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Rockabill VI skippered by Paul O'Higgins (left) is a confirmed entry for the SSE Renewables Round Ireland Race in June.  Photograph: David Branigan/OceansportFree for editorial use with picture credit

As sailing’s spotlight continues to swing back towards a sector of the sport sometimes considered as “the lunatic fringe”, evidence that offshore raci(...)

This is a tough walk. Underfoot it’s hard going and navigation in misty conditions is a real challenge. And don’t expect boardwalks or signposts or tr(...)

Simon Lynch and Quincey Fennelly, co-founders of the Wicklow Wolf Brewing Company. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Wicklow Wolf was established in 2014 and recently moved into a new 17,000sq ft production and packaging facility in Newtownmountkennedy, Co Wicklow. I(...)

Joanna Murphy, CEO of Taxback.com. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Anyone who has worked abroad, even for a summer on a J1 visa, is well aware of the dystopian nightmare that the chore of filing unfamiliar tax returns(...)

Enniskerry GAA said in a statement that none of the injuries sustained are life threatening but some will require surgery. Photograph: iStock

Two Enniskerry GAA players remain in hospital after some of the team was injured in a fall from the top of a lorry during a homecoming celebration in (...)

Well worth a stop, and a good read along the way, are a series of informative panels concerning the history of the path and its environs, the railway, coastal processes and the exceptional seabird life on the shore below.

This linear walk of about 7km, along a path that contours gently under Bray Head, is one for any day and in all seasons. Okay, it hasn’t the heart-st(...)

 Mark Fanning celebrates scoring Wexford’s crucial goal against Kilkenny during the Leinster senior hurling final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The quickening In among the swirl of events at the weekend, on-field and off, were memorable moments as well as points that will become significant i(...)

‘I knew Glencree well, had walked and run those hills. Had made a home there. But my treatment forced me to consider everything differently, more closely’

It is 5am. Outside, in the Wicklow hills, a southwesterly gale blows up the Glencree valley and billows around the house. I am restless. Despite the (...)

Last March a jury convicted the 41-year-old Wicklow man of repeated sexual attacks on a neighbouring child when she was aged approximately nine.

Lawyers for a convicted child rapist have told a High Court judge that rape victims are subject to criminal prosecution if they publish their own iden(...)

Another newbie from Rascals is its hazy Fruitropolis pale ale

Ever wished your beer tasted more like an ice-pop? That’s exactly what you’ll get with Super Soaker, a new blood orange ice-pop IPA that smells and ta(...)

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