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On board the Night Riviera to Cornwall: single-occupancy cabin costs £90 (€108) and, if you are travelling with someone else, a double-occupancy cabin is £120 (€144). Photograph: GWR

If I ever got a reputation for sleeping around, it would be because I’ve always been drawn to the romance of European sleeper trains. For a while, how(...)

The crew gave the dog water and wrapped her in a blanket before bringing her to an emotional reunion with her owners. Photograph:  Dunmore East RNLI

A family dog that fell about 30m from a cliff walk in Co Waterford was rescued shivering on a rock ledge by Dunmore East RNLI. The female Bichon Fris(...)

The Sheep’s Head Peninsula, southwest of Bantry, is all about the rugged landscapes. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Ireland’s largest county is not easily summarised in one – or 10 – articles. But any Cork primer should start in Cork city itself, and highly recommen(...)

Stunning: Tory Island,  Ireland’s most remote inhabited island. Photograph: Brian Flanagan

For most of my younger life, Donegal felt faraway and remote, at the end of long drives on bad roads. Thanks to the EU’s road-improvement largesse, th(...)

Dungarvan’s popularity has been hugely boosted by the Waterford Greenway, a 46km cycle trail that follows a disused railway line to Waterford city

The county that surrounds Ireland’s oldest city has everything you could want from an Irish holiday. Seaside resorts – both brash and bashful – line t(...)

When gardaí searched the accused they found four plastic bags of heroin. File photograph: Getty

A 33-year-old man carrying almost €70,000 worth of heroin from Dublin to Cork was so intoxicated by the drugs he had taken that he made the mistake of(...)

From Dunfanaghy in Donegal to Duncannon in Wexford, Ireland's beaches offer something for everyone this summer For most of us, seaside resorts a(...)

Napoleon Bonaparte: had many connections with people born in Ireland

Shortly before his death on May 5th, 1821, Napoleon Bonaparte, in exile on St Helena, wrote a codicil to his will, bequeathing 10,000 francs (about £5(...)

Cove House, Dunmore East: built in the early 1800s, its rooms are generously proportioned.

Set in the heart of the picture-perfect village of Dunmore East on the southeast coast, Cove House is at the top of a quiet, downhill cul-de-sac which(...)

InishBofin, Co Galway. Photograph: Declan Surpless

Our offhsore havens are opening up again – a perfect excuse to get away from it all In the darkest days of lockdown anyone with a grá for our of(...)

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