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“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.(...)

Joy Shaughnessy and Karl Flynn who run Kickboxing to Inspire and Challenge Kids in Tallaght. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

At first glance it looks like a standard gym circuit work-out. At the blast of a trainer’s whistle, the teenage participants move from station to stat(...)

The Martello Tower at Donabate, Co Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Located 12 miles northeast of Dublin city centre, the village of Donabate is to be found on a peninsula north of Malahide and south of Rush. In truth,(...)

Dublin may have to wait another nine years for the MetroLink rail service to become a reality, but smart house hunters might want to take a closer loo(...)

 Southside Dart services were disrupted for several hours on Thursday evening due to an incident on the line. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Dart services have returned to normal on Friday after several hours of disruption last night due to an incident on the southside line. This followed(...)

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(...)

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