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The Sceil Eile barge is available to rent on the Grand Canal in Dublin through GetMyBoat for six guests for $210 (€185) per day.

If you thought it was aboat time that a company tried to seas the day and become a ship-shaped Airbnb for the water then we have glad tidings which wi(...)

Part of crowd striking for climate change on Molesworth street, Dublin. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Young people across Ireland are protesting this lunchtime at 37 rallies seeking urgent action to address the growing threat of climate breakdown. The(...)

Trinity joins a growing number of campuses across Ireland, including the University of Limerick, which became tobacco-free in June 2018. The institutes of technology in Westport, Carlow and Athlone are also smoke-free. Photograph: iStock

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) will officially become a tobacco-free campus on Wednesday, National No Smoking Day, almost three years after creating tob(...)

Irish Hotels Federation president  Michael Lennon and  chief executive Tim Fenn at the federation’s annual conference in Killarney, Co Kerry. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

There has already been a sharp drop in bookings for hotels and guesthouses outside of Dublin even in advance of the UK’s departure from the EU, the Ir(...)

Organic wine in Paris. Photograph: Vincent Isore/IP3/Getty Images

More organic wines are being produced than ever, but who decides what is organic and how strict are the rules? European wines are governed by legislat(...)

Romance rekindled: Dolores McEvoy and Peter Woodger. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A teenage romance between two hairdressers in 1970s London culminated in a cross-continental wedding this week – 4½ decades later. In January 1974 Do(...)

Cormac Costello in action against Galway’s Cein D’Arcy. The Dublin forward took the opportunity to showcase his undoubted talent during the league clash at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

After a football pre-season dominated by the experimental rules or more specifically the hand-pass restrictions intended to unshackle the game from th(...)

A total of €370,000 is needed to pay for treatment for Regina Duffy  at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York. Photograph: Gofundme

The family of a 38-year-old Mayo woman who was given her third diagnosis of cancer before Christmas have launched a fundraising campaign to help her r(...)

Heart-stopping landscapes: Swedish couple Fred and Lisa survey the view in Connemara National Park in Tourism Ireland’s new campaign.

Tourism Ireland’s new global marketing campaign reaches German television this week in the next phase of its bid to persuade more tourists to choose I(...)

 Greenway in Westport, Co Mayo: the amenity is to receive €200,000 in funding for an extension.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Almost 80 walking and cycling greenways and trails across rural Ireland are to be developed and upgraded with €11 million in funding announced on Tues(...)

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