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Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson (2R) and his wife Carrie Johnson (R) walk with US president Joe Biden and US First Lady Jill Biden prior to a bi-lateral meeting at Carbis Bay, Cornwall. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty

If relations between the three points of the Brexit triangle of Dublin, London and Brussels were dodgy before this week, they have deteriorated furthe(...)

Ballaghaderreen-born twins Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna have always been close and married on the same day. They took the train to Galway to celebrate their 90th birthdays. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Twin sisters Kathleen Galligan and Margaret Gilna got to celebrate their 90th birthday on Tuesday by setting off together from Dublin to Galway by tra(...)

The case, involving a couple who claim their unborn child was aborted after they were wrongly told it had a fatal foetal abnormality, is to be heard later this month.

The High Court has approved a hybrid hearing of an action by a couple who claim their unborn child was aborted after they were wrongly told it had a f(...)

Killiney beach was closed to bathers at the weekend because of elevated levels of E.coli found in tests. Photograph: Garet Chaney /Collins Photos

Two of south Co Dublin’s most popular beaches, Killiney beach and the adjoining White Rock cove, were closed until further notice on Saturday due to b(...)

A female spiny seahorse shelters in a meadow of common eelgrass (Zostera marina). Photographed in summer (August) in Studland Bay, Dorset, England

Coastwatch is launching a national campaign to assess the state of Ireland’s sea-grass populations which play a critical role and in countering climat(...)

Water quality should be monitored year-round at beaches where increasing numbers of people are regularly swimming outside the summer season, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Water quality should be monitored year-round at beaches where increasing numbers of people are regularly swimming outside the summer season, the Envir(...)

South William Street in Dublin city centre was pedestrianised for a trial period last summer. Photograph: Tom Honan

Cars will be permanently banned from several areas around Grafton Street in Dublin from May 24th, ahead of the resumption of outdoor dining in June. (...)

Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite data image of Ringsend Waste Water Treatment Plant on October 10th, 2020, showing the  discharge of what is reported to have been more than 75,000 cubic metres of storm run-off by  Irish Water into Dublin Bay. Processed by ESA/TechWorks Marine

More than a fifth of people who come into contact with the water in Dublin Bay through swimming or water sports become ill, according to a pressure gr(...)

 Anti-lockdown protesters  in Herbert Park, Dublin on St Patrick’s Day. Photograph:  Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Anti-lockdown protests in Dublin passed off peacefully on St Patrick’s Day as gardaí said numbers at the events were much smaller than expected and a (...)

Michael Cronin: erudite, with a fund of stories and anecdotes, laced with a fine line in self-deprecation, you departed Michael’s company enriched by the conversation.

Michael Cronin died in his 91st year recently on January 5th. He had many facets to a long and productive life, not least part of that group of us, or(...)

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