“An increasing number of older people are experiencing fear about retirement due to worries about income adequacy,” a spokeswoman for Age Action Ireland said.

Over 34,000 mortgages held by people aged 60 or above who still owe at least €100,000

Concerns have been raised about people finishing their working lives and entering into retirement without paying down their mortgages. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

More than 9,300 mortgages held by over-60s in arrears and of questionable sustainability

Turbulent priest? Fr Oliver O’Reilly delivers a sermon condeming the attack on Kevin Lunney at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballyconnell. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

Priestly brotherhood backs Fr O’Reilly in sermon row after assault on Kevin Lunney

Mr Justice Peter Charleton. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Peter Charleton’s preferred fruit, coffee and oatcakes in list for judicial assistant

Hobnobs: a superior biscuit

Document lists practical duties of Justice Peter Charleton’s assistant in precise detail

The recall affects seven categories of baby gates and associated pieces of equipment. Stock photograph: iStock

Retailer emails Irish customers about safety standards of some Cuggl infant equipment

Independent TD Noel Grealish. File photograph: Alan Betson

Warning on statistics on migrant money flows comes in wake of TD’s remarks on the issue

The outcome of the process will play a role in the Government’s decision whether to support a funding application for the controversial Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal at Shannon.

Role and sourcing of gas to be examined

Rescued migrants arrive at the port of Motril, southern Spain, on July 4th, 2018. Photograph: Alba Feixas/EPA

Rate of increase has levelled off since migrant crisis, according to figures research from US think tank

Independent TD Noel Grealish

TD accused of racism over remarks on Nigerian workers often supports Government in Dáil

Noel Grealish  told the Dáil that €3.54 billion in remittances has been sent from Ireland to Nigeria in the last eight years. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The World Bank says €3.54 billion went to Nigeria in 8 years but CSO says €136 million

Syrian refugees rest inside a temporary accommodation centre in Kokkinotrimithia,  20km from the Cypriot capital Nicosia,  on November 5th. Photograph: Iakovos Hatzistavrou/AFP

Major study finds between 3.9m and 4.8m migrants in Europe without residency permits

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has said its figures on remittances from Ireland to Nigeria, which are significantly lower than those cited on Tuesday by Galway West TD Noel Grealish, are produced in line with best international practice. Image: iStock.

TD Noel Grealish cited World Bank figures suggesting €3.54bn shipped in eight years

The Commission’s verdict on the Land Development Agency could prove vital for the agency’s development, as a finding that the agency is an anti-competitive state aid could lead to a curtailment of its powers. Photograph: iStock

Government is planning a ‘structured engagement’ with Commission, says official

TDs can claim travel and accommodation allowance payments if they personally attend Leinster House on at least 120 days per year. Attendance records are based on the fobbing-in system. Photograph: Alan Betson/Irish Times

Move comes in wake of successive absentee voting and ‘fobbing in’ controversies in Dáil

Noel Curran, who led the broadcaster until 2016,   said that ‘never before in Europe have we seen the concentration of such power and public reach in a few multinational, mainly US-owned, entities. It’s unprecedented.’  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Licence fee needs to be changed to address evasions, says Noel Curran

A spokesperson for the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission confirmed  correspondence relating to the issue was sent to the commission by Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Catherine Murphy calls for the entire fob-based system to be stood down

 RTÉ HQ at Donnybrook. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Cost-cutting measures floated by management include end to ardfheiseanna coverage

GMI has embarked on genetic research projects with several large Irish hospitals.

Scrutiny of Genomics Medicine Ireland processing of Irish genetic data under way

Three Park Place on Upper Hatch Street, Dublin 2, is one of the most high-profile offices in the city centre.

Firm linked to Johnny Ronan company is taking case against subsidiary of Clancourt

Séamus Dooley NUJ, with chair of the trade union group at RTÉ Shirley Bradshaw, RTÉ correspondent Fran McNulty (R) and Karan O’Loughlin. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Anger, frustration and gripes about management failings at town hall-style meeting

The RTÉ campus, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, as the broadcaster announced it will cut some 200 jobs next year. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Broadcaster hopes to generate €50m from second land sale at Donnybrook campus

Kath Cottier and Andrew Prior, members of the Construction Defects Alliance lobbying group. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times.

Construction Defects Alliance says ‘hear no evil, see no evil approach’ cannot continue

Dee Forbes: ‘The licence fee system is broken, but it is fixable’

Director general Dee Forbes signals mandatory sign-in for RTÉ player

Two teddy bears and a rose at Glenwood House, where Ana Kriégel was murdered. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Glenwood House would have to be removed from protected structures list to be knocked

In Co Waterford, €3.7m was approved for the Mount Congreve Estate.

