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An official from Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council taking samples from the shoreline at Killiney, in discussion with a swimmer. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Bathing bans at two of south Dublin’s most popular beaches, Killiney beach and the adjoining White Rock cove, are expected to remain in place until at(...)

Killiney beach was closed to bathers at the weekend because of elevated levels of E.coli found in tests. Photograph: Garet Chaney /Collins Photos

Two of south Co Dublin’s most popular beaches, Killiney beach and the adjoining White Rock cove, were closed until further notice on Saturday due to b(...)

Magheramore beach, near Brittas, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Eric Luke

Magheramore beach in Co Wicklow was its usual perfect self in the May sunshine: beautiful sand, pristine blue water, sheltered and uncrowded. If this (...)

Laurence Campbell with a bust that was the last work he submitted to the Royal Hibernian Academy annual exhibition. If Frank Beatty, a barrister, was indeed the sitter, then why had a portrait been commissioned? Photograph: Courtesy of RHA

In May 1955, sculptor Laurence Campbell showed a bust titled Frank Beatty, Esq, at the annual exhibition of the Royal Hibernian Academy. It was not fo(...)

A numerical simulation of ocean-induced seismic waves offshore of Ireland.

The origin of seismic Love waves induced by ocean waves – one of the four types of energy waves that are also produced by earthquakes – has been a mys(...)

A swimmer diving into the water at Parliament Hill Lido in London. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images

plans for a whitewater rafting facility at George’s Dock in the docklands were first proposed over two years ago, but now there is a push for (...)

The Beacon Hospital in Dublin. Coronavirus vaccine operations at the private hospital are to be suspended after it used spare doses to vaccinate teachers at a private school. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

On March 19th, Ireland got its first dedicated hospital clinic for treating what is commonly known as long Covid. The virus leaves many people who hav(...)

‘We use our money to skip every other queue. Why should this one be any different?’

“Why don’t they just give us all the vaccine?” Honor goes, with the innocence of a child. “As in, why can’t we just, like, pay to get it before everyo(...)

Illustration: Alan Clarke

The People’s Pork in Dún Laoghaire is rammers and there’s, like, a definite tension in the air? You can see that even the Gords are nervous. I can he(...)

Eve Hewson: off-duty, she has a presence that intrigues and draws you in. Photograph: Rich Polk/Getty

Eve Hewson, star of the new Netflix thriller Behind Her Eyes, on growing up shy, nightmarish inspiration, and getting reacquainted with Ireland dur(...)

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