Bere Island

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John McCarthy, who was in his late 50s, drowned when he fell into the sea when returning to his trawler. File image:  Dara Mac Donaill

The St Patrick’s Day Parade in the west Cork town of Castletownbere was cancelled as a mark of respect to a local fisherman who lost his life when he (...)

Rathmines by Roger O’Reilly

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

The British base at Spike Island off the Cork coast was the first to be handed over on July 11th, 1938. Photograph: Richard Mills

The 80th anniversary of the handover of the “Treaty ports” was recalled at a ceremony on Spike Island in Cork on Wednesday. In 1938, with tensions mo(...)

 Valerie Donovan with her son Matthew (left) and Caroline Kinsella with son Sam McLeod (11 months) at the Julianstown Autism Support Group in  Meath. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth, or so the saying goes, and researchers have continuously found evidence of the heal(...)

From January, people living on the islands will receive special training in suicide prevention under an internationally recognised programme to help them spot a drift towards suicide in a neighbour or a friend. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s islands are remote places, but the communities that live on them are ones where neighbour helps neighbour. Even in these close-knit communi(...)

Bere Island’s population is just 180, so the win is a significant event in the community. Photograph: Getty Images

The winner of the €500,000 Euromillions prize on Bere Island in west Cork has come forward to claim their prize but wishes to remain anonymous. The (...)

Staff and pupils at Scoil Mhicil Naofa on Bere Island. On the front row far left is Erica Murphy, second from left is Meabh Hobbs and third from left is Abigale Harrington.

The first few days at school are always memorable but for the staff and pupils of Scoil Mhicil Naofa on Bere Island off West Cork last week was partic(...)

Gerard Sullivan at his dry dock, Bere island, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Ger O’Sullivan’s family has lived on Bere island off the coast of west Cork for more generations than he can count – yet the businessman has to go to (...)

An Irish Coast Guard helicopter  at Blacksod, Co Mayo in the search for the missing men.  Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

West Cork-based tug Ocean Challenger is on its way to north Mayo to help with the search for two airmen still missing from the Irish Coast Guard Rescu(...)

Members of the National Farmers’ Association marching to the Department of Agriculture  in 1966. Photograph: Gordon Standing

Inspired by Martin Luther King’s civil rights marches, the Farmers’ Rights Campaign was recalled in Bantry where in 1966 some 16 farmers began a marc(...)

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