Cars parked near Dollymount Strand earlier this week. Photograph:   Collins

Dublin City Council’s decision to ban parking on beach attracts controversy

Thousands of overseas visitors who had bought tickets to see Garth Brooks have been arriving into Dublin Airport today.  Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

‘Stetson and the City’ events held across Dublin to console thousands of disappointed fans

Head first: jumping into the Grand Canal at Suir Road Bridge in Drimnagh, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Youngsters have been using canals and Docklands to cool off in the hot weather

Irish recruitment posters, one featuring John Redmond, revived for commemoration

Martin Coyne facing eviction

Martin and Violet Coyne failed to vacate rented home

British Open winner Rory McIlroy is greeted by Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at Stormont Castle. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Open winner apologies at Stormont after having to leave the famous trophy at home

Rory McIlroy (centre) meets Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson (left) and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness  at Stormont Castle after winning the British Open Golf Championship. Photograph: PA

Golfer meets McGuinness, Robinson at Stormont but without trophy, which needed a clean

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