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Site at Howth where planning permisison for a proposed housing development has been overturned on consent in the High Court but a fresh planning application has been made. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The High Court has overturned, on consent, planning permission for construction of 164 homes on the site of a disused hotel in Howth village. A fresh(...)

Storm Brendan throwing up  waves on   Strangford Lough in Co Down. Photograph:  Alan Lewis- Photopress

Households, businesses and councils were on Monday night counting the cost of Storm Brendan as some homes were left without power overnight. The ESB (...)

Branches of the Irish Coast Guard were alerted to the man’s difficulty at Lahinch. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

A man in his early 40s from Co Clare has died after getting into difficulty swimming on Sunday morning off Lahinch beach. Emergency services received(...)

An  image of the proposed development at the former Techrete site in Howth,  Co Dublin. Image: courtesy Marlet.

Plans to build more than 500 apartments in Howth, Co Dublin, have been lodged with Bord Pleanála. The application, which lists costs of €135 million,(...)

Dublin Fire Brigade: current alert system does not operate like those outside Dublin, but “is due [for] replacement in the near future”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Patients’ lives are being put at risk because Dublin Fire Brigade is preventing trained volunteers from attending urgent health crises by withholding (...)

Howth Yacht Club’s original Under-25 team in 2013, skippered by Cillian Dickson from Athlone with his crew Joseph Murphy from Glasnevin, Gordon Stirling from Clontarf, Harry O’Reilly from Sutton and Ross Darmody from Howth. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

A new attempt at scaling up participation in sailing by under-25s will be launched this week by the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) with a tot(...)

PEL Waste Reduction Equipment founder and chief executive Tommy Griffith: “Waste is always an issue.”

Climate change was not on the agenda when Tommy Griffith set up his waste engineering business in 2004. His early glass crushers were designed as much(...)

Winter walks

Hiking in the outdoors is a great way of staying in shape, and a well-proven gateway to a healthy and positive lifestyle. At summer’s end however, man(...)

Irish Rail launched a text alert system for Dart passengers on August 16th after a sharp rise in formal complaints of intimidation, assaults, vandalism and thefts. Photograph: Getty Images

More money is being spent by Irish Rail, Bus Éireann and Luas to combat criminal and antisocial behaviour onboard buses and trains, but passengers sti(...)

Dáil byelections: turnout will be low, transfers will be key and nobody really knows what will happen. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

There are only a few certainties about the Dáil byelections being held tomorrow: turnout will be low, transfers will be key and, for all chatter in th(...)

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