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Helen O’Leary and Claire Walsh

What is your average breakfast? Helen: A cup of coffee. Claire: Eggs on toast. When did you last cry? Claire: When I was at EVA in Limerick about t(...)

Dea Birkett inside her circus caravan

As a little girl Dea Birkett will never forget watching the circus parade past the end of her street, “and within hours, the park where I played was t(...)

Paul Ormsby, Winchman on Coast Guard Rescue 116 Helicopter. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Gardaí have said it may be some days before positive confirmation that a helmet and lifejacket retrieved off the north Mayo coast last week belongs to(...)

Nowhere gets on this list of Ireland’s best cafes – part of our 100 best restaurants, cafes and places to eat in Ireland 2018 – through anything other(...)

The Burren in Co Clare.

In the late Seamus Heaney’s poem Postscript, he beseeches the reader to take the time to drive out west to Co Clare’s Flaggy Shore where the Atlantic (...)

Landing on the pristine white beaches of Inishkea South.

Irish sea kayaking is world class, yet only recently has word begun to spread about the quality of the paddling on offer here. This isn’t surprising, (...)

Durrow Scarecrow Festival runs from July 29th to August 6th.

While we have already had enough sunshine for about three normal Irish summers, the season is only now really getting started, so we thought we’d look(...)

Finn Lough domes in Fermanagh

The recent good weather has us giddy for the outdoors. But not so giddy that we want to abandon our home comforts. Glamping – or “glamorous camping” –(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Lisa Chambers, a strong supporter of repealing the Eighth Amendment,  welcomed the referendum result, stating  “it represents a seismic shift in our society”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Joyous but restrained celebrations from repealers greeted returning officer Fintan Murphy’s announcement of the referendum result in Mayo. The total (...)

Abortion referendum: 70 per cent of women voted in favour of repeal, compared with 65 per cent of men. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

This exit poll provides the first understanding of how Ireland has voted in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment. It finds that 68 per cent have vot(...)

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