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Stephen Breheny, aged 73, has always enjoyed using a bicycle to get around, but in the early 1990s he began cycling in earnest

It is Health Season in The Irish Times. In print and online, we will be offering encouragement and inspiration to help us all improve our ph(...)

Nowadays, you are likely to only find small patches of these woodlands scattered in overlooked corners, yet they were once widespread. Photograph: Ray Ó Foghlú

Imagine if Ireland suddenly discovered an entirely new, and very rare, ecosystem right beneath our noses. It sounds impossible. And yet it is precise(...)

 Members of the fire brigade pump away floodwater in Bantry, Co Cork: despite   defences in place 23 premises have been flooded. Andy Gibson/PA Wire

Storm Barra created the perfect conditions for yet more unstoppable flooding in Bantry. This was the comment of a business owner in the town whose sho(...)

 ESB crew removing and replacing a damaged single phase transformer near Fassaroe, Co Wicklow.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Winds eased across Ireland on Wednesday as Storm Barra moved into the North Sea although 13,000 households and businesses remained without power on We(...)

Dr Fiona Kelly of Bank Place Clinic in Castletownbere in west Cork

Doctors have expressed varying views on the decision by the Government to extend free GP care to six and seven year olds as part of a broader strategy(...)

Ireland is blessed with a myriad of cycling routes suitable for cyclists of all standards.

From epic rides along the rugged coast or over high mountain passes, to perfectly flat and leisurely spins along by lakes and canals, her(...)

Sliabh Liag in Co Donegal: the cliffs feature in Fáilte Ireland’s Keep Discovering domestic tourism campaign. Photograph: Fáilte Ireland

Fáilte Ireland will attempt to boost domestic tourism with a €4 million marketing campaign to encourage more people to holiday in the Republic and boo(...)

Derrynaflan, Co Tipperary

Despite the difficulties of the past year there are plenty of new, exciting attractions around Ireland this summer. Here, we find opportunities to int(...)

Teachers, especially secondary teachers, are also now more likely to be contacted by students for one-on-one support, which places further demands on their time. Photograph: iStock

It’s a dark, miserable night. You’ve been teaching all day, you came home to mark your students’ work, help your own children with their homework, coo(...)

Tom Lynes Plant Hire Ltd of Cecilstown, Mallow, Co Cork pleaded guilty at Cork Circuit Criminal Court (sitting at Anglesea Street Courthouse, above) to failing to ensure the safety of its employees by failing to have in place an exclusion order around works the company was carrying out at Ballyellis, Mallow on July 20th 2018. File photograph: Google Street View

A plant hire firm has been fined €80,000 and ordered to pay over €10,000 in costs after the company was convicted of failing to maintain proper safety(...)

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