Plans for ‘Norman Wexford’ attraction and ‘one of great gardens of the world’ in Waterford

Police officers cordon off the area around the lorry at the scene in Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, Essex where 39 bodies were discovered. File photograph: Vickie Flores/EPA

Police yet to take witness statement from Monaghan-based Global Trailer Rentals

There was a run on bottled water in shops and supermarkets after a boil water notice last month. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish Water says heavy rainfall has caused contamination at Leixlip treatment plant

Aviation entrepreneur Ulick McEvaddy who, along with his brother Des, owns 50 hectares of land adjacent to Dublin Airport. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Dublin Airport owner told McEvaddys failure to take up offer would hurt value in future deals

The report found that while Brexit poses  challenges for both exports and imports, “there are significant opportunities for substitution of UK goods by those produced in either Ireland or Germany”.   Photograph: Getty Images

Irish goods may be cheaper due to tariffs imposed on UK imports if hard Brexit occurs

Hines is behind the redevelopment of the former Central Bank building on Dame Street. Image: Google Street View

Hines claims new regulations could add €11,000 to construction cost of each flat

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said there were ‘a lot of people from Georgia and Albania coming in with fake documents and that is a big driver of the increase’ in asylum applications. File image: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

Sinn Féin leader criticises Taoiseach for singling out migrants from Albania and Georgia

This sign on the outskirts of Ballyconnell, Co Cavan a few hundred feet from the border with Co Fermanagh was removed by gardaí. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

Contractor declined to remove signs because of risks involved, letters show

 Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Request comes after it emerged several TDs clock in to Dáil but do not take part in votes

Two  cars alight and a fallen lamppost blocking the entrance to an estate in Fortunestown, Tallaght on Thursday night. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter

Dublin Fire Brigade reports no injuries caused by fireworks or bonfires so far tonight

The introduction of body cameras has been requested by frontline Garda groups such as the Garda Representative Association. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

‘There is no good evidence for the positive impact of their use,’ group says

Truck driver Maurice (Mo) Robinson (25) from Portadown in Northern Ireland, was charged on Saturday with 39 counts of manslaughter. Photograph: Mo Robinson/Facebook

Police are investigating whether deaths of 39 migrants are part of ‘wider conspiracy’

Police outside the Warrington house of an Irish couple who, after 39 migrants were found dead in a refrigerated trailer in Grays, east of London, said they had sold the lorry cab to a company in Ireland. Photograph: Jason Roberts/PA Wire

Three further Irish suspects detained by Essex police

Floral tributes on Eastern Avenue, Grays, Essex, where 39 bodies were discovered in a refrigerated lorry. Photograph:  Kirsty O’Connor/PA

Trailer made two return trips from Britain to Europe before discovery

Deputy Chief Constable Pippa Mills of Essex Police said the force would give no more details about the nationalities of the victims until formal identification had taken place. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/ Reuters

Police say nationality of 39 deceased was ‘now a developing picture’

Floral tributes at the Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, Essex, after 39 bodies were found inside a lorry trailer on the industrial estate. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Monaghan-based company leased refrigerated trailer to other Border firm

In August 2015, an abandoned truck containing 71 dead migrants was found by the side of a motorway in Nickelsdorf, Austria.  Photograph: EP

There have been several cases of migrants found dead in heavy goods vehicles

The incident occured about 5.30pm on Wednesday outside the City West shopping centre in Dublin. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter

Man hospitalised , second man arrested in connection with incident in City West

 Low stocks of water at  Lidl in  Castleknock due to the boil water notice issued in the greater Dublin Area by Irish Water. Photograph: Alan Betson

HSE advises households to consider using paper plates to limit need for washing up

Leslie Garvan  on board one of his two fishing boats in  Kilkeel harbor in Northern Ireland. Photograph: James Forde for The Irish Times

In Kilkeel, Co Down, fishermen blame the EU for the industry’s decline, but not all agree

The most common category of metal thieves is organised Irish gangs operating independently in various areas of the country, gardaí say. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Call for change in law to end untraceable cash payments for scrap metal

Gardaí have told waste company Beauparc that cash sales “are acting like seed capital for organised criminal gangs”, the company said. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

State’s largest waste firm says workers too afraid to give evidence against gangs

Nigel Dodds, Boris Johnson and Arlene Foster. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

Could disillusionment with the DUP’s Brexit strategy cause it to lose swing votes?

