Brian Hutton

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Clare Daly TD claimed the new security measures  have led to “utter chaos” for customs and airport police. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Customs officers and police must undergo security checks at Irish airports each time they move between restricted and public areas following a securit(...)

‘It is striking that only a tiny percentage is recovered – bikes are expensive enough items for individuals and families to pay out on.’ Photograph: iStock

The scale of bicycle thefts in Dublin has been condemned as “unacceptable” as latest official figures show almost 4,000 were reported stolen last year(...)

The winds were forecast to ease countrywide as the day went on, with some showers, and even hail and sleet, predicted. File photograph: Getty

Wrap up and bring your brolly is the advice from forecasters for the hundreds of thousands expected to brave wet and windy conditions over St Patrick’(...)

Homes and businesses had been evacuated at a village in Co Fermanagh close to the Border after a report of a suspicious object. Photograph: PSNI

A security alert at a Border village has ended after a controlled explosion on a suspicious object. The object was found to be “nothing untoward”, sa(...)

 A floral tribute left on Linwood Avenue near the Linwood Masjid in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photograph: Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images

Ireland rugby captain Rory Best has expressed solidarity with the people of New Zealand over the terror attacks which killed 49 people on Friday. Sp(...)

Almost 542,000 patients are waiting to be seen by a specialist for the first time, according to latest figures, as another 20,000 people were added to outpatient queues last month. Photograph: iStock

Minister for Health Simon Harris has been accused of failing more than a half a million people who are in pain around the country as hospital waiting (...)

Michelle Moloney at her shop Aideen’s Florist on Collins Avenue, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“Funerals and people being sick – that was our business back then,” says Michelle Moloney, a lifelong florist who has seen demand for flower deliverie(...)

 Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern: ‘The decision to downgrade history in our secondary schools and to make it a non-compulsory subject [at Junior Cert level] was short-sighted and quite frankly ill-considered.’ File photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has suggested British children should be compulsorily taught Irish history to combat the “sheer ignorance” in the UK exp(...)

A contractor has received a criminal conviction  over electrical work that threatened a house fire in south Co Dublin. File photograph: Getty Images

The criminal conviction of a contractor over electrical work that threatened a house fire in south Co Dublin should serve as a warning to all unregist(...)

 Students at Grafton College,  Paola Ambrosio (left) from Rio de Janeiro, and  Rosiane de Avila, from Santa Catarina, both Brazil, have been told the college will have no classes for the foreseeable future in Portobello, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

More than a dozen teachers and staff from a private English-language college occupied its premises in Dublin on Monday night after learning that they (...)

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