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A cyclist using the cycleway on Seapoint Avenue, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Plans to restrict Strand Road in Sandymount to one-way traffic were branded “brave”, “fantastic” and “disastrous” by those enjoying the sunshine on th(...)

A cyclist using the cycleway on Seapoint Avenue, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

A one-way car ban is to be implemented on Strand Road, the scenic coast road in Sandymount, to accommodate a two-way cycle track along Dublin Bay. In(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe finally has some substantial bullets to shoot back at the Republic’s critics. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The European Commission’s finding in 2016 that Ireland was owed €13.1 billion in back taxes by Apple was a hammer blow to Ireland’s reputation. In the(...)

The comet Neowise will be closest to Earth on July 23rd at a distance of 103 million kilometres. Image: John Flannery

Comet Neowise is the brightest in the Northern Hemisphere this century, but the weather has been less than kind for skyviewers in Ireland. Persistent(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: Admits it is “very unusual” not to have a senior minister from the west. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

In his first Dáil appearance as Heather Humphreys’s replacement, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar confirmed what many were thinking about the botched delivery of(...)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin is now Minister   for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.

A new Taoiseach was elected on Saturday and a range of new Ministers were appointed. Here’s all you need to know about them: Micheál Martin - Taoisea(...)

Sam has been spotted around Leinster House recently and during talks on government formation. Photograph: Roderic O’Gorman

Since lockdown began Sam the Fox has been frequently spotted in Dublin city centre. She was filmed in April striding through a near deserted Grafton (...)

 Geraldine Byrne-Nason: “There we were, the Norwegian ambassador, myself and the Canadian foreign minister, standing outside the building as countries entered to vote”

Geraldine Byrne-Nason stood outside the United Nations building in Manhattan in New York as ambassadors arrived to decide on the 10 countries that wou(...)

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(...)


Restrictions are easing, it’s time to make a break for it. Whatever you’re in the mood for, here are some of the best holidays in Ireland this summe(...)

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