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Caitríona Lucas, a 41-year-old librarian and mother-of-two, was a highly experienced volunteer with the Irish Coast Guard’s Doolin unit.

When Caitríona Lucas responded to a request on September 12th, 2016 to help find a young man missing off the north Clare coastline, she wasn’t aware t(...)

In Ireland, children and the aged accounted for one-third of the Irish population in the 1840s, but three-fifths of the deaths.

How to name the Great Famine? For some people, especially Irish-Americans, even using that phrase is an anathema; they prefer the term The Great Hunge(...)

Crash site: coastguards watch the wreckage-recovery operation in Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Lightkeeper Vincent Sweeney has made many cups of tea for visitors on dark and stormy nights with westerly winds sweeping through the natural amphithe(...)

Martin Gerald Foley: pleaded guilty to disposing of waste in a manner that is likely to cause environmental pollution.

A 65-year old farmer has admitted his involvement in dumping the carcasses of eight horses and four cattle over a 300ft-high cliff at Doonbeg, Co Cla(...)

A man died after attempting to take down Christmas lights on Friday at his home at Garraun, Lisdeen (general view above) near Kilkee in West Clare. File photograph: Google Street View

A father-of-two has died after he fell while taking down Christmas lights at his home in Co Clare. He is understood to have sustained serious head i(...)

The Shannon-based helicopter Rescue 115 was deployed to help with the incident. File photograph: Rescue 115/Facebook

A man has died after he was washed into the sea in Co Clare this afternoon. The man (30), who was rushed to hospital by helicopter, is believed to ha(...)

The Irish Coast Gaurd is searching for a man reported missing off the Co Clare coast. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/File

A land, air and sea search is under way in Co Clare after a fisherman was reported to have been swept into the sea on Saturday morning. It is underst(...)

Caitriona Lucas, the Irish Coast Guard volunteer who died when a rigid inflatable boat flipped during a search operation at Kilkee, Co Clare

The Irish Coast Guard has said it will not be publishing an external review of its volunteering activities before the Marine Casualty Investigation Bo(...)

Fota Island Resort has a walking river and hydrotherapy area, ideal for strengthening legs and easing muscles

About 20 years ago when hotels began adding spas to their facilities it seemed like it would just be a fad. But now there is hardly a hotel around the(...)


Today marks the beginning of Heritage Week which runs (counterintuitively) for the next 10 days. This year the focus is on natural heritage, and incor(...)

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