The seafront at Kilkee, Co Clare. Photograph: Alan Betson

A swimming ban has been imposed at Kilkee beach following a discharge of wastewater into the sea. The beach in the small coastal town in Co Clare is (...)

 Children play under water jets in a fountain as they cool off during a heatwave in Nice in the south of France. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

Thursday is believed to have been the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures rising above 28 degrees in the west. While the heat on Friday (...)

Subject to planning approval,  work at the Bunratty Castle site will commence in early 2020 with a view to completion in early 2021.

Plans are underway for an €8 million rejuvenation of Bunratty Castle and Folk Park which will include a new multi-screen “immersing experience” educat(...)

Cork City Fire Brigade responds to an incident during Storm Hannah. Photograph: Cork City Fire Brigade/Twitter

About 21,000 customers are without power tonight, predominantly in counties Kerry and Cork, with further outages expected as Storm Hannah la(...)

The final section of the M8 Dublin to Cork motorway. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Sitting in a control room in East Wall in Dublin, Kevin O’Rourke and his team watch on a bank of screens as a car leaving Dublin Port slows to a stop (...)

Planned data centre will provide 1,000 construction jobs over five years and lead to 200 permanent data centre jobs.

Members of Clare County Council on Monday rezoned lands for a €400 million data centre on the outskirts of Ennis in spite of local residents’ concerns(...)

Children pictured  at the halting site on the Balgaddy Road, Clondalkin in January. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

South Dublin County Council is planning legal proceedings to evict a group of Travellers, including 28 children, from a site if they have not left by (...)

Eric Trump, who sits on the board of the Trump Doonbeg firm, takes in the golfing experience at the Clare resort. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Operating losses at the Trump Doonbeg resort in Co Clare narrowed sharply to around €100,000 in 2018 as revenues increased in the “best year” to date (...)

The provision of Traveller accommodation in Ireland remains inadequate with sites still badly located and in poor condition, a Council of Europe committee says in a report. Photograph: Tom Honan

The provision of Traveller accommodation in Ireland remains inadequate with sites still badly located and in poor condition, a Council of Europe commi(...)

A garda is greeted by a child at a halting site on the Balgaddy Road in  Clondalkin, Dublin on Friday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

A stand-off between a Dublin local authority and five Traveller families over their occupation of a council-owned site reached stalemate on Friday as (...)

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