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 (...)

Homeowners in Wales were awarded  compensation when their homes became unsaleabe because Network Rail failed to clear knotweed on their land.

Homeowners near the Phoenix Park should consider taking legal action to force Dublin City Council to deal with an “epidemic” which has seen one of the(...)

It doesn’t look like much but Japanese knotweed is a threat to homes

One of Europe’s most hated weeds has been spreading throughout a residential area of Dublin and is threatening to damage and devalue properties there.(...)

The Hugh Lane Gallery on Parnell Square in Dublin city is a registered charity. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The board of directors of Dublin’s Hugh Lane Gallery could be dissolved due to a “lack of clarity” regarding its role, a report on its structure has s(...)

Funeral last October of Gary Hutch who was shot dead in Spain. In the months since then, 10 people have died as a result of the Kinahan-Hutch family feud.

When Gary Hutch returned to live in southern Spain around this time last year in the belief that his family had bought his safety, the plan to kill hi(...)

Grafton Street, Baggot Street Lower, Dame Street, Fitzwilliam Street, Harold’s Cross Cottages and Arbour Hill are among the streets that do not have to change from refuse bags to wheelie bins. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Residents living on about 90 streets in Dublin city will be have to change from using refuse bags to wheelie bins from July 1st. However, businesses(...)