The fossilised tracks found on Valentia Island were probably made by an animal with four limbs evolved from fish ancestors over 400 million years ago. Photograph: National Geographic

The site of Ireland’s 365 million-year-old tetrapod footprints on Valentia Island in Kerry has been temporarily closed to the public. The tracks whi(...)

Joanne Hayes at the Kerry babies tribunal in 1985. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Contacts are continuing between the Department of Justice and Joanne Hayes, the woman at the centre of the Kerry Babies Tribunal in 1985, over compens(...)

A number of planned  follow-up interviews in the 1980s never took place as the focus of the investigation shifted to Abbeydorney and Tralee and to Joanne Hayes.  Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Gardaí investigating the Kerry Babies case began house-to-house enquiries on Valentia Island in Co Kerry on Monday morning. These are the first door-(...)

Beaghmore Stone Circles in Co Tyrone, a few miles northwest of Cookstown. Photograph: Ken Williams

Less than 100 years ago, dark skies dominated Ireland. For millennia, the stars guided farmers and helped form our earliest mythologies, while the cyc(...)

Atlantic horse mackerel off Malinbeg, Co Donegal, one of the images celebrating the pioneering work of Irish marine biologist Maude Delap. Photograph: Brian Stone

A diver’s eye on jewel and fireworks anemones, compass jellyfish and other marine creatures are among images celebrating the pioneering Victorian mari(...)

A man was injured in a fall  at around 5pm on Sunday at Murroogh (above), near Blackhead, in the north of Co Clare. The area is popular with climbers and hikers. File photograph: Google Street View

A man has had to be airlifted to hospital after being injured in a climbing incident in Co Clare. The incident happened at around 5pm yesterday (Sund(...)

The Chorus of Dissent and the Elastic Band

We’re almost afraid to say it out loud, for fear of putting a hex on it, but it looks like the weather could be good for this May bank holiday weekend(...)

A body has been found by rescue workers participating in a search for a man mising in Galway Bay since Thursday.

A body has been found by rescue workers participating in a search for a man missing in Galway Bay since Thursday. The man, who is in his mid-40s, wa(...)

Portmagee is well known for its fishing and as a major departure point for boat trips to the Skellig Islands.

For a relatively short cycle, this route packs a punch – for its Atlantic scenery and undulating coastal terrain as well as an opportunity to cycle on(...)

White Strand beach in Co Kerry where the body of ‘Baby John’ was found.  Photograph: Domnick Walsh  The Beach White Strand where the Kerry Baby named John was washed up in Caherciveen Co Kerry and found by farmer John Griffin. Photograph: Domnick Walsh.

The farmer who found the body of Baby John on a beach in Caherciveen, Co Kerry has spoken about the horror of the discovery. Jack Griffin told The Ir(...)

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