Saleem Yattem has lived in Limerick for three  years. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

New to the Parish: Salim Yattem arrived from Syria in 2015

At Leaving Cert level boys were found to be three times more likely to study physics and applied maths, while girls were more likely to study chemistry and biology. Photograph: Getty Images

Study finds that 40% of boys are applying for Stem on CAO form, compared to 19% of girls

Kellie Harrington: ‘We’re a good community and everyone is pulling together.’ Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

World champion boxer raising funds for neighbouring family who lost their home

Dublin Commuter Coalition   began as a ‘reaction to misinformation’ in the lead up to the redesign of the BusConnects project. File photograph: Alan Betson

Coalition aims to be ‘voice of ordinary Dubliners’ who want say in ‘state of transport’

 Caolan McKenna, of Tyrone, enjoying the 2018  St Patrick’s Festival parade in Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Anti-terror measures in place as more than half a million people expected to enjoy festivities

Proposed no-deal Brexit tariff regime:  “Our most exposed sectors, particularly beef, simply will not survive the kind of tariffs being talked about,” IFA president Joe Healy has said.  File photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

No-deal tariffs aimed at breaking EU unity would threaten Irish beef and dairy sectors

Dublin Bus said it has downloaded CCTV footage from the vehicle and is investigating the matter. File photograph: Alan Betson

Video footage shows victim being repeatedly headbutted and punched in the face

 Felicia Olusanaya moved to Ireland from Nigeria with her mum when she was 7 years old. Now 23, she works in marketing and is trying to make it as a full-time spoken word artist. Photograph: Alan Betson

New to the Parish: Felicia Olusanya (Felispeaks) arrived from Nigeria via France in 2003

Joanna Toole, a 36-year-old from Exmouth, Devon, was heading to Nairobi to attend the UN Environment Assembly when she was killed in the  Ethiopian Airlines crash. Photograph: Facebook

Many aid workers and environmentalists travelling to Nairobi summit were killed

Pauline McLynn lends her support to the Great Get Together fund-raising initiative for Focus Ireland. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Focus Ireland urging people to hold May bank holiday events to raise funds

More than six out of 10 academic staff working in temporary and part-time roles are women. File photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Liberty Hall gathering hears of precarious conditions facing women at universities

Giselle Marimon-Herrera and her teenage daughter Allison were killed at Glin Ree Court in Newry on Thursday.

Domestic violence is suspected motive in deaths at apartment block, says PSNI

Avril Patterson in Syria. Photograph: Pawel Krzysiek/ICRC

Avril Patterson has worked in conflict zones in Syria, Kenya, Afghanistan and Liberia

Brian Patrick O’Reilly (50), whose body was discovered in an apartment block in the city of Penang. Photograph: Royal Malaysia Police

Body of Brian Patrick O’Reilly (50) was discovered in an apartment in Penang

Bill Murphy: ‘I looked around and saw the bus was coming towards me so I rolled to the side. Thankfully there wasn’t a car or bus coming up inside the lane that turns left along the quays.’

Bill Murphy was hit from behind by a Dublin Bus after driver fell unconscious at the wheel

Mr O’Reilly was found dead in an apartment block in the city of Penang in Malaysia. Photograph: PDRM

Department of Foreign Affairs providing assistance to family of Brian Patrick O’Reilly

Under the new system, eligible spouses and de facto partners will be granted immigration permission with an automatic right to work.

Ireland was one of the only countries in EU which did not allow partners of highly-skilled workers direct access to work

Ismail Ahmed arrived in Dublin in August 2017. He is now in fifth year and plans  to do an apprenticeship after his Leaving Cert to become a mechanic or electrician. Photograph: Tom Honan

New to the Parish: Ismail Ahmed arrived from Sudan, via Libya and France, in 2017

Zuhair Fakir, his wife Angham and their  daughter Lorca (8), who now live in Dunshaughlin, Co Meath. Photograph: Seamus Farrelly/UNHCR

Zuhair Fakir and his family arrived in Dunshaughlin through a pilot State project

Syrian families are seen in Damascus countryside in October 2013. File photograph: Khaled al-Hariri/Reuters

New sponsorship programme will see Syrians resettled directly into a community

Irish bus and rail companies have said that their drivers face ‘extensive’ health and fitness checks even though there is no legislation forcing them to carry out such tests. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Concern raised about monitoring, which is not mandated by legislation, after Dublin Bus worker falls ill

Nurse Aoife McGivney who came to the aid of a Dublin Bus driver who suffered a suspected heart attack on Monday.

