Catríona Lucas: June 18th, 1975-September 12th, 2016. Her family remember above all her warmth, her laughter, and her generosity as a devoted mother, wife, sister, daughter, neighbour and friend

Caitríona Rós Lucas (41) was an active and highly qualified member of one of the busiest Irish Coast Guard units in the country at Doolin, Co Clare. E(...)

 Beckman Coulter is seeking to increase its workforce at its Clare plant.

US bio-medical firm Beckman Coulter has lodged plans to accommodate an additional 105 staff at its Co Clare plant. The facility is located in a rura(...)

Mountshannon: The parish’s eldest man, Pakie Dooley, plants an oak with Bernard Carey. Photograph: Vera O’Rourke

Our species seems to have evolved an overdeveloped tendency to view people – and environmental values – through a very narrow lens. We focus on exclu(...)

Local golfer Aideen Walsh looks at the damaged 6th green at Woodstock Golf club, in Ennis, Co Clare after a herd of cattle ran across the course. Photograph by Eamon Ward

A 40-strong herd of stampeding cattle has forced one of Co Clare’s best known golf courses to close until further notice. The herd of Charolais and L(...)

The people of Doonbeg have shown support for Donald Trump’s contentious plan to erect a €10 million rock barrier to save his golf links course from coastal erosion. File photograph: Jonathan Drake/Reuters

The people of Doonbeg have given a resounding “yes” to US billionaire Donald Trump’s contentious plan to erect a €10 million rock barrier to save his (...)

Eric Trump said the Trumps had invested “north of $50 million to $60 million” on Doonbeg golf club in Co Clare. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

There is no question that Donald Trump will return to Doonbeg many times as president of the Unites States, his son Eric predicted confidently on Sun(...)

Scenes at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Mountbellew, Co Galway. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Massive numbers have been attending St Patrick’s Day festivities around Ireland, helped along by sunshine and relatively excellent weather in many par(...)

On his first trip to Ireland last year as owner of  Doonbeg Golf Resort, Donald Trump promised an investment of €45 million. However, that spend won’t happen without the coastal protection plan getting the go-ahead.  File photograph: Steve Pope/Getty Images

Billionaire businessman and US presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to build a “wall” of rock armour along a stretch of the Atlantic coast in C(...)

Nature’s way: The refurbished playground in Merrion Square, Dublin, which is inspired by Oscar Wilde’s story The Selfish Giant

Swings and roundabouts: What playground do you favour, and why? Email or comment on the article below. We hope to publish a (...)

The Lodge at Doonbeg Golf Club, Co  Clare.  Documents lodged with Clare County Council show the wind farm will be visible from Donald Trump’s golf resort, on which he is planning to spend up to €45 million. Photograph: Kieran Clancy/PicSure

US billionaire Donald Trump is in dispute with a firm that is planning to erect a wind farm near his Doonbeg golf club on the Co Clare coast. Clare C(...)

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