Daniel Mullaney is due to meet officials in the Department of Finance, and also to hold roundtable meetings with large US employers here. File photograph: Thierry Tronnel/Corbis via Getty Images

‘Behind-closed-doors’ meetings with Government will explore US agenda

The Ombudsman Peter Tyndall. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

‘Transparency, accountability’ important at €1.25bn agency, housing committee hears

The State’s new Land Development Agency risks engaging in speculative development and the privatisation of public assets, an Oireachtas committee will be told today. Photograph: iStock.

Land Development Agency’s governance structures and social housing targets raise concerns

In a message posted on the PSNI’s Twitter account, the force said officers were in attendance at a security alert in the Beechwood area of Derry (general view above). File photograph: Google Street View

Officers attending security alert in the Beechwood area of city, says PSNI

An Irish Coast Guard helicopter has been sent to assist with a search off Kilkeel, Co Down, early this morning. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Spokeswoman for HM Coast Guard says PSNI called service at 7.45pm after report

“Ireland’s premier writer”: James Joyce  in Zurich  in 1938, three years before his death. File photograph: Hulton/Getty

Dermot Lacey says Dublin Joyceans told him noted author wished to be buried in Ireland

Enda O’Coineen: a staff consultation with Irish Studio over the potential merger has been commenced. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Enda O’Coineen looks to buy owner of several glossy magazines Irish Studio

Tusla said there was a need to “address the risks associated with current inconsistent, ineffective and poor governance practices” in the School Completion Programme.

Continuing funding would be ‘irresponsible and reckless’, agency tells Minister

Court records show that the US government has gone through a lengthy process in order to secure the testimony of the Bank of Ireland employees. Photograph: iStock

Witnesses demand to be compelled to testify in order to provide testimony in Ireland

Gardaí remove demonstrators during an Extinction Rebellion protest on the day of the Irish budget outside Leinster House. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Garda worked around this week’s radical action to ensure it yielded no martyrs

Former president Mary Robinson is pictured in Iveagh House in Dublin where she delivered the Michael Sweetman Memorial Lecture on Friday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Former president likens climate change activists to protests over apartheid and slavery

Gardaí at the scene of the Extinction Rebellion protest at the Dáil on Thursday night. Photograph: Twitter/@ExtinctRebelsIE

Protesters paste exterior wall of Government department with excerpts from scientific papers

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy during the a launch of the establishment of the Land Development Agencyy. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Government’s €1.25bn initiative likely to need significant changes to be EU-compliant

The Department of Housing was informed two years two years ago of the allegations of criminality at a time when Tánaiste Simon Coveney was minister. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Housing department informed of Dublin protection money operation in 2017

Official opening of Kevin Street Garda station in August 2018: building was finished to a high specification. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Office of Public Works at loggerheads with builder JJ Rhatigan over €3m extra charge

Many of the borrowers earmarked for inclusion in Project Birch have paid little or nothing towards their debts for long periods. Photograph by Cyril Byrne

Loan sale code-named Project Birch is being planned for early next year

DNA molecule: GMI said the  sample data gathered under the programme, following explicit consent from patients, would be deleted at the end of the rare disease programme.

Rare disease genomics research continued eight months after start of data regulations

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson   spoke for   40 minutes by telephone on Tuesday afternoon. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

UK ‘take it or leave it’ approach to Brexit unacceptable, says Coveney

Budget 2020 will come as a ‘profound disappointment’ to farmers, according to the agricultural lobby, which accused the Government of not doing enough to avoid an ‘agricultural armaggedon’.  File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Creed says Government will be ‘ambitious as possible’ when seeking Brexit funds from EU

Gardaí remove demonstrators during an Extinction Rebellion protest outside Leinster House on Tuesday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Members of climate action group carried from gates but no arrests made

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy introduced rules banning year-round short-term lets in rent pressure zones. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Dublin City Council expects to have 12 additional staff to enforce rules on short-term lets

Extinction Rebellion launches ‘Rebellion Week’ with a ‘climate walk’ in Dublin.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Extinction Rebellion plans ‘arrestable events’ and more roadblocks during week-long campaign

A protester being arrested on Westminster Bridge, during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest in  London on Monday. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

‘Blocking roads also disrupts business as usual, which is what is killing our planet’

The US department of justice alleges that the cryptocurrency – called OneCoin by the accused – was effectively a multibillion dollar pyramid scheme

US government alleges lender was used to handle €273m in cryptocurrency fraud

Belfast’s High Court ruled on Thursday that abortion laws there are incompatible with the UK’s human rights commitments. Above, Sarah Ewart (front centre) leaves the court after her case was upheld. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Irish bishops’ group urges North’s politicians to prevent imposition of abortion legislation

The Bernard Shaw pub in Portobello, Dublin. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Josepha Madigan supports measures to stop creative spaces being forced out of business

