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 (...)

Ned McDonagh at the unofficial site at Balgaddy, Clondalkin, Dublin. The five families living there   are to be evicted on Friday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

An extended Traveller family, with 28 children including toddlers, are to be evicted from a site in west Dublin on Friday by South Dublin County Counc(...)

Thousands of people risk their lives every year by straying outside the bounds of an official walking trail that includes the Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare. Photograph: Press 22

Thousands of people risk their lives every year by straying outside the bounds of an official walking trail that includes the Cliffs of Moher in Co Cl(...)

SBIR Ireland manager Marguerite Bourke

Flooding, illegal dumping, bathing-water quality, and increasing the number of cyclists on Dublin’s streets are some of the problems being addressed i(...)

Walkers in Howth, Dublin,  as waves crash over the harbour wall on Tuesday morning. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

The Government has instructed local authorities to activate their severe weather and crisis management teams as high winds from Storm Diana are expect(...)

Brendan O’Regan, who was catering comptroller at Shannon Airport and a onetime chairman of Bord Fáilte

It may now be a global $70 billion business, but it has its origins in the mind of one Clare man. And like many innovations, the concept of duty free,(...)

The Sliding Chapel in Byblos, Lebanon, was built in collaboration with an international team from Meeting of Design Students (Meds)

Inside a charred-wood chapel atop a cliff in Lebanon, everything slows down. The 5sq m structure, built by architect Kieran Donnellan and students at (...)

Pat McDonagh of Supermac’s. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A letter to Clare County Council urging planners to permit the construction of a large scale motorway service station off the M18 near Ennis was writt(...)

Pat McDonagh of Supermac’s. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Letters purporting to come from the occupant of a property owned by Pat McDonagh of Supermac’s objecting to a competing fast food outlet proposed for(...)

Prof Gerard Flaherty: `It was clear from our research that the desire to capture the most dramatic images for posting on social media had a significant influence on the travellers’ risk-taking behaviour' Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures

In 1980, during a camping holiday in Norway, my wife and I walked to the Preikestolen – or Pulpit Rock – a 25 sq m granite platform atop a mighty clif(...)

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