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Ireland is blessed with a myriad of cycling routes suitable for cyclists of all standards.

From epic rides along the rugged coast or over high mountain passes, to perfectly flat and leisurely spins along by lakes and canals, her(...)

From Dunfanaghy in Donegal to Duncannon in Wexford, Ireland's beaches offer something for everyone this summer For most of us, seaside resorts a(...)

 Paddlers and swimmers at Seapoint in Co Dublin earlier this year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Three Wexford beaches have had “do not swim” notices erected after the local council reported high levels of bacteria in the bathing water. Wexford C(...)

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(...)

Hook Head, Co. Wexford where the search continues for missing fisherman William Whelan. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Naval divers are to join the search for 41-year-old fisherman Willie Whelan who was on board the Alize trawler which sank off the coast of Hook Head i(...)

The Irish Coast Guard has warned that gale force winds could impede the search operation for the missing  fisherman. Photograph: RNLI/Nigel Millard

Hopes have faded for the rescue of a missing fisherman whose boat sank several kilometres off Hook Head, Co Wexford. The Irish Coast Guard on Monday (...)

Wexford-based vessel Alize at the quayside  in Howth in 2019: sank off Hook Head at the weekend with Joe Sinnott and Willie Whelan on board. Photograph: Tony Muldoon

Fishing communities along the southeast coast were in mourning on Sunday night following a tragedy which claimed the life of one fisherman while hopes(...)

Roz Purcell on Slievenamon

Nothing beats a good meal after a hike in the great outdoors. Here, food writers and hikers share their favourite walks around Ireland, with a great p(...)

The report found that upgrade works are needed to protect four beaches with poor quality bathing water at Clifden, Co Galway;  Merrion Strand, Loughshinny; and Sandymount strands in Co Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There are 38 towns and villages across the State discharging raw sewage into the environment, according to a new report from the Environmental Protect(...)

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(...)

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