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Merrion Strand:  its problems are said to be largely due to polluted streams ‘discharging’ on to the beach.

Swimming is set to be permanently banned at Merrion Strand in Dublin due to ongoing poor water quality results, according to Dublin City Council. Th(...)

 Abandoned refuse in north inner city Dublin. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Some of the most disadvantaged parts of towns and cities had the worst litter last year, with Dublin’s north inner city the worst affected, a report p(...)

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The Supreme Court has dismissed, by a two to one majority, a Co Donegal property developer’s appeal over a €9.2 million judgment granted against him a(...)

Gerald Fleming has been giving talks about climate disruption since the mid-1980s. Photograph: Midas Productions

Scientists have failed to persuade the world on the case for radical action to address a warming planet. With some despondency, weather forecaster Ger(...)

Sheila O’Leary, whose parents were both in the GPO during the Easter Rising, has died at the age of 97.  .Photograph: Alan Betson

Sheila O’Leary, whose parents were both in the GPO during the Easter Rising, has died at the age of 97. Mrs O’Leary nee Byrne was born in Dublin in D(...)

Leinster Avenue, North Strand. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What’s so good about it? There’s no arguing with North Strand’s location. For a start, O’Connell and Henry Streets are less than a 20-minute walk awa(...)

Ciaran Carson

Sinéad Morrissey, John Banville and fellow writers salute a great man and a great poet Sinéad Morrissey “It’s not about you, it’s about the lang(...)

Ian Paisley. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A new BBC TV series on the Troubles claims former DUP leader Ian Paisley supplied money to the Ulster Volunteer Force to carry out a number of bombing(...)

Developer Harry Crosbie has proposed reclaiming land from the sea off the coast of Dublin to tackle the housing crisis. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Developer Harry Crosbie has proposed reclaiming land from the sea off the coast of Dublin to tackle the housing crisis. Mr Crosbie said reclaiming la(...)

Sandymount Strand, famed in song and story, holds a special place in the hearts of Dubliners. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sandymount Strand, famed in song and story, holds a special place in the hearts of Dubliners. With the two Poolbeg stacks providing a backdrop, its br(...)

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