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Crowds gather at Milltown Park on Friday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Met Éireann has downgraded its snow-ice warning to an orange alert for Leinster, Munster, Cavan and Monaghan until 6pm on Saturday. A status yellow s(...)

 Coolock has a sprawling suburban feel. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Coolock, on Dublin’s northside, has had a number of building spurts, with the early 1970s producing one of Dublin’s most intriguingly named group of s(...)

Flooding around Parteen Weir in Co Clare.  The Shannon-Dublin water pipeline will cost more than €1.2bn and its footprint will be immense.  Photograph: TISC

It is described as “one of the most important [infrastructural] projects in the history of the State”. Though not quite at the scale of Ardnacrusha hy(...)

Claire Nolan and her daughter Deia in the kitchen of her Glasthule home. Photograph: Dave Meehan

It’s not surprising when Claire Nolan reveals she spent more than 13 years living in LA, before deciding to return to her childhood village in Dublin.(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said  it was  necessary to “work with the CSO to agree a definition of ‘vacant dwelling’.”  Photograph: Getty Images

The number of vacant homes in parts of Dublin has been overstated by more than 30 times the actual total, figures from the Department of Housing show.(...)

The main square in Chapelizod. The area feels more like Co Dublin than the city. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Chapelizod has the very unusual distinction of being a Dublin village that is located on both the north and south sides of the river Liffey. Located 7(...)

Bettystown, Co Meath, was once prominent as a holiday destination, due to its magnificent beach and dunes. Photograph: Alan Betson

Meath’s coastline is a short one, with a 3km beach running from the south at Laytown, through Bettystown, to Mornington, which makes up 40 per cent of(...)

Damien Grey (left) and Andrew Heron, at Heron & Grey restaurant, which was awarded a Michelin star, at Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Before I moved to Sydney from the small town of Goulburn, Australia, I had been working in a kitchen in New South Wales in the police academy where th(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said some 5,900 new “units” of social housing would be provided next year by local authorities and approved housing bodies, either through building or acquisition. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Measures announced in Budget 2018 will lead to the provision in 2018 of just 31 social homes over and above the number committed to last year by the G(...)

Jean O’Sullivan at the marché d’Aligre in Paris.

Jean O’Sullivan, who has died aged 63, was a central figure in the Irish community in Paris for more than three decades, during which she also led a s(...)

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