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Vicki McGrath at Harry’s Hole, Marble Hill, Co Donegal.

One thing this island does not lack is great swimming spots. Mary MCCarthy has picked some of the VERY best LOCATIONS FOR A DIP – in the sea, (...)

Mark Devenport interviewing Jack Gray at Rostrevor. Photograph: BBC Spotlight

The sight of Protestant and Catholic teenagers attacking the PSNI close to the Belfast peace line brought back memories of decades past. But which dec(...)

Former president Mary McAleese. Her new memoir, Here’s The Story, details her extraordinary life and career. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The former president on criticising the church, building bridges, life during lockdown – and her new memoir Mary McAleese’s apartment in the Dub(...)

Hike one of Ireland's waymarked trails. Photograph: iStock

If you are looking to stay active over the winter months here are a few ideas to get you out the door on a cold day 1. Hike one of Ireland’s waymarke(...)

Ruth Ribeaucourt: ‘You sit down for meals here. Shops close for a few hours in the afternoons, or often for the rest of the day. There’s certainly no rushing around.’

“Irish born, but French at heart” is how jewellery designer, antique textile dealer, magazine contributor and Provence guide Ruth Ribeaucourt describe(...)

The judge said it was clear the victim had been “quite badly affected by the incident” while the defendant himself had been previously convicted of similar offences and breaches of his life long Sexual Offences Prevention Order.

A former senior police officer turned paedophile has been jailed after he propositioned an eight year old girl in a caravan park. Ordering Raymond K(...)

Gay Byrne among the Aladdin’s Cave of toys that formed the backdrop for what continues to be the Late Late Toy Show.

In the analogue era, receiving RTÉ in most parts of Northern Ireland required an extra aerial. A symbol of reaching out for a signal from somewhere el(...)

A Border Communities Against Brexit sign on the road to Jonesborough.

I’m on my way to Warrenpoint, a small port town on the Co Down side of Carlingford Lough. This is the starting point for my walk along the Irish Borde(...)

A Dublin Fairytale: “Look, there’s Trinity College of Sorcery”

In Sarah Bowie’s charming picture book Let’s See Ireland, the protagonist, Molly, embarks upon a national tour with her parents and a stowaway cat. As(...)

Jim Clerkin joined Co-operatoin Ireland when still working in Ireland in 1994 and founded a chapter on the US west coast in San Francisco three years later. Photograph:  Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet and Chandon

Jim Clerkin wants to put an organisation he heads out of business. The chief executive of Moët Hennessy North America chairs Co-operation Ireland US, (...)

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