Curracloe Beach was far from deserted at the weekend. File photograph: Gearóid Gibbs/PA Wire

More than 7,000 people visited Curracloe Beach on Saturday, according to Wexford County Council. The local authority said crowds gathered at beaches(...)

Half of Kenmare’s usual tourist trade comes from abroad, compared with 80% in Killarney and Sneem. Photograph: Alan Betson

The loss of foreign visitors is being compensated for by a growth in the number of “staycationers”, Kenmare businesses, hit by heavy flooding last wee(...)

Flooding in Kenmare, Co Kerry this morning after heavy rain. Photograph : Kerry County Council

A major clean-up operation has begun in Kenmare in Co Kerry after torrential rain overnight left a number of business premises in the centre of town u(...)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin is now Minister   for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.

A new Taoiseach was elected on Saturday and a range of new Ministers were appointed. Here’s all you need to know about them: Micheál Martin - Taoisea(...)

The 42km Great Western Greenway in Co Mayo cost €5.7m to develop. The 32km South Kerry Greenway is now estimated to cost more than €20m. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The original application for funding for the South Kerry Greenway “made no provision” for the cost of land acquisition from more than 170 individual l(...)

Ballybunnion beach in Co Kerry has lost its Blug Flag status for 2020. Photograph: Getty

Ballybunion North beach in Co Kerry has failed to retain its blue flag status in 2020 due to a deteroiation in its water quality. Beaches are require(...)

 The council failed to implement a linguistic provision which was attached to An Bord Pleanála’s planning permission for a housing development, an inquiry found. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Kerry County Council was responsible for a “serious breach” of planning law when it failed to implement a language condition designed to protect the l(...)

Aine and Rita McInerney with their father Murt McInerney  in Ennis last year

Murt McInerney was born into Fianna Fáil. A member of the party for more than 60 years, he drew deeply on the loyalties of his mother, Minnie O’Grady,(...)

Matters to consider include  ground conditions and the suitability for a septic tank and percolation area. Photograph: iStock

I have bought land in Ventry in Kerry with no planning permission – can I put a caravan on the land and if so, how long for? Can I camp there, or what(...)

The festival committee said it was receiving ‘lots of calls and inquiries’ as to whether the parade would proceed as normal in light of coronavirus fears. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Killarney St Patrick’s Day festival, a six-day series of events, which kicks off the main tourism season in the Co Kerry town, is to go ahead, org(...)

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