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Hike one of Ireland's waymarked trails. Photograph: iStock

If you are looking to stay active over the winter months here are a few ideas to get you out the door on a cold day 1. Hike one of Ireland’s waymarke(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald speaks during an RTÉ leaders’ debate on January 27th, 2020. Photograph: Niall Carson/AFP/Getty Images

Question: Have Fine Gael-led governments since 2011 cut Garda station numbers and cut recruitment into the force? Who is making the claim? During M(...)

Maureen MacEvily cottage AirBnB

Who ever would have thought that an air mattress would have the power to change the world? Airbnb was born in San Francisco when two of its founders, (...)

Daniel Stewart. Photograph: Lily Duffield

Trailed two-hundred-and-seventy miles, Fought bitter gales hard, Swum turbulent showers, Blazed freezing chills, And now, I awake in Armagh. Abandone(...)

River mapping: an Atlantic salmon parr

When Siobhán Atkinson gets into the river Dinin in Co Kilkenny in her waders, she’s on the hunt for wild salmon – the king of fish and a prized specim(...)

The driver, a man in his 40s, was removed to hospital with minor injuries.  File photograph

A man in his 60s has died following a single vehicle crash in Wicklow on Sunday night. The man, who was a passenger in a Toyota Landcruiser died whe(...)

Ann Gilmore closes the door for on the last day of business at the Post Office in Ballindine, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

The chief executive of An Post has said he is not attacking rural Ireland but is ensuring the viability of the company. “What we are doing is the opp(...)

Noel Hanna at the summit of K2 earlier this month. Photograph: Facebook

Co Down climber Noel Hanna (51) who is one of the first Irishmen to survive an ascent of K2 says he would do it all again. Hanna has a habit of that,(...)

‘Made it ma, top of the world’

August would have been the 77th birthday of my wife’s father, Oliver. Eight of us set out to climb Slieve Donard, an old favourite of his. Ranging fro(...)

Stepaside Garda Station in Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An increasing population in Stepaside, Co Dublin justifies the reopening of its Garda station despite a significant dip in crime in the area over the (...)

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