Portmarnock

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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(...)

Ballybunnion beach in Co Kerry has lost its Blug Flag status for 2020. Photograph: Getty

Ballybunion North beach in Co Kerry has failed to retain its blue flag status in 2020 due to a deteroiation in its water quality. Beaches are require(...)

 Michael Smurfit says the lockdown of entire economies could come to be viewed as a ‘serious mistake’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Veteran Irish entrepreneur and businessman Michael Smurfit has added his voice to criticism of the decisions by governments around the world to lock d(...)

Yellow sandbags along the Clontarf Road following flooding. Clontarf is among the areas most at risk to flooding. File  photograph: Alan Betson

More than 70,000 Irish addresses will be at heightened risk of coastal flooding by 2050 as a result of climate change, according to mapping and data a(...)

Social distancing at Malahide Golf Club. Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The golfer in the car park of Malahide Golf Club is practising the new normal. His clubs have been dispatched into the boot of the car and he is vigor(...)

The proposals, which are subject to a public consultation, will affect people in Donabate, Swords, Rush, Castleknock (above), Blanchardstown, Ongar, Malahide, Sutton and Portmarnock. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fingal County Council has proposed putting “traffic calming measures”, such as speed ramps, road signs and markings, on 12 roads across north and west(...)

Bernard Rorke as a baby in his father arms and his mother in 1959 in Dublin. Photograph: Bernard Rorke

Then came the phone call dreaded by every emigrant. It was my brother on the line, saying the nursing home had phoned to say Da was poorly and to prep(...)

Rory McIlroy  leans on his golf bag on the 13th hole during the final round of the 2011 Masters  as things unravelled for him in Augusta, Ga. Photograph: /Matt Slocum/AP

1979 - Ed Sneed At 6ft 2in, Ed Sneed certainly looked the part. And starting the final round of the 1979 Masters tournament with a five-stroke lead, (...)

Baldoyle is not as highly developed as other coastal spots in the area. Photograph: Alan Betson

What’s so good about Baldoyle? Want to be surrounded by three beaches, but still be within a roar of Dublin city centre? This northside suburb in Dub(...)

St Brigid’s Crescent, Artane. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

What’s so good about it? This pocket of north Dublin boasts many a famous native, among them actor Brendan Gleeson, singer Brian McFadden and U2’s La(...)

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