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Minister for foreign affairs Brian Lenihan with An Ngoc Dung (2) and Van Quoc Thanh (3) at a party for Vietnamese refugees at Blanchardstown hospital, Co Dublin, in 1979. Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Forty years ago today, on Christmas Eve 1979, the front page of The Irish Times carried an unusually cheery photograph of then minister for foreign af(...)

There are around 30 inhabited islands around Ireland   including Clare Island off Mayo (above).

Official talks with island communities on how to safeguard their future are “long overdue”, one island representative has said. The Government launch(...)

Ollolai, Italy: 'Casa a 1 euro', or 'houses for €1', is a scheme aimed at luring new residents, which allows them to buy a house for the princely sum of just €1.

Feeling the post-holiday blues? Wishing you could still be somewhere a bit sunnier – and cheaper? Well, if you’re fed up with the high cost of living (...)

Great leap forward: Mol Oifig Digiteach Árainn Mhór (Modam) was established by the Arranmore Business Council  to provide 11 high-quality workspaces to islanders and visitors. Photograph: John Rafferty Photography

Ireland’s first offshore digital hub opened for business on Arranmore Island off the coast of Donegal last month. Mol Oifig Digiteach Árainn Mhór (Mod(...)

Arranmore Island, Co Donegal: The 500-strong island community is vibrant and progressive, but the population continues to decline, mainly due to economic factors. Photograph: John Rafferty Photography

Imagine a digital divide so broad that a boat trip is necessary to obtain the bandwidth necessary to transfer large files. It may sound at least faint(...)

 Seamus Bonner (Arranmore Community Council), Elaine Carey (chief commercial officer, Three), Adrian Begley (Arranmore Business Council), and Eoin MacManus (business director, Three) at the broadband launch.

An island high-speed digital hub that has opened 5km off the coast of Donegal brings echoes of rural electrification, say islanders. Arranmore Island(...)

Lahinch in Co Clare during the high winds of  Storm Ophelia, October 2017.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

A status orange wind warning is in place until Wednesday morning, with damaging gusts expected and a risk of coastal flooding from Storm Gareth. Met (...)

Tom Geary on his boat with Máirín Ní Churraoin at the pier, An Phortaigh, on Mweenish Island near Carna. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy. 23/11/2018

When news of another storm hits our screens most of us will batten down the hatches, but really only metaphorically. For islanders, on the frontl(...)

Rathmines by Roger O’Reilly

Blackrock, Ballsbridge, Inchicore, Rathmines, Killiney, Clontarf, Glasnevin, Dún Laoghaire, Portobello, Howth, Chapelizod, Sandymount. Artist Roger O’(...)

Marian Roarty, presiding officer, and Garda Eamonn McGinley after arriving by helicopter on Tory Island, off   Donegal, with a ballot box. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Turnout has been low and slow during the day on 12 west coast islands where voting in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum has been taki(...)

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