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Cromane strand. Image: Google Maps

A beach in Dingle Bay has had a no-bathing notice erected this weekend after high levels of a bacteria associated with the human and animal gut were f(...)

Independent councillor Johnny Healy-Rae, who proposed the amendments, warned earlier this year the region risked being turned into ‘a national park’

The planning regulator has criticised changes made by councillors in Kerry to a local area plan which would allow the construction of housing in a hig(...)

The Waterford Greenway runs for 46km along the old railway line from Dungarvin to Waterford city

Portumna Forest Park Portumna, Co Galway; free; coillte.ie These 450 hectares of woodland offer so much more than just lush walking trails. The f(...)

Castlecomer Discovery Park, in Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

GET BACK TO NATURE Dublin City Farm St Anne’s Park, Raheny; free; dublincityfarm.com Dublin County Council’s first urban farm has only been open(...)

 Toll cameras on the M50. Photograph: The Irish Times

Ten motorists accused of failing to pay their M50 tolls were hit with fines totalling almost €100,000 on Monday. The penalties, ranging from €3,000 (...)

Kasia and Tomasz Gwis, originally from Poland, moved to Waterville Co Kerry, 13 years ago. They have three boys, Kuba, the eldest, Wojtek and Jasiu. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan/The Irish Times

When Kasia Gwis followed her boyfriend Tomasz to the Iveragh Peninsula on the west coast of Ireland in March 2006 she did not plan on staying more tha(...)

Nan Wu received a suspended prison sentence after  pleading guilty to controlling and directing the actions of prostitution. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A woman running massage parlours in Dublin who told gardaí she thought the offering of “manual relief” was legal has received a suspended prison sente(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton and Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy make their way back from Derrynane beach in Kerry following a Cabinet meeting in Derrynane House. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Closeted in a snug-fitting room for nearly six hours on a very hot day with no break for lunch, incessant talking and a sun-drenched beach winking at (...)

David McCourt (left) lives in the Merrion Hotel where Peter McCann is manager

When did you last cry? David: When I got the bill from The Merrion. Peter: When he paid it. David: Coco Chanel lived at The Ritz for 37 years. Bob (...)

Posters advocating a No vote were prominently displayed in Kilgarvan village, leaving locals in no doubt where the two Healy-Rae TDs stood on the contentious issue. File photograph: Dáil Éireann TV

The sense of surprise was palpable when it became clear that not even the mighty Healy-Rae machine could halt the abortion Yes juggernaut in the famil(...)

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