Peter O Brien

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Parts of Dundrum in south Dublin were flooded by  heavy downpours on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The potential for regular flooding in parts of south Dublin will have to be “to the fore” in future planning decisions, a Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown coun(...)

Police and defence force members from New South Wales   on  patrol in Campsie, Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Joel Carrett/EPA

Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, recorded 681 new Covid cases on Thursday, its highest number since the pandemic started. But with a (...)

 Julie O’Driscoll, Jessica Chambers (background) and James Purcell, from Climate Love Ireland remove litter from the River Dodder on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The River Dodder, which meanders through south Dublin, got some some bad press during the Covid-19 lockdown. There was indignation at hordes of young (...)

Mark McCauley, director of Forest Industries Ireland, told the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture that contractors and hauliers have already lost their jobs because of the crisis. Photograph: Getty Images

Department of Agriculture delays in processing forestry licence appeals is costing jobs in the timber industry, politicians heard on Tuesday. The Oir(...)

A visualisation of the plans for Dundrum village. Image: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

A one-way traffic system to allow more space for cyclists and pedestrians is to be introduced in Dundrum village in south Dublin. The space freed up (...)

Big legal players have moved in beside the financial services and tech clients they serve, in what used to be Dublin’s docks.

Dublin’s attraction for the world’s biggest law firm seems to have little to do with Brexit. Dentons, which employs more than 10,000 lawyers in 73 cou(...)

Former William Fry partner Eavan Saunders, who will head the new Dentons office.

Dentons, the world’s largest law firm by number of lawyers, plans to open an Irish office led by former senior William Fry partner Eavan Saunders. It (...)

Sir Richard Attenborough art work on Dublin’s South Circular Road. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Free outdoor screenings of the acclaimed David Attenborough documentary Our Planet will be staged in Dublin next month to support the campaign for urg(...)

Prof Peter O’Brien of the Tyndall National Institute in Cork,with the new handheld device that uses biophotonics technology to detect early heart disease. It  can be used  by GPs in their surgeries.

Scientists at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork have developed a handheld device that enables early detection of changes to arteries in the body (...)

The new Music Minds festival takes place in Doolin on January 19th

Last January, the musician and music producer Simon O’Reilly and the percussionist and Kíla frontman Rónán Ó Snodaigh played a gig at the Courthouse G(...)

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