Ballinskelligs

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Irish sea: a blue jellyfish pulsates beneath the Skellig islands, in Co Kerry. Photograph: Vincent Hyland/Wild Derrynane

Holidaymakers and other beachgoers should take care in the sea this summer, particularly around Co Kerry, where lifeguards and coast watchers are repo(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley:   she stressed the “huge potential” identified by teachers  and the community for collaboration between schools. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A two-year pilot project to support and save small rural primary schools by encouraging them to work together in “clusters” has been launched by Minis(...)

The 140-metre tower was designed by international architecture firm Gensler and the lead architect on the project was Marco Gamini. Image: Tower Holdings

Cork administrative and business leaders have welcomed the decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission for a €150 million development in(...)

The OPW announced in early May it was closing the 218 metre high Skellig Michael as a visitor attraction due to concerns over Covid-19 but promised to review the decision as circumstances changed and some lockdown measures were relaxed.

The Office of Public Works has confirmed it will not re-open the Skellig Michael UNESCO World Heritage Site for the remainder of the 2020 tourist seas(...)

Ballybunnion beach in Co Kerry has lost its Blug Flag status for 2020. Photograph: Getty

Ballybunion North beach in Co Kerry has failed to retain its blue flag status in 2020 due to a deteroiation in its water quality. Beaches are require(...)

A meeting in Ballinskelligs  called on Kerry TDs to table a private members’ bill to ensure that economic and social needs of communities are factored into future planning decisions. Photograph: Christy Riordan

The chief executive of a major New York construction company has hit out at the influence of holiday homeowners in the planning process in rural Irela(...)

Runner in Dublin’s Kimmage-Rathmines ward Samantha Long: political parties got almost €6 million in State funding in 2017. A new injection would allocate €500,000 more to “already generously funded party machines”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A special Cabinet meeting was held recently to mark the Government collecting the last few tokens it required to claim a new kettle for the ministeria(...)

Kasia and Tomasz Gwis, originally from Poland, moved to Waterville Co Kerry, 13 years ago. They have three boys, Kuba, the eldest, Wojtek and Jasiu. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan/The Irish Times

When Kasia Gwis followed her boyfriend Tomasz to the Iveragh Peninsula on the west coast of Ireland in March 2006 she did not plan on staying more tha(...)

Jarvey Ted Kissane makes the trip along the Black Valley to Lord Brandon’s Cottage, where visitors will have lunch and depart in boats for Ross Castle, Killarney, Co Kerry. File photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

For decades, the international image of Killarney has been one of jarveys carrying American visitors out from the town to local beauty spots. However,(...)

Photograph: Ronan Melia, via Getty Images

The days are getting shorter and alas we must all concede that the amazing summer of 2018 has come to an end. But there’s no need to get too morose ab(...)

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