Galway Harbour Company’s decision after the Buncrana deaths to limit access to its slipway has aroused criticism from water users.  Photograph: Peter Murtagh/The Irish Times

Five weeks after five members of one family died when their car skidded into Lough Swilly, the Department of the Environment has issued no specific di(...)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Photograph: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

Microsoft is set to donate more than €10 million in technology support to charities and non-profit organisations in Ireland over the next two years. (...)

Logan Joyce (4) of Wotton Bridge, Ashbourne Road, Co Dublin was found floating face down in the ‘lazy river’ section at the National Aquaitc Centre on July 22nd 2012.

Children are “almost guaranteed” to get into difficulty at a specific attraction at the National Aquatic Centre (NAC), an inquest heard. Logan Joyce (...)

The slipway alongside Buncrana Pier, which is now closed for public admittance. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Insufficient signage warning of hazards may prove to be a factor in any review of safety at Buncrana pier, following the loss of five members of the M(...)

Fionnuala Walsh trains off the west Clare coast

Fionnuala Walsh’s mother couldn’t swim, so she made sure her six children could. Growing up on the Shannon Estuary, the record-breaking long-distance(...)

Shane and Niall Murphy from Ballinteer jumping in support of Aquired Brain Injury Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dozens of hardy swimmers braved the cold conditions to take a morning plunge at Sandycove’s Forty Foot for the annual Christmas Day swim. With Met (...)

 Irish Water Safety says more people are planning to take a charity dip over  Christmas and new year   than during the best summer days, due to this year’s mild weather. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Christmas Day swimmers have been warned that a full moon will cause strong tidal streams and increase the strength and speed of rip currents around t(...)

Séamus McCarthy (Cork) and Fionnuala Quigley (Wexford)  who received the Seiko Just in Time and Rescue Appreciation Award along with Garda Brian O’Donnell, for rescuing an Indian tourist swept off Inis Mór. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A paramedic and his girlfriend who rescued a young tourist from the sea after she was swept off a cliff by a wave on the Aran Island of Inis Mór ha(...)

Seal of approval: they are amiable but keep your distance. Illustration: Michael Viney

The distant, Labradorian regard from a grey seal or two will furnish a holiday memory for many who walk the cliffs and coves of the Wild Atlantic Way (...)

Portuguese man o’war jellyfish. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The infamous Portuguese man o’war and other nasty species of jellyfish are expected to soon arrive on Irish shores. Last year there were a number of(...)