Carraroe

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The report found that upgrade works are needed to protect four beaches with poor quality bathing water at Clifden, Co Galway;  Merrion Strand, Loughshinny; and Sandymount strands in Co Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There are 38 towns and villages across the State discharging raw sewage into the environment, according to a new report from the Environmental Protect(...)

The ambulance sent from Ballina took 90 minutes  to reach Carraroe, via Maam Cross. File photograph: Alan Betson

An ambulance had to travel 131 km from north Mayo to attend a heart attack case in south Connemara, a Galway GP has said. Dr Peter Sloane, who has a (...)

Lot 45 Roderic O’Conor, Figures in a Pool

Ever wondered what a Louis le Brocquy or a Donald Teskey would look like on your wall?  Well, you don’t have to wonder any more.  A new app(...)

A scene from Inchicore, Dublin, this Friday morning. Photograph: Gavin O Ceallachain

Irish Water has asked people to conserve water during the freezing temperatures to reduce the risk of interruption to supplies amid the severe weather(...)

Francesca McDonagh, chief executive, Bank of Ireland:  “My focus is on rebuilding trust in Bank of Ireland.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Bank of Ireland has a €1 billion fund available for property development lending in the Republic, its new chief executive, Francesca McDonagh has told(...)

Patrick Greene with UFC champion Conor McGregor in 2016. Photograph: Instagram

In just five years, Patrick Greene has gone from training to be a financial accountant in Cork to becoming one of the biggest nightclub promoters in M(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris: Dr Peter Sloane has written to him to say people will die needlessly in rural areas if more resources are not provided for ambulances and emergency equipment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A south Connemara GP has said he thought a 60-year-old man was “going to die in front of me” during a wait of nearly an hour for an ambulance last wee(...)

Barbara Warren, RHA

Barbara Warren, who has died aged 91, was a highly regarded representational painter who exhibited regularly from the early 1950s. She brought her dis(...)

Elephant and Castle in south London: in the 1950s, the area was filled with Irish men working on building sites and Irish women  working in  factories. Photograph:  Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images

Painted on a wall in Southwark’s Central Market is a recipe for potato bread, which carefully explains how much flour and baking powder is needed for(...)

The company is being prosecuted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over a delay in completing a €1m project to deal with a water quality problem in Carraroe. Photograph: iStockphoto

Irish Water has pleaded guilty to failing to implement a plan to improve drinking water quality in Carraroe in Co Galway and was ordered to give €3,00(...)

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