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French skipper Francis Joyon of France celebrates aboard his Maxi IDEC Trimaran as he arrives in Brest, western France, Monday, June 17, 2013. Joyon broke the North Atlantic solo sailing record, finishing in 5 days, 2 hours, 56 minutes, 10 seconds, more than 16 hours and 34 minutes faster than the previous record. Racing his Maxi IDEC trimaran, the French skipper crossed the finish line at Lizard Point Sunday, June 16 to beat Thomas Coville's five year record. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

As one French trimaran smashes the Transatlantic speed sailing record this week, eight such high speed craft are assembled in Dun Laoghaire this morni(...)

US first lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters Sasha and Malia  fight off an unwelcome attack of midges at Glendalough. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Glendalough – a wondrous place of myth and mystic beauty where the “midgets” are the size of horses and would ate ya alive without salt. We were warne(...)

 Round-the-world sailor Damian Foxall is anticipated in Dún Laoghaire harbour early this morning, on board the 21m  Oman Air-Musandam. Photograph: Lloyd Images

A fleet of silent invaders is anticipated in Dún Laoghaire harbour early this morning, with Kerryman and frequent round-the-world sailor Damian Foxall(...)

College production: IADT specialises in creative courses where students have many opportunities to shine
Why change to IADT?

Tell me about the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT)There are 2,149 full-time and a smattering of part-time students, with the vast majori(...)

 Nelson Mandela  waves to the crowd with  Bob Geldof during a mass rally in Trafalgar Square on February 3rd, 2005

When someone you have known or loved or both dies, there seems to occur a great tearing in the fabric of the world. A weird emptiness opens for a mome(...)

Late former South African president and freedom fighter Nelson Mandela waves to the crowd with musician and campaigner Bob Geldof during a mass rally in Trafalgar Square on February 3rd, 2005 in London, England. Mr Mandela told the rally to help “Make Poverty History in 2005” and help set free millions of people in the world’s poorest countries who remained imprisoned by poverty. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

When someone you have known or loved or both dies, there seems to occur a great tearing in the fabric of the world. A weird emptiness opens for a mome(...)

Carnivan House, Wexford

Six houses are up for the Irish Architecture Awards this year, as part of a shortlist which reflects the status of Ireland’s society and economy. Thir(...)

Dublin City Council, which Owen Keegan was this week appointed to head, is hugely overmanned, with 5,700 staff for a population of 577,000 in the city. Photograph: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

Twenty years ago when Owen Keegan was appointed as assistant city manager in charge of housing with Dublin Corporation (as it then was), you could alm(...)

The 2011 Children First guidelines were not implemented in full and the social work service was under-resourced, according to a Hiqa report on services in Wexford/Waterford and Dun Laoghaire.

The Health Information and Quality Authority has published two reports which are critical of HSE foster care services in Wexford and Dun Laoghaire.An (...)

A map showing the area of cycleway affected by the Blackrock Local Area Plan. Image: Irish Times Studio

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has been accused of trying to scupper the Sutton to Sandycove (S2S) cycle and walkway project by proposing to re(...)

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