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Some parents relish the idea of teenagers having a three-month break from school, but others dread it. All summer, The Irish Times will off(...)

Paul Carroll, senior engineer said the scheme will provide a ‘scenic and direct route’ between the growing communities of Malahide and Donabate (above). File photograph: Tom Honan

Planning permission for a new six-kilometre walking and cycling route between Malahide and Donabate in north county Dublin has been lodged by Fingal C(...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin speaking to the media at the RDS on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Behind Brendan Howlin in the RDS, hundreds of thousands of European election votes were counted in near-solemn silence. The solemnity matched much of (...)

The planned redevelopment of Balbriggan harbour

The rejuvenation of the Balbriggan harbour and main street is to be the focus of a €20 million plan for the north Co Dublin town, to be announced on T(...)

Feargal Quinn, who has died aged 82, pictured in the Sutton outlet of Superquinn in 1997. He opened his first shop in Dundalk in 1960. Photograph: David Sleator / The Irish Times

Feargal Quinn, who has died aged 82, has been hailed as an inspiring retail pioneer, tenacious business advocate, dedicated public servant and warm me(...)

Seagulls swooping  in Rush, north Co Dublin.  Photograph: Suzanne Connolly

Seaside towns in north Co Dublin are battling against “uncivilised and dangerous” conditions because of the State’s failure to deal with rapidly-growi(...)

Craig Grattan, founder of the Sweet Potato Pizza Company

Sweet potato pizzas After the cauliflower pizza base kerfuffle – they took ages to cook, and of course they weren’t really pizza, were they? – comes (...)

    The Land Development Agency is seeking a design team to develop 200 homes at Hacketstown in Skerries,  north Co Dublin. Photograph: Getty Images

Councillors in Dún Laoghaire have voted to block the Land Development Agency (LDA) from taking over a site for up to 600 homes near Shankill in south (...)

“All the social consequences,  suicides, ruination, people’s careers being destroyed and all the rest that flow from an unregulated gambling industry in this country are there for us all to see,” says Independent Senator  Michael McDowell.

Thousands of Irish race-goers made their way to Cheltenham last week for four days of gambling in the Gloucestershire countryside, contributing to the(...)

Jamie Heaslip with his Range Rover Sport PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle).

“I always have to check my car hasn’t been punked before I get into it,” says Irish rugby legend Jamie Heaslip, when we meet in Sandymount to tak(...)

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