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Poolbeg wastewater plant: Local residents and sports clubs using the bay are tired of the failure to address its problems. Photograph: Eoin O’Shaughnessy

The discharge of sewage from the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant into Dublin Bay is to be investigated by the European Commission. Beaches along(...)

Sesame scientific director Giorgio Paolucci points out one of the magnetic devices used to accelerate electrons around the synchrotron’s ring at the facility in Jordan. Photograph: GeekWire/Alan Boyle

The road to Sesame climbs through the hills on the outskirts of the Jordanian capital Amman, past suburban villages, small farms and fields of olive t(...)

Phil Crean and his wife Gillian live in Playa San Juan on the west coast of Tenerife, but they also get away from the perfect climate there. Here they are in Peru last year.
Welcome to my Place . . . Tenerife
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  • January 13, 2020, 07:00

Phil Crean left Dublin in 1983, spent 11 years in London and moved to Tenerife in 1994. He works as a freelance photographer and lives with his wife G(...)

The Lough Erne Resort complete with two golf courses.

Are you like me? Did you grow up in a time when “the North” was a byword for “stay clear,” and came with enough personal safety caveats that, well, yo(...)

Iraq’s caretaker prime minister Adel Abdul Mahdi (wearing cap): Iraqis must  demonstrate or attack. Photograph: Murtaja Lateef

The US assassination in Iraq of Iran’s Quds Force commander Qassem Suleimani has ratcheted up tensions in a roiled region and torpedoed an effort to m(...)

Fred Arment, head of International Cities of Peace, speaks with visiting Bosnian students. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Ever since the peace accord that ended the Bosnian war was penned in his hometown of Dayton 25 years ago, Fred Arment has been moved to action. By 20(...)

On a mission: Pierre Josse (right), at Le Vaudésir, says the bistro is in mortal peril. Photograph: Lara Marlowe

Pierre Josse waits for me at Le Vaudésir, a typical French bistro in southern Paris. “This place is timeless,” Josse exclaims, listing signs of the li(...)

A file image of a group of harpists taking part in an open air concert on the Samuel Beckett Bridge in Dublin. Unesco has recognised Irish harping as part of the world’s ‘living heritage’. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

Unesco has recognised Irish harping as part of the world’s “living heritage” and added it to a list that seeks to safeguard and raise awareness of cul(...)

The project at 15 Ushers Island in Dublin “will undermine, diminish and devalue a site of cultural heritage importance”, according to the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan has said plans to convert a Joycean literary landmark in Dublin into a hostel “cannot be contemplated” as the st(...)

Visitors to the island are taken on a guided tour through its 1,300-year history.

It may well once have been about as attractive a destination as Van Diemen’s Land or the Bastille but the former prison of Spike Island has undergone (...)

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