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A newly-installed cycle lane and pedestrian lane installed on Ormond Quay by Dublin City Council, which reduces the usual two lanes of vehicular traffic down to one. Photograph: Alan Betson

The new National Transport Authority (NTA) and Dublin City Council Covid-19 “mobility intervention programme” represents the most radical redrawing of(...)

Dr Samer Armous, a consultant cardiologist at University Hospital Limerick, moved   to Ireland from Syria more than 20 years ago. Photograph:  Alan Place

When Samer Arnous was 17 he moved to Ireland to sit the Leaving Cert. Having attended boarding school in Dorset as a child, the Syrian teenager was us(...)

Paddy Davis  would talk to the birds and sit listening to them singing.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at

The council said parking rules and charges “have continued as normal and have never been suspended” during the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A higher visibility of clampers on Dublin city streets can be expected from today as parking enforcement returns to a “more normal level”, Dublin City(...)

Part of the proposed new cycle route along the Liffey at Aston Quay in Dublin.

Steamrollers have taken to the Dublin city quays to finally begin work on the Liffey cycle route, which was first proposed almost eight years ago. Du(...)

 Sarah Kelly at The Village Butcher, Ranelagh, Dublin with her daughter Jessica and husband Michael Madden. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An upmarket butcher’s shop in a leafy south Dublin suburb is probably the last place you would expect to find customers behaving badly during the Covi(...)

A van parked in an area allocated for pedestrians on Dorset Street. Photograph: Olivia Kelly

Dublin motorists are continuing to park in spaces reallocated to pedestrians to enable physical distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, it has eme(...)

 One of the measures announced is the implementation of “emergency Covid-19 social distancing measures” in Ranelagh, Rathmines, Stoneybatter, Dorset Street and Capel Street from Monday, April 20th. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Dublin City Council will carry out works in areas across the city next week, in order to give more space to pedestrians and enable social distancing d(...)

Perhaps the more concerning thing should be that, faced with challenges such as air pollution and the spread of viruses, our societal response is not to try to fix the source of the problems but to buy more products to try and mitigate their effects. Photograph: iStock

It seems to have started as a joke. Two friends decided to fill a small plastic bag with air from a hillside in Canada, and put it on eBay to sell for(...)

A group of Swedish tourists is  pictured on Merrion Row in Dublin 2. (L to R) Carl Wagn, Erik Save, Emil Andersson and Johan Kingen Ivarsson. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Dublin has never seen a St Patrick’s Day quite like it. At the appointed hour of 11am, when the parade traditionally moves off watched by crowds some(...)

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