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TDs Dara Calleary and Noel Grealish and Senator Jerry Buttimer

Several politicians who attended a dinner organised by the Oireachtas Golf Society in apparent contravention of Covid-19 guidelines have apologised fo(...)

Dara Calleary resigned as Minister for Agriculture on Friday morning following a political controversy over his attendance at a golfing event on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins

A major political crisis has erupted over a dinner held by the Oireachtas Golf Society that has led to the resignations of the Minister for Agricultur(...)

The player who won the €7.3 million   jackpot on Saturday night has made  contact with the National Lottery

The shop which sold the winning ticket for a €7.3 million jackpot in last weekend’s Lotto draw has been revealed. The winning quick pick ticket was s(...)

Now that domestic travel restrictions have lifted, families can head for the beach (or the hills, or for citybreaks). Photograph: iStockphoto

Kenmare Bay Hotel and Lodges, Co Kerry  Sneem Road, Kenmare, Co Kerry; 064-6679300; kenmarebayhotel.com The Kenmare Bay Hotel, part of the S(...)

Three of the five waters classified as being poor are in the Dublin  region: Merrion strand, Sandymount strand (above) and Portrane beach.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ireland’s bathing waters are continuing to improve in quality with the vast majority of EU-designated beaches of excellent or good quality, according (...)

The report found that upgrade works are needed to protect four beaches with poor quality bathing water at Clifden, Co Galway;  Merrion Strand, Loughshinny; and Sandymount strands in Co Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There are 38 towns and villages across the State discharging raw sewage into the environment, according to a new report from the Environmental Protect(...)

A short holiday at home is the perfect way to spend the last days of summer. Photograph: iStock
Have an August adventure

There’s nothing as depressing for kids as trying on new school uniforms in summer, so how about schools of a different kind? A boat trip from Dolphinw(...)

This dumping degrades the earth, poisons the groundwater, runs into the river and the sea, causing problems for generations

It’s an extremely dirty job, but somebody’s got to do it. All credit, then, to reporter Conor Ryan and his director David Doran who in RTÉ Investigate(...)

An Irish Coast Guard helicopter flying over the funeral of Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, one of the four  members of the Rescue 116 crew who died last year. The crew  will be commemorated on two new stamps. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The commissioning of new stamps to pay tribute to the Irish Coast Guard, as well as two stamps commemorating the sitting of the first Dáil, has been (...)

The Biking Blitz series offers mountain bike races for all levels.

JANUARY Park Run Countrywide, every Saturday, free There are currently 7,821 Park Run events taking place every Saturday in more than 70 locations ar(...)

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