Maureen O’Hara: ‘I have so many happy memories of Lugdine’. Photograph:Frank Miller 	0:59

Lugdine Park, the beloved west Cork home of Irish screen legend Maureen O’Hara, has sold for about €1.6 million. The scenic coastal home on 35 (...)

File image from November 1992 of disgraced ex-bishop,  Peter Ball, who has admitted sexually assaulting young men. File photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

A former Church of England bishop who abused 18 young men over three decades has finally admitted his guilt after a last-ditch effort to throw out his(...)

Summer living is about kicking back and spending as much time outdoors as possible. A Cornwall-based couple have redefined that concept, reimag(...)

‘Seagulls are often extraordinarily beautiful to the human eye, both in flight and up close and personal.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Doesn’t anybody read Jonathan Livingston Seagull any more? The protagonist of Richard Bach’s hugely popular 1970s adult fable was an exquisitely ether(...)

A seagull at the British Open in Scotland. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

A Kerry-based marine expert has called for “a bit of factual perspective” on the debate over “killer gulls” and has warned that the birds face a real (...)

To cull the gulls?

Herring gulls (larus argentatus) – this week’s media villain and trending story. Grisly headlines. In Cornwall a pensioner left with blood pouring dow(...)

British prime minister David Cameron has flown into the debate about culling seagulls, calling for a “big conversation”. Photograph: Alan Betson

David Cameron has flown into the debate about culling seagulls, calling for a “big conversation” about the issue. The British prime minister’s call fo(...)

 Spectators stand for a minutes silence to pay tribute to the victims of last week’s Tunisia beach attack on Murray Mound during Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships  in London today.  Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Britain observed a minute’s silence on Friday as part of an official day of mourning for the tourists killed in a massacre on a Tunisian beach last w(...)

The Reeks Ridge, Co Kerry Start: Leave Killarney by the N72. At Fossa turn left for the Gap of Dunloe. Continue, (...)

A genuine zebra crossing on the Massai Mara in Kenya

One of the biggest risks I found travelling through Kenya was the ever-present threat of getting all poetic. It happened when we got out of our jeep t(...)