Halloween understandably remains a highlight of most children’s year.

Adults may love it or hate it, but Halloween is a highlight of most children’s year. Trick or treating (often with very few tricks on offer) is an a(...)

 Lifeguards Niall Finnegan and Aisling Carroll at Dollymount Strand. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The sun was shining and temperatures were climbing on Wednesday but Dollymount Strand in Dublin was virtually empty as the sea remained off limits to (...)