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The council said the bathing prohibition at the Forty Foot in Sandycove had been lifted as water quality had returned to acceptable levels. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The ban on swimming at the Forty Foot has been lifted but Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has extended the bathing prohibition notices for four (...)

The Irish motor trade is under pressure as buyers look to the UK market for used cars, driven by sterling’s recent fall in value versus the euro. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of new cars taking to Irish roads fell 9.7 per cent in July compared to last month, according to the latest figures from the Central Statis(...)

Sandymount Strand: Ireland would fail to address climate change problems if it continued to allow Dublin to sprawl outwards, said RIAI president David Browne. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Reclaiming Dublin Bay would help Ireland meet its climate targets, as well a providing much-needed housing for the city’s growing population, David Br(...)

34 Donnybrook Manor, Dublin 4: 79sq m of accommodation includes a conservatory

34 Donnybrook Manor, Dublin 4 Three-bedroom, end-of-terrace house in a popular scheme off Belmont Avenue. About 79sq m of accommodation including a c(...)

Following further heavy rain last weekend, the waters at Seapoint, Sandycove (above) and the Forty Foot were declared unfit for bathing, together with Dollymount on the Northside. Photograph:  Terry McDonagh

Dubliners are living with the result of inadequate investment in sewage treatment systems. Twice this month, families were advised it was unsafe to sw(...)

A no-swim notice was in place across the entire south Dublin coastline last week following a sewage overflow at the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant due to heavy rainfall.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has confirmed that the swimming ban placed on its beaches has been lifted. The council said on Sunday night wa(...)

 Seapoint is one of the beaches affected by the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Dublin City Council  warning to the public not to swim at a number of Dublin beaches because of a sewage leak at Ringsend wastewater treatment plant. Phototgraph:  Stephen Collins/Collins

Children under five should not play in sand at Dublin beaches where warnings not to swim are in place this weekend, a specialist in public health medi(...)

File image of Dollymount beach in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Warnings not to swim at a number of Dublin beaches should be obeyed as there is a “high risk of illness” if they are breached, a specialist in public (...)

The  Wastewater Treatment Works at Ringsend, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ringsend wastewater treatment plant serves the greater Dublin region and has a notorious reputation for not complying with environmental standards and(...)

Walkers on Sandymount Strand in March this year. File photograph: Alan Betson

Sewage overflows at Irish Water’s Ringsend water treatment plant happen around 15 times a year, but mostly in winter, the utility has said. The enti(...)

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