Road signs will request a 1m overtaking distance between vehicles and cars in areas with speeding limits of under 50 km/h. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Law comes into force from midnight as cyclist groups call for greater infrastructure

Aryzta chairman Gary McGann and CEO Kevin Toland. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Fáilte Ireland to launch tourism strategy; Aryzta agm to address transparency issues

Mia O’Neill (16) died in September.

Gardaí have copy of note naming individuals but are not investigating alleged harassment

Pat Doyle, chief executive of the Peter McVerry Trust said the research will provide ‘robust evidence’  for  the future education strategies of the State. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Report calls for better student support instead of expelling or suspending pupils

A recent report from media consultants Mediatique found younger people had watched “considerably less TV” in 2018 than two years previously. Photograph: Andrea Obzerova/iStock

Research shows younger viewers abandoning traditional television faster than anticipated

Skye Gyngell and Darina Allen (left) during a demonstration at Ballymaloe Cookery School. Photograph: Eric Luke

Darina Allen talks to women who don’t lunch, while the FT’s Martin Wolf talks transformation

Last refurbished in 1985, the GPO on O’Connell Street, Dublin  is no longer a ‘healthy or appropriate’ work environment, An Post says. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

‘Initial estimate to refurbish the GPO is prohibitively expensive,’ An Post says

Ronan Hughes (40) and his brother Christopher (34), from Armagh, whom British police said were crucial to their inquiries. Photograph: HO/Essex Police/AFP via Getty

British police issue appeal to Hughes brothers to hand themselves in

John Banville, at home in Howth, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Investigation concludes caller was able to fake Swedish organisation’s phone number

Gardaí have renewed their appeal for witnesses to the fire. File image: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

The man, in his 30s, was arrested in Donegal on suspicion of arson

Despite accepting the recommendations, PDForra, the soldiers’ representative organisation, said it had reservations and would continue to push for increased allowances for its 8,500 members

PDForra head says ‘executive do not believe that the recommendations go far enough’

 Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan  and  Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris during a press conference following a meeting in Government Buildings on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

‘Investigations are well resourced and progressing,’ says Drew Harris after Government meeting

Apple is due to report results on Wednesday. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

CSO to report retail spending figures. Alphabet, Facebook and Apple to deliver results

Some people in Ballinamore are opposed to plans to move up to 130 asylum seekers to the town. Photograph: Google Streetview

Local Sinn Féin TD backing plan says he has reported receiving death threat to gardaí

Shoppers stock up on drinking water at a Lidl store in Leixlip, following the boil water notice affecting more than 600,000 people. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Irish Water said results for two water samples received today were satisfactory

Independent Senator Victor Boyhan said great financial strain had been placed on communities in taking judicial review proceedings in an effort to halt developments sanctioned under the scheme. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Strategic housing development system ‘an affront on democracy’, committee told

The Intel facility at Leixlip, Co  Dublin. The company, along with  C&C, Allegion, Intel, Norwegian Air, RB, Saint Gobain Group, Amazon, American Airlines, Visa and Twitter, will be posting their results on Thursday.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

From Monday Techstars Startup Week Dublin will host 54 events in 32 venues

 Dr Owen Worth, of the University of Limerick told a conference on the rise of right wing extremism that while hate crime is rising in Ireland, Celtic nationalism was lacking in ‘destructive elements’.  Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Lack of any obvious figurehead makes an extremist political faction less likely

Research  found that where TXA was given within three hours of the injury being sustained, the rate of death could be significantly reduced. Photograph: Alan Betson

CUH part of global trial of cheap, easy to administer drug that reduces brain bleeds

Gardaí arrested 28 people in relation to investigations in the Kilkenny and Carlow areas on Wednesday.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Three vehicles and €2,300 worth of fireworks also seized on ‘day of action’

Authors of Children of the Troubles Joe Duffy and Freya McClements with former president Mary McAleese at the launch of the book  in Dublin. Photograph:  Laura Hutton

Children of the Troubles by Joe Duffy and Freya McClements launched in Dublin

The forthcoming bank holiday strike will last from 9am on Saturday morning to 9am on Tuesday. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Industrial action due to working conditions, company’s alleged refusal to engage with union

Cork man Cian Alcock at An Solas bar in Tokyo. Along with thousands of others, he hopes to secure a ticket for Ireland’s clash with the All Blacks on Saturday. Photograph: courtesy Cian Alcock.

