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Coastwatch: Wet wipes are clogging up sewage treatment systems. File photograph: The Irish Times

Ireland’s recurring problem of raw sewage and storm water flowing into seas, rivers and estuaries requires immediate measures, including a wet wipes b(...)

Sinéad O’Brien, who contracted Covid-19 in March, at home in Marrowbone House. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Sinéad O’Brien still becomes upset when remembering isolating with her family – including her husband and two children – for 14 days in March in their(...)

This is an exciting time for Irish music. the dreary male with Guitar is being replaced and a wave of multicultural and multifaceted (...)

Lauryn Hill will perform at summer festival All Together Now. File photograph: Chris Lopez/Sony Music Archive/Getty Images

All Together Now festival has revealed its full line-up for the three days over the August bank holiday weekend in Co Waterford. It was announced la(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The family of a woman found not guilty by reason of insanity of assaulting a work colleague when she put a knife to her throat has promised a judge th(...)

The River Shannon at Athlone: With only half of all Irish rivers and lakes deemed to be in a healthy state, environmental groups have called for a more robust approach to stopping water pollution and to preventing deterioration in pristine waters.

With only half of all Irish rivers and lakes deemed to be in a healthy state, environmental groups have called for a more robust approach to stopping (...)

Harvesting the crop on Rathlin Island.

Once regarded merely as the stinking gunge one steps over on the way for a swim, seaweed these days is having a renaissance. The excitement surroundi(...)

A fan pays  tribute to Anthony Foley outside Thomond Park. Photograph:  by Eamon Ward

Munster v Glasgow Warriors (Champions Cup Pool 1) Kick-off: 1pm (live on Sky Sports 2 and RTE Radio) It’s too soon. It can provide little or no c(...)

The coffin of Munster rugby coach Anthony Foley is carried from St Flannan’s Church after his funeral service in Killaloe. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

“We have been plunged deep into an incomprehensible darkness and sense of loss,” Fr Pat Malone said in his homily at the funeral of Munster rugby head(...)

Jack Reynor in Gerard Barrett’s superb Glassland

Two years ago, Jimmy Deenihan, then Minister for Arts, turned up at the Galway Film Fleadh for the world premiere of Gerard Barrett’s Pilgrim Hill.(...)

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