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Traffic passing through Glen o’ the Downs. Photograph:Cyril Byrne

A proposed upgrade of the M11 motorway through Co Wicklow will devastate some of the county’s most important protected buildings, historic gardens and(...)

Traffic on the M11/N11 road has risen dramatically since the Glen o’ the Downs road was widened to a dual carriageway, going from 25,600 vehicles a day in 1999, to 53,000 last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

Commuters to Dublin from Wicklow and Wexford are facing years of road works and delays as detailed plans emerge for a third lane and junction closures(...)

 Firemen attend gorse fires at the Tolka Valley estate in Finglas on Thursday as temperatures in Dublin hit 24 degrees. Photograph: Sam Boal/

Gorse fires continued to spread across parts of the country on Thursday as temperatures soared above 30 degrees. In Wicklow, students and teachers w(...)

The remains of Bobby Messett, who was shot dead in Bray Boxing Club on Tuesday are carried to the cemetery after his funeral mass in Kilmacanogue. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

The son a man shot dead at Bray Boxing Club earlier this week has told his funeral mass he packed more into his 50 years than a man who would live to (...)

Firefighters attend to a gorse fire on Caggigoona commons, Kilmacanogue in Bray, Co Wicklow on Friday morning. Photograph: Declan Mallen

A large gorse fire has broken out near Bray in Co Wicklow. Five units from Bray, Greystones and Wicklow fire services are at the scene at Carrigoona (...)

Flooding in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny on Thursday. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Torrential overnight rain which has caused widespread flooding across the southeast will give way to freezing conditions over the weekend. Parts of (...)

Pluck’s of Kilmacanogue: last chance saloon before the N11 joins the M50

A thriving bar and restaurant business with planning approval for a large extension on the 1-acre grounds at Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow, is expected to (...)

Aidan Hammond of Bikefitting Ireland

“You look a little cramped on the bike, saddle a little too low and reach a little short.” When Aidan Hammond gives you feedback on your cycle techni(...)

Emma Murphy and Elizabeth Cash with some of their children: ‘We eat our dinner sitting on the bed.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Elizabeth Cash, her partner John Moorehouse and their two youngest children, Annie (9) and Bridget (5), share a bed in the kitchen of their two-room h(...)

Cookbooks: the print version of gym membership. Photograph: Getty Images/fStop Cookbooks: the print version of gym membership. Photograph: Getty Images/fStop

There must be some sort of statistics on our mania for cookbooks. Maybe it’s a kind of inverse proportional algorithm, where the promise of health (or(...)

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