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Dublin: 17 °C Monday 21 May, 2018

Today’s News

Did your local beach get a Blue Flag this year? Here's the full list

Kerry tops the list with the most Blue Flags.

Yesterday’s News

Before the DART, the first commuter rail was divided by class

The first ever commuter railway from Westland Row to Kingstown was also the most expensive to build at the time.

From Dublin Port to the 'Medieval Mile': People are being asked to vote for Ireland's favourite building

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland wants your opinion.

Wheelchair users unable to travel on 'accessible' Bus Éireann routes because of bus stops

Bus Éireann require 24-hour notice of travel for wheelchair users.

West Cork whale watchers are being treated to large gatherings during 'low season'

Whale activity has increased since April with a number of humpback whales spotted off the West Cork coast.

Saturday 19 May, 2018

How long did John Waters last on Eamon Dunphy's podcast? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many coastal bathing waters failed to meet minimum standards.

From royal wedding afternoon tea to whale watching in Kerry: Here's what to do this weekend

From Waterford to Galway, some ideas to get you out of the house.

Friday 18 May, 2018

3 people arrested after Kilkenny supermarket burglary

The arrests were made as part of Operation Thor.

Thursday 17 May, 2018

Dublin City Council says it's NOT planning to demolish historic housing blocks

Concern was raised last week that a number of protected structures designed by Herbert Sims would be demolished.

Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Government to provide more free condoms to tackle crisis pregnancies

Consideration is also being given to the extension of the provision of the morning-after pill.

Coast Guard helicopter rescues woman and her dog cut off by the tide

The changing tide left the woman and her dog stranded on a sandbank.

Dublin City Council to trial alternative to controversial Monsanto weedkiller in parks and on streets

A 2015 study by the World Health Organisation concluded that glyphosate was “probably carcinogenic” to humans.

Tuesday 15 May, 2018

This is why the word 'gammon' is cooking up trouble in the UK

The insult has gained prominence after an article reported some were saying it was a racial slur used by those supporting Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to attack middle-aged men.

Sunday 13 May, 2018

Son of Sam: The Irish-American cop who led the hunt for the New York serial killer

The ‘Son of Sam’ murdered his first victim in the summer of 1976. The manhunt that followed gripped the world.

Saturday 12 May, 2018

How much did Dublin Bus earn in unclaimed receipts? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many food businesses were ordered to close in April?

From Eurovision parties to a vegan festival: Here's what to do this weekend

The weather won’t be as good as the bank holiday, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay home.

Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Leo Varadkar named on list of 'global leaders' under 40

The World Economic Forum has named him on its list of the 100 most promising leaders under 40.

Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Westport to become Ireland's first plastic straw-free town

Pubs are already on board the initiative which is part of their entry into the 2018 Tidy Towns competition.