Cliffs of Moher: Diamrem argues there could be no question of the public interest favouring retention by a planning authority of an unauthorised development so close to an ecologically sensitive site.

Clare County Council’s annual €7 million revenue from its car park at the Cliffs of Moher, one of the country’s most popular visitor attractions, is u(...)

Inis Oírr, Aran Islands: no matter how much we think we have changed and matured, the place always welcomes us back. Photograph: Eamon Ward

We have been coming to the island ever since I can remember. Every August bank holiday weekend, my extended family pile into the house on Inis Oírr. A(...)

Cliffs of Moher: one of Ireland's top tourist attractions. Photograph: Matjaz Boncina/Getty

The Cliffs of Moher are one of the most famous images of Ireland. Photographs of them are as familiar to tourists as pints of the black stuff and rain(...)

Sustainable: the underground visitor centre at the Cliffs of Moher helps the site cope with hundreds of thousands of tourists a year. Photograph: Nutan/Tourism Ireland

‘You can’t eat the scenery,” people used to say. A beautiful landscape, in other words, couldn’t generate an income. We’ve come a long way since then,(...)