It started as a joke, a throwaway line over a late night Lenten jar by Vinny Fitzpatrick about having a public house representative for Clontarf, but it had gathered momentum to the point of no return

It started as a joke, a throwaway line over a late night Lenten jar by Vinny Fitzpatrick about having a public house representative for Clontarf, but (...)

Warriors going into the fray  during re-enactments at the Battle of Clontarf Festival in Saint Anne’s Park in Dublin last weekend. The 1,000th anniversary of the actual battle falls today. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times 2:25

Today marks the 1,000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf. As in the way of all such things, social media boffins hav e taken to Twi(...)

Victor: Brian Boru at Clontarf in 1014, painted in 1914 by James Ward. Photograph: courtesy of Dublin City Council 3:42

April 23rd is the 1,000th anniversary of the death of Brian Boru, the most famous and, arguably, the greatest Irishman before the modern era. H(...)

It’s currently a 1930s period piece: a perfect set for an episode of a family drama. You can picture a mantelpiece clock ticking, and small boys in(...)

This house situated just off Kincora Road in Clontarf was built within the past 10 years and has 168sq m (1,808sq ft) of livi(...)

Temporary flood barriers being put in place in Clontarf, Dublin,  as high tides and winds battered the coastline earlier this year. Photograph: Alan Betson

New aesthetically-pleasing flood defences are to be designed for Clontarf, two years after residents rejected a €4 million flood barrier. (...)

Sandbags outside houses on the Coast Road in Clontarf, Dublin, on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Heavy rains are expected to spread across the country from the west this afternoon. Met Éireann flood and rain warnings remain, with forecaster(...)

“Everything is totally commercial now. The binmen have no leeway whatsoever. I would call this industry merciless.”

Andrew drives a bin lorry for a private refuse company around one of the commuter counties near Dublin. He has no doubt when the tradition of the Chri(...)