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Aerial view of the Great Blasket island.

Peig had to face many challenges crossing to and from the Great Blasket, but I’m fairly certain this wasn’t one of them. I’m standing on a wall, with (...)

This hapless motorist was trapped on ‘Sheep Highway’ on Wednesday after venturing along the pedestrian walkway. Photograph: Blasket Island Ferries

Blasket Island Ferries called it “that time of the year again” – and posted a picture to prove its point. It appears some of Ireland’s more adventur(...)

Tony O’Reilly jnr, chief executive  of Providence Resources. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Irish exploration company Providence Resources said the planned survey of the Dunquin South Well site at its Porcupine basin licence was being deferre(...)

An oil rig at Providence’s Barryroe prospect. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Irish oil and gas explorer Providence Resources has received approval from the State to advance work on a licence off Ireland’s southwest coast. The (...)

McDermott’s Castle: the guide is set at €90k

A majestic castle set on an island in Lough Key in Co Roscommon is one of the most striking lots for sale in the upcoming BidX1 pre-Christmas auction.(...)

A Dublin Fairytale: “Look, there’s Trinity College of Sorcery”

In Sarah Bowie’s charming picture book Let’s See Ireland, the protagonist, Molly, embarks upon a national tour with her parents and a stowaway cat. As(...)

Providence  chief executive Tony O’Reilly jnr: noted  Exxon Mobil estimated that 1.5 billion barrels of oil, worth $114 billion could be recovered. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Global interest is growing in an area off the southwest coast that one multinational estimates could hold more than $100 billion worth of oil, shareho(...)

John Eagle, about to get chemotherapy for the first time

I am a survivor. It scared the living beejeepers out of me a year ago when I was told I had cancer of the oesophagus, a rush of cold sweat flowing dow(...)

Providence  says “the results of this survey will improve our understanding of the acreage and lead to further drilling”

Oil and gas explorer Providence Resources said on Monday that it would acquire state-of-the-art 3D data over Frontier Exploration Licence 3/04 in the (...)

Providence chairman James McCarthy   and chief executive Tony O’Reilly at the oil exploration group’s egm in July. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Shareholders at Providence Resources are pushing for an overhaul of the board in the wake of the company’s latest capital raise. The oil and gas expl(...)

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