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Henry O’Donnell aims to complete his swim in a year. Photograph: iStock

A Donegal swimmer who is aiming to become the first to circumnavigate Ireland has paid tribute to the support of local people as he arrived in Co Down(...)

Three weather warnings – for wind, gales and rough sea conditions – have been issued by Met Éireann. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Three weather warnings – for wind, gales and rough sea conditions – have been issued by Met Éireann for Wednesday night and Thursday, heralding the en(...)

Henry O’Donnell at Carrickfinn beach, Donegal for the start of Finswim 2020. Photograph: Rory O’Donnell

Just after lunchtime on Thursday, 56-year-old Henry O’Donnell pulled on his fins and walked into the sea at Carrickfin beach in Co Donegal in the hope(...)

The Healy Pass in Cork/Kerry

With Covid-19 forcing most people to consider a staycation, The Irish Times offers a guide to some of the greatest drives in Ireland, first explored b(...)

‘All these people  on social media talking about  the Blasket Islands or  the Aillwee Cave . . ?’ ‘Yes, they’re all in Quinta do Lago’

“I say let’s drive the entire thing,” Sorcha goes, “from Malin Head to Mizen Head. Ross, are you even listening to me?” I’m not, by the way? Me and t(...)

File photograph of the LÉ William Butler Yeats, which is escorting a German-reistered vessel to port.

A German-registered fishing vessel has been detained by the Irish Naval Service off the northwest coast. The boat was detained by the LÉ William But(...)

Mini Electric: Proper premium appeal with electric fun but limited range will prove a sales hurdle

The Mini would seem like the ideal template for an electric car. It’s got a reputation for snappy handling, smart cornering. It’s largely meant as an(...)

Cork senior football captain Doireann O’Sullivan is taking part in a virtual skills challenge to raise money for LauraLynn Children’s Hospice. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Here’s the thing we are constantly told about sports: nothing brings the world and communities and people together like sports, especially sporting gr(...)

St Patrick’s Park, Dublin, over the bank holiday weekend. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Very dry weather in the month of April resulted in “absolute” and “partial” drought conditions in various areas around the country, Met Éireann has sa(...)

Lisa Smyth works as a technical adviser from her home – her late grand aunt’s cottage –  in Darragh, Co Clare.

Many of us have had to become experts in remote working over the past few weeks, though not in the best of circumstances. We speak to those who’ve bee(...)

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