Sandycove

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Brothers Sean and Michael Buckley outside their Sandycove auctioneering business which is due to close shortly after over 56 years in business. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

It is a death of sorts: the closure today (July 25th) , after 56 years of weekly auctions, of Buckley Galleries in Sandycove. “We miss you more, our h(...)

 Dublin City Council  hosted the Velo-City cycling conference in June. This image shows the beginning of the bike parade which went from  Sherif Street to Raheny. Photograph. Nick Bradshaw

Inhaling motor fumes, weaving in and out of gridlocked cars and coming within centimetres of speeding vehicles were the defining characteristics of Ma(...)

Discolouration in the water at the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant. Photograph:  Eoin O’Shaughnessy/Dublin City Shots

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has confirmed it has sent a team of inspectors to the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant in Dublin to asses(...)

Bathers enjoying a day out at Sandycove, Co Dublin. File image:   Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Sandycove beach, which had been closed to swimmers after a sewage overflow following heavy rain, has been re-opened after water quality there was foun(...)

Following further heavy rain last weekend, the waters at Seapoint, Sandycove (above) and the Forty Foot were declared unfit for bathing, together with Dollymount on the Northside. Photograph:  Terry McDonagh

Dubliners are living with the result of inadequate investment in sewage treatment systems. Twice this month, families were advised it was unsafe to sw(...)

 Lifeguards Niall Finnegan and Aisling Carroll at Dollymount Strand. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The sun was shining and temperatures were climbing on Wednesday but Dollymount Strand in Dublin was virtually empty as the sea remained off limits to (...)

The Lion’s Mane can grow to more than 2m wide with tentacles that can reach up to 60m in length. File  photograph:Tom Doyle

Bathers at Sandycove in south Dublin have been advised to swim with extra caution after Lion’s Mane jelly fish were spotted in the bay on Thursday aft(...)

A no-swim notice was in place across the entire south Dublin coastline last week following a sewage overflow at the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant due to heavy rainfall.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has confirmed that the swimming ban placed on its beaches has been lifted. The council said on Sunday night wa(...)

 Seapoint is one of the beaches affected by the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Dublin City Council  warning to the public not to swim at a number of Dublin beaches because of a sewage leak at Ringsend wastewater treatment plant. Phototgraph:  Stephen Collins/Collins

Children under five should not play in sand at Dublin beaches where warnings not to swim are in place this weekend, a specialist in public health medi(...)

File image of Dollymount beach in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Warnings not to swim at a number of Dublin beaches should be obeyed as there is a “high risk of illness” if they are breached, a specialist in public (...)

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