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Dr. Rhona Mahony: ’I can only conclude there is a positive effort to prevent recruitment’. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

The bureaucracy associated with recruiting consultants in hospitals in Ireland, a country with a deficit of doctors, is extraordinary and in many case(...)

Doolin Coast Guard volunteer Caitriona Lucas: died while assisting the Irish Coast Guard Kilkee unit in the search for a missing man in September 2016.

Irish Coast Guard management was criticised at a march in Kilkee at the weekend over the lack of a full water-based rescue service in the Co Clare sea(...)

Darragh Conboy and John Connolly of Hazel Mountain Chocolate

The Burren’s Wild Honey Inn this week became the first pub in Ireland to win a Michelin star. With an appetite for sourcing fresh produce from indigen(...)

Kevin Hallahan (43) was ‘a skilled and experienced mountaineer who selflessly applied his knowledge to help those in need.’

An Irish mountain rescue climber has died in an accident during a training event in Snowdonia, north Wales. Kevin Hallahan (43), a married man with (...)

Caitriona Lucas, the Irish Coast Guard volunteer who died when a rigid inflatable boat flipped during a search operation at Kilkee, Co Clare

The Irish Coast Guard has said it will not be publishing an external review of its volunteering activities before the Marine Casualty Investigation Bo(...)

Chef Viv Kelly and his team from the neighbouring Roadside Tavern will be moving into the Burren Storehouse to cook a Burren Slow Food banquet as paret of the food festival next month. Photograph: Yvonne Vaughan

BURREN BOUND This year’s Burren Slow Food Festival in Lisdoonvarna (May 12th-14th) has Ireland’s best gins and raw milk cheeses as its theme. In addi(...)

Cliffs of Moher: Diamrem argues there could be no question of the public interest favouring retention by a planning authority of an unauthorised development so close to an ecologically sensitive site.

Clare County Council’s annual €7 million revenue from its car park at the Cliffs of Moher, one of the country’s most popular visitor attractions, is u(...)

The Swiss Cottage

The Swiss Cottage, Cahir, Co Tipperary The closest setting to JRR Tolkien’s Shire this side of Middle-earth, Lord Cahir built the Swiss Cottage as a (...)

Caitríona Lucas, the Coast Guard volunteer who died during a search and rescue operation in Kilkee, Co Clare, last year.

The British Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is reviewing the circumstances surrounding the death of Irish Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas o(...)

File image of Caitríona Lucas, who died  during a search operation at Kilkee, Co Clare.

The husband of a Coast Guard volunteer who died during a search operation has said he has taken comfort from resuming his own search and rescue duties(...)

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