AIB has imposed an embargo on recruitment and promotion for its 9,800 staff as the State-controlled lender moves to keep a lid on costs, according to (...)

People in the water at White Rock beach in Killiney, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The swimming ban at south Dublin beaches has been lifted following the results of tests on the water quality. Beaches were shut down to swimmers on F(...)

The council said the bathing prohibition at the Forty Foot in Sandycove had been lifted as water quality had returned to acceptable levels. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The ban on swimming at the Forty Foot has been lifted but Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has extended the bathing prohibition notices for four (...)

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 (...)

 Traffic on Dublin’s M50. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Drivers have been urged to stop leaving faeces and other rubbish on the side of Irish motorways. Bottles of urine, used nappies, human faeces and con(...)

 An artist’s impression of Bartra Capital Property Group’s  proposed development at Eblana Avenue, Dún Laoghaire.

Residents objecting to a five-storey, 208-room co-living housing block in Dún Laoghaire have described the plans by the developers as “callous”. An B(...)

Bathers enjoying a day out at Sandycove, Co Dublin. File image:   Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Sandycove beach, which had been closed to swimmers after a sewage overflow following heavy rain, has been re-opened after water quality there was foun(...)

 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(...)

File image of Dollymount beach in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Warnings not to swim at a number of Dublin beaches should be obeyed as there is a “high risk of illness” if they are breached, a specialist in public (...)

Walkers on Sandymount Strand in March this year. File photograph: Alan Betson

Sewage overflows at Irish Water’s Ringsend water treatment plant happen around 15 times a year, but mostly in winter, the utility has said. The enti(...)

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