Donabate

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Main Street in Swords. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Swords was founded by St Colmcille in 560. The saint called the north Co Dublin town Sord, meaning clear, and in this sense pure of faith or pure wate(...)

A blue flag standard is an international award which recognises outstanding compliance with bathing water quality and sewage treatment regulations. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

A record number of blue flags have been awarded to Irish beaches and marinas for 2018 by An Taisce environmental group. The 83 Irish beaches and seve(...)

Seafield House  is a  rare Palladian mansion  in an 80-acre parkland

Seafield House in Donabate may be located a half hour from the city centre but once through the gates it’s like entering another realm. At the end of (...)

Say cheese! No, don’t: Ruby Harris Pope follows the rules for a baby’s passport photograph: No sleeping, smiling or sobbing. And definitely no drooling.

“Oh you’ve left it awful late,” strangers in the park say when I tell them I’m getting ready to apply for my four-month-old girl’s first passport ahea(...)

The 92-acre site at Gormanston, which sold for an undisclosed sum

A recent sale in north Co Dublin is indicative of a possible trend in the development land market where developers have turned their backs on the city(...)

The Martello Tower at Donabate, Co Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Located 12 miles northeast of Dublin city centre, the village of Donabate is to be found on a peninsula north of Malahide and south of Rush. In truth,(...)

All new schools are due to open from 2019 to 2022. Photograph: David Sleator

More than 40 new schools with places for 20,000 pupils are due to be established over the next four years, mostly in the Greater Dublin Area, to keep (...)

Glenveagh Properties, the fledgling Irish housebuilder backed by US private equity firm Oaktree capital, said on Tuesday it has invested almost €300 m(...)

A gritting snow plough on the M50 near Ballymount during the snowfall associated with Storm Emma. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Airports All airlines operating out of Dublin Airport have suspended operations on Thursday with no flights likely to depart until Saturday at earli(...)

Walkers in the snow on the Curragh in Co Kildare. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Heavy snow and sub zero temperatures are expected  to continue on Friday and over the coming days as Ireland experiences its most severe big(...)

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