A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
The recent rescue of a trawler 20km north of Fanad Head in Co Donegal gave us a glimpse of the enormous seas that occasionally strike that part of the coast.
Mon, 20 Jan, 2020
The names of literary giants and great philosophers spawn adjectives, ‘Shakespearian’, ‘Marxist’, and ‘Platonic’, for instance. Few scientific celebrities are so honoured, although ‘Darwinian’ has entered the lexicon.
Sun, 12 Jan, 2020
Agreement has been reached on quotas for fish stocks for the coming year, following two days of negotiations at the EU Council of Fisheries Ministers, in Brussels.
Thu, 19 Dec, 2019
IT IS as big as Co Louth — the “Wee County” — and it costs nearly as much as a wee house in that part of the world. It is very large indeed and might even be visible from outer space and for BMW, the X7 is indeed a very expansive (and expensive) venture into uncharted territory and, to continue to interstellar analogy, to boldly go where no Beemer has been before.
Thu, 12 Dec, 2019
A boat designed and built in east Cork is now fully fitted and ready for testing prior to attempting a new world record transatlantic crossing next summer.
Mon, 09 Dec, 2019
A return visit is often much more informative than an initial foray. And Clare Island in Co Mayo is a place that demands repeated visits.
Sun, 10 Nov, 2019
Last month Minister for Marine Michael Creed closed the Celtic Sea herring fishery 48 hours after it opened because the stocks collapsed.
Sat, 19 Oct, 2019
When John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown crash-landed into a Connemara bog almost a century ago, it was a Cork-born journalist who broke the news of their non-stop transatlantic flight to the rest of the world.
Thu, 16 May, 2019
The collaboration between Aidan Coffey and the late Séamus Creagh was founded in Cork and survived for many years over long distances, writes
Tue, 12 Mar, 2019
For generations, we ignored warnings about our impact on the great bounty of the oceans.
Mon, 18 Feb, 2019
Coastal erosion fears on Valentia Island are putting, at risk, a joint Irish-Canadian bid for Unesco world heritage status for the historic sites of the first transatlantic cable link.
Mon, 11 Feb, 2019
The enormous success of Hamilton has underlined the enduring appeal of musical theatre.selects the best shows of the year ahead.
Tue, 08 Jan, 2019
Turbot Island, Co Galway, has a very important place in aviation history being the first sighted land for the very first trans-Atlantic flight by John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown on June 14 and 15, 1919.
Mon, 24 Dec, 2018
The mother of a toddler who suffers from intractable seizures is travelling to Barcelona next week to obtain the THC form of medicinal cannabis, as she fears his condition will “nosedive” at Christmas.
Fri, 07 Dec, 2018
The mother of a toddler who suffers from intractable seizures is travelling to Barcelona next week in order to obtain the THC form of medicinal cannabis as she fears that his condition will "nosedive" at Christmas.
Thu, 06 Dec, 2018
Here's your morning bulletin.
Wed, 17 Oct, 2018
The musical tells the true story of 7,000 air passengers stranded in Newfoundland, Canada during the wake of 9/11.
Tue, 16 Oct, 2018
In 2017, the team set a record in their Thunder Child boat for the circumnavigation of Ireland via Rockall, an islet 500km into the North Atlantic, one of the most dangerous seas on Earth.
Tue, 28 Aug, 2018
The new production tells the true story of 7,000 air passengers stranded in Newfoundland, Canada during the wake of 9/11.
Fri, 29 Jun, 2018
On June 15, 1919, Alcock and Brown landed in Connemara, 16 hours and 28 minutes after leaving Newfoundland.
Mon, 18 Jun, 2018
A first this week as I believe this is debut appearance of wines from the Azores on this page.
Sat, 12 May, 2018
Worshippers clutching AR-15 rifles have drunk holy wine and exchanged wedding vows in a commitment ceremony at a Pennsylvania-based church.
Wed, 28 Feb, 2018
Canada is taking a lead role in seeking Unesco World Heritage status for a residential Irish island.
Mon, 15 Jan, 2018
An Italian Skipper whose racing yacht drifted across the Atlantic from Newfoundland to West Kerry has finally been reunited with his beloved vessel.
Thu, 07 Dec, 2017
No unadorned surface has been left untouched, no bare space undecorated, as walls, animals, bales of hay, and cars have been given the blue and white treatment as Waterford fans prepare for their first All-Ireland final in nine years, with their heroes attempting to bridge a winning gap stretching to 1959.
Sat, 02 Sep, 2017
On the 32nd anniversary of the discovery of the wreckage of the Titanic, talks to an underwater explorer, the first Irishman to set eyes on the doomed ship on the bottom of the ocean floor.
Fri, 01 Sep, 2017
DON’T use the weather as an excuse. Get out there, says.
Mon, 07 Aug, 2017
Valentia Island’s telecommunications history is “of outstanding universal value” and it should be inscribed as a Unesco world heritage site, 200 delegates at a convention will hear this weekend.
Sat, 15 Jul, 2017
A historic city convent which has undergone a €10m conservation and regeneration project is set to open as an iconic heritage and visitor centre.
Thu, 29 Jun, 2017
A mutation in some obesity-prone dog breeds might reveal new risk factors for obesity in humans — and perhaps, says, give rise to new drugs
Sat, 03 Jun, 2017
Forty years ago, Tim Severin sailed across the Atlantic in a leather boat using only a medieval text as his guide. met the man behind The Brendan Voyage.
Mon, 29 May, 2017
There’s a home fragrance industry developing in Ireland to meet the tastes of an increasingly discerning Irish audience, writes.
Sat, 22 Apr, 2017
In the old Irish calendar the day after St Patrick's Day is Sheelah's Day but what is less known is that Sheelah was Patrick’s wife.
Thu, 16 Mar, 2017
Mon, 19 Dec, 2016
Thu, 15 Dec, 2016
An Aer Lingus flight from New York to Dublin was forced to divert to an airport in Canada this morning after a passenger was reported to have fallen ill.
Wed, 07 Dec, 2016
Imagine a fishing trawler with nets bigger than Croke Park. Imagine that it can catch more in a day than many Irish trawlers can net in a month. Imagine the devastation that such a capacity may have, not alone for fish stocks, but for coastal communities and their livelihoods.
Tue, 06 Dec, 2016
Right now the second largest super trawler in the world is fishing off the Irish coast. It drags a net bigger than a football field and can process over 250 tonnes of fish a day.
Mon, 05 Dec, 2016
Tue, 15 Nov, 2016
A makeshift solar-powered houseboat has washed up on an Irish beach after apparently drifting across the Atlantic Ocean from Canada.
Tue, 15 Nov, 2016
Ireland’s clash with Canada this evening may not be as momentous as last week’s historic win over the All Blacks, but one man will treasure the fixture.
Sat, 12 Nov, 2016
AN exhibition of drawings, paintings, sculptures and other work from artists around the globe who were inspired by the gardens and plants at the Jameson whiskey family garden in Tourin, Cappoquin, Co Waterford, will be on display at the estate in early October.
Sat, 08 Oct, 2016
Former rugby internationals that played for University College Cork gathered at their alma mater last night to attend a commemorative dinner hosted by UCC Rugby president, Olann Kelleher, at Devere Hall.
Sat, 01 Oct, 2016