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River Barrow trail: “The grassy towpath is the green frame for the river,” according to Olivia O’Leary River Barrow trail: “The grassy towpath is the green frame for the river,” according to Olivia O’Leary. Photograph: Paddy Woodworth

“Step out on the grassy way which is the Barrow towpath and you have stepped into another world. You can walk along the river for miles without hearin(...)

Screengrab of video recording of car driving into Royal Canal in Dublin.

A car plunged into the Royal Canal in Dublin following what appeared to be a late night joyriding incident. Exactly what happened to the occupants (...)

The Grand Canal near Baggot street in Dublin. Stretches of the canals which link Dublin to the Shannon have been closed due to security concerns. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Stretches of the canals which link Dublin to the Shannon “will reopen at the earliest opportunity”, Waterways Ireland said on Monday. Responding to m(...)