Mon, 16 Mar, 2020
One of the most iconic structures on the south-west coast has fallen into disrepair and should be urgently acquired by Cork County Council to be turned into a tourist attraction.
Sat, 20 Jul, 2019
A rare chance to own not one but TWO lighthouse keeper's cottages on your own stunning island off Co Donegal has come up.
Sun, 16 Jun, 2019
A giant photo of Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy took centre stage when Irish Sailing unveiled its new High Performance HQ in Dun Laoghaire yesterday - but not the one you would expect.
Sat, 23 Mar, 2019
The Commissioners of Irish Lights has paid tribute to one of the great champions of Irish lighthouses and of the people who work in them, as he battles serious illness.
Fri, 30 Nov, 2018
The Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL) are refusing to row back on plans to replace historic lights at the country’s most southwesterly lighthouse, reducing the power of their beams from 27 to 18 nautical miles.
Wed, 27 Jun, 2018
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is being urged to stop the Commissioner for Irish Lights (CIL) downgrading the range of beams emitting from the country’s most iconic lighthouse.
Tue, 24 Apr, 2018
FOR much longer than millennia, islands have been a source of intrigue, writes Dan MacCarthy. Someone gazes out from the mainland wondering: “What is out there?”
Mon, 26 Jun, 2017
Divers and robots will today try to retrieve the black box of Irish Coast Guard helicopter R116 from the ocean where it is thought to lie at a depth of up to 40 metres.
Thu, 16 Mar, 2017
There's a poignancy to Dan MacCarthy's helicopter trips to two lighthouses off the south-west coast - one with a former lighthouse keeper whose job is now mechanised.
Fri, 02 Sep, 2016
The sound of crashing waves is the norm for Valentia Island off south Kerry and Loop Head off west Clare, where lighthouses guide mariners to safe havens.
Fri, 14 Aug, 2015
Ever wanted to stay in a lighthouse, to hear the waves crash around you and wake up to stunning views?
Thu, 21 May, 2015
For those who think the Wild Atlantic Way isn’t quite wild enough, the All-Island Lighthouse Trail might be just the thing.
Tue, 18 Nov, 2014
AS the McNulty farce sadly reminded us this week our relationship with accountability or transparency could hardly be described as natural or embracing.
Sat, 04 Oct, 2014
WE all know Christmas is a time for catching up with friends and family, even those spending the festive period abroad.
Mon, 13 Jan, 2014
Thousands have been left without power, roads have been ripped up and isolated homes have been cut off from the mainland after storms ravaged the country.
Tue, 07 Jan, 2014
An historic lighthouse is set to open to the public to help raise funds for an ambitious restoration project.
Tue, 27 Aug, 2013
The lavish €600m Terminal 2 building at Dublin Airport has been left in the shade by a near-€2m foot bridge project in West Cork.
Thu, 09 Feb, 2012
The bridge linking Mizen Head lighthouse to the mainland is due to be officially reopened today.
Fri, 05 Aug, 2011
Mon, 16 May, 2011
THE iconic Mizen Head footbridge closed for more than a year for an historic revamp has re-opened to the public.
Fri, 18 Mar, 2011
A €2 MILLION footbridge connecting Mizen Head to the most south-westerly lighthouse in Ireland is likely to be completed by Christmas.
Thu, 24 Jun, 2010
AN ANGLO-IRISH government report has criticised the running costs of Irish lighthouses and recommended Britain stop providing a multi-million euro subsidy towards the service.
Wed, 17 Mar, 2010
A HIGH-LEVEL British government report has called for an end to the practice of paying a multi-million euro subsidy for Ireland’s lighthouses.
Mon, 15 Mar, 2010
ENGINEERS hope to save a famous mariners’ “lucky charm” as part of a major upgrade to an important navigation beacon outside a busy fishing port.
Tue, 06 Oct, 2009
YOUR report headlined ‘Calls to review British ownership of lighthouse’ presented some interesting ‘facts’ (March 4).
Sat, 08 Mar, 2008
LIGHTHOUSE chiefs are continuing a search for an engineering firm prepared to rebuild a famous, century-old footbridge in west Cork.
Sat, 19 Jan, 2008
The search is on for daredevil engineers to rebuild the famous Mizen Head footbridge in West Cork.
Fri, 05 Oct, 2007
WHILE intelligence is the key element in most major drug seizures, Jerome Lordan (July 16), correctly highlights the role of coastal surveillance in the security of our coastline and the war on drugs.
Tue, 31 Jul, 2007
Bowen Construction has won an €80m contract for one of the most important tourist industry developments in the midlands.
Wed, 24 May, 2006
IN your article “Old Head braced for protest invasion” (Irish Examiner, May 17) I noticed a number of untruths.
Wed, 21 May, 2003
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