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Súilóid Oileán Gabhla, Gola Island, Co Donegal: the island itself was beautiful, even though the ruined cottages and derelict buildings told a sadder story of “a lost way of life”

“Báidín Fheilimidh d’imigh go Gabhla . . .” would ring in my ears as Captain “Sabba” Cullen in The Cricket took us over the short sunny strait to(...)

Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune said in total 8,000 European local authorities will be able to benefit from the scheme between now and 2020. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Local authorities which will receive funding for free wifi hotspots in public spaces have been named by the European Commission. The EU is making €1(...)

Tom Geary on his boat with Máirín Ní Churraoin at the pier, An Phortaigh, on Mweenish Island near Carna. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy. 23/11/2018

When news of another storm hits our screens most of us will batten down the hatches, but really only metaphorically. For islanders, on the frontl(...)

A man who caused €66,000 of damage to Ballyliffin Lodge Hotel in  Co Donegal during a naked rampage has been ordered to pay €5,000 compensation or face 20 months in prison.

A man who caused €66,000 of damage to a Co Donegal hotel during a naked rampage has been ordered to pay €5,000 compensation or face 20 months in priso(...)

John Dowling: “Adorable, always good-humoured and very, very intelligent”. Photograph: Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci/PA

It is not unusual to hear praise for the dead. But the praise yesterday from students and colleagues of John Dowling, the 66-year-old Irish lecturer m(...)

The prosecution argued Graham Dwyer had stabbed the 36-year-old to death for his own sexual gratification. File photograph: Collins Courts

Graham Dwyer was found guilty of murdering childcare worker Elaine O’Hara in March 2015, following a nine-week trial. Dwyer an architect from Ke(...)

A man takes a selfie on the west coast during Storm  Ophelia. Gusts of a similar speed are expected tomorrow. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A status orange wind warning has been issued for two counties on Friday, with gusts of between 110 to 130km/h expected. The status orange warning is (...)

The Coast Guard came  to the assistance of a walker during high winds and swells on Dublin’s great south wall as the tail end of Storm Diana crossed the East Coast   on  November 27th. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Temperatures were above average in most places last month, according to Met Éireann’s latest weather reports. Average temperatures for November rang(...)

Friends Kiara Baird (19) and Maria Wallace (38) died when Dermot Dowd (24) lost control of a car he was driving outside Ballybofey, Co Donegal, on September 21st, 2016. Photograph: North West Newspix

A drunk driver who killed two women after a drink and drugs binge said he would do anything to take back what he did. Friends Kiara Baird (19), and M(...)

Fr Tony Coote Tony and his many supporters have so far raised more than €500,000 for MND – more than twice his original targer: Photograph: Dave Meehan

Last April, Fr Tony Coote, a 54-year-old priest from the parish of Mount Merrion in Dublin vowed to me he would arrange a 550km walk from Donegal to B(...)

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