Glenalbyn swimming pool in Stillorgan, Dublin, operated for 47 years before structural defects forced its closure in December 2013. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Large numbers of schoolchildren in Stillorgan, Co Dublin, have been let down by the closure of Glenalbyn swimming pool and no longer swim, local TD S(...)

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown council officials produced a report questioning the economic merit of reopening a pool at the Glenalbyn location, causing anger among locals. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A public meeting to protest at the ongoing closure of Glenalbyn swimming pool in south County Dublin is to be held in Stillorgan, on Monday night. Dú(...)

Omaima (left) Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa (18), who is  in prison in Egypt. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown councillors have unanimously supported a motion calling for the immediate release on humanitarian grounds of Irish citizen Ibr(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Kate Feeney has been elected  in the Blackrock ward.Photograph: DAVE MEEHANS

The counting of votes in the Dún Laoghaire ward of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has been adjourned indefinitely.Labour requested that ballots(...)

 Fom left:  Niamh Gallagher, co-founder of Women for Election,  Obama  strategist Jen O’Malley-Dillon and Michelle O’Donnell Keating, co-founder of Women for Election. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

Women running in next month’s local elections have had the opportunity to get advice from Jen O’Malley-Dillon, a (...)

Deirdre Donnelly and Stephen Brennan in Conservatory by Michael West
Review: Conservatory

Conservatory Peacock Theatre, Dublin **** “Do you know who died?” asks a husband of his wife, making casual conversation midway through(...)

ShushAbbey Theatre, Dublin **There is no subtitle to Elaine Murphy’s second full-length play, Shush, but its form, structure and main concerns could b(...)