Natalie Wilson has two children with ADHD but she says her daughter is not yet getting treatment because health service waiting lists were closed. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

ADHD Ireland says inaccessibility and expense are problems when it comes to diagnosis

Extension will initially take place on the Green line where congestion is very severe, particularly in the morning peak. File photograph: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

Extension of 15m on 26 trams will provide extra capacity as passenger numbers hit new record

Incident occurred in homecoming celebration after team won Wicklow Junior B title

Kurdish community protest on O’Connell Street, Dublin in response to Turkey’s attacks on Kurds of Syria. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Naturalised Irish Kurds speak of systematic killing of children

People taking part in  Pieta House’s annual Darkness Into Light fundraising  event in the Phoenix Park to help raise awareness and support for  suicide prevention.   Photography: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Mental health and well-being summit hears of importance of ‘one good adult’

Turf and coal are used in the production of electricity, despite plans to eventually phase them out because of their high contribution of CO2 to greenhouse gas emissions.  Photograph: iStock

Committee chair says tax should have been used to provide alternatives to coal and turf

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport defended the €9m budget allocation for cycling infrastructure. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Spending on eight new Luas carriages included in €2.7bn allocation for department

Killary Harbour near Leenane which had the highest total rainfall in the Republic last year at 3,024.2 mm. Photograph: Fáilte Ireland

Wettest place in the Republic was Leenane Co Galway, according to climate statement 2018

Minister for Rural Development Michael Ring. File photograph: Eric Luke

Budget 2020: Rural dwellers say increased taxes leave less money for retrofitting

Since April 2017, when the Garda deployed roadside drug-detection equipment, 68 per cent of drivers who tested positive for drugs had a positive test for cannabis. Photograph: Frank Miller

Three out of four drivers’ samples which did not exceed alcohol limits broke drug limits

Moyagh Murdock, chief executive of the RSA (left) with Assistant Commissioner, David Sheahan, Roads Policing, An Garda Síochána, Dr Vigdis Vindenes, Oslo University Hospital, Prof Denis A Cusack, Director, Medical Bureau of Road Safety with RTÉ presenter Bryan Dobson, and Garda Derek Cloughley. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Time-over-distance and variable speed limits should be considered

The Shandon Hotel in Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal was a casualty of the recession and was brought out of receivership by new owners in 2016. Photograph:

‘It is not even about a no-deal Brexit, we can not contemplate that. It is too awful’

Lights are very often left on needlessly so it makes sense  to install timer switches to make sure they  are turned off outside of working hours

Lights can be responsible for 40% of a building’s electricity use yet they can be left on unnecessarily in meeting rooms, storage (...)

Séamus Clancy, chief executive of Repak Repak: “If you get people separating food waste at home, they will do it at work too.”

Responsibility for sustainable practices in the workplace should come from the top down

Mark Keane speaks during a Pdforra conference in Castlebar, Co Mayo, in 2018. File photograph: Mick Burke/Defence Forces

Pdforra president outlines poor conditions for personnel at annual conference

The Hunting Lodge on the Castle Leslie estate in Glaslough, Co Monaghan. File image: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Border village which hosted Paul McCartney’s wedding beat off competition from a record 918 entries

  Martin Manley of the National Lottery pops champagne while Barry O’Sullivan (centre left) owner of the Centra Store and service station in Innishannon, Co Cork, where the winning ticket was bought  is pictured with staff including  Sylwia Ardron, Monika Twomey, Donna Madden and Renata Swiatek. Photograph: Mac Innes Photography

Munster woman said her husband didn’t even look up from newspaper when she told him they had won the Lotto

The man who was in his 30s was walking the Camino  at the time. File photograph: iStock

Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance

Plan proposes drivers detected travelling at speeds 10- 20km/h above the limit would receive between four and six points and a €150 fine. Photograph: Getty Images

Minister’s first attempt to link excessive speeds to penalties was sent back to drawing board

In terms of weekly exercise, 35%   of primary children who played sport at least four times per week were deemed to meet guidelines for physical activity within the national plan. Photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Sports Brendan Griffin says sports action plan will be presented to Government ‘by the end of the year’

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge in Co Wexford.

Delivery of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy bridge over Barrow delayed ‘by several weeks’

 Traffic on College Street joined by Pearse Street traffic. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

EPA report says fossil fuel vehicles and fires contribute to 1,800 deaths a year

ESB chief executive Pat O’Doherty: said households will ultimately see a range of different electricity tariffs operating thorough the day and night. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography.

