Peadar King with Richard Murphy in Sri Lanka: a series of interviews with Murphy will be screened at the inaugural Inish festival on Inishbofin on Saturday evening.  Photograph: Dave Brandt

Democracy is alive and well on Irish offshore islands, if the tallies from last week’s referendum are anything to go by. Two of three Aran islands vot(...)

Photograph: Marie Coyne

Aspiring writers, and more established ones too, can make a resolute start to the New Year, by running away to Inisbofin with Yvonne Cullen. “I(...)

Céline and Ronan Coyne and their son Cormac (4) at their house which was hit by waves at East End village on Inishbofin after the pier was destroyed. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Imagine a northeasterly swell reducing a stretch of Dún Laoghaire’s east pier to rubble, splitting James Joyce’s Martello tower off from Sandyc(...)