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Curracloe Beach was far from deserted at the weekend. File photograph: Gearóid Gibbs/PA Wire

More than 7,000 people visited Curracloe Beach on Saturday, according to Wexford County Council. The local authority said crowds gathered at beaches(...)

 Social distancing being maintained at Portmarnock Beach due to Covid-19. Photograph: Alan Betson

Mounting concerns by authorities that people may shrug off coronavirus travel restrictions this bank holiday weekend have prompted renewed appeals to (...)

Move to the country: Gavin Glass and Amy Walsh with   daughter Emmy-Mae in their home in  Curracloe, Co Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A little cottage with roses around the door is the stuff of many people’s dreams. But while the reality of living in a cute little house in the countr(...)

Neil Paul and Bríd Conroy, at their home in Louisburgh, Co. Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

AFTER A WRONG TURN LED THEM TO DISCOVER AN ABANDONED CO MAYO SCHOOL, NEIL PAUL AND BRÍD CONROY HAVE TURNED IT INTO A HOME – AND OPENED A BOOKSHOP –(...)

‘When God was giving out brains, you were in the queue for testicles!’

Hennessy looks at me like he’s imagining killing me with his bare hands. Which he almost certainly is. “You did what?” he goes. I’m there, “I found (...)

Events of last weekend saw the burning of 13 acres of beachside land at Curracloe in Co Wexford and provide a  useful warning of the dangers involved.  Photograph:  Jack Meehan

Relaxing wildfire vigilance at this time, because of scattered rainfall events in parts of the country, would be a serious mistake. The potential for (...)

Hundreds of people were evacuated from Curracloe beach in Co Wexford on Sunday after a fire broke out in the sand dunes. Photograph: Surf Shack Curracloe/Facebook

Hundreds of people were evacuated from Curracloe beach in Co Wexford on Sunday after a fire broke out in the sand dunes. Emergency services were on (...)

Croatia’s tiny and remote Vis island, pictured here, is enjoying its final days of obscurity as it takes on the role of a Greek Island in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, due to hit the cinemas this weekend.

Croatia’s tiny and remote Vis island, with its endless beaches, is enjoying its final days of obscurity as it takes on the role of a Greek Island in M(...)

An RNLI lifeboat crew from Rosslare Harbour came to the surfer’s aid after he was spotted by Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 117, and he was lifted on board. Photograph: Getty Images

A surfer had to be rescued off the Wexford coast on Monday after he was carried out to sea by a rip current. The man was one of two surfers who were c(...)

Discarded tyres constituted a significant litter nuisance. Photograph: Getty Images

Littering and pollution along the Irish coastline confirm “a new building boom” and the expansion of agriculture throughout the island, according to t(...)

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