IRC One National champion Bon Exemple, an Xp33, skippered by Colin Byrne, will compete in next week’s Volvo Dún Laoghaire regatta. Photograph: Bob Bateman

Dublin takes centre stage next week with a bumper fifth edition of Volvo Dún Laoghaire regatta (VDLR) and an impressive combined fleet of 377 entries (...)

Leslie Taylor, ringing master, with David Hogan, bell ringer, attaching muffles to some bells to reduce  the sound, at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sound dampeners will be placed on five Christ Church Cathedral bells from this weekend in an attempt to resolve a dispute betw(...)