Hawk Cliff, Dalkey, south Co Dublin. Photograph: Giuseppe Milo/Flickr

A Fine Gael councillor will raise residents’ concerns in relation to a new nudist-friendly bathing area in Dalkey, south Co Dublin, at the next Dún La(...)

The council plans to put up sign posts advising the public that naked bathers may be on the beach. Photograph: iStock

A nudist-friendly beach in Dalkey, south county Dublin, has prompted a complaint that the seaside spot is being “hijacked”. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown C(...)

The results of the Irish project could be used to improve the diagnosis of genetic diseases, particularly illnesses that are prevalent among  people with Irish ancestry, including multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis and coeliac disease.

A new “Irish DNA atlas” has mapped the genes of the people of Ireland in detail, finding genetic evidence of Viking settlement in Ireland for the firs(...)

Lead author Edmund Gilbert of the RCSI says the research shows Ireland acts as a sink of Celtic ancestry, with its genetically closest continental European population lying in the Breton region in northwestern France. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The next time a Cork man tells you he’s from the People’s Republic, or a Kerryman declares that he is from the Kingdom and is, therefore, special, pay(...)

Cllr John Bailey: criticised councillors who walked out of committee meeting. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

Motions on reducing property tax by a further 15 per cent for homeowners and a new plan to restrict councillors speaking times at monthly meetings (...)

Locals reflected on the “the end of an era” on Wednesday as Stena Line’s announcement meant no ferry service would run from Dun Laoghaire this year af(...)

Omaima (left) Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa (18), who is  in prison in Egypt. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown councillors have unanimously supported a motion calling for the immediate release on humanitarian grounds of Irish citizen Ibr(...)

Cllr Richard Humphreys (Lab) says closure of the court would have a “devastating impact” on the local solicitor firms. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Councillors in Dún Laoghaire are calling for a united front to stop controversial plans for the closure of their local courthouse by the end of the y(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Kate Feeney has been elected  in the Blackrock ward.Photograph: DAVE MEEHANS

The counting of votes in the Dún Laoghaire ward of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has been adjourned indefinitely.Labour requested that ballots(...)

Mary Hanafin being interviewed at the City West count centre in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Both former minister Mary Hanafin and party colleague Kate Feeney were elected in the Blackrock local electoral area of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. (...)

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