Children watching the sea lions at Dublin Zoo. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

While a heatwave sweeping across mainland Europe will pass Ireland by this bank holiday weekend, Met Éireann have forecast dry weather, with sunny spe(...)

An Airport Police officer holding a trophy and an oxygen cannister in Lost and Found. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Airports are rarely regarded as fun places to hang out but there is one small suite of rooms in Dublin Airport where all the stress, rage, frustration(...)

The SEI ocean energy buoy moored off Spiddal, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy

Late last year, Ireland found itself straggling behind its European partners in the climate-change fight, well on course to miss its targets on emissi(...)

EirGrid chief executive Mark Foley in the company’s National Control Room in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Leaving his post with the Dublin Airport Authority in 2008 after the construction of Terminal 2, Mark Foley believed the airport’s needs were sorted f(...)

Ikea is reported to be keen on a site in Carrickmines. Photograph: Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann
What’s hot in the burbs

The highest suburban retail and office rents in Dublin are on the southside – with Sandyford and Dundrum setting the pace – but travel a little furthe(...)

Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2 building. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal by local residents over the planned €320 million new runway at Dublin Airport. In a published determi(...)

Dublin Airport Authority was last year it was granted a five-year extension to planning permission to allow it to build the north runway by 2022.

Legislation allowing noise restrictions planned for the new runway at Dublin Airport to be scrapped will be introduced to the Dáil in November, an Oir(...)

Ryanair chief executive  Michael O’Leary.

Ryanair is to cancel 30 of 290 flights scheduled to leave Ireland on Thursday over a pilots’ strike and has started communicating with affected passen(...)

Proposed Coolquay halting site: locals say it is “highly unsuitable” due to flooding issues. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fingal county councillors have voted in favour of a controversial Traveller halting site, clearing the way for an urgently needed new runway at Dublin(...)

Coolquay residents Liam O’Grady, Joe Finnegan and Alvean Finnegan at the proposed site in north Co Dublin for the Traveller halting site. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A row over the location of a Traveller halting site in north Dublin is threatening to delay the construction of an urgently-needed new runway at Dubli(...)

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