Cian Alcock spent €1,000 on ticket to quarter-final, but now his seat is for the wrong game

According to the IPA, validation letters were issued by the fund to over 195,300 patients on both inpatient and outpatient waiting lists. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Figures are released by treatment purchase fund to Irish Patients’ Association

Some 130 motorists are clamped every day in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Code of practice says clampers must not attach devices to vehicles with people in them

Bank of America, PayPal and Netflix post their reults on Wednesday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Netflix results due on Wednesday and a Central Bank conference on Thursday

Writer is sanguine about the incident, saying : ‘for 40 minutes I was a Nobel Prize winner’

Organisers of the Nobel Prize in Literature are investigating a hoax phone call informing the Irish writer John Banville (pictured) that he was to receive this year’s award. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Author says he was phoned by Swedish Academy number shortly before announcement

Dunmanus Bay in west Cork, where a search for a missing fisherman is continuing. File photograph: Google Maps

Call made to Coast Guard to report concerns man’s 20ft boat had not returned to shore

A reconstruction of what the 325-million year-old tetrapod would have looked like and (inset) the bones uncovered in Co Clare. Image: Dr Eamon Doyle

Chance discovery opens up whole new area of potential exploration along Clare coastline

Between 33 and 40 per cent of the cases being heard by the Irish Supreme Court have a significant European Union law element, Chief Justice, Frank Clarke said on Wednesday night. File photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

State’s highest court has had run of environmental cases, guests at book launch told

Least Bittern:  bird only lived for 30 minutes after it landed from America in John O’Donoghue’s back garden near Tralee. Photograph:  Domnick Walsh

Least Bittern, 10th to make it across Atlantic, perished from forced migration to Ireland

About 1%  of the population requires a blood transfusion each year, while one-in-four people will at some stage benefit from a donation.  Photograph: Getty Images

Irish Blood Transfusion Service says critical equipment supplies have been stockpiled

“Put simply, dairy processors and their farmers will not survive unless there is a deal.” Photograph: Getty Images

At present 35% of the North’s milk pool is processed at facilities in the Republic

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe:  Budget 2020 will be geared around trouble brewing ahead of the October 31st Brexit deadline. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Meetings, indicators and results of interest to business, finance and economic community

At the unveiling of the Thin Lizzy 50th anniversary stamps in Bristol were Phil Lynott’s daughters Cathleen Howard-Lynott and Sarah Lynott with their mother Caroline Taraskevics. Photograph: Stephen Lewis

Brace of €1 stamps features the Black Rose album cover and a portrait of Phil Lynott

The Health Service Executive said that those waiting for home support are assessed and provided with a new or additional service as soon as possible. File photograph: Getty

‘I am embarrassed and yes I am apologising for that on a daily basis,’ admits Jim Daly

Former minister Nora Owen, HCCI chief executive Joseph Musgrave,  Senator Marie-Louise O’Donnell and Redmond O’Hanlon at the Home and Community Care Ireland Conference. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Rapidly ageing Irish population requires care staff, cash injection and better system

The move proposed by Social Justice Ireland would see charges of between €5 and €30 applied per passenger depending on flight duration.

Social Justice Ireland calls for environmental tax of up to €30 per passenger per flight

Competing land use, including an expansion in dairy farming, has been cited as a reason for a deficit in activity. Photograph: iStock

Just 22,500 hectares of land planted against a target of over 27,000 since 2015

An analysis of 2018 costs identified the largest overspend of 12.7 per cent was in farm assist payments.

C&AG report finds overspend of 12.7 per cent in farm assist payments costing €9.4 million

Dr Conor Graham of the Marine and Freshwater Research Centre at the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, and Dr Liam Morrison, at the Ryan Institute, NUI Galway, explaining their research. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni

Tracing advances could see ‘stigma of shellfish’ start to disappear, says restaurateur

The economy as reflected in unemployment rates in Ireland and across Europe continues to look healthy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

All Island Business Conference and ESRI Ageing Workford in Ireland study

Two men arrested following heroin and cocaine seizure

The incident was revealed on Tuesday in an opinion piece by New York Times publisher AG Sulzberger addressing a “growing threat” to journalism around the world. Photograph:iStock

Declan Walsh says assumption US government would assist reporters ‘no longer holds firm’

Privacy activist Max Schrems: due in Dublin.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Business week: Schrems in Dublin; FutureSec conference

Crowds of school children pictured on Friday afternoon on Merrion Square, Dublin for the Global Climate Strike. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Coalition urges Taoiseach to support more ambitious EU target for cutting emissions

A lifeboat and helicopter search off the cliffs at Howth, Co Dublin. File photograph.

Coastguard alerted by member of the public who saw woman at base of the cliff

Gardaí said they are ‘investigating an assault of a youth that took place on Simmonscourt Road, Donnybrook’ on Friday morning.

Group of youths assaulted young man outside Simmonscourt building on Friday

Tobacco and cigarette products from China discovered at Dublin Port this month. Photograph courtesy Revenue.

