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A man looks at debris at the scene in Claddaghduff, near Clifden in Co Galway where a woman died after her caravan was blown off a cliff in Storm Ali which has brought gusts of 91mph. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

A north Connemara community has expressed shock at the death of a Swiss woman whose caravan was swept off the coast in violent storm force winds early(...)

Gardaí from Clifden Garda station survey the wreckage from the caravan that was washed into the sea at Claddaghduff. Photograph: Conor Mc Keown

A woman has died after the caravan in which she was staying was swept off sandy banks onto a beach at Claddaghduff, Connemara in violent storm force 1(...)

At a time when life expectancy was far lower, many column inches in The Irish Times were dedicated to the topic of longevity. Photograph: Print Collector/Getty Images

It is now possible that the majority of children born today will become centenarians, while the prospect of living 120 years may be realistic, accordi(...)

Cashel House Hotel owner Kay McEvilly with her son, Frank.

Cashel House Hotel was built in 1840 by George Emerson, a great-great-grandfather of the current owner, Kay McEvilly. She purchased the house with her(...)

Alcock and Brown: The aircraft takes off for Clifden from Canada on June 14th, 1919. Photo by SPPL/Getty Images

If you ask Google to tell you who first flew non-stop across the Atlantic it will most likely throw up the name Charles A Lindbergh. But, as the poet(...)

There is a view that the outcome will not have done Eamon  Ó Cuív any harm, with a far less crowded field in the No camp.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Mayfly season had a different texture on Lough Corrib last weekend, as Connemara woke to the exit poll results on the abortion referendum. In less th(...)

Sandymount Strand joined the EPA’s “poor” list after being classified of “sufficient” quality in 2015 and 2016. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Nearly three-quarters of monitored Irish bathing waters are of “excellent” standard but there is evidence of deterioration in coastal areas around Dub(...)

In south Dublin, Merrion and Sandymount Strands failed failed to meet EU water quality standards due to polluted surface waters, drainage “misconnections” and bird fouling. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A marked deterioration in water quality at beaches in the Dublin region is outlined in the latest Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) bathing water(...)

Garda Shane Cuffe from Moycullen, Co Galway, died at Clifden Garda station (above) while he was on duty on Monday morning. File photograph: Google Street View

Gardaí in Co Galway are mourning the loss of one of their colleagues who died suddenly while on duty. An inquiry has begun however there is no sugges(...)

The road remains closed this morning to allow Garda forensic crash investigators carry out an examination of the scene. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Southbound lanes of the main Cork-Dublin M8 motorway remain closed this morning following a two-car collision last night which claimed the life of an (...)

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