Bus hit cyclist’s bicycle near O’Connell Bridge after driver of No 16 lost consciousness

Maria Mercedes Gomez (65) is from the Rio Blanco community in Honduras who are resisting the construction of a hydro-electric dam. Photograph: Garry Walsh/Trócaire.

Trócaire report says area six times the size of Ireland sold off to companies since 2000

Some of the blank cards recovered in the search. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Fake ATM front, recording devices and 500 blank cards found in Meath home

The incident occured around 7.40am on Monday on Westmoreland Street in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Google Street View

Cyclists hospitalised as a precaution after incident on Westmoreland Street on Monday

Peter Feeney questioned whether Irish juries should hold the authority to decide on the level of damages awarded in libel cases. Photograph: Robert Alexander/Getty Images

Ombudsman says Irish levels above other countries and points to ‘self-censorship’ issue

Members of activist group Extinction Rebellion Ireland carry a ‘coffin for humanity’ through Dublin city centre. Photograph:   Tom Honan

Hundreds of climate activists brave wind and rain to walk from Spire to St Stephen’s Green

Kasia and Tomasz Gwis, originally from Poland, moved to Waterville Co Kerry, 13 years ago. They have three boys, Kuba, the eldest, Wojtek and Jasiu. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan/The Irish Times

New to the Parish: Kasia Gwis arrived from Poland in 2006

Seven female activists  were detained and imprisoned last year in Saudi Arabia after campaigning against the ban on women driving and the country’s male guardianship system. File photograph: Reuters

Ireland must speak out against Saudi treatment of female prisoners, say activists

Enjoying the good  weather in Merrion Square, Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Temperatures hit 17.2 at Valentia Observatory, highest every recorded at station for February

Former acting Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and Assistant Garda Commissioner Fintan Fanning. Mr Fanning was suspended from duty in January pending an investigation by Gsoc. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Suspension imposed by Garda Commissioner on Fintan Fanning has been lifted

Archdeacon David Pierpoint at the entrance to the crypt at St Michan’s Church. Photograph: Tom Honan

St Michan’s crypts to close ‘for foreseeable future’ following robbery and vandalism

Barry and  Brenda Thompson, owners of the Spar store at  Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin  celebrate selling  the  winning ticket for Saturday’s  Lotto jackpot. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Lotto has ‘extraordinary few days’ as Rogers family to collect €175m EuroMillions cheque

The deal includes complimentary access to the centre’s thalassotherapy pool and thalasso spa treatments

Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa in West Cork has special offers on wellbeing weekends

Charissa Jaganath, originally from South Africa, and now living in the Docklands, Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton/ The Irish Times

New to the Parish: Charissa Jaganath arrived from South Africa in 2018

Most of Ireland’s main hospitals now ban or advise against visitors bringing flowers as gifts, citing concerns over hygiene, allergies, water spillages, vase breakages, a lack of space and creating extra work for nurses.

Therapeutic benefit of nature plays key role in patient treatment, group says

A screengrab from a video posted on Facebook showing man being attacked after he was confronted by a group calling itself Child Protection Awareness in Dublin

Warning follows reported attack on alleged potential sex offender during group ‘sting’

Colbinstown enclosure in Co Kildare. Photograph: Google Earth images

Photographs taken during summer drought highlight archaeological sites

The passport division of the Irish embassy in London has warned that it is ‘under pressure’ due to the rising number of applications ahead of Brexit. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Irish embassy received 55,000 emails about passports in two months last year

The Wanli family was temporarily given a home in the Mosney direct provision centre while they looked for accommodation after arriving in Ireland. More than two years later, they’re still living at the centre.

