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Rescue 116: the Irish Lights ship Granuaile carrying wreckage from the Irish Coast Guard helicopter. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Irish Lights ship Granuaile has returned to north Co Mayo to continue the search for two missing airmen from the Irish Coast Guard’s Rescue 116 sq(...)

The Granuaile arriving in Blacksod, Co Mayo, with wreckage from Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 onboard. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Irish Coast Guard says it is extending shore checks for the two missing Rescue 116 air crew from Cleggan in Galway to Donegal. It also plans to r(...)

Age Action  says rural public transport is a major issue for everyone in rural areas, but especially for elderly people.  Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

There is little point in the free travel pass for pensioners in rural communities if there is no bus or rail services, TDs and Senators have been told(...)

Kite brooches were used as pieces of jewellery to fasten a cloak or shawl

A student from the United States has found a rare kite brooch from the 12th century on Omey Island, Connemara. The brooch, so named because it is sha(...)

Humpback whale off Cork. Photograph: Pádraig Whooley/IWDG

There is a vast array of everyday wonders around this island’s 7,800km rim. With the help of a group of coastal cognoscenti, here are 55 alternatives(...)

Inishbofin Island, Co Galway, which is famed for its “pirate presence” of Grace O’Malley . Photograph: Frank Miiller/The Irish Times

Inishbofin has become the first Irish island to receive an international ecotourism award. The Ecotourism award, which will be presented today to a (...)

Archaeologist Michael Gibbons at the shipwreck remains in Fahy Bay in Connemara. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Two shipwrecks dating to the 18th and 19th centuries have been found in Connemara bays that were renowned for smuggling activity. The older of the t(...)

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