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The Sam Maguire Cup. The football and hurling All-Ireland finals will be contested this year before the second-last Sunday in July. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

‘Yerra, t’will shorten the winter for us” – the traditional humble-brag of Kerry football supporters after the county has won an All-Ireland final, wi(...)

TreeHouse Villas at Thailand’s Koh Yao Noi

Hit the heights Climb every mountain - or one of them at least, with Kathryn Thomas and her Pure Results team as they help you tackle Croagh Patrick.(...)

‘Cora’s last achievement was raising money for a good cause, out in nature, climbing with the people she adored. That act alone sums up our Cora’, her cousin said.

A mother-of-two who died while climbing Galtymore mountain was “a bright light” who brought fun and joy to those she encountered, her funeral Mass ha(...)

Charlie Bird was climbing Croagh Patrick with hundreds of supporters to raise funds for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and suicide charity Pieta House. Photograph: Conor McKeown

Charlie Bird has expressed his condolences to the family and friends of Cora O’Grady who died as she was climbing the Galtymore in support of his fund(...)

Charlie Bird reaches the top of Croagh Patrick with his wife Claire Mould and supporters. Photograph:  Conor McKeown

Charlie Bird and his supporters reached the summit of Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo on Saturday afternoon in an effort to raise funds for the Ir(...)

Charlie Bird  trains for his Croagh Patrick climb: While Bird will lead hundreds up the famed pilgrimage route on Croagh Patrick, many more have organised their own treks in  support for his struggle with motor neurone disease. Photograph: Maxwells

From the Donegal highlands, to the drumlins of Cavan and onto the rocky headlands of Cork, Ireland is taking to its feet this weekend as thousands cou(...)

Flag carriers Paul McNamara and PJ Gielty lead out the Dooagh pipe band on St Patrick’s Day on Achill Island, where traditional Achill pipe bands have marched since 1882. The Dooagh  band is the oldest of Achill’s five pipe bands, having been established in 1947.  Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

St Patrick’s morning at 6am and the beating sound of the drumín mór echoes around the village of Dooagh on the western end of Achill Island. It reverb(...)

Charlie Bird with Keith Davey (left) and Trevor Vaugh from NUI Maynooth who are working on an AI driven voice simulation for Bird, who has motor neuron disease. Photograph: Laura Hutton

In the RTÉ archives, there is almost four decades of Charlie Bird’s voice. Last year, his wife Claire took time off work to begin the long process of (...)

Charlie Bird: ‘I’m not as afraid now as I was when I first got my diagnosis because I have my family around me.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Former RTÉ journalist Charlie Bird has said an outpouring of public support has helped him surmount the distress of his recent motor neurone disease d(...)

Nuala McNulty: “I would love to see a life cycle analysis of a wind turbine, from its manufacture, shipping to here, the building of roads to truck it up the mountain, the 500 cubic metres of concrete at the base of each one, the huge battery storage.”

People living near two proposed wind farms in north Leitrim have expressed fears that the turbines will trigger landslides that could ruin their homes(...)

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