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The ban is due to remain in place for four days, according to Fingal County Council. File photograph.

A no-swim notice has been placed on one of north Dublin’s most popular stretches of beach. The temporary prohibition was put in place at Velvet Stra(...)

Fingal County Council  has lifted ‘do not swim’ notices at  Rush North, Skerries South,  Velvet Strand  and Loughshinny beach (above). Photograph: Fingal Co Co

A swimming ban has been lifted on four beaches in north Dublin but remains in place for the Front Strand in Balbriggan. Fingal County Council said on(...)

Michael Hynes. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Eddie Byrne and Michael Hynes may not quite finish each other’s sentences. But they’re not far off. The joint managing partners of residential develop(...)

A computer generated image of the Tandy’s Lane development in Lucan.

Construction will begin later this year on a a site that has been granted planning permission for 245 new homes in Lucan, Co Dublin. UK developer Qu(...)

Portmarnock beach in May. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Temporary notices banning bathing in three Dublin beaches last week have been lifted following water quality checks in recent days. The precautionar(...)

Two men have been arrested following the robbery at knife point at a service station in Dublin in which cash was taken.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien /The Irish Times

Two men have been arrested following the robbery at knife point at a service station in Co Dublin in which cash was taken. The robbery happened at ap(...)

On Sandymount strand prohibition of bathing was due to risk of deterioration in water quality due to ‘storm water overflow’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times.

Precautionary notices temporarily banning bathing at Dollymount, Sandymount and Portmarnock beaches in Dublin have been put in place following heavy r(...)

Ballybunnion beach in Co Kerry has lost its Blug Flag status for 2020. Photograph: Getty

Ballybunion North beach in Co Kerry has failed to retain its blue flag status in 2020 due to a deteroiation in its water quality. Beaches are require(...)

 Michael Smurfit says the lockdown of entire economies could come to be viewed as a ‘serious mistake’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Veteran Irish entrepreneur and businessman Michael Smurfit has added his voice to criticism of the decisions by governments around the world to lock d(...)

Yellow sandbags along the Clontarf Road following flooding. Clontarf is among the areas most at risk to flooding. File  photograph: Alan Betson

More than 70,000 Irish addresses will be at heightened risk of coastal flooding by 2050 as a result of climate change, according to mapping and data a(...)

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