Nearly 12% of people in direct provision granted asylum but cannot find a home

Local election candidate Ellie Kisyombe. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Councillor alleges details of candidate’s claim ‘unfairly used’

‘Real equality for many women remains only an aspiration,’ Senator Ivana Bacik told a conference at Trinity College Dublin on Friday. File photograph: Tom Honan

Trinity conference debates whether Article 41.2 should be deleted or reworded

 INMO’s Phil Ní Sheaghdha addressing Nurses and Midwives at Merrion Square during a City Centre protest. Photograph: Alan Betson

Both relief and frustration expressed following Monday night’s proposed agreement

The Shannon Key West hotel in the village of Rooskey was set on fire in what has been described by local gardaí as a premeditated and carefully planned attack.

Hotels in Cork, Dublin, Laois, Louth and Waterford being used as emergency housing

Alexandra Soares: ‘I am very privileged because I was already fluent in English when I arrived.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

New to the Parish: Alexandra Soares arrived from Brazil, via Germany, in 2015

Animal characters launching the five-day storytelling programme for  the   St Patricks Festival in Dublin from  March 14-18th. The festival will contain    fun family experiences, large-scale events, newly commissioned performances , musical treats, a parade and a three-day festival at Merrion Square. Photograph: Alan Betson

Director announces plans to develop festival into month-long event

Shannon Key West hotel in Rooskey on the Leitrim-Roscommon border, after it had been damaged by fire a month ago, on January 10th. File photograph: Brian Farrell

Fire at former hotel showed ‘reckless disregard for human life’, says Minister for Justice

Three-quarters of adults agreed that the education of a child under five is as important as the education of children over five. Photograph Frank Perry/AFP/Getty Images

Nine out of 10 say private childminders should be Garda vetted and have basic first aid

Firgures show that in 2014, Ireland was the EU country with the largest pay gap between men and women in scientific R&D positions, falling only behind Turkey

Gender pay gap for women working in science will not close until 2149, says commissioner

Some of the Government funding will go towards the fight against malaria. Photograph: Getty

Irish funding in fight to end AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria rises to €45 million

Tony O’Brien: ‘I’m worried that without intervention we could be looking at the last generation of family doctors.’ File photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Tony O’Brien accuses Public Accounts Committee of creating a ‘culture of bullying’

The Mosney direct provision centre in Co Meath. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Homeless charity tried to deliver items to asylum seekers living at Mosney, Co Meath

The BAI said it will explore the licensing of at least one new FM radio broadcast service with Irish language content. Photograph: iStock

Paper published in 2018 noted ‘minimal’ presence of Irish language on radio stations

A TV documentary tracks a group of Irish women trying to expose the activities of potential child sex offenders. Photograph: iStockphoto

Documentary follows group of female online vigilantes tracking potential sexual predators

Zsuzsanna Bothné Rékai from Hungary: “It was difficult at the start because there were only about 10 Hungarians living in Cork at the time.” Photograph: Alan Betson

New to the Parish: Zsuzsanna Rékai from Hungary says Ireland will always be home

 INMO members from the Mater Hospital at last week’s nurses’ strike in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

‘My operation needs to be done as soon as possible... this situation is really for some of us life-threatening’

The Irish passport is ‘a representation of a real Irish person’, according to Fiona Penollar, who  heads the Passport Service. Photograph: Frank Miller

Brexit is not the only factor behind the recent surge in applications for the harp

Dipa Rai from Nepal, a student now living in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dipa Rai, who arrived in Ireland in 2015, finds Irish mountains ‘flat but tough’

 Nasir Yasin   with his wife Samsam Ahmed Hassan, daughter Mawaahib (3) and son Mohamed (2). Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

New To The Parish: Nasir Yasin arrived from Somalia in 2005

Ghaythaa Abdualdahab  in Mosney Provision Centre in Co Louth: “What I want now is for my children to learn the language and integrate into Irish society.” Photograph: James Forde

