Grace Doyle surfing a wave. “Surf competitions are about luck as well as skill. I’ve been unlucky sometimes in heats where just a few waves come through”

School’s out for summer, and for one mathematics teacher the last bell means time to concentrate on preparing for the World Surfing Games in September(...)

Catching a wave off such places as Rossnowlagh in Co Donegal has been shown to have mental as well as physical benefits. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien
The healing power of surfing

Three thousand miles away a ripple forms off the east coast of the United States. By the time it slams into Ireland’s west coast, it has become a clif(...)

The Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in Doonbeg, Co Clare: a 49,400-tonne rock barrier to protect holes 1, 9 and 18 at the course is being sought “as a matter of urgency”

More objections have been lodged against the new scaled-down rock barrier planned for Doonbeg golf links resort in west Clare than were made against (...)

A coastal path at the Doonbeg golf links course and hotel in Co Clare. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A new campaign has begun against a proposal by US presidential candidate Donald Trump to build a 3kms wall along a public beach to protect his golf re(...)

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 (...)

Surfers arrive on Irish west coast to catch big waves

Several dozen of the world’s top surfers have arrived on the Irish west coast to catch some of the biggest waves of the year.Surfers are braving the s(...)