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Val Cummins of Simply Blue Energy: Irish politicians must begin backing floating wind now to ensure  its potential is unlocked over the next decade. Photograph: John Allen

Val Cummins is probably the only person in Irish corporate life who has dissected 3,000 edible periwinkles. She studied – not ate – the creatures duri(...)

No matter where you are on the island, experienced runner Conor O'Keeffe has a route picked for you.  Please remember the maps be(...)

An otter catches a trout from the river Dodder in Milltown, Dublin. File photograph: Brian Tansey

Rewilding many parts of the Irish landscape is not anti-farming, and must be factored into national policies a lot more if the country’s “climate and (...)

Charles Fort, Kinsale, Co Cork, where the tops of the walls are home to flowering grasses, mosses and heathers. File photograph: Paddy Whelan

At a distance Charles Fort in Kinsale looms up from the landscape in shades of grey stone but once you get closer you can see that its surface is actu(...)

The Sligo railway line between Dromod and Carrick on Shannon pictured on Tuesday. Photograph: Iarnród Éireann

Train services between Dublin and Sligo could be suspended unless flood waters in Co Leitrim decline, Iarnród Éireann has warned. Irish Rail has alre(...)

File photograph: Collins

Gardaí are investigating after three males teenagers received stab wounds in series of attacks overnight in Limerick. The attacks occurred in the vi(...)

Limerick is taking part in a pilot project alongside Trondheim in Norway to help define how urban areas in the EU become positive energy cities. Photograph: Getty Images

Limerick has been unveiled as one of two EU cities seeking to dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of urban areas by becoming “energy generators r(...)

The Parteen basin on the Shannon. Photograph: Irish Water

Dublin’s water supply system has mains that are so ancient that not updating them is not an option, and yet the city is served by an abundance of high(...)

Dutch fighter pilot Jan Linzel who has died in west Cork aged 103.

One of the oldest survivors of the second World War and the last surviving member of the Royal Dutch Air Force who attacked and fought the Luftwaffe w(...)

The kitchen with its stained glass windows.

Behind this slick church conversion in the sleepy Co Limerick village of Ballyneety there lies a lifetime of labour – 27 years spent making this rural(...)

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