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A sea cucumber.

In mid-March my daughter found this creature while walking on the beach in Salthill, Galway. It was about 3 inches long. – Fran McCormack, Salthill, G(...)

Sometimes a respray can bring old kitchen units back to life

Next time something breaks, don’t replace it. Fixing it is better for your pocket and the planet Home appliances From fridges to Flymos and mic(...)

Maureen Daly at home in Arigna, Co Roscommon: “When everything clears away, I’d like to go back to the centre because we are like a big family.” Photograph: Brian Farrell

Maureen Daly from Arigna, Co Roscommon, celebrated her 94th birthday last week, but concern over coronavirus has lately kept her from her “lifeline” i(...)

Minister of State with Responsibility for Flooding Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran stands in flood water in Athlone, Co. Westmeath, on Sunday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Defence Forces is on standby to provide more help in flooded areas as further heavy rain is forecast in the coming days. Commandant James O’Hara(...)

Flooding in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph: Brian Farrell/The Irish Times

“I have my wellies in the boot,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar remarked helpfully as he gazed into the flood waters lapping close to the doors of Carrick-on-(...)

Emma Donoghue: “My advice to anyone with an eating disorder would be don’t try and deal with it on your own. Talk to anyone, a friend, a teacher, a parent or a professional. Get that stress off your chest.”

It would be far too simplistic to say that not liking Harry Potter as a child was the start of Emma Donoghue’s problems, but it is something that came(...)

Sinn Féin’s Martin Kenny TD canvassing Karen Dockery from Annaghduff, Co Leitrim, in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph:  Brian Farrell

Children from 33 nationalities attend Scoil Mhuire primary school in Carrick-on-Shannon, the town where Iraqi-born youngster Zak Moradi learned how to(...)

“How had the Irish Catholic Church gone from being such a powerful political institution in the late 1960s, with 34,000 priests, nuns and brothers, supported by an income of €1 billion per annum, to almost total collapse 40 years later, and having presided over the systemic abuse of thousands of children and its cover-up?” File photograph: Getty

As a young man I worked as a missionary in the Philippines. By 1973 I had departed the Philippines and the priesthood. On return to Ireland I was app(...)

Three years ago when Chris Hayes was hired as park manager for the National Heritage Park in Wexford he learned that beyond all the meticulously recon(...)

East Mayo Anglers’ Association vice chairman Mick Kane with River Moy 13lb springer caught on club water last week.

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has announced a new funding call for three schemes during 2019 aimed at conservation and development projects nationwid(...)

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