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The EPA says waste water is one of the main threats to water quality in Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

Waste-water treatment facilities in 50 of Ireland’s 185 large towns and cities fail to comply with EU standards, according to the latest Environmental(...)

Indications of waste water discharges into Dublin’s River Liffey at Ringsend on Sunday

Storm water overflows were released untreated into Dublin Bay last weekend due to adverse weather conditions as a result of Storm Brian. The releases(...)

Ballyfin in Co Laois: the best hotel in Ireland.

Ballyfin in Co Laois topped the list of best Irish hotels as voted by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Six other five-star hotels scored s(...)

“I didn’t exactly have good role models growing up, did I? A father who made his fortune from bribing county councillors to let him build thousands of houses on a flood plain. And a godfather who got me work experience burning the evidence in an oil drum with a loaded gun pointed at my head.”

The old man asks me for my thoughts on the budget – like it affects me somehow? “What budget?” I go. He points an unlit cigor at me and laughs. “A w(...)

Stepping out: Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe leaving RTÉ Radio Centre after his appearance on Today with Sean O’Rourke on RTÉ Radio 1. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

At least Leo got a break on Wednesday: a nice few hours of downtime in the Dáil doing the bread and butter stuff such as answering questions and needl(...)

In its report, Merrion warned there was now a shortage of every type of housing and that the crisis was likely to get worse unless urgent action was taken. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government should consider penalising property investors to stop first-time buyers being priced out of the market, Merrion Stockbrokers has said. (...)

Séamus Fahy:  Merrion Vaults  runs a purpose-built safety deposit box facility on Dublin’s South Cumberland Street

Safekeeping specialist Merrion Vaults is spending up to €2 million on an expansion that will see it open new safety deposit box centres in Liverpool’s(...)

 Sandymount strand is one of a number of Dublin beaches where a temporary swimming ban is in place. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Temporary swimming bans are in place at Sandymount, Merrion and Dollymount Strand beaches in Dublin after heavy overnight rains led to sewer and waste(...)

Susan Denham made her final appearance on the Supreme Court bench on Friday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

When, in December 1992, Susan Denham became the first woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court, it was a culture shock for her and for the instituti(...)

The People’s debate with Vincent Browne. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

It was to be no routine meeting of Kerry County Council in the Ashe Memorial Hall in Tralee. Vincent Browne was in town to assess the level of debate(...)

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