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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(...)

Carrying the ballot box for Gola Island, off the west coast of Donegal, to the polling station on the island to commence the voting on the Islands in the 2016 general election. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Twelve offshore islands on the west and north-west coasts begin voting in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment on Thursday. A total of 2,151 people(...)

Big Tom: people queue to pay their respects at Oram Gaelic Football Club. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

In the village of Oram, 5km north of Castleblayney, Tom McBride’s people encircle him to say farewell to a king. They welcome all comers, thousands of(...)

File photograph: One man was rescued from the rocky area and brought to safety

A man was rescued from a fishing vessel off the coast of Gweedore in Co Donegal on Sunday morning after his boat ran aground on some rocks. Rescue wo(...)

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