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A file image of people enjoying the weather at  Brittas Bay in Co Wicklow. A bathing ban at the beach, in place since Thursday, has now been lifted. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

A bathing ban at Brittas Bay in Co Wicklow, in place since Thursday, has been lifted today following improved water quality tests.Wicklow County Coun(...)

 Jan O’Sullivan:   nearly 2,000 units will be “returned to beneficial use”.

The majority of all long-term vacant council houses will be available for use within a year, Minister of State for Housing Jan O’Sullivan has said.Ann(...)

‘The Tuam Home was, according to the Ryan Report, established in 1925 by the local county council. The council, presumably moved by similar benevolent motives, invited in the Bon Secours Sisters to run it.’ Above, the site of a grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

‘Unwed mothers and their infants were an affront to morality. They were spurned and ostracised both by the public relief and charitable institutions.”(...)

Fine Gael’s performance in the elections won’t have helped Taoiseach Enda kenny’s  mood - although the party’s woes were eclipsed by Labour’s meltdown. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

It’s amazing how Enda can remain so good humoured during these stressful times. Things are not going well for him, but he’s always been a glass-half-f(...)

New houses on the Moneymore estate in Drogheda. Out of 25 new houses, six have pyrite. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson.

Builders who had constructed 25 new homes for people on a council housing list yesterday began to take out doors, windows and any other reusable items(...)

The disagreement involving Fianna Fáil councillors elected to Limerick City and County Council last week has been resolved following discussions between all 13 councillors and the party’s General Secretary Seán Dorgan.

The disagreement involving Fianna Fáil councillors elected to Limerick City and County Council last week has been resolved following discussions betwe(...)

White Walls, the Dubskys’ 1930s house in Ballymoney, Co Wexford

Environmental campaigner Karin Dubsky and her husband Paul have been refused permission to convert part of their home in the seaside resort of Ballymo(...)

Full list of candidates A battle is looming in the Wee County where sitting councillor Michael O’Dowd and his nephew Garrett jockey for positio(...)

Full list of candidates One of a handful of counties where city and county councils have been merged, the new Waterford County Local Authoritie(...)

Full list of candidates Even before the first salvoes were fired in this local election, Fine Gael lost a seat in the Taoiseach’s constituency.(...)

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