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 Geraldine Byrne-Nason: “There we were, the Norwegian ambassador, myself and the Canadian foreign minister, standing outside the building as countries entered to vote”

Geraldine Byrne-Nason stood outside the United Nations building in Manhattan in New York as ambassadors arrived to decide on the 10 countries that wou(...)

On Sandymount strand prohibition of bathing was due to risk of deterioration in water quality due to ‘storm water overflow’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times.

Precautionary notices temporarily banning bathing at Dollymount, Sandymount and Portmarnock beaches in Dublin have been put in place following heavy r(...)

Ballynahinch

Restrictions are easing, it’s time to make a break for it. Whatever you’re in the mood for, here are some of the best holidays in Ireland this summe(...)

Conor O’Dwyer was proud of all five of his children and supported their endeavours through life.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Part of Rossbeigh strand in Co Kerry, where seagrass is severely depleted. Photograph: Coastwatch Kerry

As estimated 7 per cent of seagrass habitat is being lost worldwide each year, according to a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report, which warns the (...)

Merrion Strand in Dublin is the first Irish beach to shut permanently after failing EPA standards for the fifth successive year. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Bathing water quality in Europe has improved markedly in recent years though Ireland is in the bottom quarter in bathing sites that have an excellent (...)

Merrion Strand in Dublin is the first Irish beach to shut permanently after failing EPA standards for the fifth successive year. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

A ban on bathing at Merrion strand in Dublin Bay was a long time coming; the culmination of five years of failure to meet minimum EU water quality sta(...)

Merrion strand: the beach is the first in Ireland to face a permanent bathing ban.

Swimming is to be banned at Merrion strand in Dublin Bay because of persistent problems with bathing water quality – it is the first Irish beach to ha(...)

According to Seamus Fahy,  co-founder of Merrion Vaults, most security experts agree that home safes do not cut the risk of theft. Photograph: iStock

Fear of burglaries is prompting homeowners and business people to store valuables away from their properties. Merrion Vaults, which rents safe deposi(...)

Irishtown, Dublin 4.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

What’s so good about it? Few inner-city neighbourhoods have seen the dramatic transformation that Ringsend has in recent times. Irishtown has benefit(...)

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