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The attraction of cycling is not only for people retiring from other sports, but also for those seeking an outlet where they can push themselves physically and mentally but relatively safely. Photograph: iStock

Bags of nuts – check. Overshoes – check. Energy bars – check. Sunglasses – check. Sun cream – check. Wind/rain jackets – check. Large tub of “chamois”(...)

Finn Lough domes in Fermanagh

The recent good weather has us giddy for the outdoors. But not so giddy that we want to abandon our home comforts. Glamping – or “glamorous camping” –(...)

Posters advocating a No vote were prominently displayed in Kilgarvan village, leaving locals in no doubt where the two Healy-Rae TDs stood on the contentious issue. File photograph: Dáil Éireann TV

The sense of surprise was palpable when it became clear that not even the mighty Healy-Rae machine could halt the abortion Yes juggernaut in the famil(...)

 Minister for Education Richard Bruton: this new process has ‘the potential to change the course of education in Ireland by providing a system which reflects the changing needs of families’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Parents are to be polled over the coming weeks on whether they want multi-denominational patrons to take over the running of Catholic schools. The mo(...)

Treetop attraction: Castlecomer Discovery Park

When the Irish go abroad, they sit on open-top tour buses, visit cultural highlights, and seek out hidden gems. But at home in Ireland? We tend to st(...)

Kenmare Resources has achieved price increases for ilmenite and zircon. Photograph: iStock

Titanium and zircon producer Kenmare Resources reported a spate of production disruptions but maintained full year guidance in a first quarter update (...)

View from Derrysallagh: The combination of evening light and cloud-shaded slopes gives a rather exotic prospect to the mountains of Iveragh.

Cnoc na gCorrmhiolta (The Hill of the Midges) hasn’t a very prepossessing title but you would miss out on a good day’s walk above the inner reaches of(...)

Brutalist wallpaper  is probably too much for a full room, but would make a striking and bold feature wall

Brutalism may not strike many people as a thing of beauty, though there’s a newfound respect for its sometimes breathtaking style. Surely it’s still a(...)

Skellig Michael, Co Kerry is a Unesco world heritage site.

Looking for things to do in 2018? Below are 20 Irish experiences you can try out this year. 1. Gather for a story in Ireland’s oldest pub The Braze(...)

A Christmas tree in the great hall at Adare Manor in Adare, Co Limerick.

As you tuck into your Brussels sprouts this Christmas, spare a thought for those paying top dollar for the privilege of dining in some of Ireland’s pr(...)

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