New to the Parish: Ghaythaa Abdualdahab arrived in Ireland from Syria, via Greece, in 2018

The callers claim to be officials from the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS), an Garda Síochána or the Indian embassy and demand  sums of between €500 and €2,000. Photograph: iStock

Foreign nationals threatened with deportation and duped into paying up to €2,000

The two men are being held at Bailieborough Garda station. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Gardaí launch homicide investigation into death of 59-year-old in August

The former Mosney holiday camp near Drogheda is housing an additional 19 people. File photograph: Frank Miller

Reception and Integration Agency seeking accommodation for up to six months

The man detained at Dublin Airport described the incident as “probably the worst moment of my life”.

Department of Justice says deportation of traveller from Arab country was ‘lawful’

People with red hair, including Aishling Griffiths (7) take a selfie to celebrate ‘Kiss a Ginger Day’ on the 10-year anniversary of this anti-bullying day, in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Canadian Derek Fogie set up ‘Kiss a Ginger Day’ in 2009 to raise awareness of bullying

The second Irish Quidditch Cup took place in Dublin’s Trinity College with the winning team going on to represent Ireland in the European Quidditch Cup Division 2 2019 in Poland

Sport inspired by Harry Potter wizarding game continues to evolve worldwide

Focusing on the biggest stories dominating   news, the   dictionary has introduced a whole series of vocabulary and expressions to help Irish speakers continue their discussion around issues such as the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union   as Gaeilge. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Burqa, body shaming, single-use plastic, craft beer, hard border and pay gap some of the latest additions to English-Irish diction(...)

Shannon Key West hotel in Rooskey on the Leitrim-Roscommon border, which was damaged by fire on Thursday night. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Minister ‘deeply concerned’ over fire at disused hotel earmarked for asylum seekers

The upgrade involves widening the road from two to three lanes in both directions to ease congestion. File photograph: Google Street View

Speed restrictions to remain in place until construction is fully completed in early 2020

Burnt out vans and cars in the yard of the house that  was the scene of an eviction in Strokestown, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Man (54) is being held as part of investigation into gang attack on security guards in Strokestown

Some of the 49 migrants who had been stranded on the ‘Sea-Watch 3’ react towards the media as they disembark from a Maltese patrol boat on Wednesday. Photograph:  Matthew Mirabelli/AFP/Getty Images

Italian minister objects to plan to distribute 300 migrants between eight European countries

Dalal Alshohaib, from Saudi Arabia, and her new partner, Erik Van der Veken, from Belgium. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

New to the Parish: Dalal Alshohaib arrived from Saudi Arabia in 2015

The latest report into the Deis programme warned there is still a significant difference in educational achievements between students in Deis and non-Deis schools. Photograph: iStock

Report finds Junior Cert results of Deis pupils have improved but overall gap remains

 Actor Ruth Negga after she was named one of Ireland’s cultural ambassadors. Photograph: Maxwell Photography/PA Wire

Actor named as cultural ambassador for Ireland says ‘we can’t take art for granted’

Suffragette and trade unionist Countess Markievicz, artwork by Jim Fitzpatrick, illuminating the GPO for the 2018 Herstory Light Festival in celebration of the centenary of the Irish Women’s Suffrage. Photograph: HerStory

Bacik says repeal of eighth amendment a big achievement but more ground to cover in 2019

The number of women in Ireland with lung cancer may “substantially outnumber” male cases in the coming years. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

The number of people diagnosed with lung cancer is expected to double by 2045

The EU and European Economic Area has seen a 20 per cent drop in the rate of new diagnoses among men who have sex with men since 2015

State-funding for HIV prevention drug will bring down diagnoses rate, says HIV activist

Former Irish ambassador to the US Anne Anderson, who stepped down  in 2017, stipulated that she be welcomed into the Friendly Sons of St Patrick association as a full member and not just in an honorary capacity. File photograph: Alan Betson

Irish women ‘become invisible when history is appropriated in this way’, says Anderson

Work on extending current Luas trams to 55m will continue in 2019. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dublin Bus most popular transport option with more than 143 million journeys in 2018

