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Ciara Mageean, rugby international Jenny Murphy,  and writer and Ross O’Carroll Kelly creator Paul Howard with seven-year-old  Saoirse Moore  at the launch the of this year’s GoaL mile. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

Back in her youth Ciara Mageean would always run down to her local GAA pitch on Christmas Day for a few hard laps and a few hills for afters. Those o(...)

Ireland’s Ciara Mageean competing in a   1,500m   semi-final at the  World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar,   on October 3th, 2019. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Ciara Mageean is no stranger to success. The 27-year-old from Portaferry, Co Down, has been winning medals since she was a teenager, and earlier this (...)

An Irish Coast Guard helicopter has been sent to assist with a search off Kilkeel, Co Down, early this morning. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

An Irish Coast Guard helicopter has been sent to assist with a search off Kilkeel, Co Down, after reports of a person entering the water on Monday eve(...)

 Sifan Hassan of Netherlands celebrates wining gold in the Women’s 1,500 metres. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Oh mercy. Now that was properly incredible, Sifan Hassan producing the single most impressive women’s 1,500 metres in World Championship history to co(...)

David and Jill Crawford started their business in a farmhouse in 2011.

Just Live a Little is the granola brand started David and Jill Crawford in their farmhouse in Portaferry in 2011. They originally sold their product a(...)

Daniel Stewart: ‘Sitting in wonder of my exploration, I’m still scared of Brexit, its effect on the farmers, the B&Bs, and the average man on the street. But now I’ve seen it all, I know what to reminisce.’ Photograph: Lily Duffield

In a dinky hotel, in a cosy bed, I wake up. Opposite Portaferry’s dock, joints crack and muscles sigh. Today, is the last day. The last day of mounta(...)

Daniel Stewart. Photograph: Lily Duffield

Trailed two-hundred-and-seventy miles, Fought bitter gales hard, Swum turbulent showers, Blazed freezing chills, And now, I awake in Armagh. Abandone(...)

A critically ill rare turtle that is being cared for at a Co Down seal sanctuary. Photograph: Exploris Aquarium/PA Wire

A critically ill rare turtle is being cared for at a Co Down seal sanctuary. The young loggerhead turtle was found by a father and daughter off the c(...)

Rare female white lobster caught off Mizen Head, west Cork by the vessel “Fair Maiden”. Photograph: Niall Duffy/West Cork Photo

The whole country may have spent the past month basking in sunshine and getting as red as the proverbial lobster but for west Cork fisherman Donagh O’(...)

Irish trad and folk band Beoga have released a new single We Don’t Have To Run with singer Ryan McMullan on vocals. The Antrim-based band will kick (...)

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