Bathing-ban notices are regularly issued for beaches in the summer months when sewage discharges or storm water overflows result in water pollution making swimming unsafe. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish Water is to extend testing and treatment of effluent from the Ringsend sewage plant to determine if it is negatively affecting bathing-water qua(...)

Kite surfers on Dollymount Strand in Dublin. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

A man in his 30s has died while kite surfing at Dollymount Strand, north Dublin, on Saturday morning. Emergency services were called to an incident a(...)