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The vast uninhabited wilderness dominated by the Nephhin range held me entranced.

My offering this week comes from the lobby of the Westport Woods Hotel, where I have laid claim to the most comfortable armchair. My justification is(...)

Kite surfer Francois Colussi takes on the Atlantic.

Mayo was the spinster aunt of Irish tourism for many years, forgotten and forlorn; forever in the shadow of her more glamorous sisters further south. (...)

Jonathan Sexton is in Joe Schmidt’s Six Nations Ireland squad. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Joe Schmidt has named a 40 man squad for the opening two rounds of the 2017 Six Nations Championship. Johnny Sexton is among the 40 despite picking (...)

Dublin Bay will be the setting for the 350-boat Laser Radial World Championships hosted by the Royal St George YC.Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

With just two weeks remaining to the opening ceremony for the Rio Olympic Games, pathway events for Tokyo 2024 and beyond and getting underway in Iris(...)

Brian Wright and Jane Chambless Wright at home in the former Cooracloona national school, Co Leitrim. Photograph: James Connolly

On the road between Glenfarne and Kiltyclogher in north Co Leitrim lie the remains of two perfectly ruined houses, their stone walls crumbled, their r(...)

Gráinne Moss is managing director of Bupa Care Services in Auckland

From becoming the first Irish woman to swim the English Channel to taking over as the head of New Zealand’s largest aged-care home-provider, Gráinne M(...)

Comrie Cullen (39), originally from Bangor, Co Down, whose husband has been jailed for 30 years for her murder

A man has been jailed for 30 years for murdering his estranged wife in Australia in January 2014. Comrie Cullen (39), originally from Bangor, Co Down,(...)

Uncanny: bee-eaters preserved mid-snack by Ingrid Houwers. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

From the moment you walk into Ingrid Houwers’s studio, you feel like you’re being watched. A red squirrel pauses to dart a beady eye over its s(...)

Empire Circus

Two Door Cinema Club have a lot to answer for. There’s no question that Empire Circus take their cue from the Bangor trio, but there is more to the(...)

Foy Vance

IT’S NOT that Foy Vance is a forgetful man, but these days he has a lot on his mind. Like birthday parties, and daughters, and cinema trips, an(...)

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