Merrion

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David McCourt (left) lives in the Merrion Hotel where Peter McCann is manager

When did you last cry? David: When I got the bill from The Merrion. Peter: When he paid it. David: Coco Chanel lived at The Ritz for 37 years. Bob (...)

The start of 2017’s mini marathon. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What is it? According to organisers, it’s the biggest event of its kind in Europe. For the participants, it’s 10 kilometres of leisure/torture around(...)

Smurfit Kappa said it had struck a deal to acquire Dutch company Reparenco, saying it was a “strong strategic fit” with its existing European businesses. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Cardboard packaging manufacturer Smurfit Kappa has struck €460 million Dutch deal, continuing its own mergers and acquisitions strategy after twice re(...)

A sunny day at the seaside should be a positive experience for parents and young children. It is particularly significant in Dublin, where tens of tho(...)

With five locations in Dublin failing to meet minimum standards –  Portrane, Rush South, Loughshinny, Merrion Strand and Sandymount Strand (above) – Dublin’s bathing waters were worse than in 2016. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin is being promoted on the basis of its “wonderful natural environment”, but the reality is raw sewage continues to be discharged into many bathi(...)

Sandymount Strand joined the EPA’s “poor” list after being classified of “sufficient” quality in 2015 and 2016. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Nearly three-quarters of monitored Irish bathing waters are of “excellent” standard but there is evidence of deterioration in coastal areas around Dub(...)

In south Dublin, Merrion and Sandymount Strands failed failed to meet EU water quality standards due to polluted surface waters, drainage “misconnections” and bird fouling. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A marked deterioration in water quality at beaches in the Dublin region is outlined in the latest Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) bathing water(...)

 Fianna Fáil for No:  those present for the photograph and those who missed the event received this image. A text message urged those present to “share widely on social media”

“Hi all. A photograph of Fianna Fáil Oireachtas members who support No vote will take place at Merrion Street entrance of Leinster House. Please do no(...)

NTA’s €48m plan to close the Merrion Gates level crossing and build a cycle path from Sandymount to Blackrock are in disarray.

A €48 million plan to close Dublin’s Merrion Gates level crossing to traffic and build a cycle path from Sandymount to Blackrock is in disarray, almos(...)

Fianna Fáil leader, Micheal Martin: has told his frontbench TDs to be much more assertive. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The fourth floor of the modern annex to Leinster House is where the journey from Opposition to Government Buildings is plotted. Up there, overlookin(...)

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