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(...)

Robbie Sinnott at his polling station in Dublin 8. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

There was some consternation when Robbie Sinnott went to cast his vote in Dublin 8 on Friday. What should have been a simple process involved a long s(...)

Bundoran Beach, Co Donegal, lost its blu flag. Photograph: Holger Leue/Tourism Ireland

Bundoran Beach in Co Donegal and Bertra Strand and Golden Strand in Co Mayo have failed to retain their blue flag status for 2019. Rathmullan Marino (...)

An impression of Salesforce Tower located   to the immediate left of the Central Bank’s Docklands headquarters

US multinational tech company Salesforce has engaged in a major lobbying effort for a controversial plan to add extra storeys to its new Docklands hea(...)

An offshore wind farm off the coast of England, operated by Innogy Renewables.

After years of neglect, energy companies plan to sink almost €6 billion into the Irish Sea over the next half decade or so on offshore wind projects. (...)

An extension to a Dublin house designed by Joe Fallon Design

Planning to renovate your home or to build a new one is one of life’s bigger decisions. The first question to ask is what professional help you a(...)

Fianna Fáil housing spokesman, Darragh O’Brien, said the department was using the purchase figures to ‘paint a better picture’ of its progress in developing housing. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Nearly 40 per cent of social homes the Department of Housing listed as “built” by local authorities last year were new homes purchased from developers(...)

According to a spokeswoman for Kildare County  Council, it was assigned a maximum of €15m for the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan when it was launched in February 2018

Kildare County Council has confirmed that it will no longer approve Rebuilding Ireland Home Loans, creating further doubt about the continuation of th(...)

The Rebuilding Ireland home loan has attracted more than  4,000 applications so far

Fingal County Council has stopped accepting applications for the low-cost Rebuilding Ireland home loan, having already approved more than 25 per cent (...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said any “confusion” over whether the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme was still operating had been “caused by people asking questions” who already knew the answers and wanted to cause confusion. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A memo instructing the Department of Housing not to take any more applications under a flagship loan scheme for first-time buyers was never seen by th(...)

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