Products could have resulted in potential loss of €924,000 in tax income – Revenue

An increase in the number of sex offenders in Irish prisons is expected to continue over the next three years, according to a report released by the Irish Prison Service. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Irish Prison Service report notes rise in the number of inmates with ‘severe’ mental illnesses

Six Catholics were shot dead by Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) gunmen in Heights Bar in  Co Down as they watched Ireland play in a 1994 World Cup football match.

Emmy nominated film No Stone Unturned to be broadcast on October 2nd

Farmers protesting outside the Dawn Meats plant at Grannagh on the Waterford/ Kilkenny border. File Photograph: PA

Creed urges farmers to ‘step away from blockades’ as beef deal stalls

The research  says there is a need to improve the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of such trials. Photograph: iStock

Research claims trials between 2014 and 2016 raises ‘serious concerns about low standards’

Health Research Charities Ireland has said research is now ‘drawing to a halt’. File photograph: Getty

Concern mounts among health research charities that trial members may be put off

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “I think there was a degree of triumphalism that did get the back up in unionist quarters and elsewhere which I think has given rise to all of the difficulties.” File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

FF chief says megaphone diplomacy around first withdrawal agreement ‘could have been avoided’

The road  at Kilnamanagh was closed for a time to allow for a forensic collision investigation but later reopened. File photograph: Alan Betson

Gardaí appeal for information while three others hospitalised following collision

Kailash Satyarthi: “Eradication of trafficking, forced [child] labour, bonded labour is supposed to be accomplished by 2025 and unfortunately it seems that the world is failing again its children.” Photograph: Money Sharma

Kailash Satyarthi discusses child labour, slavery and trafficking with Taoiseach

Early on in the dispute, the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) warned that supermarkets would have no beef to stock their shelves. Photograph: iStock

What are they fighting about and how does this impact consumers?

Minister for Health Simon Harris said he did not believe the new initiative would be controversial. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty

Business owner says planned law could close him ‘overnight, like switching off a light’

 Beef protesters at ABP Bandon Co Cork. Protests will continue outside 14 factories on Monday despite reports saying a consensus had been reached over the weekend. Photograph: Denis Boyle

Processors says thousands of job losses are now inevitable due to blockades

On Tuesday, the PwC-Irish Times Tax Summit will wrestle the most topical questions in an increasingly uncertain world. File photograph: Getty

Companies stage agms while markets await US Federal Reserve decision on interest rates

Report notes there are just over 500 patients awaiting psychological and surgical evaluations for sleeve gastrectomy operations. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Report warns of dangers of funding shortfalls at a time of rising levels of obesity

A total of 117 mature plants were seized in a converted garage unit. Photograph: Garda Síochána/Facebook

Growhouse with heating and lighting systems discovered in Cappamore

Trinity College Dublin tumbled more than 40 places to 164th place in the latest set of world university rankings. Photograph: iStock

Result prompts calls for an overhaul in how the Government carries out its own funding

Friday’s garda operation began at 3pm and will continue all night. Photograph: Iarnród Éireann/Twitter

Operation Twintrack will see up to 50 gardaí on rail services in Dublin and manning train stations around country

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

Fionnán Sheahan. File photograph: David Conachy

Move is part of restructuring of newspaper group owned by Belgian company Mediahuis

The supermarket chain Aldi has said that ‘availability issues’ have  forced it to begin selling Irish beef and pork products processed at UK plants. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times.

Retailer cites ‘availability issues’ as row between farmers and processors continues

The Draft Tallaght Town Centre Local Area Plan also aims to  build a fourth stand at Tallaght Stadium and redevelop the Square Shopping Centre. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

SF’s Cathal King says high-rise apartments not conducive to building community

Tusla chairman Pat Rabbitte noted in his introductory remarks that the agency would continue to require funding increases in order to deliver on its responsibilities.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

Recruitment of staff continues to be particularly problematic, due to a shortage of appropriately qualified social workers

Nama has sought investor interest to develop the land on the Poolbeg Peninsula in Dublin’s east end for 3,500 apartments and 1 million sq ft of commercial development.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The week in business: Nama has placed a minimum bid value of €125 million on the site

Sinead O’Connor smiles and waves at camera after performance of Nothing Compares 2 U on RTÉ’s The Late Late Show. Photograph: RTÉ Player

The singer has described her experience of ‘reverting’ to Islam

The collision occurred in Cappamore, Co Limerick. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Infant involved in two-car crash in Limerick, while man (70s) died after crash in Galway

Independent farmers and supporters outside Meadow Meats in Rathdowney, Co. Laois, pictured last month. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Meat Industry Ireland says it has deferred legal proceedings and expects reciprocity

The shooting occurred at approximately 7.10pm at Streamville Road in Donaghmede, north Dublin. Photograph: Tim O’Brien

Gardaí seek information on Beige Nissan Almera in area of shooting in Donaghmede

Appeals have been made for the whereabouts of 24-year-old Cameron McClements from Hillsborough, Co Down who went missing whilst working at the Electric Picnic festival in County Laois earlier this week.

