The Beatyard festival in Dún Laoghaire, August 1st. Photograph: facebook.com/thebeatyard

Beats and boats, raps and rigging - Beatyard transformed Dún Laoghaire’s former ferry terminal into an excellent small festival for the bank holiday w(...)

Members of Palestine’s El Funoun DaMembers of Palestine’s El Funoun Dance Troupe will lead an open-air instruction on the Middle-Eastern dance technique of ‘Dabke’ in Eyre Square as part of the Galway Dance Days festival this weekend. Photograph: Galway Dance Days

Ireland v PolandThe wait has been excruciating, but Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland team will finally return to the Aviva Stadium for a first com(...)

Effects of pyrite on a house in Fingal. The presence of the mineral has been discovered in homes in the  Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and South Dublin County Council areas. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Pyrite, a mineral which can cause severe structural damage to buildings, has been discovered in homes in Dún Laoghaire and south Dublin. Minister of S(...)

Protesters gather in central Dublin for water charges protest. Photograph: Ciarán D’Arcy

A man arrested and charged following an anti-water charge protest in Dublin yesterday afternoon has been released. The arrest occurred after a group o(...)

Protesters gather in central Dublin for water charges protest. Photograph: Ciarán D’Arcy 2:27

A man arrested and charged following an anti-water charge protest in Dublin yesterday afternoon has been released. The arrest occurred after a group o(...)

Jane Braidwood: The mother of three was taken to St Vincent’s hospital by ambulance but pronounced dead shortly after arrival. Photograph: Facebook

A man is due in court tomorrow morning charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 65-year-old widow in her south Dublin home on Tuesday.Jane B(...)

Eamonn Dowd: “You have to do it for real.” Photograph: Åsa Kärrman

Eamonn Dowd steps out of the cold wastes of Sweden and gets on a bus to the airport. He nurtures a battered guitar box through check-in and security, (...)

‘Astrid’ taken by Jakub Walutek, winner of the Costal Heritage category of the Clean Coasts Photography Awards 2013.

The stunning beauty of the Irish coastline is a photographer’s dream and was the subject of An Taisce’s annual Clean Coasts Photography Awards last ni(...)

Walter: normal relations suspended while he had his revenge

Last Sunday, my wife decided to pack me, Liam and Walter into the car and head to the beach. Summer was making one of its occasional, fleeting (...)

A man and dog look on, asThe Queen Mary II – the flagship vessel of the famous Cunard Line – with 3,000 passengers and several hundred crew members aboard, arrives off Dun Laoghaire Harbour today . Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The world’s largest ocean liner moored at Dún Laoghaire today, and with it bringing the potential of increased cruise holidays to the region.(...)