Donna Cooney

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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(...)

Empty Stalls on Moore Street during the coronavirus pandemic in Dublin’s city centre. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Plans to “reclaim” Parnell Square as a public park and turn Moore Street into an Architectural Conservation Area will be published by the Green Party (...)

Dublin City Council plans to spend €7.6 million on walking and cycling infrastructure this year. File photograph: Crispin Rodwell

More than 50 extra staff are to be employed by Dublin City Council to work on walking and cycling projects in the city. The 55 jobs, which will inclu(...)

Street performers often attract crowds of onlookers, particularly during the Christmas period. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Dublin City Council has banned buskers from performing on the streets this December in order to adhere to Covid-19 public health guidelines, a council(...)

The path, designed to connect the city centre with the Dublin Bay cycle path that runs along the coast from Clontarf to Sutton, was first planned more than eight years ago but has been delayed several times. Photograph: Cathy Loughran

The development of a €20 million cycle path from Fairview to Connolly Station in Dublin has been halted amid funding and design disputes between Dubli(...)

Ann’s Bakery, the last remaining café on Dublin’s Moore Street. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Plans to convert the last remaining cafe on Dublin’s Moore Street into a betting office have been refused by Dublin City Council. Bookmakers Lad(...)

Gardaí are investigating allegations in relation to the improper use of veterinary drugs at Ashton Dog Pound in Ashtown, west Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A review into the operations of a Dublin dog pound has been initiated by Dublin City Council following concerns over animal welfare at the facility. (...)

 Green Party councillor Donna Cooney (right) joined a trial run of the new Cycle Bus scheme, at Greenlanes National School, Clontarf, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An initiative to get Dublin children out of cars and on to bicycles for the return to school next month is being trialled in Clontarf. The Clontarf (...)

Fire ravages part of Bull Island in Dublin on Monday night. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade

Any potential links between a devastating grass fire on Dublin’s Bull Island and the return of traffic to the nature reserve need to be investigated, (...)

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