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The temporary injunction preventing the lands being sprayed was granted, on an ex-parte basis.

The estate of deceased Fine Gael Councillor John Bailey has secured a temporary High Court injunction preventing an alleged trespasser on farmland spr(...)

Dublin city playgrounds are set to reopen today. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

All Dublin city playgrounds are set to reopen on Tuesday once they have passed a safety inspection, Dublin City Council has said. The decision to re(...)

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(...)

The playground in the Peoples Park, Dun Laoghaire. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Playgrounds in Dublin city will reopen by the end of this week, but without any council supervision or cleansing regime, Dublin City Council chief exe(...)

Bridget Harty and Helen (Nellie) Reilly with five of Bridget’s nine children (Nellie’s grandchildren), Mikey Reilly (18 months), Biddy Reilly (8), Nelly Reilly (6 months), Judy Reilly (3) and Diane Reilly (6) beside one of the wagons on a halting site the family live in just off the M8 at Cashel, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Brigid Harty (28), her husband, John Reilly, and their nine children – all under 12 – share a caravan on a muddy, rocky site just off the M8 motorway (...)

David Mulcahy, a resident of McGarry House in Moyross, Limerick: ‘I have a friend here and I always go to his room, but to be honest with you, I don’t like to now, because he suffers from asthma.’ Photograph: Alan Place

Breda and Kevin Devereux, along with their six children, and two grandchildren, live cramped lives in their three-bedroom council house in Moyross in (...)

Social distancing is 'just impossible'  in a communal refuge, Dundalk Women’s Aid manager Ann Larkin said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Four families of women and children fleeing domestic violence had to leave their refuge in Dundalk in the last fortnight for their own safety amid con(...)

 Social distancing being maintained at Portmarnock Beach due to Covid-19. Photograph: Alan Betson

Mounting concerns by authorities that people may shrug off coronavirus travel restrictions this bank holiday weekend have prompted renewed appeals to (...)

Coronavirus pandemic. Tom Gilligan of Mayo County Council says the emphasis of the initiative  would be on sourcing homes for key workers, and to assist people living in overcrowded accommodation. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

A local authority initiative designed to bring vacant homes back into use is seeking property owners to “answer Ireland’s call” and make housing avail(...)

Walking the pier at Howth on Sunday with most people observing life-saving social distance. Photograph: Alan Betson

Large groups of people gathered at beaches, mountains and walking routes around the country on Sunday afternoon despite social distancing concerns and(...)

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