Friends say Cameron McClements was last seen in bookshop on Wednesday evening

A burnt-out vehicle found following a shooting in Lucan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

A 42-year-old man was shot up to 10 times in his car in Lucan on Wednesday

Taxing snacks such as cake and biscuits could be far more effective in cutting obesity rates than simply targeting sugary drinks, a new study suggests. Photograph: Getty

Research says 20% levy on sugar-rich foods could lead to 1.3kg average weight loss

‘There is often a perceived stigma attached to persons who have spent time in prison.’ File photograph: James Forde

Solas survey reveals that more than 60% of respondents inclined to employ ex-offender

John Uwhumiakpor at home in Balbriggan: Uwhumiakpor ran unsuccessfully in the local elections on a platform of integration. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In a town with a young population, the lack of investment in youth services is an issue

Retired fisherman Fred Hammond at Balbriggan harbour. Photograph: Alan Betson

North Dublin town is facing issues with runaway growth, integration, and facilities

  Abercrombie & Fitch is due to report results on Thursday. Photograph:   Mike Segar/Reuters

Abercrombie and Hewlett Packard Enterprise to report; and reinvigorating O’Connell St

Hostelworld said it was looking forward to the important summer season given the negative impact weak consumer sentiment in several EU markets had had on bookings

This Week in Business: FSAI conference to give businesses much food for thought

Ryanair pilots in Ireland have voted to strike over two days next week.

Thousands of passengers will be disrupted by action ‘over coming weeks’, airline says

Dublin Port. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Man in his 50s dies after vehicle hits truck during loading at north docks on Wednesday

Govindas vegetarian restaurants on Middley Abbey Street, One of Dublin was issued with a food safety closure order over fears of a cockroach infestation last month.  Photograph: Google Street View

Vegetarian Abbey Street eatery was one of eight closed by FSAI in July

An audit of how suspected child abuse cases are referred to gardaí by social workers is to be undertaken following a highly critical inspection of services.

‘Major non-compliance’ found in standards of care in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow

The new crown hole in the Drumgoosat area in Co Monaghan.

Local resident says there is a ‘huge level of fear’ in the local community

Property price data on Wednesday will give a summary of just how far the Irish market has come in the first half of 2019. Photograph: iStock

Residential prices, a digital marketing forum and other indicators and meetings

Luas driver Lanre Bode Olatunji says he and colleagues experience regular racist abuse on public transport. Photograph: Mark Hilliard / Irish Times

Transport services and the Immigrant Council of Ireland launch campaign against abuse

Following the significant rainfall last night, Irish Water  confirmed waste water overflows

Dublin beaches again closed to swimmers following waste overflow at Ringsend

Nikki Gallagher, director of communications for Solas, warned that technological change will have an impact on those employed in certain sectors in the coming years. Photograph: solas.ie

Report shows number of workers aged 50 and over has increased 330,000 in 10 years

The court’s recommendations follow nine days of hearings on an impasse that affects almost 10,000 support staff including healthcare assistants, laboratory aides, technicians and porters. File photograph: Getty

Court signals ‘significant’ increases ranging from 6 to 13% and further 1¾% rise, says Siptu

(From left) Declan Gilmour, Kristen Hynes, Bob Gilmour and Sarah Gilmour. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Aer Lingus apologises to Irish emigrant after urn lost en route from Australia

In Deis schools, 54 per cent of children were below average compared with 15 per cent in  non-Deis schools, according to the study.

Lack of motor abilities due to scarcity of play space or dearth of facilities, research shows

Paddy Power Betfair rebranded to Flutter Entertainment just over  two months ago. Photograph: PA

CSO figures to give clearer insight into state of affairs for Irish car industry; Glanbia and Kerry Group to report

So far 11 people have been arrested in Ireland along with a further three in Finland as part of the same investigation into money laundering. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Search of premises in Drumcondra, Dublin led to recovery of 14 false IDs, say gardaí

The Residential Tenancies Board says rent arrears, the validity of terminations and retention of deposits, in that order, made up the majority of disputes

Almost half of efforts to terminate lettings were deemed invalid, says tenancies board

 Ryanair: reports Q1 results on Tuesday.  Photograph:  Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Apple, Merck, Pfizer and Mastercard all due to report results

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