Liam Shanahan sails with five of his children on the 35-foot J/109 cruiser-racer Ruth.

An Irish sailing champion has used his 2014 offshore victory to highlight the compelling family aspect of the sport as a welcome riposte to falling nu(...)

Not all modern materials are suitable for period residences. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

With an autumn chill entering the air, “Old Shouldn’t Mean Cold” is a timely lecture by Grade One conservation architect Paul Arnold who authored t(...)

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(...)

Former ISA pathway campaigner turned offshore sailor and dinghy coach Ben Lynch. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

August has been a busy month for championship events at home and abroad, especially regarding the “performance pathway” that feeds the elite sailing p(...)

Fog on Dublin Bay led to today’s racing being abandoned.

For a second time this week, fog on Dublin Bay cut short the 44-nation Optimist European championships, this time ruling out today’s planned final rac(...)

A red beret photographs some blue berets attending the annual National Day of Commemoration Ceremony to honour all  Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A British army pensioner from Kildare attended his first National Day of Commemoration ceremony in Dublin yesterday and thought it “immaculate”. Padd(...)

There is no shortage of offshore sailors taking advantage of midsummer’s short nights. This morning, an Irish Clipper crew leads by a margin in the c(...)

Ulster Fireball champions Barry McCartin, left, and Conor Kinsella of the Royal St George Yacht Club. Photograph: david O’Brien

Irish sailing administration may be in a state of flux but last weekend’s domestic dinghy and keelboat scene looked a picture of rude health, as five (...)

 Liam Shanahan

Irish Sea offshore campaigner Jedi skippered by Andrew Sarrat will be rewarded tonight at the Royal Alfred Yacht Club prizegiving after a winning marg(...)

Fr Martin Clarke died as he lived, proclaiming: “We are an Easter people and Alleluia is our song.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Martin Clarke, who has died aged 66, was a priest of the Dublin diocese, an urbane pastor who helped rebuild confidence in the Catholic Church after a(...)