Liam Shanahan

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The hulk of the ‘Betelgeuse’ lies at the oil Jetty at Whiddy Island in Co Cork on January 9th, 1979. File photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Successive Irish governments have been accused by the son of a victim of the Whiddy Island disaster of treating Irish workers as second-class citizens(...)

Explosion at the Gulf Oil terminal at Whiddy Island, Bantry, Co Cork, in which 51 people died as the French tanker The Betelgeuse unloaded its cargo. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Michael Kingston had just celebrated his fourth birthday the day before his father, Tim, was killed in the Whiddy Island terminal disaster on January (...)

Shrewsbury Road: remarkable turnover of homes on the Dublin 4 road.

The recent sale of Paddy Kelly’s Shrewsbury Road home, Clonmore, marks the last of the property developers to depart Ireland’s top address. Since the (...)

Liam Shanahan’s Ruth from the National Yacht Club can make it a hat-trick of ISORA victories in Saturday’s final race of the season from Pwllheli in North Wales to Dún Laoghaire

Any one of four yachts can be crowned 2016 Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association (ISORA) champion tomorrow, with Dublin Bay’s Liam Shanahan starting (...)

Irish interest  in the 64-boat Round Ireland race will   focus on Volvo Ocean Race winners Damian Foxall (above) and Justin Slattery, who  will be racing on Musandam-Oman and Phaedo3

Three Multi-One-Design (MOD) 70s, and the maxi-yacht Rambler 88 have added extra spice to a record-breaking 64-boat Volvo Round Ireland fleet that st(...)

A total of eight Irish titles will be decided by the expected 80-boat fleet competing at the ICRA National Championships 2016 at Howth Yacht Club. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

Light airs look set to dominate at least the opening day of the annual Irish Cruiser Racing Association annual championships at Howth Yacht Club. The(...)

The first ISORA coastal race of 2016 was won by J/109 Ruth (Liam Shanahan). Photograph: David O’Brien.

The only Irish berth undecided for Rio will be finalised next week at the Laser World Championships while at youth level Ireland continue to perform (...)

Liam Shanahan, 2015 Sailor of the Year, with his daughter Alice (left) and wife Ruth. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Corinthian values and amateur sport were credited by Liam Shanahan as he won the overall Afloat Sailor of the Year accolade at the annual Irish Saili(...)

Top Yacht: George Sisk’s Farr 42 Wow from the Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) has been named ICRA Boat of the Year by the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA). Photograph: David O’Brien

Two senior Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) sailors from Dublin Bay have been honoured this week at separate end-of-season awards to mark significant ra(...)

Solo sailor Thomas Dolan from Co Meath.

Co Meath’s Thomas Dolan lies in the top half of the Mini Transat îles de Guadeloupe fleet after Sunday’s start from Douarnenez, France. The solo roo(...)

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