missing man William Delaney. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Man (30s) and female teenager held as gardaí to resume searches for William Delaney

Ombudsman for Children Niall Muldoon says there does not appear to be clear timelines in place for bringing an end to the practices of emergency and self-accomodation.

Niall Muldoon concerned about impact of emergency accommodation on children

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