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Free State Army snipers at the corner of Henry Street during the Irish Civil War. Photograph:  Brooke/Getty Images

This article is part of the Irish Times Century project. For more on Ireland in 1922, click here. Initially the Provisional Government hoped that fig(...)

Munster’s Mike Haley celebrates after scoring a try against Cardiff. Photograph: Ben Brady/Inpho

Mike Haley typically represents Munster’s most potent running threat in an attacking capacity. The 27-year-old fullback might balk at such an assessme(...)

Keep Ireland Open noted that individuals and small community groups are ‘worn out’  battling landowners who close off beauty spots and pathways to the general public. Photograph: iStock

A “total attitude change” is needed to ensure the nation’s countryside, coastal areas and mountains are accessible to the entire population without pu(...)

Tralee Bay, Ireland

A Kerryman once joked to me that Tralee is “like the poor cousin of Killarney and Dingle”. Indeed, the town best known for the Rose of Tralee competit(...)

McSorley previously came to prominence in 2015 after  interview to UTV walking to school in the snow which subsequently went viral. Photograph: YouTube

A swimmer who was rescued off the coast of Co Kerry on Sunday night has been identified as Ruairí McSorley, who previously went viral online for a TV (...)

Volunteer lifeboat crew with Fenit RNLI spotted a missing swimmer off the Co Kerry coast. Photograph: Fenit Lifeboat Station/Facebook

An exhausted swimmer was rescued off the coast of Co Kerry following an extensive search which was launched after clothes were found on a beach. Fen(...)

Irish sea: a blue jellyfish pulsates beneath the Skellig islands, in Co Kerry. Photograph: Vincent Hyland/Wild Derrynane

Holidaymakers and other beachgoers should take care in the sea this summer, particularly around Co Kerry, where lifeguards and coast watchers are repo(...)

Mick Berry of Coastwatch and his son Shem after paddling around the extensive seagrass bed at Kilmore Quay, Co Waterford, in an effort to remove sargassum invasive seaweed.

Some of Ireland’s most important seagrass beds, which capture CO2 and provide a habitat for many marine species, are being damaged by the spread of an(...)

“I step on a boat and sail out of Dun Laoghaire harbour into the bay and look at the horizon, I think on a different day and under different circumstances I could just keep going. Not turn around. It’s that sense of endless possibility.” File photograph: Getty Images

What drew me to sailing was that I always had a grá for it. I’d no background there. My family had no connection with sailing or the water. But I grew(...)

The Waterford-New Ross Greenway (above) will receive €9 million to fund its development.

Over €63 million has been allocated to improving and expanding greenways around the country next year. The Midleton-Youghal Greenway in Cork will re(...)

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