Marta Tomczyszyn, on the Ice Breaker, they serve ice Cream and coffee for take away on the Grand Canal. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Dublin canal boat restaurants have been banned from offering take away services during the Covid-19 pandemic after Waterways Ireland said meals or “re(...)

“All of those things we take for granted in life continued almost as though the novel coronavirus had never existed. The water continued to run,  the street lights came on at night.”

One of the most remarkable features of life during the pandemic has been how amazingly normal it has been. All of those things we take for granted in (...)

Members of the Irish Navy standing behind 1,025 kgs of cocaine worth €290 million discovered on board the Makayabella off the Cork coast in September, 2014. File Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Coastal and lakeside communities in Sligo and Leitrim have been asked by the Garda Síochána to help them tackle crime along waterways, following a suc(...)

Some of the country’s most scenic locations have attracted illegal dumping. File photograph: The Irish Times

A Government campaign to stop Ireland’s beauty spots becoming litter “hot spots” is under way in response to the surge in illegal dumping during the c(...)

John Hume entered politics in the 1960s with the intention of building a nationalist parliamentary opposition, reforming Stormont from the inside along Westminster lines – something unionists today would welcome unreservedly. Videograb: PA

It is fitting that the North-South Ministerial Council reconvened in Dublin Castle last Friday for its first full meeting since November 2016. Of all(...)

Barbara Smyth of Silver Line Cruisers. She says Shannon cruising is ‘ideal in the current situation because people are self-contained and semi-isolated out on the water’

Barbara Smyth’s family has run Silver Line Cruisers from its base on the river Shannon in Banagher, Co Offaly, for nearly 50 years. There have been go(...)

Fianna Fáil leader  Micheál Martin described Fine Gael TDs as coming from    more privileged backgrounds and of not having ‘that feel for working-class people,’ he said. Photograph: Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has accused Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin of a “nasty” and “deeply offensive” attack on Fine Gael as a party of privilege. (...)

A man who was seriously injured when his tent was lifted by an industrial vehicle as part of a ‘clean-up’ of the Grand Canal in Dublin on Tuesday is o(...)

The incident is the subject of a Garda investigation, an investigation by the Health and Safety Authority and separate reviews by Waterways Ireland and the DRHE. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to an “industrial accident” at the Grand Canal in Dublin on Tuesday in which a homeless man sustained serious injur(...)

Phoenix Lodge. Photograph: Google Street View

A young homeless woman has died “tragically” in emergency accommodation in Dublin. In a statement to The Irish Times a Garda spokesman said: “Gardaí (...)

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