Clare Island

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Noel Jennings, fire and security duty officer at Ireland West Airport Knock, pulling weeds beside the statue of Msgr Horan in preparation for the visit of Pope Francis. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

In the small convenience store in the terminal building of Ireland West Airport – Knock to you and me – there’s a modest book section which those inte(...)

Herdwatch founder Fabien Peyaud. The Roscrea-based company has 7,500 users.

New Innovators focuses on new products, services and technologies from Irish start-ups and has been running weekly since 2010. Here we catch up with t(...)

An Post delivered a parcel by drone from Roonagh Pier in Mayo to Clare Island.

An Post has made its first ever successful delivery by drone of a parcel from terra (very) firma in Mayo to Clare Island. A spokesman said that “jus(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Lisa Chambers, a strong supporter of repealing the Eighth Amendment,  welcomed the referendum result, stating  “it represents a seismic shift in our society”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Joyous but restrained celebrations from repealers greeted returning officer Fintan Murphy’s announcement of the referendum result in Mayo. The total (...)

The Biking Blitz series offers mountain bike races for all levels.

JANUARY Park Run Countrywide, every Saturday, free There are currently 7,821 Park Run events taking place every Saturday in more than 70 locations ar(...)

 Valerie Donovan with her son Matthew (left) and Caroline Kinsella with son Sam McLeod (11 months) at the Julianstown Autism Support Group in  Meath. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth, or so the saying goes, and researchers have continuously found evidence of the heal(...)

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(...)

The beach at Donabate in Co Dublin was not awarded a blue flag due to a drop in annual bathing water classification from excellent to good.

Two of Dublin’s most popular beaches have lost their prestigious blue flags. Killiney and Donabate beaches did not retain their blue flags for the co(...)

 Heinrich Böll: 60th anniversary of his influential ‘Irisches Tagebuch’, and the 50th of its translation into English, as ‘Irish Journal’

I don’t know if the late TK Whitaker and (the even later) Heinrich Böll ever crossed paths during their very different lives. But if they’ve met anywh(...)

Bernard Heaney, a lifelong resident of Inisturk fishing in the bay

“Good morning, Clifden, this is Island Discovery, en route to Inishbofin with six passengers and five crew,” says the man at the wheel, Dermot Concann(...)

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