Minister for  Community Development Michael Ring said the funding had been allocated “in a way that means that those communities who need it most, whether in cities, towns or rural areas, will benefit”.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Barnardos to receive €120,000 for new community facility under enhancement fund

“It’s the stuff of bad novels that you come within 10 minutes of being released and then you’re told you’re staying.” Photograph: AP/Stock

Irishman jailed for five years in Kenya grateful for help from Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas

Some 371 Irish people were arrested abroad in 2018, up from 316 arrests in the whole of the previous year. Photograph: Getty Images

Department figures show decline of nearly 9% recorded Irish deaths abroad

Aerial view of the sinkhole in Co Monaghan that appeared in September. Photograph: Pat Byrne

Magheracloone Mitchells pitch in Monaghan was split down the middle by subsidence

  Agape Deng with her husband Tim Wang in Newmarket, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

New to the Parish: Born in Taiwan, Agape Deng arrived in Ireland from the US

People attending the citizenship ceremony at  the University of Limerick in 2017. File photograph: Sean Curtin/True Media

More than 10,000 people, including 3,000 children, granted Irish citizenship in 2018

Minister for Health Simon Harris: Keen to reduce crisis pregnancies. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Harris says 2019 legislative priority to make female contraception more widely available

 Eileen Battersby wrote about all aspects of the arts. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former Irish Times literary correspondent died in crash on December 23rd

Three of Mo’een Al Ali’s daughters watch on as their parents explain the barriers preventing them from going to school. Photograph: Peter Biro/European Union 2018

Finding work and education is a problem, but most would not choose to return to Syria

Mild December days: Oisín Cape from Rush, Co Dublin, plays on the beach with his grandad Mick Cape. Photograph: Conor Healy

New Year’s Eve set to be predominantly dry’ as high pressure system persists over Europe

Judith Coughlan from Arklow in Co Wicklow died on Sunday after she fell from a walkway 20 metres above the ground. Photograph: Alicante Airport

Judith Coughlan died after falling from a footbridge at Alicante-Elche airport

Mavis Ramazani and her daughter (7) have just spent their third Christmas in direct provision. Photograph: Alan Betson

The festive season can be a difficult time for the 5,997 people living in direct provision

This December  15th, 2018, photograph, shows Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, a daughter of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, with Mary Robinson. Photograph: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation via AP

Sheikha Latifa in ‘the loving care of her family’, says former Irish president

Serene Ibraheem (4) and her mother Raneem, from Syria, in St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, Dublin. They have been living in Ireland since 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Serene Ibraheem (4) is taking online fame in her stride as she awaits Santa’s arrival

An image from this year’s Belvedere College Christmas sleep-out in Dublin. Photograph: Sorcha Pollak

Dublin school’s annual Christmas event seeks to raise money for the homeless

Repairs being carried out at the KBC building on Sandwith Street after it was attacked on Thursday. Photograph: Collins.

Union urges peaceful protest saying ‘public anger’ needs to be recognised

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan welcomed the second call for applicants to the Humanitarian Admission Programme. File photograph: Eric Luke

80 people have been approved under the scheme which seeks to bring 530 refugee family members to Ireland

Maran from Daraa in southern Syrian holds her newborn daughter Matin at the maternity hospital in the Zaatari refugee camp. Photograph: Peter Biro/European Union 2018

In the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan a clinic provides essential care to Syrian mothers

The UK airline market will effectively be ‘frozen’ in no-deal Brexit. Photograph: File photo/Getty

UK airline routes within EU to be ‘frozen’ for twelve months following Brexit

 Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has noted that Irish policy makers must ‘raise our voice in an appropriate way and at the right opportunities, so that our concerns are taken seriously and acted upon’  Photograph: Donall Farmer/The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs responds to TDs’ letter calling for action on rights abuses

Focus Ireland is helping Santa to find children who are homeless this Christmas using Santa’s magical fireplaces. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Focus Ireland makes urgent appeal for Christmas donations as demand for services rise

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