‘Astrid’ taken by Jakub Walutek, winner of the Costal Heritage category of the Clean Coasts Photography Awards 2013.

The stunning beauty of the Irish coastline is a photographer’s dream and was the subject of An Taisce’s annual Clean Coasts Photography Awards last ni(...)

Walter: normal relations suspended while he had his revenge

Last Sunday, my wife decided to pack me, Liam and Walter into the car and head to the beach. Summer was making one of its occasional, fleeting (...)

A man and dog look on, asThe Queen Mary II – the flagship vessel of the famous Cunard Line – with 3,000 passengers and several hundred crew members aboard, arrives off Dun Laoghaire Harbour today . Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The world’s largest ocean liner moored at Dún Laoghaire today, and with it bringing the potential of increased cruise holidays to the region.(...)