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The coastal fleet getting racing under way on the opening day of the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta.  Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Light airs led to a problematic start to the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta in Dublin Bay on Thursday, but Ireland’s biggest sailing regatta is under way(...)

The 2019 TG4 Gradam Ceoil winners

SUNDAY 17 TG4 Gradam Ceoil 2019 The Waterfront Theatre, Belfast 9pm £26.50/£22.50 waterfront.co.uk Returning to Belfast for the second year in a ro(...)

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,(...)

Micheal O Conchuir, Sinead Tiernan, Eabha, Ciara and Orla. Tiernan, from Castlebar, Co Mayo, works for the European trade union movement in Brussels

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, Sinead Tiernan from Cas(...)

The Chorus of Dissent and the Elastic Band

We’re almost afraid to say it out loud, for fear of putting a hex on it, but it looks like the weather could be good for this May bank holiday weekend(...)

There is no bad way to see the Skelligs, any angle you approach them from demonstrates their sheer absurdity, but doing so from the air is exhilarating, awe-inspiring and ridiculously opulent. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

“And down there is where Rey met Luke Skywalker for the first time,” says Naoise Barry of Aerial Adventure over the roar of the helicopter’s engine. W(...)

John Bruton follows in the footsteps of former president Mary McAleese who gave last year’s address. Photograph: David Sleator

Former taoiseach John Bruton has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at this year’s Daniel O’Connell Summer School in Co Kerry. Director of the Dan(...)

Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich outside the house he built on a truck in Baile na bPoc. Locals in the west Kerry Gaeltacht are finding it almost impossible to get planning permission. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Tiny-house living fascinates Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, though it is more by accident than design. His own tigín in west Kerry’s Baile na bPoc bears all(...)

Felicity Hayes-McCoy at home in her cottage on the Dingle Peninsula

For Irish people the nuances of Brexit are complicated, not just in terms of the economy or the effect it may have on the Border, but in the sense of (...)

Bob Dunfey:  February 9th, 1928-August 23rd, 2016

Robert “Bob” Dunfey snr, who has died at the age of 88 with Parkinson’s disease, epitomised the Irish-American success story. From running a fried cl(...)

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