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The blue flag programme aims to raise environmental awareness and promote sound environmental management of beaches, marinas and eco-tourism boats around the world. Photograph: Alan Betson

Five Irish beaches have failed to retain blue flag status due to a deterioration in the quality of their water. The five beaches that lost the flag t(...)

  The residents of “Cooldrinagh” during Beckett’s childhood did include a ghost, at least in the opinion of one of the housemaids

No doubt Samuel Beckett was joking when, as reported in our Property section yesterday, he told a later owner of the family’s old Foxrock home: “If yo(...)

 Raymond Galligan and his Cavan team mates will be favourites to win The Tailteann Cup. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It may not feel like it but this is an historic week for the GAA. Monday morning came around and on the RTE sports bulletin the nation listened - with(...)

Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Round 3, Cusack Park, Ennis: Tempers flare between Clare’s John Conlon and Limerick’s Robbie Hanley. Photograph: Tom Maher/©INPHO

Clare are still unbeaten. On a heavenly day in Ennis – the narrow streets of the old town crowded, the stout taps flowing, the ground all sold out – C(...)

The departing papal nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, at a reception at Áras an Uachtaráin with President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina in early 2018. Photograph: Tom Honan

One of the most influential if low-key papal nuncios to serve in Ireland will leave shortly for Prague following the Vatican announcement of his appoi(...)

Tour guide Aengus Mac Grianna at Knowth archaeological site. Photograph: Tom Honan

On the back of the pandemic, ‘the great resignation’ was one of the big predictions for this year, but is it actually happening? JOANNE HUNT Talks (...)

Meath’s Cillian O’Sullivan with Cormac Costello, Seán Bolger and Brian Fenton of Dublin during the Leinster SFC semi-final last season. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

If I’m honest about it, I’m not hearing the noise. The provincial football championships are racing through at breakneck speed and there is something (...)

 Community Warden Alan Nolan said: ‘It is absolutely sickening to the pit of my stomach that people can do this in this day and age.’ Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

The dumping of a large couch, two armchairs, a bicycle and office chairs as well as a large quantity of bedding has been described as “absolutely sick(...)

Staff at Missus Tatty’s Nursery in Clonee, Co Meath: (from left) Rachel Prouse, owner-manager, Ann Marie McCord, manager, and Laura Greer, HR manager. Photograph: Alan Betson

A €221 million Core Funding scheme – the Government’s latest vehicle for increased State investment in early childhood care and education – is due to (...)

 A member of the National Army stands guard at a window armed with a revolver in  1922. Location unknown. Photograph: Independent News And Media/Getty

While the Irish Civil War is widely believed to have left a legacy of silence in its wake, Irish-language writers were strongly represented among thos(...)

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