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Merrion strand: the beach is the first in Ireland to face a permanent bathing ban.

Swimming is to be banned at Merrion strand in Dublin Bay because of persistent problems with bathing water quality – it is the first Irish beach to ha(...)

Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The sun is out, and it could be here for all of National Barbecue Week. So if you feel like lighting the grill on a weeknight, here’s some advice fr(...)

The Young Reducers made the video to get support for a ban on single-use plastics in their school

Students at Davis College, Mallow, Co Cork, who created a YouTube video on reducing plastic pollution and addressing climate change have won the main (...)

Yellow sandbags along the Clontarf Road following flooding. Clontarf is among the areas most at risk to flooding. File  photograph: Alan Betson

More than 70,000 Irish addresses will be at heightened risk of coastal flooding by 2050 as a result of climate change, according to mapping and data a(...)

Many who used non-contact tonometers will no longer be able to do so, because the pump of air from the machine causes particles to ‘fly all over the place’, says Mark Daly. Photograph: Getty Images

Opticians will be unable to carry out full eye tests during a single appointment when they reopen on Monday, forcing patients to pay higher fees for r(...)

Informing the court of a settlement would allow the remote hearing slot to be allocated to another case, the judge said. Photograph: iStock

Lawyers who settle cases set for remote hearing before the High Court should inform the court in advance so another case can take the slot, a High Cou(...)

Clockwise from left: Frances Black, Darina Allen, John Creedon, Eavan Boland, Ann Rossiter, Ailbhe Smyth, Brendan Gleeson and Sheila Gallagher

Brendan Gleeson, Eavan Boland, JOHN CREEDON, DARINA ALLEN and others pass on advice during this uncertain time It can be hard to take stock when(...)

 Gardaí on patrol at Seapoint Park in  Dublin on Saturday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The closure of popular swimming spots including Seapoint and the Forty Foot by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council this weekend did not deter sun-wo(...)

Allta restaurant’s cook-at-home delivery box.

Allta restaurant in Dublin has launched a subscription service that will allow customers to sign up for a weekly delivery of food, some of which will (...)

Irishtown, Dublin 4.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

What’s so good about it? Few inner-city neighbourhoods have seen the dramatic transformation that Ringsend has in recent times. Irishtown has benefit(...)

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