Long term, Ireland may use carbon capture alongside hydrogen in energy generation

A recent economic study carried out by Ernst and Young found that in 2018 Knock airport helped generated €182 million in spending across the region.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar describes facility as a strategic asset for Ireland

The bus mounted the path outside Doyles pub on Friday morning. Photograph: Tim O’Brien

Doyles staff say they felt the building shake as vehicle struck upper storey cornice

People  queue  outside the Capuchin Day Centre for family necessities last November. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Report documents widespread discrimination on socio-economic grounds

Construction of the new runway at Dublin Airport

Chief executive warns of ‘yellow pack’ facilities at airport if airline charges reduced

Thornfield, Westminster Road, Foxrock:  plans include a lounge area, two indoor pools, internal courtyards, WC facilities, storage area, home office space and changing room facilities. Photograph: Tom Honan

Plans lodged for replacement of €2.48m house with three-storey, five-bed structure

An Post says  the optimum number of post offices was 850-900 below the current total of 953. Photograph: iStock

Postal deliveries in Dublin city will be made using electric vehicles by year-end, committee told

The scene of the crash at C&T Superstore, Skerries. Photograph: Dublin Fire Service/Twitter

Jaguar bursts through glass doors of Skerries shop coming to a rest in the fruit and veg aisle

 Siptu said notice of industrial action in ‘the coming days’ was intended to mean by the end of the week. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Consortium awarded €115.5m State contract in line for dispute over toilets, pay,conditions

‘You are allowed to stretch your legs. But by its nature the position you are in is a dangerous stretch of road, that is why you are there.’

Drivers ‘carrying plastic bottles to work for use in toilet breaks because of time pressure’

File image of a drone. File photograph: Getty Images

NUI Galway project hailed by locals after transferring diabetes medication from mainland

Aerial view of Lough Key Forest Park in Co Roscommon.

Canal will add kayaking and paddle boarding to Co Roscommon’s major tourist amenity

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton has said it was up to RTÉ to come up with a new business strategy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Richard Bruton says salaries paid to top presenters ‘should be examined’

 Eamonn O’Reilly, chief executive of Dublin Port, said there were serious concerns about the effect of cruise ships on air quality. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Financial and environmental concerns raised with Minister for Transport

Beef slaughtering operations are to remain suspended in blockaded plants during the talks. Photograph: iStock

Processing plant in North approved to supply retailers with Republic reared meat

The proposed strategic housing development is to be in six blocks at the Grange development (pictured) between Brewery Road and the N11 in Stillorgan,  Dublin.

Kennedy Wilson Europe believed to be behind development between Brewery Road and N11

Two week promotion to be funded from credit in dormant or unused Leap cards

The memorials to US marine Liam Flynn and the victims of the September 11th attacks at  Donadea Forest Park in Co Kildare. Photograph: Alan Betson

Coillte honours US firefighter while also providing a bench dedicated to US marine

An image from last month showing indepdendent farmers protesting outside the  Dawn Meats plant at Grannagh on the Waterford/ Kilkenny. Photograph: PA

Meat Industry Ireland says decisions to cease processing operations had ‘not been taken lightly’

The professional body for psychologists in Ireland said waiting lists were lengthening as more than 200 psychologists posts in the HSE remain unfilled. Photograph: iStock

Further 3,345 adults awaiting counselling appointments, psychologist body claims

The  near-deserted departure area at Heathrow airport’s  Terminal 5  as  the British Airways pilots’ strike began.  Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Code shares from Belfast operating as airline tries to organise alternative travel

Tractors were involved in the majority of workplace vehicle incidents last year, claiming six lives. Photograph: Getty Images

Safety authority highlights dangers of using vehicles at work

Ciarán O’Boyle, from Longford, died after a fall in New York.

Ceremony in St Mel’s Cathedral told ‘Ciarán is with God and God is very near’

Former president Mary Robinson was also referred to as a ‘tireless champion of women’s equality’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Citation recognises her role in ‘putting human rights standards at the heart of global governance’

An aerial view of the Electric Picnic venue at Stradbally, Co Laois. Photograph:

Electric Picnic festival faces heavy showers and possible thunder

Farmers and supporters outside Meadow Meats in Rathdowney, Co Laois, where protests are continuing after farmers rejected the outcome of talks last week aimed at securing better beef prices. Photograph: PA

Farmers agree to temporarily lift protests at some facilities for visit of Chinese inspectors

Ciarán O’Boyle was from Aughadegnan on Drumlish Road in Longford.

Ciarán O’Boyle’s injuries ‘consistent with falling from elevated height’, US police say

Stock photo of a beach in Malaga. The woman was immediately taken from the water but medical teams were unable to revive her. Photograph: iStock

It is understood woman suffered a heart attack while swimming at Las Gaviotas beach

The ESB has missed two deadlines to introduce “charging for charging” and now says it will make an announcement on the matter next month.

