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Karen Ward (left) who received open heart surgery 6 months ago and  her daughter Kim Ward, from Carrikmacross in Co  Monaghan who ran the Marathon  for the Irish Heart Foundation. Photograph:  Collins

Liz Collins is a seasoned mini-marathon participant. Every year since the birth of her daughter, she has joined thousands of women in running the 10km(...)

Castlecomer Discovery Park, in Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

GET BACK TO NATURE Dublin City Farm St Anne’s Park, Raheny; free; dublincityfarm.com Dublin County Council’s first urban farm has only been open(...)

Prof Wim Meijer: ‘The tools we have at our disposal now allow us to gain an unparalleled insight into whole ecosystems at a level of detail that was pure science fiction when I was a student’

What is your research about? “I am a microbiologist, and I work on a number of projects that look at animal health, infectious agents and water qualit(...)

Three of the five waters classified as being poor are in the Dublin  region: Merrion strand, Sandymount strand (above) and Portrane beach.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ireland’s bathing waters are continuing to improve in quality with the vast majority of EU-designated beaches of excellent or good quality, according (...)

Dominika and Rafal Skóra

The widow of a taxi driver who died in a paragliding incident on Saturday says she wants to ensure a wedding voucher left in his car is returned to it(...)

Carriage drivers go  to Government Buildings to deliver an open letter to Minister for Transport Shane Ross. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Horse-drawn carriages on the streets of Dublin are a charming throwback to a bygone era of Hansom cabs and buggies. The laws governing them are equa(...)

Ex-garda Karl Cummins was on duty outside the Department of the Taoiseach when a man approached him with petrol and a cigarette lighter. File photograph: David Sleator

A retired garda who feared he was going to be doused with petrol and set on fire has been awarded just under €50,000 damages at a Garda compensation h(...)

A Dublin Bus vehicle leaves Bray Dart station. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Everything should have been finished with the redesign of Dublin’s bus network – the most radical in a generation, or more – by June. However, the wor(...)

White House takeaway: Donald Trump with fast food he bought for visiting college footballers during the US government shutdown in January. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

It’s not just Donald Trump who sullies the the corridors of power with the lingering aroma of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Ireland’s political honchos are (...)

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny: the VentureWave website lists him  as one of four people on its senior team

Enda Kenny is to take up his first business-related role since stepping down as taoiseach as an adviser with an investment fund. Mr Kenny, a Mayo TD(...)

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