A Co Wexford staycation: ‘There’s just no value to be had here and the weather is too unpredictable.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Kenneth Devitt: ‘There’s just no value here’ Holidayed in Co Wexford Spent two nights in [a hotel in Co Wexford] – needed a break with the kids. The (...)

Councils cite structural issues around how funding is allocated and draw-down, objections by settled residents and planning delay.

A “lack of transparency” in how councils are spending Traveller accommodation budgets is highlighted in a hard-hitting series of reports published on (...)

Tom Meaney and Lynn Connolly entertain guests at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park in Co Clare in 2017.  The Shannon group confirmed that the employment rights of all of Shannon Heritage’s 200 employees will  be fully protected in the transfer. File photograph: Alan Place

The Shannon Group is to transfer the ownership of Bunratty Castle and Folk Park to Clare County Council. The move is part of a wider transfer where t(...)

Surfers were having to act as impromptu lifeguards at Lahinch over the weekend, the Seanad was told. File photograph: Getty

A group of surfers acting in a voluntary capacity saved more than 40 lives at Lahinch beach in Co Clare when no lifeguards were on duty, it has been c(...)

Clare County Coroner, Isobel O’Dea said it would be insufficient to bring in anything other than an open verdict in the case. File  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The skeletal remains of a 39-year old man were discovered at a derelict house in Ennis 16 months after he disappeared from his home in England, an inq(...)

Vicki McGrath at Harry’s Hole, Marble Hill, Co Donegal.

One thing this island does not lack is great swimming spots. Mary MCCarthy has picked some of the VERY best LOCATIONS FOR A DIP – in the sea, (...)

Cappeen Ringfort in  Co Cork. Photograph: National
Monuments Service

As our faith in fairies has receded in recent years, the fate of Ireland’s estimated 32,000 remaining ringforts has become increasingly perilous. Many(...)

Paula and Freya Crotty, who recently moved back to Kilkee from Limerick, out for a walk on the beach. Photograph: Eamon Ward

The Industrial Revolution drove people into cities and now the “remote working revolution” is bringing people back into Clare’s towns and villages, sa(...)

Donald Trump’s Doonbeg resort accessed assistance from the pandemic temporary wage subsidy scheme

The visit by US president Donald Trump last year to his luxury Co Clare golf resort contributed to revenues increasing to €11.99 million for 2019. Ne(...)

Robert Mockler.

“Sometimes people think you don’t make sense when you’re talking, but sometimes, when I’m speaking to people without DLD, they don’t make any sense to(...)

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