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 Caitríona Lucas was described as “talented, hardworking” and a “deeply committed” member of the Doolin unit.

Minister for Transport Shane Ross says he has broadened a review of the State’s search-and-rescue framework in response to the highly critical finding(...)

The report found that upgrade works are needed to protect four beaches with poor quality bathing water at Clifden, Co Galway;  Merrion Strand, Loughshinny; and Sandymount strands in Co Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There are 38 towns and villages across the State discharging raw sewage into the environment, according to a new report from the Environmental Protect(...)

Richard on the final leg of his round-Ireland journey.

When Tipperary physiotherapist Richard Hayes wanted to take a closer look at some of Europe’s highest sea cliffs, he took the best part of 54 days and(...)

A  part of Bray-Greystones cliff walk with a view of Bray Head in the background. Photograph:   Getty Images

If a day of debauchery or crowded parades doesn’t tickle your fancy when it comes to celebrating our national day, there is an abundance of St Patrick(...)

Everest mountaineerJohn Burke returns to hero’s welcome at Shannon Airport Friday, 19 May 2017: he dedicated his triumph to young people going through personal challenges. Photograph:  Arthur Ellis

Last May, John Burke became the first Co Clare man to summit Everest. Also during 2017, he created the charitable foundation Elevate, based at the Arm(...)

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The 12 walks of Christmas
  • Travel
  • December 23, 2017, 06:00

The turkey is not the only one getting stuffed this Christmas. Amid all the glasses raised and the dinners downed, give your body a break on one of ou(...)

A  basking shark breaching off Baltimore, Co Cork. Photograph:  Youen Jacob/Provision

Nic Slocum stands at the helm of The Voyager, lifts a pair of binoculars to his eyes and scans the sea. He’s looking for whales. If Moby Dick is your (...)

Darragh Conboy and John Connolly of Hazel Mountain Chocolate

The Burren’s Wild Honey Inn this week became the first pub in Ireland to win a Michelin star. With an appetite for sourcing fresh produce from indigen(...)

 Pauline Sugrue in her kitchen-cookery classrom: “We were keen not to interfere with the house too much – what’s the point in having a modernised old house?” Photograph: Trevor McBride

Imagine learning to cook in an Edwardian bank building where the kitchen is the original banking hall and the old safe cleverly doubles as the cool sp(...)

Cliffs of Moher: Diamrem argues there could be no question of the public interest favouring retention by a planning authority of an unauthorised development so close to an ecologically sensitive site.

Clare County Council’s annual €7 million revenue from its car park at the Cliffs of Moher, one of the country’s most popular visitor attractions, is u(...)

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