Opinion: Free fuel divides EV users into the truly green – and the truly mean

The photograph Shane Ross  tweeted over the weekend in Marlay Park, south Dublin. Photograph: Shane Ross Twitter feed

Minister admits Marlay Park charger used in image will not be operational for weeks

 Moyagh Murdock, RSA chief executive and Chief Superintendent Paul Cleary, Garda National Roads Policing Bureau, with Garda Derek Cloughley, and driver Mark Lavery, Dun Laoghaire, pictured at a checkpoint as the Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochána, launched a campaign aimed at getting people off long term reliance on a learner permit. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Road Safety Authority considering new requirements to force learner drivers to take driving test

Store owner Ken O’Connor (centre) and the staff at the Texaco Service Station and Spar shop in Enniskerry celebrate selling the winning ticket for the €11.2 million jackpot on Wednesday. Photograph: Tim O’Brien

Shop owner Ken O’Connor has previously sold a winning ticket for a €6m jackpot

Oliver and Harry Barnes pictured at Seapoint, Dublin. File Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Met Éireann says heatwave in UK and UK driven by high pressure is unlikely to reach Ireland

The jackpot of €11,225,280 - the highest in more than two years - had been rolling since June 12th.

Jackpot was close to being shared after a player in Co Laois fell one number short

A view of the incident at 8.45am on Wednesday. Photograph: Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Vehicle since cleared from road, but disruption expected to last for number of hours

Beef cattle in Kilkenny. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/Irish Times

Farmers will be ‘disappointed’ with lack of deal on increase in beef prices, says IFA

The remains of Anne Delcassian, sister of murdered Co Louth woman, Irene White being brought to  Glasnevin Crematorium this afternoon for her funeral. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Funeral of Anne Delcassian told of her determination and courage

The company did not respond to requests for information on any similar incidents of doors falling off in the recent past. Photograph: Aaron Cunn

Passengers photograph door lying on grass verge as company cites ‘mechanical fault’

Boaters on the Shannon may be hit with new charges and penalties if proposals from Waterways Ireland go ahead. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Waterways Ireland proposes new permit system and penalties for boats on the river

Jane D’Arcy of Fáilte Ireland and Ria Greaves, deputy general manager of the Metropole Hotel preparing for The Murphy’s Cork Oyster and Seafood Festival 2019. Photograph: Brian Lougheed

600 events to expand the tourist season beyond the summer peak

In 2018, almost half - seven out of 15 - of all motorcyclist fatalities occurred in the month of August. Photograph: Eric Luke

Increase in numbers of motorists caught speeding and drink driving

Angus Woods, Chairman IFA National Livestock Committee, Damian McDonald, Director General of the Irish Farmers Association  and Joe Healy, IFA President leave beef talks at the Department of Agriculture in Celbridge, Co Kildare on Monday. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Market transparency and introduction of a price index among issues in proposals

Irish Farmers’ Association’s Damian McDonald, Joe Healy  and Angus Woods: Mr  Healy said beef farmers’ incomes were unsustainable at €8,813 on average. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Beef Plan movement says processor and retailer not farmer get most of consumer price

The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, persuaded the grassroots Beef Plan movement to stand down their protests and take part in talks last Friday. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Beef Plan Movement halts nationwide pickets of meat plants to enter into talks

Image of some of the damage caused by lightening to a house in Cobh, Co Cork.

Farmer in midlands also shocked to find eight cattle dead after lightning strike

Beef farmers protest over  prices for their animals during a picket at the Dawn Meats plant in Grannagh, Co Kilkenny.

Protesters call on Minister to intervene as 18 beef processing plants picketed

Paul Reid HSE CEO. Photograph: Alan Betson

Paul Reid says health body will ‘deliver on all commitments in service plan’

Gardaí said the number of people killed on the State’s roads from January to July was 90, seven more than a similar period in 2018. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Crackdown to focus on speeding, drink- and drug-driving, seat belts and mobile phones

Garda Mark Murphy and Conor Creaby demonstrate the new Garda  ‘Mobility App’ will  allow individual gardaí to process fixed charge notices, cutting down on back office paperwork and allowing gardaí to spend more time in the community. Photograph:  Shane O’Neill/SON Photographic.

Gardaí at the roadside can instantly check driver and vehicle histories and addresses

Holidays are becoming more affordable for an increasing number of Europeans

EU report finds European average of 28 per cent and just 9.7 per cent of Swedes could not afford seven days away

The 887m bridge crosses the Barrow south of New Ross.

