Emergency services were called to the scene when the 19-year-old man disappeared while swimming in a lake with friends at Strokestown last night.Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The body of a 17-year-old has been recovered from a canal at Ardnacrusha, Co Clare this evening where he had been swimming with friends and failed to (...)

No frontiers: the Greenway near Westport, Co Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The idea of turning abandoned railway lines into walking and cycling routes, called greenways, is catching on. Indeed, Taoiseach Enda Kenny kno(...)