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A swan fends off athletes taking part in the TriAthy Triathlon in Kildare. It was doing so as it had two cygnets close by. Photograph:  michaelorourkephotography.ie

For a sport deemed “fringe”, if not loony, just 20 years back, triathlons now attract over 20,000 entrants each year in Ireland. The first modern swi(...)

Possibly best of all would be a medium-bodied rosé. It is summer after all

As the good weather continues, this week we will look at wines to drink with summer salads. I may have been guilty of blithely suggesting to match a p(...)

New accounts for Links Creche and Montessori Ltd for the year to the end of October last show that during a very lucrative 12 months, the company’s cash pile more than doubled going from €279,687 to €685,286. Photograph: iStock

The north Dublin couple whose crèche business was at the centre of an RTÉ investigation alleging mistreatment of children enjoyed a bumper year last y(...)

Dart drivers are concerned over anti-social behaviour. Photograph: The Irish Times

Drivers on Dublin’s Dart trains will consider withdrawing their services on Friday evenings and over weekends if continuing anti-social behaviour puts(...)

My youngest daughter holds up a handful of colours, and she’s right - they’re beautiful. We wonder if they’re glass or stone, washed smooth by the sea(...)

Main Street in Swords. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Swords was founded by St Colmcille in 560. The saint called the north Co Dublin town Sord, meaning clear, and in this sense pure of faith or pure wate(...)

A total of €9.4 million in settlements was agreed with 61 taxpayers

Retired consultant obstetrician Valerie Donnelly has agreed a settlement of €1.865 million with Revenue after an audit discovered a €1.145 million sho(...)

A cartoon about Irish neutrality, published in the ‘Evening Standard’ in November 1940. Illustration: David Low

The British government “double-crossed” Ireland during the second World War when it reneged on a promise that Ireland would be able to import the same(...)

The former Techcrete and Teeling Motors sites overlooking Howth Harbour

The long delayed plan to develop a luxury waterfront apartment scheme in Howth, Co Dublin, finally looks like proceeding following the appointment of (...)

Paul McGinley at Lahinch Golf Club for the announcement that it is to host the 2019 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, with McGinley as the host.  Photograph: Brian Arthur

As you’d somehow expect from someone whose Ryder Cup captaincy was deemed a template for all others, to the extent that the USA has sought to imitate (...)

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