Olive 	McCarthy pictured with her children Christopher (2), Anna (six months) and William (3), on Sherkin Island, off west Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Ireland’s Islands is a continuing ‘Irish Times’ series on our offshore islands The births of six babies on Sherkin and Hare islands, off west Cork, i(...)

The hotel industry  is now turning over some  €7.6 billion a year with the outturn for 2015 forecast at €7.9 billion

A leading law firm is forecasting a “buoyant market” for hotel property this year and next. Mason Hayes & Curran believes growing demand from the dome(...)