Peter Conway

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Head chef Holly Dalton and owner Colin Harmon in Gertrude, which opens on Pearse Street in Dublin 2 on Tuesday. Photographs:  Tom Honan

A former Spar shop on Pearse Street in Dublin 2 opens today (Tuesday) as Gertrude, a 65-seater cafe restaurant with a global influenced all-day menu f(...)

I resorted to breast stroke and the back stroke, despite not trying either for years. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times/File

It’s not often I like to quote Mike Tyson, but here’s an exception. Splashing about like a one-winged, disorientated duck in Lough Key last June, farc(...)

Swimmers and support kayaks in   Glendalough, Co Wicklow

Despite thousands of kilometres of eye-catching coastline lapping this hydrophilic island, and a fathomless network of picturesque rivers and lakes, o(...)

Explain it to me: Oh you definitely know what this one is. You’ve seen animals and mammals and, er, fish, do it instinctively. Maybe you just need an (...)

Swimmers taking part in the Athy Triathlon: When most of the swimmers disappeared off into the distance, Paul Cullen was left with the space and time to focus on swimming the 1,500m at his own steady pace. Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

And so, after the long months of training in pools, summer arrives and the open sea beckons. For newbie swimmers like myself, these are exciting times(...)

Every day is a school day for our swimmer Rachel Collins. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Rachel Collins I firmly believe every day is a school day. Working in a newspaper, you find yourself dealing with new ideas, information and people o(...)

Coach Peter Conway  reckons once you find your perfect pace, you can swim all day. Photograph: Getty Images

Laurence (no more excuses) Mackin I was on a recent trip to Kinsale for a wedding lunch with friends who had got hitched abroad. (I can’t recommend (...)

Quinn Cement confirmed on Tuesday that Warrenpoint will invest £2.5 million sterling (€3.2 million) in building five new cement   silos.

Warrenpoint Harbour Authority will build five new silos at the port to allow Quinn Cement boost exports to Britain following a new agreement between t(...)

Irish Times swimmer Rachel Collins: Backstroke  is my least favourite stroke – I’ve yet to finish a length without giving myself a good sinus-rinsing.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

This week we tried the dolphin… and it was delicious. Joking aside, learning the dolphin kick was the first chance we’ve had in a couple of weeks to p(...)

‘My natural state is not Zen-like calm’

Conor Pope ‘My natural state is not Zen-like calm’ Slow and steady wins the race. Or, at least, slow and steady might get me to the end of the (...)