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 Back in business: Grafton Street in the run-up to Christmas. Photograph: Eric Luke

If ever there was a sign that the Celtic Tiger is waking from its long hibernation, it is a man with a “Leprechaun yourself” stand on Grafton Street. (...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney said he  faced his “most serious” council ever.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland has successfully resisted radical cuts in key whitefish quotas, following a deal brokered by Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney at the EU A(...)

A refuse lorry crashed into a a shopfront  at the junction of Green Street and Holy Ground in Dingle, Co Kerry today. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Tourists had a lucky escape in Dingle this afternoon when a truck crashed into a shop on one of the Co Kerry town’s oldest streets. The Kenmare Wast(...)

 Bernard and Barry Broderick. Photograph: Alan Betson
Oh brother

What is it about brothers in food? Once you start looking they’re everywhere. Why is chef Oliver Dunne wearing a smart shirt and welcoming people i(...)

Two Irish swimmers are on their way home having successfully been part of relay team that swam the famous Bering Strait from Siberia to Alaska. Image: Google Maps.

Two Irish swimmers are on their way home having been part of relay team that successfully swam in near freezing waters across the famous Bering Stra(...)

Denis John Kane, a surfboard maker, left, from San Diego, California, with his first cousin, Andrew Jacob, oyster fisherman and painter, from Cape Cod,who are the Great Great Grandsons of Padraig O’Hogán, The King of The Blaskets, who left the Great Blasket Island in 1905. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan
Gather ye

The Blaskets Gathering Dún Chaoin, Dingle Peninsula There’s a treacherous stretch of the Atlantic that flows between the mainland and the Gr(...)

The Fermanagh lakelands, Co Fermanagh

The judges of The Irish Times Best Place to Holiday in Ireland competition have selected an initial longlist of 25 locations. They include tourist-(...)

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