Dingle

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More than 400 million people worldwide, including 200,000 in Ireland have type 2 diabetes. Photograph: iStock

“Hope” is a beautiful word, with a soft start, an assertive end, and cosy roundness in the middle – round in the middle like middle-aged me. In the ic(...)

Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan in Wild Mountain Thyme

“Welcome to Ireland!” says Christopher Walken, at the outset of the trailer for Wild Mountain Thyme, already my favourite “bad” Irish film. Then he re(...)

The overall national 14 day incidence rate as of Thursday is 202, a number that has continued to decline, although remaining relatively high.  Photograph:iStock

Buncrana in Co Donegal has recorded the highest 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 in latest data released by health authorities, while the lowest rate(...)

“Frobisher’s gold” is still washing ashore. Photograph: Courtesy of  The Cherish Project

A number of summers ago, my father Tom Finn and I scrambled down a cliff – we called it abseiling – at Smerwick Harbour in Co Kerry in search of gold.(...)

Sandycove-based artist Imogen Stuart with a small prototype of the planned standing stone sculpture for Otranto Park.

A charity art auction to raise funds for a monumental sculpture by Imogen Stuart in Sandycove is under way. When the German-Irish sculptor was awarde(...)

There’s a flow of Irish emigrants house hunting back in Ireland. Photograph: iStock

Overseas Irish returning here to retire isn’t new. But world events may be drawing them home years sooner. Brexit and Trump have driven some to second(...)

The directive from the department had banned trawlers over 18m from fishing within the six-mile limit. File photograph: Donall Farmer/The Irish Times

A leading fishing organisation has welcomed a High Court ruling which has effectively led to a Department of the Marine ban of vessels over 18 metres (...)

Journalist Becky Paskin was among the first to highlight sexist language in Jim Murray’s best-selling Whisky Bible. Photograph: New York Times

For much of the last two decades Jim Murray has been the world’s most influential whiskey critic, thanks largely to his Whisky Bible – an annual compe(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan and Annalise Murphy caught up on a cycle in Wicklow.

The plan was to run my own 10-mile road race in Cobh and then head to Donegal for the Ballyliffin 10-mile event. I’d never actually been to Donegal be(...)

Dingle has weathered many storms, literally and metaphorically over the years and this summer it is still working away to welcome every visitor that comes along. Photograph: iStockphoto

Although Dingle is famous around the world for its sweeping coastlines, rugged beauty and rich archaeological history, that’s not what first drew my p(...)

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