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Memebers of the Irish Naturist Association at their Sunday morning Qigong session on White Rock Beach, Killiney. Photograph: Shane Raymond

If you go down to White Rock Beach by Killiney Hill in Dublin early on a Sunday morning, you can watch the sunrise. Go a little later and you might se(...)

Merrion strand: the beach is the first in Ireland to face a permanent bathing ban.

Swimming is to be banned at Merrion strand in Dublin Bay because of persistent problems with bathing water quality – it is the first Irish beach to ha(...)

 Killiney beach. Photograph: Tom Honan

What’s so good about it? Killiney, the millionaire’s playground 9½ miles south of Dublin city centre, is often described as Ireland’s Amalfi coast fo(...)

A no-swim notice was in place across the entire south Dublin coastline last week following a sewage overflow at the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant due to heavy rainfall.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has confirmed that the swimming ban placed on its beaches has been lifted. The council said on Sunday night wa(...)

 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(...)

File image of Dollymount beach in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Warnings not to swim at a number of Dublin beaches should be obeyed as there is a “high risk of illness” if they are breached, a specialist in public (...)

Walkers on Sandymount Strand in March this year. File photograph: Alan Betson

Sewage overflows at Irish Water’s Ringsend water treatment plant happen around 15 times a year, but mostly in winter, the utility has said. The enti(...)

Three of the five waters classified as being poor are in the Dublin  region: Merrion strand, Sandymount strand (above) and Portrane beach.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ireland’s bathing waters are continuing to improve in quality with the vast majority of EU-designated beaches of excellent or good quality, according (...)

My youngest daughter holds up a handful of colours, and she’s right - they’re beautiful. We wonder if they’re glass or stone, washed smooth by the sea(...)

Killiney Hill: The panel just before the Obelisk explains its origin and history, noting especially its construction in 1742 as a famine-relief project.

Killiney Hill (153mts) in Dublin and Mweelrea (814mts) in Mayo are intimately bound up in perhaps my most memorable mountain experience. It was from (...)

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