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Dart commuter Conor Ryan (24)

On Monday morning, Conor Ryan was one of the first to try Irish Rail’s new service,, to check for a less congested Dart as he made his dai(...)

Dart commuter Anne Webb (63): ‘Sometimes the trains can be very crowded, and then you get instances when some people are aggressive on the train as well,’ she says.

Anne Webb (63) has used the Dart each day since it began, travelling between Pearse Street in the city centre and Raheny on the northside. She is glad(...)

The Ballymount recycling plant in Dublin 24. ‘There’s huge scope for us to do a lot better,’ said Minister for Environment Richard Bruton. File photograph: Peter Murtagh

Two-thirds of the plastics used daily in the Republic cannot be recycled, and that number must be dramatically improved, Minister for Climate Action a(...)

Anne Heraty, the Edge, Elaine Coughlan, and Mark Roden at the launch of Endeavor Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Not everyone would see the immediate similarities between a rock star and a businessperson, but U2’s the Edge does. “I think of every rock’n’roll ban(...)

A view of Front Square in Trinity College Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson

Zoe Ellingboe almost didn’t go to Trinity. The first-year theoretical physics student was close to making the jump to university abroad, due to Irish (...)

Size is the reason Jupiter will be so blinding,  as reports of UFO sightings are common. Photograph: iStock

A bright light will hang next to the moon over Ireland tonight as the largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter, passes by. Astronomy Ireland have (...)

At the women in showjumping discussion in the RDS yesterday were (from left)  team manager of Great Britain Di Lampard, showjumper Susan Fitzpatrick  and equestrian manager of the RDS Fiona Sheridan. Photograph: Tom Honan

Just one-in-five of the showjumpers competing in Ireland at the highest levels are women, partly because women doubt themselves more, a showjumping ga(...)

From the new report into BusConnects’ plans for Stoneybatter. Revisions follow vigorous local objection to the first  plan

Joan Duffy has lived in Stoneybatter, north of the Liffey in Dublin, all her life. “Something has to be done,” she says. “Manor Street as it is, is to(...)

 Luigi Massone whose cafe, Scoff, is on Ranelagh’s main street. Photograph: Sarah Mooney

On Monday afternoon, despite the tempting display of pastries piled on the counter, Luigi Massone’s café, Scoff, on Ranelagh’s main street was empty s(...)

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