Brendan O’Regan, who was catering comptroller at Shannon Airport and a onetime chairman of Bord Fáilte

It may now be a global $70 billion business, but it has its origins in the mind of one Clare man. And like many innovations, the concept of duty free,(...)

The Sliding Chapel in Byblos, Lebanon, was built in collaboration with an international team from Meeting of Design Students (Meds)

Inside a charred-wood chapel atop a cliff in Lebanon, everything slows down. The 5sq m structure, built by architect Kieran Donnellan and students at (...)

Pat McDonagh of Supermac’s. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A letter to Clare County Council urging planners to permit the construction of a large scale motorway service station off the M18 near Ennis was writt(...)

Pat McDonagh of Supermac’s. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Letters purporting to come from the occupant of a property owned by Pat McDonagh of Supermac’s objecting to a competing fast food outlet proposed for(...)

Prof Gerard Flaherty: `It was clear from our research that the desire to capture the most dramatic images for posting on social media had a significant influence on the travellers’ risk-taking behaviour' Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures

In 1980, during a camping holiday in Norway, my wife and I walked to the Preikestolen – or Pulpit Rock – a 25 sq m granite platform atop a mighty clif(...)

Pat McDonagh of Supermac’s. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Supermac’s, the fast food franchise behind a proposal to build a large motorway service station near Ennis, Co Clare, agreed to underwrite the cost of(...)

The submission purporting to be from a “Ned Scanlon” in relation to the service station plan in Co Clare

Edward and Freda Scanlon of Rockmount, Clarecastle, near Ennis in Co Clare can only have been bemused at the letters that arrived at their home, dated(...)

Barack Obama Plaza, Moneygall, Co Offaly. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Supermac’s, the fast food franchise behind a proposal to build a large motorway service station near Ennis, Co Clare, has said it is shocked that subm(...)

Golfers play on the fairway towards the clubhouse at Trump International Golf Course,  near Doonbeg, Co Clare. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

A plan for what has been dubbed Trump’s Pumps motorway service area in Co Clare has been hit with what might be described as a flurry of fake views. (...)

Clare County Council said it disagreed with Irish Business Against Litter’s finding that Doolin pier was a “litter black spot”. Photograph: Frank Miller

Tourism body Fáilte Ireland is to evaluate parts of the Wild Atlantic Way in light of litter at “pinch points” along the route which runs along the we(...)

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