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A man is silhouetted against the sun as he walks his dog in Whitby, Yorkshire, on Saturday. High temperatures persisted in England over the weekend but this is likely to end from Saturday night into Sunday. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The unsettled weather of the weekend is set to continue into next week with above average rainfall in most parts of the country. However temperatures(...)

The Indian summer is set to come to an end this weekend with warm weather expected over the next two days, before heavy rain hits the country on Saturday evening, according to Met Éireann.

The Indian summer is set to come to an end this weekend with warm weather expected over the next two days, before heavy rain hits the country on Satur(...)

Some 60 per cent of children were signed up to social media sites, including 48 per cent of eight-year-olds and 68 per cent of 11-year-olds. Photograph: iStock

More than one in 10 children aged eight to 13 are spending the equivalent of 61 days a year online, new figures show. A survey by CyberSafeIreland, a(...)

Brian Somers says he began to abuse solvents when he was in primary school, before progressing to harder drugs, and then ended up on the streets. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

For Brian Somers, being sent to prison was a relief because it meant he could sleep somewhere warm, eat properly and detox from drugs. The 47-year-ol(...)

Bill Prasifka,  Dr Rita Doyle  and Paul Harkin are pictured at the launch of the Medical Council’s five-year strategy. Photograph: Maxwell’s

The length of time patients are spending on waiting lists is “morally wrong” and “not ethical”, the president of the Medical Council has said. Dr Rit(...)

Beech Lodge Care home: Photograph from facility’s website

A nursing home in Co Limerick failed to respond or investigate an allegation of abuse by a staff member of a resident, an independent report has found(...)

Being homeless during the summer holidays brings a new set of challenges. Photograph: iStock

Many parents will be celebrating the reopening of schools this week but for families living in emergency accommodation the relief is even more keenly (...)

Gardaí seized more than €200,000 worth of drugs over the weekend, following a number of planned searches. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Gardaí seized more than €200,000 worth of drugs over the weekend, following a number of planned searches. On Saturday, members of the force carried o(...)

Garret Bridgeman, managing director of An Post mails and parcels with Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee and Fergal O’Leary of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission,  talk to the media at the  An Post Mail Centre in Portlaoise. Photograph: Cate McCurry /PA Wire

Government ministers stepped up their warnings about a no-deal Brexit on Monday as British prime minister Boris Johnson said he would take the talks w(...)

Vincent Parsons was discovered with head injuries by passersby  on Saturday night. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

A 34-year-old man assaulted in Tallaght, Dublin, on Saturday night has died. Vincent Parsons, with an address in the Clondalkin area, was discovered (...)

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