Nial Ring

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DJ Niall Boylan from Classic Hits 4fm. In enthusiastically encouraging people to vent on both real problems and pet peeves, the host walks a fine line between airing grievances and fuelling resentment. Photograph: Michael Donnelly/4fm

One of the symptoms of our polarised times is that figures who might previously have been seen as extreme now appear as voices of reason. Think of th(...)

A computer-generated image of the proposed white-water rafting facility at George’s Dock, Dublin. Image: Smart Docklands/YouTube

Plans for an almost €23 million international standard white-water rapids rafting circuit and polo pool at George’s Dock in Dublin will be presented t(...)

A schematic drawing of the proposed white-water facility at George’s Dock planned by Dublin City Council.

Plans for a €12 million international standard white-water rapids rafting circuit and polo pool in central Dublin have resurfaced, despite the project(...)

Paddy Hansard suffered serious injuries in an assault early on Saturday morning at Courtney Place (above). File photograph: Google Street View

A pensioner in his 70s remains in a Dublin hospital in intensive care in an induced coma, after being assaulted at his home in the inner city at the w(...)

Croke Park Handball and Community Centre chairman Fintan Farrelly, Sorcha Finnegan, Cllr Nial Ring and centre treasurer Eamon O’Brien. Photograph: Alan Betson

A free pop-up childcare facility is to open in the Croke Park handball centre in Dublin for children who attended the Tolka Road Hyde & Seek crech(...)

Dublin Port says it has begun an ‘immediate investigation into the source of the data leak’

Dublin Port is bringing in private investigators in a bid to uncover the source of a “leak” about spending at the semi-state company. The move follow(...)

The O’Connell Street Revival Society says illuminating the Spire and the O’Connell and Parnell monuments could be achieved at an annual cost of about €300,000. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The illumination of the Spire, the installation of public seating and the erection of sentry boxes at the GPO, have been proposed by a new civic organ(...)

Student  protesters in  Dublin on Friday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Thousands of young Irish students took to the streets at lunchtime on Friday in a second round of national protests demanding a more radical response (...)

To celebrate UN International Biodiversity Day, the Lord Mayor, Nial Ring and the Director of Eco-Unesco, Elaine Nevin, joined the students of St. Joseph’s and St. Mary’s to launch Nature in the Park, a new self-guided handbook for primary school teachers to facilitate the use of local parks in Dublin city as outdoor classrooms.  Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

A handbook for primary school teachers to facilitate the use of local parks in Dublin city as outdoor classrooms has been published to celebrate UN In(...)

Grace O’Sullivan (right) with  Mícheál and Carmel Raghaill on their doorstep in Tramore: notice on the door tells  canvassers not to call if they aren’t “naturists”.

While many people welcome the opportunity to bellow at canvassers in the interest of democracy, not everyone is pleased to see them beetling up the ga(...)

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