The Irish Village Markets Thursday market on the Grand Canal at Mespil Road

You can’t swing a bunch of organic mud-encrusted heirloom carrots these days without hitting a farmers’ market. And while they’re a great way to si(...)

Ballyteigelea to St Mullin’s, Co Carlow Start point: From the Carlow village of Borris, take the R702 for Go(...)

A cruiser on the Erne. Work is expected to start on the waterway linking the Erne and the Shannon in April.

Lorna SigginsMarine CorrespondentWaterways Ireland has welcomed Government approval for restoration of the first stretch of the Ulster Canal.Minister (...)

Tania Banotti, IAPI chief executive, who will reveal a three-year strategy to increase the profile of the Irish advertising industry. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Some 12,000 people work in the Irish advertising industry, but just 36 of them attended the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the ind(...)

Bylaws proposed by Waterways Ireland will see a range of charges rise significantly as the authority tries to draw waterways users to the canals and prevent boats  from blocking key moorings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Plans to introduce charges of up to €3,500 per year for houseboats on the Grand and Royal canals and the river Barrow have bee(...)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan: has put a four-week stay on plans by Waterways Ireland to break up the Aran island ferry Naomh Éanna. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan has said that any proposal to save the former Aran island ferry (...)

The Naomh Éanna after it was towed into a dry dock in the Grand Canal Basin for dismantling. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has rejected appeals to save the former Aran island ferry Naomh Éanna, which is due to be br(...)

MV Naomh Éanna, the CIÉ transport ship that serviced the Aran islands for years, is awaiting scrappage at Grand Canal  Docks in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Joyce’s Ulysses publisher Sylvia Beach and writers Brendan Behan and Breandán Ó hÉithir were among the many who travelled and reminisced about travell(...)

A spokesman for the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland 
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if the draft proposals are approved by Minister of State for Heritage Jimmy Deenihan, 
more than 200 years of boating activity on the canal system “could be killed off with the stroke of a Minister’s pen”.

Revised bylaws and new charges for boat users could result in a “serious decline in boat traffic” on the Grand and Royal canals and Barrow Navigation,(...)

The recent water supply restrictions in the Dublin area reminded me that it has been over two years since I spoke at conferences there, outlining the (...)