The scene at Sandycove harbour as a lone swimmer walks to the edge as the storm subsides. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

Ireland is slowly starting to recover from the snows of Storm Emma which covered the country in a blanket of white and brought it to a virtual standst(...)

Beautiful vista: sunset in Connemara, September 2014. For its rankings, the Social Progress Index, compiled in conjunction with Deloitte, eschews economic indicators in favour of things it determines matter the most to people, irrespective of personal wealth or the wealth of their country. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland is the 12th best place in the world to live when it comes to basic human needs such as health, education and equality, according to an expansi(...)

People enjoying the good weather at Forty foot in Sandycove, Co Dublin. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Ireland has not seen the back of the warm sunshine just yet and while thunderstorms are anticipated in more northern parts of the country on Monday an(...)

When it comes to travel within Muslim regions, Malaysia is the most preferred global destination. Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Indonesia followed Malaysia in choice holiday destinations. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland is considered to be one of the least friendly places for Muslims to visit, according to the Global Muslim Travel Index, which has just been pu(...)