Michael Healy-Rae said the invasive species threatened Killarney National Park’s Unesco biosphere reserve designation. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Anne Lucey Independent Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae has repeated his call for the Army to tackle the rhododendron infestation which now covers a third(...)

Black Lough

The Gap of Dunloe and the Black Valley are among the among most renowned areas for tourists in Kerry, and with good reason. The glacial landscape appe(...)

Eoin Bird’s pigs at The Wooded Pig

Quite how common pigs and wild boar once were in the Irish landscape can now only be gauged from placenames such as Kanturk (boar’s headland) and Muck(...)

Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich outside the house he built on a truck in Baile na bPoc. Locals in the west Kerry Gaeltacht are finding it almost impossible to get planning permission. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Tiny-house living fascinates Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, though it is more by accident than design. His own tigín in west Kerry’s Baile na bPoc bears all(...)

 Ireland’s Deirdre Duke and Dalila Mirabella of Italy: The UCD skipper   is back on the Irish senior women’s panel after leading her club to a treble. Photograph:  Rowland White/Presseye/INPHO

Graham Shaw has made several changes to his Ireland senior women’s panel as July’s World Cup qualifiers in South Africa come sharply into focus. Fro(...)

The Dingle Peninsula in Co Kerry. There is  a  ban on one-off holiday and second homes in the countryside. Photograph: David Soanes/Getty Images

The county with some of the most stringent planning restrictions on one-off housing will have to immediately revise its plans, councillors have said. (...)

The walk starts from the now disused Gothic revival Derrycunihy Catholic church, which was built in 1890

A woodland walk by a lake shore with a mountainous background is one of the most sublime experiences a walker can have, and there is no better route t(...)

Bill Cullen and Jackie Lavin: Ms Lavin, of Osberstown House, Naas, Co Kildare, has brought proceedings against Glencullen Properties Ltd and Mr Cullen, also of Osberstown House. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Businesswoman Jackie Lavin is suing her long-time partner Bill Cullen and one of his companies over alleged failure to complete an alleged €1 million (...)

Blow off the cobwebs (and any tension between you) at Achill Walks Festival from March 31st to April 2nd in Co Mayo

Every day is Mother’s Day to the woman who gave you life, you ingrate. And yes, you are too old to get away with a handmade card, so how about flexing(...)

  Amid talk of “fake news”, distrust of mainstream media, and the rise of far-right websites such as Breitbart News Network, the average citizen is struggling to discern what is true and what is not.

Education is under attack. Expertise and experience were derided in the lead-up to the Brexit vote, while US president Donald Trump famously declared(...)