Alex Connolly

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The Ride Atlantic Way cyclists at the Auburn Lodge, Ennis Co Clare. Facing the camera are Councillor Bill Chamber, Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council, and Colm Collins, Clare football manager.

A campaigner is aiming to raise €30,000 to support the prevention of suicide by cycling the Wild Atlantic Way – from Co Cork to Co Derry. Led by Clar(...)

The Luminosity light show at the Custom House in Dublin, part of the 2016 New Year’s Festival. The 2017 festival will be ‘reimagined’ in a new €2.5m tender. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

New Year’s Eve celebrations in the centre of Dublin will be “reimagined” this year in a two-day festival designed to attract more tourists. Fáilte Ir(...)

Surfers on Rossnowlagh beach in Co Donegal. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Donegal is the coolest place on the planet, according to National Geographic Traveller. The Irish county tops The Cool List: 17 for 2017, the UK ma(...)

The euro has risen almost 2 per cent since the weekend to a five-year high of 88.4p on Wednesday

The Taoiseach has warned that exporters now face into a “very different” marketplace after the UK’s June Brexit vote. “This is an important time for (...)

Guinness Storehouse: the St James’s Gate premises takes visitors through the history of the stout

Almost 1.5 million visitors poured into the Guinness Storehouse in 2015, breaking previous visitor records and making it once again Ireland’s most pop(...)

The Giant’s Causeway reaches the dizzy heights of number 95 in the list with more than 128,000 Instagram appearances Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Six Irish attractions have made it onto a list of the world’s top 500 must-see sights of all time, compiled by guidebook publisher Lonely Planet. (...)

Connemara pony ‘Rocky Cashel’ with model Gracie at the launch of the 2015 Dublin Horse Show. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall

Amid corporate hospitality, trade stands, fashion-forward millinery and serious show-jumping, the Dublin Horse Show at the RDS Showgrounds will not be(...)

Gathering at the maypole: children re-create happy memories for visitors to the Bayno, or Iveagh Trust play centre in Dublin, where they and thousands of others spent time after school as children between 1913 and the 1970s. Photograph: Alan Betson

Message to the State: “Hands off our Gathering.” While Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar was saying this week that the Gathering, as successful as it(...)