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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, after 56 years of weekly auctions, of Buckley Galleries in Sandycove. The final auction will be held on July 25th(...)

 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 (...)

 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(...)

Skerries locals have devised a rota to protect their trees from Fingal County Council.

Residents of Skerries, north Co Dublin are maintaining a rota of protestors, who are on “chain saw patrol” and attempting to prevent the felling of ma(...)

Bundoran Beach, Co Donegal, lost its blu flag. Photograph: Holger Leue/Tourism Ireland

Bundoran Beach in Co Donegal and Bertra Strand and Golden Strand in Co Mayo have failed to retain their blue flag status for 2019. Rathmullan Marino (...)

Further Space’s Peter Farquharson in one of the company’s pods.

There is nothing like the simple pleasure of pitching a tent in the garden and setting up temporary house. But if you need creature comforts, the pod (...)

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® awards for beaches: Inchydoney Beach in Clonakilty, Co Cork. Photograph: TripAdvisor

Inchydoney Beach in Clonakilty, Co Cork has been named the best beach in Ireland in TripAdvisor’s 2019 Travellers’ Choice awards for beaches. Second (...)

British lottery winner Peter Lavery at Crumlin Road Jail for the launch of his £5m distillery investment in Belfast. File photograph: Bill Smyth

Big lottery winner Peter Lavery’s immediate advice for the €175 million EuroMillions Irish winners is do nothing for the moment, but head off on an ex(...)

Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia ambassadors Tracy Clifford, presenter with 2fm, Dublin footballer Michael Darragh Macauley and Linda Ervine, Irish Language Development Officer in East Belfast. This year’s festival #SnaG19 will be celebrated from 1st - 17th March. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

Linda Ervine started learning Irish eight years ago. Unlike the majority of people on this island, she didn’t learn it at school and it seemed alien t(...)

Knockranny house: offers  lots of that calm and quiet we all crave in January. Photograph: iStock

Never before have I set out for a road trip with boiled eggs in Tupperware for snacking, instead of bags of Haribo on the dashboard. Diets are deeply (...)

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