Spike Island

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Michael Creed, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, at Haulbowline Island  with  Cormac O’Suilleabháin  and Tim Lucey of Cork County Council. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A toxic dump which resembled a “lunar landscape” 12 months ago has been transformed into a public park which will open to the public next May. The 22(...)

The British base at Spike Island off the Cork coast was the first to be handed over on July 11th, 1938. Photograph: Richard Mills

The 80th anniversary of the handover of the “Treaty ports” was recalled at a ceremony on Spike Island in Cork on Wednesday. In 1938, with tensions mo(...)

An artist’s impression of the proposed incinerator at Ringaskkiddy in Co Cork.

Campaigners against a proposed €160 million incinerator for Cork Harbour have raised almost €30,000 to fund a judicial review of An Bord Pleanala’s de(...)

An artist’s impression of the proposed incinerator at Ringaskkiddy in Co Cork.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said he is deeply disappointed and frustrated at the decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission to a proposed €1(...)

The Carlton Hotel St Moritz in Switzerland: design your very own bespoke outdoor adventure from ice-skating to champagne picnics in the snow
Anyone for skiing by moonlight?
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  • December 23, 2017, 06:00

Slope session The Carlton Hotel St Moritz in Switzerland The Carlton Hotel St Moritz in Switzerland has officially reopened for the w(...)

Spike Island

Ireland’s answer to Alcatraz has scooped second place in the World Travel Awards coming in ahead of such world famous landmarks as the Great Wall of C(...)

The planning board was due to give a decision on Wednesday on the plan for the 240,000 tonnes municipal and hazardous waste incinerator at Ringaskiddy. Image: Google Maps

An Bord Pleanála has deferred a decision on a controversial €160 million incinerator for Cork for a seventh time. This is to allow board members asse(...)

Author John Jefferies with the Rolls Royce “Moon Car” on Cobh Pier at the launch of “Death on the Pier”. Mr Jefferies is a descendant of one of the episode’s key participants, IRA man Daniel “Sandow” O’Donovan

It was described by the then president of Dáil Éireann, William T Cosgrave, as “a dastardly outrage” without parallel “in its deliberation and its sav(...)

Ireland’s Eye: In spring and early summer, watch out for the rudimentary nests of blackback gulls, complete with their clutch of two or three speckled eggs

A little over a mile, by sea, from Howth Harbour in Co Dublin, you can find a glorious summertime walk through the wilderness of craggy Ireland’s Eye,(...)

Cork harbour: Simon Coveney says the plan offers huge potential benefits not just to Meitheal Mara but also to Cork city and harbour

Maritime heritage group Meitheal Mara has set out a plan to create a maritime hub in Cork harbour involving the establishment of an expanded €500,000(...)

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