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Flood defence barriers along the Clontarf seafront as a high tide posed a risk of flooding in 2012. Photograph: Alan Betson

Large yellow sandbags are set to remain along the Clontarf coast in Dublin for at least another six years before flood defences are constructed, it ha(...)

Some of the 21 synchronised swimmers training for their charity performance in Clontarf Baths with coach Aoife Drumm. Photograph: Alan Betson

The morning is still and dull around the Clontarf Baths. The sky is porridge grey thanks to a curtain of mist hanging down so low you can barely make (...)

Tree stumps where London planes were removed by Dublin City Council, along Griffith Avenue in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than 20 large trees, some more than 100 years old, are being felled on Griffith Avenue in Dublin as they represent a public safety hazard due to (...)

Several councillors urged the planners to recommend that the board refuse the scheme. File photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

One of the largest build-to-rent schemes planned for Dublin, a development of more than 1,600 apartments up to 18 storeys tall on Clonliffe Road, has (...)

Bathing-ban notices are regularly issued for beaches in the summer months when sewage discharges or storm water overflows result in water pollution making swimming unsafe. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish Water is to extend testing and treatment of effluent from the Ringsend sewage plant to determine if it is negatively affecting bathing-water qua(...)

Of 4,629 people who responded to the public consultation last month, 46 per cent were against the principle of expanding the 30 km/h speed limit.

Reducing speed limits to 30km/h had “only positive outcomes” for road safety, Dublin City Council’s senior engineers have said. The results of a publ(...)

‘Moore Street and its immediate surroundings have suffered from decades of neglect,’ said the Green Party. File photograph: The Irish Times

Redevelopment of Dublin’s Moore Street could be subject to new restrictions, following agreement of Dublin city councillors to pursue a conservation d(...)

A public pay toilet on Bull Island in Clontarf, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O Brien

The first major rollout of public toilets across Dublin city in decades is set to get under way this summer under a new deal between Dublin City Counc(...)

Swimmers at Seapoint, Co Dublin: Darragh O’Brien  says he is ‘very aware of the increased numbers of beach users outside of the bathing season, particularly in Dublin Bay’. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Protection for all-year-round sea swimmers from sewage-borne bacteria such as e.coli and enterococci is under consideration by the national Bathing Wa(...)

Mystery blue balls washed up on Dollymount Strand, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Bolger

The discovery of mysterious blue balls washed up along Dublin’s coastline has prompted questions over where they came from and whether they pose any t(...)

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