Brittas Bay

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Marta Herda knew her passenger Casa Orsos could not swim. Photograph: Collins Courts

One of the Garda’s most experienced criminal investigators has said the conviction of Marta Herda for the murder by drowning of a man who had an inten(...)

Burren Yoga

How’s the diet going for you? Right. And the fitness regime? Thought so. If your New Year’s health and fitness regime has run out of puff, never fear(...)

Broken glass on the beach at Brittas Bay. Photograph: Brittas Bay Beach Care/Facebook

While beachgoers enjoyed the sun in Co Wicklow last weekend, Brittas Bay Beach Care were preparing for their weekly clean-up. Volunteer Sinead Keane (...)

Reclining Rossmesiter. “Some of the character names,” Paul Howard couldn’t help but notice, “were not as funny as the real names of many of the competition entrants.”

I was overwhelmed by the response to the competition to create a character for the next Ross O’Carroll-Kelly book. There were hundreds of entries and (...)

The tents measure six by seven metres and include an ensuite bathroom

Dromquinna Manor, Co Kerry, has launched a new Hideaways experience at its glamping site, at a cost of €450 per night per couple. Glamping – short fo(...)

‘Even when my partner was doing the talking and questioning, I was always included and respected in France.’

Having just returned from a year living in Provence, many people have asked me what I miss about France now I am back, and what I missed about Ireland(...)

Holidaymakers enjoying the summer sun on the beach at Brittas Bay, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Eric Luke

Brittas Bay boasts one of the finest stretches of sand on Ireland’s eastern seaboard and for much of the year, its 5km stretch can be virtually empty.(...)

Drayton Manor is tucked into a hollow on a bend of Three Mile Water river in Co Wicklow. The verdant setting, behind a pristine cut-stone wall and ele(...)

Trevor O’Neill’s  remains are carried into St Bernadette’s Church in Crumlin, Dublin, on Tuesday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Trevor O’Neill’s three children – Céadaoin, aged 12, Layla, aged seven, and Cody, aged five – sat in the front pew of his funeral Mass on Tuesday, alo(...)

Four beaches have lost their Blue Flag status from 2015 while three beaches have been added.

Three of the four beaches which failed to achieve blue flag awards for high standards of environmental purity and management on Thursday, are located (...)

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