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Traighenna Bay, west Donegal

The story from the Covid crisis for one Donegal-based boutique holiday letting company should give independents in the sector reasons to be cheerful. (...)

St Patrick’s Georgie Kelly after scoring against Finn Harps. Photograph: Inpho

St Patrick’s Athletic 2 Finn Harps 0 Georgie Kelly scored twice to mercilessly down his home county team with his first goals for St Patrick’s Athlet(...)

The bar of Cafe en Seine, on Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Cafe en Seine, the Dublin superpub owned by the Mercantile Group, almost doubled its normal annual sales last year to about €9.5 million following a r(...)

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(...)

Killabeg, Ferns, Co Wexford

When Susan Dunne and Tony Cronin first met architect Stephen Carr to discuss ideas for the house they wanted to build on their rural Co Wexford site, (...)

“This is Groundhog Day for the trade as twice now the reopening of pubs has been postponed.” Photograph: Getty Images

The Government’s sympathy for 3,500 “abandoned” pubs that must now remain closed due to a rise in Covid-19 infections in the State will do nothing to (...)


This summer, as we take to the roads less travelled, little do we anticipate the sculpture exhibition that awaits us as we traverse the country. Dotte(...)

The aftermath of the Buttevant rail crash in  August 1980. Photograph: Irish Examiner

Every day since the 10am Dublin to Cork train crashed in Buttevant 40 years ago on Saturday, a local parishioner has come to St Mary’s Church in the n(...)

Browne’s Hill House, Co Carlow: Sits on five acres of grounds that include a large enclosed courtyard with  buildings.

For most people in Carlow, the name Browne’s Hill is synonymous with the mighty dolmen that stands just outside the town. The Browne’s Hill Dolmen, wh(...)

Passengers at the departure gates at terminal 1 in Dublin airport on Thursday. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

The public debate in Ireland since the pandemic struck has revealed a prevalent assumption that travelling outside the island means going on holiday. (...)

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