All at sea: “80 per cent of our tourists are from the domestic market, so there are a lot of people this will affect,” says Simon Murray. Photograph: IIC/Axiom/Getty

‘Do you want to be responsible for the depopulation of one more island?” Simon Murray, of the community-development programme on Inishbofin, asked mem(...)

Inishbofin, Co Galway, one of nine islands affected by termination of funding to community development companies offices. Photograph: Frank Miller

Changes to funding for community development offices will mean the collapse of a wide range of programmes, activities and initiatives on nine non-Gae(...)

Skipper Liam Coyne: has returned home to Dún Laoghaire after victory in the Round Britain and Ireland race with Brian Flahive.

No sooner had Dublin Bay double-handers Liam Coyne and Brian Flahive won the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s (RORC) 1,800-mile Round Britain and Ireland in(...)

Analise Murphy: “I hope to get a better understanding of Rio; get a feel for the bay and the different conditions we will experience.”

Olympic single-hander Annalise Murphy will do battle with six of the world’s top 10, including world number one Marit Bouwmeester of the Netherlands(...)

Twelve offshore islands will cast their votes in the European and local elections just one day ahead of the rest of the State. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Twelve offshore islands will cast their votes in the European and local elections today, just one day ahead of the rest of the State. Residents(...)

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. 2:22

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

Amid flooding in St Mary’s Park, Limerick, where the river Shannon burst its banks,  Ger Hogan helps  to ferry people to safety.  Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

, Storms and sea swells which battered the west coast at the weekend caused renewed damage to homes and businesses which had suffered during the flo(...)

Swiss commodity giant Glencore’s chairman Simon Murray. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

The man who was pursued by a leopard and lived to tell the tale is once again at the centre of a City row, this time over pay and corporate governance(...)