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In south Dublin, Merrion and Sandymount Strands failed failed to meet EU water quality standards due to polluted surface waters, drainage “misconnections” and bird fouling. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A marked deterioration in water quality at beaches in the Dublin region is outlined in the latest Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) bathing water(...)

YMCA  will replace Railway Union in the top tier. Photograph: Inpho

YMCA almost contrived to blow it but eventually secured a place in the men’s EY Hockey League for the first time as they beat Bangor in a shoot-out at(...)

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,(...)

An artist’s impression of the proposed new national paediatric hospital.

An additional 2,600 beds are to be provided under the Government’s new national development plan which will see the development of several new hospita(...)

Project Ireland 2040: a new Metro link is due to run between Swords and Sandyford, in Dublin

Project Ireland 2040 aims to provide balanced regional development, in order to reduce Dublin’s growing economic domination, and to improve the State’(...)

Church services

CATHEDRALS Down Cathedral, Downpatrick Sundays at 11:30am and Thursdays at 10am with Holy Communion. You are very welcome to visit Down Cathedral. Mo(...)

Patients at a psychiatric unit in Co Roscommon had to keep their clothes in plastic bags due to a lack of storage space. Stock photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Patients at a psychiatric unit in Co Roscommon had to keep their clothes in plastic bags due to a lack of storage space, and had to use pens to jimmy (...)

Costs for the proposed national children’s hospital at St James’s have spiralled from €404m four years ago to €1bn

The futuristic Royal Adelaide Hospital, which has so far cost €2.2 billion, will use robots to deliver food and equipment to the single rooms of each (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris at the turning of the sod last summer at the new children’s hospital at St James’s, the most expensive children’s hospital to be built anywhere in the world.   Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The proposed €1 billion National Children’s Hospital in Dublin will be the most expensive children’s hospital to be built anywhere in the world, accor(...)

Mr Dunne had been climbing since he was a boy and was a member of the UCC climbing club

A zoology student died in Co Dublin after falling from cliffs he was climbing without ropes or safety gear, an inquest has heard. Conor Dunne (21), (...)

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