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 John Swan’s Harmony rounds up during a broach in breezy conditions at the O’Leary Life Sovereigns Cup at Kinsale. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

A quick glance at fleet sizes at sailing events recently point to a significant drop-off in numbers amongst the largest racing yachts seen in the dom(...)

“Farmstead with Cows Grazing by the River” by Frank McKelvey: Lot 8 (€4,000-€6,000) in the March 6th sale at Morgan O’Driscoll auctioneers, Skibbereen, Co Cork

Auction results Wednesday (March 1st) Bonhams, New Bond Street, London, hosted an auction of 19th century European, Victorian and British Impression(...)

A Polish man was rescued from the bottom of cliffs at Dursey Sound in Cork by  the Irish Coast Guard Castletownbere Cliff and Coastal Unit, and airlifted to Tralee General Hospital before release. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A sea angler is recovering after being plucked to safety by members of the Irish Coast Guard who descended a 100ft-plus cliff face to rescue him from (...)

Cliff cottage in Ardmore, Co  Waterford, sleeps six and has a state-of-the-art dining space. Rent the cottage from €450 per night for with a two-night minimum stay

Coast boast  The Skellig Ring has been named one of the top 10 travel regions in the world by Lonely Planet in its annual Best in Travel 2017 aw(...)

Suzie McAdam: paint combinations make furniture and artwork “more vivid”. Photograph: Ruth Maria Murphy

Interior designers always say paint is the easiest and cheapest way to update a room. However, getting the colourscape right isn’t easy and most of us(...)

Roald Dahl Plass in Cardiff: a public space named after the author.

Afternoon tea was rather fabulous. There were scrumdiddlyumptious snozzberries, edible teapots, yummy scrummy sandwich bars, loopy lollipop shortbrea(...)

Somewhere special: 18th century Lisheen Castle, Co Tipperary

The Christmas period, while joyous and festive, can be fraught with planning frustration. For some, a hotel stay just doesn’t provide the same sens(...)

 Aldi’s attempt to gain anonymity in a court case concerning a faulty product backfired. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The decision-makers at Aldi’s Irish headquarters, in Naas, Co Kildare, appear never to have heard of the Streisand Effect, but it is a phenomenon they(...)

Perry Wharrie received the longest ever sentence for drugs offences in the history of the state when he was jailed for his part in the €440 million cocaine smuggling operation at West Cork in 2007. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

The Court of Criminal Appeal has said it believes a circuit court judge may have erred in principle when sentencing a 56-year-old Englishman to 30 yea(...)

Perry Wharrie (53) was one of four men jailed in Ireland for their part in the bungled Dunlough Bay drug-smuggling operation off Mizen Head in West Cork in July 2007. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

An Englishman given the longest ever sentence for drugs offences in the history of the state following a bungled cocaine smuggling operation off the W(...)

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