Spencer Dock Apartments, Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Colin Farrell and Glenda Gilson among plaintiffs in action on Celtic Tiger-era defects

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: department is considering introducing new time-limit rules on planning permissions granted under the fast-track regime. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Planning authority missed 57% of its decision deadlines in 2018

Applications for Irish passports have been steadily increasing since 2016. Photograph: Alan Betson

New figures show 85,517 applications in first eight months of year amid Brexit fears

An Bord Pleanála: only met its 18-week statutory deadline for deciding normal planning appeals 43 per cent of the time in 2018. Photograph: iStock

Planning authority met 18-week statutory deadline 43 per cent of the time that year

Dr Gabriel Scally: ‘The current system is deeply flawed’. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

Author of CervicalCheck report says patients forced into long legal proceedings

 More information on the cost of John Delaney’s  deal is likely to come into the public domain at the time of the FAI’s agm next month. File photograph:  Ryan Byrne/©INPHO

Audit was wrapping up but more time needed ‘in light of developments in recent days’

Sport Ireland says more time will be needed to complete an investigation into the FAI’s finances ‘in light of developments in recent days,’ and that it will be seeking more material from the FAI.

Firm examining the FAI’s finances in forensic detail was due to submit report this week

The BofI employees will given evidence in the case against alleged perpetrators of what prosecutors claim was a ‘multibillion-dollar pyramid scheme’.

Over $400m ‘laundered’ via funds with accounts in State and abroad, say prosecutors

John Delaney’s payout, according to well-placed sources, will take place in a single transaction. File photograph: Inpho

Inquiries concerning corporate governance at association yet to reveal findings

While the State has committed itself to providing 16%  of gross final energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020, it is currently expected to miss that target by around 3%. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s underperformance on climate action and renewable energy already set to cost €125m in fines and buying carbon credits

 Archbishop Eamon Martin also said the last six months has seen a return to death and bombing in the North, with increased sectarianism and still no sign of a functioning Assembly to protect and develop the peace process. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The North’s political impasse has gone on too long, says leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland Eamon Martin

In Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown parents of a child under one year can  expect to be charged €265 per week for full-time care. Parents in Co Monaghan will pay an average of just over €155. Photograph: Getty Images

Creche fees exceed €1,000 a month in parts of city for full-time care

The case was seen as significant as Daft had relied on an argument that it was an information society service provider and acted as a “mere conduit” for the ads. Photograph: iStock

WRC found postings such as ‘rent allowance not’ breached the Equal Status Acts

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge in Co Wexford.

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

An Post reported an €8 million increase in operating profit in 2017 when publishing annual results earlier this year.

Universal Postal Union revenue ‘another step in fixing the core economics’ of service

People before Profit TD Bríd Smith accused the civil servants present of ‘obfuscation’. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Revenue could be redistributed in a progressive manner in a targeted way

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: insisted that rapid progress must be made on banning smoky coal nationwide.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

EPA found levels of harmful particles could be twice as high in areas without restriction

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe told the Budgetary Oversight Committee the Bill governing  use of the contingency fund “would allow me to use that funding to deal with those [Brexit] consequences”.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Government may access contingency fund to back at-risk sectors in event of no-deal Brexit

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall is to tell an Oireachtas committee he is precluded from examining complaints about the asylum process itself. Photograph: Alan Betson

Peter Tyndall to criticise use of hotels as accommodation for asylum applicants

A briefing note  said that if the rules were changed it would leave €2.86 billion of State expenditure governed by a system originally ‘devised for house extensions’. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Minister is against what he described to Oireachtas committee as a ‘reckless’ proposal

Both Bank of Ireland and KBC have now committed to not challenging time limitations, and advised the ombudsman of this

Banks ‘rigorously’ disputed jurisdiction of ombudsman, Oireachtas committee told

The Irish Simpsons Fans Facebook page  frequently shares memes which are based on scenes from the US TV show, but address political and current affairs issues in Ireland, such as the housing crisis and Brexit. Image: Twitter

Page administrator says they are ‘absolutely serious’ about political party

A view of the construction site of the national children’s hospital. File photograph Tom Honan

HSE spent over €11m on consultancy fees for national children’s hospital group

Mr Dollard said the “footprint” of the greyhound industry may have to change

Sport faces ‘problematic’ financial future, Oireachtas committee hears

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty insisted that she is not undermining the Data Protection Commissioner’s office, which ruled that it was illegal to force the public to apply for a PSC for services other than social welfare.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach says parents without card can ‘go through the rigmarole’ of filling in forms

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said reforms that would grant powers to local authorities to build more houses without getting permission from  central Government would be ‘questionable’. File photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil chief says change conceded to his party during last year’s budget negotiations

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