Sunrise over Dalkey island. PegasusLife had sought permission to build six blocks of 57 apartments at Dalkey Manor a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Dalkey village

A developer behind a five-storey retirement complex outside Dalkey village in Co Dublin has withdrawn its application for planning permission after(...)

Theo Dorgan’s collection was called a “lumunious book” by the judges. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The winner of this year’s Irish Times Poetry Now award is Cork-born poet Theo Dorgan for his collection, Nine Bright Shiners. The presentation of t(...)

53 Main Street, Clonmel, Co Tipperary: Ireland’s only third ever non-residential building to be independently certified as having achieved the benchmark passive standard in energy efficiency

Quirke’s Pharmacy in Clonmel is only the third non-residential building in Ireland to be independently certified as having achieved the benchmark pas(...)

 Laurelmere, the recently restored cottage, at Marley Park. Photograph: Eric Luke

Abandoned for years, Laurelmere, the charming two-storey cottage in Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, has been restored by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Co Counci(...)

Elaine O’Hara’s brother John and sister Ann Charles  at Dublin Central Criminal Court for the trial of Graham Dwyer who has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Elaine. Photograph: Collins Courts

More than 10 gardaí arrived at the home of Graham Dwyer with a search warrant early on the morning of October 17th, 2013, the Central Criminal Court h(...)

Big Belly bin in Dalkey: they are fitted with solar-powered waste compactors which crush rubbish. Their large pull-down opening has been used by some residents to dump  household rubbish. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

More than 400 high-tech public litter bins, being installed throughout southeast Dublin at a cost of almost €2.3 million, have to be re-engineered due(...)

Computer-generated view of the “urban beach” in Dún Laoghaire

A €2.5 million “urban beach” and outdoor swimming pool at Dún Laoghaire harbour has received planning permission.Almost a year after the plan was lod(...)

Swimmers dive into the Forty Foot on Christmas Day, 1971.  Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

If the ghost of Joyce’s “stately plump Buck Mulligan” is still swimming at Dublin Bay’s Forty Foot, it may not be in the company of the Sandycove Bat(...)

 Swimmers ease their way into the icy waters at Forty Foot in Sandycove during the annual Christmas swim.  Its insurer is withdrawing its public liability cover. Photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

The bathers’ association based at the well-known Forty Foot swimming spot in Dublin is to consider its future after its insurer withdrew its public(...)

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has decided to contact the National Parks and Wildlife Service over the urban fox “problem” in the area. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has passed a motion to address the urban fox “problem” in that area of south Dublin. After a heated debate last (...)