Construction difficulties delay opening of €230 million bypass by more than six months

The White family watch Bray Air Display. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Thrills and jaw-dropping moments drew 40,000 to Co Wicklow seafront on Sunday

The suspension is due to a ‘non Luas related’ incident. Photograph: The Irish Times

Luas was partly suspended following early morning incident in the city centre

During the forum the Policing Authority was asked: ‘where is Tusla, where is the county council, where is the responsibility of parents?’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Mothers bringing sons to be shot by appointment, Police Authority hears

Jurisdiction in the case had last year been rejected by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), on grounds of Kuwaiti diplomatic immunity. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Labour Court rules worker may sue Kuwaiti Cultural Office under Unfair Dismissals Act

Eoghan Butler, Alex Thomson, Walter Butler and Declan Butler.

US coast guard member joins rescue as girl (6) falls off toy near Portmarnock beach

Rapid action on the part of Irish Rail engineers in extracting a cement lorry from where it was stuck under a bridge in Dublin, has led some passengers to heap criticism on the company. Photograph: Irish Rail/Twitter

Passengers walking after bridge strike dismayed to see Dart start again without them

 People enjoying the good weather on Portmarnock Beach in Dublin on Monday. Photograph:  Collins

Bundoran closed over pollution on the beach while bathing restrictions put in place at Waterville

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’

Gardaí at the scene of a fatal stabbing on Clinchs Court, North Strand, Dublin, on Friday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

‘I didn’t do it’ was accused’s response to charge, court hears

The woman appeared on Saturday at a sitting of Dublin District Court at the  Criminal Courts of Justice building on  Parkgate Street. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Judge grants defendant legal aid before adjourning case

Theo Cullinane, CEO of Bam: ‘If you look at the national children’s hospital, the broadband project and now the Dunkettle interchange [in Cork], all have highlighted issues with the public procurement process.’ Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

Bam chief executive tells Taoiseach to make changes or face problems with Project 2040

Leo Varadkar said while apologies had been made before it was important to get the wording correct for a formal apology in the Dáil in September. Photograph: Tim Honan

Taoiseach says discussions under way on a formal apology to be made in the Dáil

The new 39km-long stretch of the M11 has come in ‘on time and on budget’, the Taoiseach said

Leo Varadkar criticises ‘growing anti-roads agenda’ while supporting public transport

Marcus Matthews managing director of the  Regional Internet Service Providers Association claimed an expanded system could be ‘scaled up’ without requiring a new network of masts. File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Using a mix of fibre and wireless services would cost ‘millions instead of billions’

‘In the current situation forestry will not only be failing to mitigate against climate change, it may be making it worse.’ Photograph: iStock

Just 4,000 hectares planted last year – 11,000 below target, warns Environmental Pillar

Ballon, Carlow

The commuter village of Ballon has a cure for weekday ‘ghost town’ syndrome

A view of Sandycove in Dublin on Tuesday where there is a swimming ban in place following overflow discharges of wastewater. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Sandycove, where algal orange slick was spotted, to remain closed for another day

Under the Government’s Food Wise 2025 plan beef exports are projected to be worth €19bn in six years’ time. File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

‘Rank hypocrisy’ to expect Irish to tackle emissions when meat flown across the world

View of Sandycove in Dublin on Tuesday where there is a swimming ban in place following overflow discharges of wastewater. Tests showed the discharge was unrelated the orange discolouring of the water. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Swimming bans in Dublin the result of lack of investment, says Irish Water

The Marine Village development near Greystones harbour in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

‘Extremely smelly, gone-off bait’ in conflict with new €1m waterside homes

Crowds gathered on the Hill of Tara from 4am to witness the solstice dawn on Friday morning. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Seventeen hours of daylight expected – but maybe not sunshine as cloud is coming

About half the pilots working in Irish-registered airlines were hired as self-employed contractors, says IALPA president. Stock photograph: Thomas_EyeDesign/Getty images

Many contract pilots afraid to speak up, says head of Irish Air Line Pilots' Association

The remains of Adrian Rowsome are brought in to  his funeral Mass at The church of St Laurence O’Toole, Stillorgan, Dublin. Photo Gareth Chaney Collins

Aidan Rowsome and James Price were killed when plane crashed in Co Kildare

Yellow and black symbols on M50 traffic signs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Two-year project leads to alternative, signed routes in the event of partial M50 closures

The scene of a light aircraft crash in Belan, outside Athy, Co Kildare where two men  were killed. Photograph: The Irish Times

Plane being used for training flight appears to have broken in two on impact in a field

The ‘low hanging fruit is all gone’ in terms of obvious road safety measures, an RSA conference has heard. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Experts say new strategy 2021-2030 will have to focus on walking, cycling and urban roads

Mike Allen  said if the homelessness problem was to be eased a significant number of  48,000 new homes would have to be social and affordable housing

Local authorities criticised as ‘the single player that is refusing to come on the pitch’

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