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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed the “biggest investment in rural Ireland ever” as he announced the signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan at an event in Glendalough Co Wicklow. Illustration: Getty

Some 300 towns and villages across Ireland are to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan. The full l(...)

‘This summer I could compare my social life to a game of poorly-played Jenga, where I keep pulling out the sticks of stability in the hope of victory, until the whole thing eventually falls in on itself.’ Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Summertime tends to light a feverish impulse in me to over-extend my social life to the point of implosion. Festivals, concerts, surfing trips, family(...)

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® awards for beaches: Inchydoney Beach in Clonakilty, Co Cork. Photograph: TripAdvisor

Inchydoney Beach in Clonakilty, Co Cork has been named the best beach in Ireland in TripAdvisor’s 2019 Travellers’ Choice awards for beaches. Second (...)

 An impromptu rehearsal in Gurrie’s Launderette, Sligo with Dean Gurrie on guitar,   father and son Rory and Paul Maitland, and husband and wife Kieran Quinn and Sinead Maguire in song. Photograph: Brian Farrell/The Irish Times

Many of them have day jobs such as being a chef, barber or boutique manager but Sligo musician Kieran Quinn has no qualms about bringing the(...)

Queen Maeve’s Trail, in Strandhill, Co Sligo, is a special place made sacred by our Stone Age ancestors, and mythologised by their Iron Age descendants – and by a modern poet

Think Strandhill, Co Sligo, and golf and surfing spring to mind. But up behind the town, hiding above silent limestone ramparts, is a special place we(...)

Thai military personnel walk inside the blocking area during rescue operations to save a soccer team at Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Photograph: Pongmanat Tasiri/EPA

It has emerged that the Tourism Authority of Thailand is making plans to promote Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai, where a dramatic rescue of a children’(...)

The Sligo-based coastguard helicopter took of from its base in Strandhill.  Photograph: Collins

A fisherman in his 50s has died after the fishing boat he was travelling on capsized off the coast of northwest Mayo on Tuesday afternoon. There men(...)

Flood waters entered houses on Fr Griffin Road, Galway, during Storm Eleanor on Tuesday evening. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Roads have been closed in parts of Galway city and Salthill due to flash flooding as the first storm of 2018, Eleanor, arrived on Tuesday evening. Th(...)

Cliff at Lyons estate has opened its festive pop-up shop that will run until December 24th.

Cliff Christmas Make a date this December with the Cliff at Lyons estate whose festive pop-up shop is now open until December 24. The store will feat(...)

Dinner on the Orient Express ... in Galway

As film buffs await the release, on November 6th, of the new Murder on the Orient Express movie, what better way to get in the mood than to dine in on(...)

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