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Merrion strand: the beach is the first in Ireland to face a permanent bathing ban.

Swimming is to be banned at Merrion strand in Dublin Bay because of persistent problems with bathing water quality – it is the first Irish beach to ha(...)

Jonathan Smith emerges from the water after his early morning swim in Blackrock.

“Bit more insulation since the lockdown anyway,” says Jonathan Smith, emerging with a smile from the open sea water at south Dublin Bay without any ha(...)

Sean O’Rourke: ‘I cracked it in the end and now I’m walking away.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When he opens his front door in Killiney, Co Dublin, Sean O’Rourke bows to me instead of shaking my hand. “That’s what Charlie Haughey used to like hi(...)

 Mary Harding loved reading about history and current events, and did The Irish Times crossword daily

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

Dublin bathing spots Seapoint, Sandycove and the Forty Foot have been closed to the public until further notice.  Photograph: Niamh Hooper.

The popular Dublin bathing spots at Seapoint, Sandycove and the Forty Foot have been closed to the public until further notice. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdo(...)

Pine Lodge, Burnaby, Greystones, Co Wicklow: former home of Saoirse Ronan sold for  €1.66m

As coronavirus slows the property market to a crawl, with viewers unable to visit properties and uncertainty over mortgage approvals and job security,(...)

The body of the  woman was found in the  house in Killiney, Co Dublin. Photograph: Michael Chester

Gardaí are investigating the death of a woman in unexplained circumstances at a house in south Dublin on Tuesday. An investigation has been opened fo(...)

Out for a walk on a bright spring morning on Shankill Beach in south Co Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

What’s so good about it? Much like its neighbours Killiney and Bray, the south Co Dublin coastal suburb of Shankill was developed in the 19th century(...)

Edward Andrews (25) of Belarmine Hall, Stepaside, Dublin pictured at Dun Laoghaire District Court in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph:  Collins

A man (25) has been refused bail after he was charged with robbery in connection with a fatal collision in Co Dublin last week. Jacqueline McGovern ((...)

The junction of Ballinclea Road and Avondale Road, Killiney. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A man is to be charged over a hit-and-run killing of a 54-year-old woman following a robbery in Dalkey, south Co Dublin last week. The man is in his (...)

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