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Eirgrid's national control centre room in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The nerve centre of the Irish energy system is a quiet room at EirGrid’s headquarters on Dublin’s Shelbourne Road , where large screens on a wall trac(...)

Bob Dylan: on his 1966 British tour he binned the dungarees and lumberjack shirts of the Greenwich Village years and stocked up in the boutiques of Carnaby Street. Photograph: Ochs/Getty

Forty years ago I got a summer job on a building site near Dalkey, that picturesque coastal village in south Co Dublin, making tea and running errands(...)

Rush Harbour: the town’s harbour and its two beaches offer a range of watersports. Photograph: Tom Honan

Newcomers to the town of Rush is north Co Dublin can’t help but fall for its picture-postcard looks. Whether approaching it from the west, along rural(...)

The children featured in the report experienced frequent school absences attributed to poor diet, inadequate rest and poor living conditions. Photograph: iStock

The Government should establish a ring-fenced fund for schools to provide additional resources to cater for the needs of children experiencing homeles(...)

From left, Clodagh Kane (12), Swords, Co Dublin; Conor O’Brien (12), Clarehall, Dublin, and Dr Phillip Kieran from RTÉ One’s ‘You Should Really See A Doctor’ at the launch of Irish Life Health’s “Not Just for Girls” HPV-awareness campaign. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is now so common that the majority (80 per cent) of Irish men and women will get the virus at some point in their lives, yet new research reveals 95 per cent of parents underestimate just how prevalent the virus is. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

1) National Water Safety Awareness week continues until June 24th. Irish Water Safety and the babies and toddler swim school, Water Babies, will host (...)

Main Street in Swords. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Swords was founded by St Colmcille in 560. The saint called the north Co Dublin town Sord, meaning clear, and in this sense pure of faith or pure wate(...)

Smoke rises from the fire at the disused Baily Court Hotel in Howth, Co Dublin. Image: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter

A fire broke out at a disused building in Howth on Friday evening. Several units of Dublin Fire Brigade were called to put out the fire in the centre(...)

“A lot of people are afraid of movement and exercise following spinal surgery yet we know that people work better in groups and prefer [physiotherapist] supervised exercise classes.” Photograph: iStock

Many people with chronic health conditions and those recovering from surgery are afraid to exercise. Often fearful of causing more pain, or simply not(...)

One of Oliver St John Gogarty’s favourite places for a summer outing was Lough Bray, Co Wicklow, in the mountains just beyond the border of Co Dublin.(...)

John Redmond addressing a home rule meeting at Parnell monument on O'Connell Street in Dublin. Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland.
The durable democrat

For 18 years in a row, John Redmond was elected chairman of the Irish Parliamentary Party – from February 1900 until his untimely death in March 1918.(...)

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