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The Jameson Distillery on Dublin’s Bow Street

More than 350,000 people from over 70 nations visited the Jameson Distillery in Dublin last year, new figures show. The visitor centre in Smithfield,(...)

Traffic coming onto College Green in Dublin city centre: There was an assumption the Luas would dominate over buses and “everyone else would just have to put up with it”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Alternatives to the current design and location of the proposed College Green civic plaza in Dublin city centre were not properly evaluated, it was cl(...)

There are ambitious plans to develop the area as a literary hub, with a major new Central Library, designed by Grafton Architects

From the Mansion House to City Hall, Leinster House to Charlemont House, you can see the shifts of ambition and power in the shape of Dublin city. Whi(...)

Night sky, uncontaminated by artificial light, seen over the Twelve Bens in Connemara, Co Galway. Photograph: Ray Butler

Only 5 per cent of Ireland has pristine night skies free from artificial light, according to a Trinity College Dublin professor leading the first surv(...)

Artist’s impression of the proposed College Green plaza.

Taxi fares in Dublin city could increase by 25 per cent if the proposed civic plaza development at College Green proceeds, according to mobile taxi ha(...)

As Technotronic urged me to ‘Pump Up The Jam’ I considered jumping off the machine and going back to the park

Having grown wearily sick of swearing miserably at the Baltic weather as I put on my gear ahead of yet another run through the frozen wastelands of th(...)

The 2013 Rally for Life anti abortion demonstration in Dublin. The Government expects to publish the wording of the referendum next week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Last November, a group of 15 to 20 people who have pressed for changes to Ireland’s abortion laws for decades sat in the headquarters of the National (...)

Snow-covered boats on the river Barrow in Athy, Co Kildare. Photograph:  Niall Carson

While bread lines appeared at stores all over the country as people queued for sliced pans, there were mountains of sandwiches available in Ballydehob(...)

Frosty reception: Disgruntled tourists Gregor Hohmann, Sigrid Stiera and Alexander Lunte from Germany. “The archaeology museum is closed. Why? It is inside for God’s sake,” says Hohmann.  Photograph: Conor Pope

As the centre of Dublin settled under a blanket of icy white on Thursday morning, a German tourist standing in Smithfield Square is seeing red. “We h(...)

Dublin City architect, Mr Jim Barrett at the Spencer Dock hearing in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph Paddy Whelan

The former city architect for Limerick and Dublin James Barrett has died. Mr Barrett helped transform much of the capital in the 1990s and 2000s, hi(...)

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