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The three towers at the old port of La Rochelle.

We hadn’t all been on holiday together since the 1980s, when our Volkswagen Jetta was a regular fixture on the Irish Ferries boat to France as soon as(...)

On hand to wish cyclist Joanne Hession, right,   a safe journey were, from left, Mary Rose Burke  and Anne O’Leary, all from the Dublin Chamber of Commerce. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Some 36 members of Dublin Chamber of Commerce hope to raise €25,000 from the organisation’s fourth charity cycle across France from Biarritz on the Ba(...)

People gather to watch the tall ships arrive in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tall masts and white sails swaying in the wind as far as the eye can see; The Tall Ships Regatta 2018 has landed in Dublin. Sixteen ships have raced (...)

The letters were seized when the Irish vessel was brought to Bristol in March 1757. They were never delivered and have lain in an archive, mostly unopened, ever since

In March 1757, a Dublin-registered ship set sail from Bordeaux with a cargo of wine, brandy and luxury goods on board. It was bound for Dublin, but th(...)

Met Éireann forecaster Evelyn Cusack warned that: “Meteorologically, it is very dangerous snow,” she said. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Blizzard conditions not seen since the big snows of 1982 are expected across the south and east of Ireland on Thursday. Meteorologists are expecting(...)

Snow clearing at Bracetown Business Park in Dunboyne, Co Meath during the snowfall associated with  The Beast from the East. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The weather is set to get worse before it gets better with blizzard-like conditions giving way on Sunday to milder weather. Heavy snowfall will cont(...)

Pedestrians cross the millennium bridge as heavy snowfall hits London on Tuesday. Photograph: AFP

The Beast from the East, Storm Emma, orange alerts, red alerts, emergency co-ordination groups; there is a blizzard of news and information about the (...)

People walk during heavy snowfall in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

A period of exceptionally cold weather is “at our doorstep” and will have an impact on people across the State, members of the Government’s severe wea(...)

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a museum of modern and contemporary art designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry in 1997

The announcement by Britanny Ferries that it is to begin a ferry service from Cork to Santander will not be the first time Irish travellers have taken(...)

Mountain high: spectacular sights in the  Pyrenees

Awaking to your first fluorescent morning in the Pyrenees to the sinking terror that you may have missed your sole chance to ascend the Col du Tourmal(...)

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