Sandymount

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Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Cooking over fire adds something special, not just to chunks of meat, but to fish and vegetables too. Ian Marconi, who started his career as a chef at(...)

Polio survivor Josephine O’Reilly at home in Glenageary, Co Dublin with her husband Thomas. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ageing polio survivors are “furious” and hurt, saying they have been “abandoned” by the Rehab Group more than 30 years after the Polio Fellowship of I(...)

Not for the first time this year, a dog has taken a solo train trip into Dublin’s city centre, Irish Rail has said. The dog joined the early morning (...)

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 (...)

The  Wastewater Treatment Works at Ringsend, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ringsend wastewater treatment plant serves the greater Dublin region and has a notorious reputation for not complying with environmental standards and(...)

Walkers on Sandymount Strand in March this year. File photograph: Alan Betson

Sewage overflows at Irish Water’s Ringsend water treatment plant happen around 15 times a year, but mostly in winter, the utility has said. The enti(...)

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

The entire south Dublin coastline has been put off limits to bathers following a sewage overflow at a wastewater treatment plant. Local authorities (...)

Prof Wim Meijer: ‘The tools we have at our disposal now allow us to gain an unparalleled insight into whole ecosystems at a level of detail that was pure science fiction when I was a student’

What is your research about? “I am a microbiologist, and I work on a number of projects that look at animal health, infectious agents and water qualit(...)

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