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Since 1986, Dublin’s Phoenix Park has been designated as a National Historic Park, and for good reason: its enclosure in the mid-17th century, to protect the royal deer herd, is one of the most important legacies to Dublin of James Butler, the great Duke of Ormonde, as viceroy of Ireland during the reign of Charles II. Photograph: David Sleator

It is one of Dublin’s great boasts that the city has the largest enclosed public park of any European capital. But the Phoenix Park is more than just (...)

Bloom: five-year-old Adrianna Fayiah, seven-year-old Eoghan Fox and four-year-old Florence Marlow Ward at the launch of this year’s Phoenix Park garden festival. Photograph: Alan Betson

What is it? A highlight of the Irish horticultural year, a great coming together for garden designers, flower growers, landscapers, plantaholics, gar(...)

Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

It is Dublin’s lung, its beating heart; its most treasured space. Each year, Dubliners spend millions of hours inside its walls. It is the Phoenix Par(...)

Matthieu Seguin of Coca-Cola is chair of Ibec’s Prepared Consumer Foods Council. “We want to partner with NGOs and our customers to reduce waste and increase recovery and recycling rates still further.”

Ireland’s prepared consumer foods (PCF) sector has put sustainability and packaging reduction at the top of its agenda for the year ahead. As well as (...)

t is understood that Twinlite is on the brink of acquiring a significant site in Dublin, capable of accommodating hundreds of new build-to-rent apartments.

Property developer Twinlite has secured finance of €90 million from the Cardinal Capital Group and Bank of Ireland. The developer is currently on site(...)

A coypu in a park in western Germany. The rodents carry several diseases harmful to humans and domestic animals. Photograph: Yann Schreiber/AFP/Getty

Waterways Ireland has warned the public to be on the alert for a very “large invasive rodent” species which has been spotted along the Royal Canal in (...)

Permission exists for this development on the Rathborne site, but it’s likely Chartered Land will submit a fresh planning application

Joe O’Reilly’s Chartered Land has purchased Rathborne, a 4.97-hectare (12.29 acre) site in Ashtown, Dublin 15, for about €22 million, some 13 years af(...)

More than 11,000 houses were built in 2018. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Just over 18,000 homes were built last year, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), almost 30 per cent less than the minimum number the Gov(...)

January 18th: The Paris Peace Conference opens. The tone is set early. French president Raymond Poincare declares: “You are assembled to repair the ev(...)

Memorial at Ashtown, Co Dublin, to volunteer Martin Savage, who died during the failed assassination attempt

On the night of December 18th, 1919, a group of IRA men met at the Sinn Féin Club on North Summer Street, Dublin. The fire was roaring. There was much(...)

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