Inis Oírr

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Marian Roarty, presiding officer, and Garda Eamonn McGinley after arriving by helicopter on Tory Island, off   Donegal, with a ballot box. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Turnout has been low and slow during the day on 12 west coast islands where voting in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum has been taki(...)

Comhar na nAosach, a senior citizens women’s group, pose with some of their handiwork. From left: Maggie Ní Fhátharta, Mary McCarthy, Máirín Uí Choisteala, Bríd Uí Chonghaile, Mairéad Uí Fhlatharta, Máíre Uí Chatháin and Ann Uí Choisteala. Photograph: Seán Ó Mainnín

Aran knitwear has graced the catwalks of Milan, Paris and New York but a very special truckload is making its way this week to an orphanage just outsi(...)

Inis Oírr, Aran Islands: no matter how much we think we have changed and matured, the place always welcomes us back. Photograph: Eamon Ward

We have been coming to the island ever since I can remember. Every August bank holiday weekend, my extended family pile into the house on Inis Oírr. A(...)

The two Aran Islands have been without power since 4:00am Friday morning, with many businesses fearing for their custom in what in peak season for tourism

Residents of Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr are currently without power due to a major electrical fault. The two Aran Islands have been without power since(...)

BrÍd NÍ Greofa (88) voting in Inis Oírr national school with Pádraic Ó Conghaile, presiding officer, and Pádraig Ó Donncha, poll clerk, in attendance. Photograph: Eamon Ward

When Tomás Conneely pulled up his tractor at Inis Oírr’s polling station yesterday afternoon, turnout for the European and local elections was about 1(...)