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Environmental Protection Agency  figures show 60 water-supply schemes serving 551,078 customers around the Republic remain at risk of contamination

Supplies to more than 550,000 Irish Water customers are at risk of contamination by bacteria and other substances, it has emerged. The State water co(...)

Matt Ryan: ‘We’ve always just focused on being really good at what we do in our business and long may that continue to be our motto.’

Matt Ryan is making hay while the sun shines, both literally and figuratively. The Press Up Entertainment Group he co-founded with Paddy McKillen Jnr (...)

Pauline O’Reilly with her children Finn (11) and Cara (8), who learn through play in the kitchen of their home in Galway city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Children undoubtedly learn from their parents but very few of us will devote time and energy to taking on the mammoth task of educating the next gener(...)

Fred Hersch, one of the most respected musicians on the New York jazz scene, plays the Bray Jazz Festival

Ten years ago, as he lay recovering from an illness that many thought would end his life, let alone his career, Fred Hersch’s doctor said something th(...)

Annamoe Trout Fishery, Co Wicklow: New owners will be able to enjoy fly-fishing all year round

In one of the most unusual property sales in recent years, a Wicklow trout fishery along with a land holding, cottage and cafe are to be offered for s(...)

Victoria Lloyd, Bob Geldof, Lord Gowrie, seated, and Thomas Kinsella at the gathering in Luggala for Garech Browne. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

In a simple ceremony on the edge of Lough Tay, the ashes of Garech Browne, art collector, patron of the arts, and a Guinness heir, were poured into it(...)

A man in his 30s was killed when his motorbike and a 4x4 vehicle collided in Laragh, Co Wicklow, on Sunday.

A man in his 30s has died after his motorbike and a 4x4 vehicle crashed in Co Wicklow on Sunday. The collision happened on the R755 at Laragh at abo(...)

 Irish Water warned that if the summer and autumn continued to be dry and hot, levels of treated water could come under pressure later in the year. Photograph: iStock

Warm weather and a lack of rain are putting Irish water supplies under pressure with experts warning of potential for shortages later in the year and (...)

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 (...)

The diningroom at Martinstown, Ballysax, Co Kildare. The tables in many of these country houses  can sit  from 12 to 30 people. Photograph: James Fennell

“I love going to our meetings,” says Hannah Flynn of Roundwood House in Co Laois. Hannah is chairman of The Hidden Ireland organisation and it’s no wo(...)

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