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‘Catching small waves and that feeling of weightlessness must be akin to what my little baby felt as she cruised the amniotic seas of my womb’

General practitioner Katie McAnena didn’t have any reason to question the “extreme caution” approach taken by medicine to pregnancy when she was a stu(...)

The Christmas-decorated drawingroom at Hayfield Manor in Cork.

The days between Christmas and New Year can drag on – and more so this year: Christmas and St Stephen’s Day falls on a Monday and Tuesday, which means(...)

Easkey Britton: “All that was visible beyond the white fairy lights marking the way onto the beach were a multicoloured train of lights floating across the darkness through the sea and around an invisible swim course.”

The Time of My Life is a weekly column about a moment that changed someone’s life – for the better or the worse. This week, surfer Easkey Britton on a(...)

Orangemen at the annual pre Twelfth of July parade held in Rossnowlagh, Co  Donegal. Photograph; Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

DUP leader Arlene Foster joined a large crowd watching the Republic’s only annual Orange parade on Saturday. She was with family members and friends (...)

Part of the beautiful Mullaghmore Loop in Co Sligo.

“Summer’s here!” said the first person we passed just outside picturesque Mullaghmore Harbour. And, of course, summer wasn’t “here”: it was mid-Januar(...)

Gabe Davies from Newcastle, England surfing approximately 1 mile off the Donegal Coast near Bundoran during the H30 Project which brings together Irish and British surfers to ride the most dangerous waves off the coasts of Ireland and Britain. Photo: Mickey Smith

Years ago when Stan Burns decided to sell his surfboard, he let it go for 12 Irish punt on the condition that the proud new owner couldn’t sell it on(...)

Tullan strand in Bundoran, Co Donegal, which has become one of Europe’s surfing hotspots.

The tourism industry is hopping, visitor numbers are up 13 per cent and their spending is up by a tenth: almost €2 billion from January to June. It is(...)

__________ Family hotels __________ 1 Woodlands House Hotel, Co Limerick  The Fitzgerald family have been welcoming guests to the(...)

Orangemen march at the annual Orange Order parade at Rossnowlagh, Co Donegal. Photograph: Trevor McBride

  Orange Order members have been urged to respect the right of the Republic to celebrate 1916 next year, and to match it with centenary me(...)

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