Ronan Mcgreevy

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The exterior of the now derelict Sisters of Our Lady of Charity Magdalene Laundry on Sean McDermott Street. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Ronan McGreevy A proposal to sell an old Magdalene laundry site in Dublin to a Japanese hotel chain for €14 million is likely to face serious opposi(...)

Great buzz: Paul Howard with his beehive in Avoca, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tethered as we are these days to mobile technology, the concept of free time has become nebulous. Far too many of us are always on or always on call. (...)

Inland Fisheries officers assess the death toll in Claremorris

More than a thousand brown trout along with other species of fish have been killed following an effluent discharge into a river in Claremorris, Co May(...)

“The only local authorities building houses are local authorities down the country.” Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

It will cost Dublin City Council €330,000 to build an average unit of housing even when it owns the land, a senior council official has warned. Brend(...)

 Peter Stringfellow with dancers  during a photocall in 2006 at his new club in Dublin. Photograph: PA Wire

Peter Stringfellow made a fortune in Britain with his lap dancing clubs but found Dublin impervious to his dubious charms. Stringfellow set up a lap(...)

Then taoiseach Seán Lemass with president Éamon de Valera, Dr Thomas Morris and Cardinal Dalton (left). Photograph: Gordon Standing/The Irish Times

Seán Lemass told his son-in-law Charles Haughey that he would be a “fool” if he took a position equivalent to today’s minister of state post. Shortl(...)

Seapoint is the place to be as swimmers cool off in the hot weather. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The purported phenomenon known as “exam weather” is on its way for the start of the Junior and Leaving Certificate examinations. Glorious sunshine a(...)

Kentucky rockers Black Stone Cherry have build up a huge and loyal following since bursting on to the scene with their eponymous debut album in 2006. (...)

The Aga Khan with Shergar after the Irish Sweeps Derby.

The kidnapping of the Derby winner Shergar was the work of the Provisional IRA, a former figure in the organisation has claimed. Kieran Conway, who w(...)

A sunny day on the boardwalk in Dublin. The recent good weather is forecast to continue. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The sunny and warm weather of the last week is set to continue until Thursday at least. Temperatures have been two-and-a-half to six degrees above n(...)

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