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Ballybunnion beach in Co Kerry has lost its Blug Flag status for 2020. Photograph: Getty

Ballybunion North beach in Co Kerry has failed to retain its blue flag status in 2020 due to a deteroiation in its water quality. Beaches are require(...)

St Anne’s Park in Dublin which has been named as one of the top five parks in the world.

St Anne’s Park in north Dublin has been named among the world’s top five Green Flag award parks. Abraham Ledeboerpark in the Netherlands, Al Bahya Ga(...)

Bundoran Beach, Co Donegal, lost its blu flag. Photograph: Holger Leue/Tourism Ireland

Bundoran Beach in Co Donegal and Bertra Strand and Golden Strand in Co Mayo have failed to retain their blue flag status for 2019. Rathmullan Marino (...)

 Smoke billows from steel slags  in Chongqing Municipality, China. Photograph:  China Photos/Getty Images

Schools across Ireland are to monitor air quality, contribute to ongoing research and work with scientists in measuring levels of pollution in a major(...)

Professor James P Smith, who  was awarded a Doctorate in Science,  Dr Mary Robinson, Chancellor of Trinity College, and Bob Geldof, humanitarian activist and rock star who received  an honorary doctorate at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells

Rock star and activist Bob Geldof was awarded an honorary doctorate by Trinity College today. Mr Geldof received the Doctor in Laws distinction today(...)

Some of the large group of volunteers who were at Spiddal, Co Galway, on Saturday to help with the clean-up of the promenade and beach which was severely damaged by the storms and high tides. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Just days after the Connemara coastline felt the full wrath of an angry Atlantic, several hundred people turned out in Spiddal village this weekend to(...)

The perspex-and-steel hoarding was erected around the Browne Doorway in Eyre Square, Galway, “in the interests of public safety and protection” on a temporary basis due to budget constraints. Photograph: Eric Luke

A temporary hoarding will remain around the famous Browne Doorway on Galway’s Eyre Square until the city council can find €40,000 to repair the(...)