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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Island

All time
# Let's Get Quizzical
Quiz: How well do you know these deserted island films?
From Cast Away to Robinson Crusoe…
# Kauai
Six bodies found after tour helicopter crashes in Hawaii, one person still missing
Search operations to find the final person have been suspended until the fog lifts.
# Howth
Ireland’s Eye sold to private investment group
The island was included in the recent sale of Howth Castle and demesne to Tetrarch Capital.
# Unexplored island
Who are the North Sentinelese? The story behind the remote island at the centre of an American's death
The remote Indian island has a fascinating history.
# Investigation
No foul play in death of Dutch woman in Gran Canaria
Police spoke to her Irish partner yesterday afternoon.
# crumbling infrastructure
Whole of Puerto Rico without power as Hurricane Maria hammers through the island
People calling local radio stations reported that doors were flying off hinges and a water tank flew away in the island’s southern region.
# hop on
How a colony of wallabies made an island off Dublin their home
As many as 100 of the marsupials are thriving off the coast of Dublin.
# Unblameable Force
Skellig Michael hit by a 'significant' rock fall - but Star Wars isn't to blame
The island is due to open to visitors next month.
# Ireland's Eye
Jet skier rescued after riding out to island and getting stuck
Their craft sank during the incident yesterday.
# Safety Concerns
"Significant winter storm damage" confirmed on Skellig Michael
It appears that wind and rain have had far more of an impact on the craggy terrain than the activities of JJ Abrams.
# Don't Stand So Close
This is the most densely populated town in the world
If you don’t like your neighbours, tough.
# the force awakens
Skellig Michael's obscurity is about to end 'in a blaze of silver-screen glory'
The New York Times has made some predictions about the island’s future.
# Preservation
Did the Star Wars filming actually cause any damage to Skellig Michael?
A couple of minor incidents were recorded.
# LE Eithne
The Irish Navy has saved the lives of almost 600 people
the Lé Eithne has been operating in the Mediterranean since last month.
# the rising
"A dangerous lie": Micheál Martin rubbishes Sinn Féin's connection with 1916
Gerry Adams dismissed Martin’s comments as a “hysterical rant”.
# la reunion
Boy (13) dies after losing limbs in horrific shark attack
It’s the seventh such attack since 2011 near the island.
# Vanuatu
'A monster has devastated our country'
The devastation on Vanuatu after a massive cyclone hit is becoming clear.
# Stormont
"Substantial progress" in Northern Ireland talks - but Adams not confident they'll wrap up soon
The talks are on a break, and will resume on Monday.
# having a canary
Ryanair passengers left confused after plane diversion leaves them on 'wrong island'
The flight from Dublin to Lanzarote was forced to divert due to bad weather.
# The kingdom
Kerry wants to become an island if the roads aren't fixed
Councillors are up in arms over the issue of access to the Kingdom.
# home exchange
What else could I get for... the €475k pricetag on this Galway castle
We take a look at what €475,000 will get you around the country.
# survivor
Cow missing for two months turns up alive on island with surprise companion
The cow survived by basically eating everything on the island
# Culture Night
What to see in THE NORTH on Culture Night
It’s Culture Night tomorrow– and here’s our guide to what’s happening around the country.
# Culture Night
Culture Night is TONIGHT - here's what to go see
Tonight’s the night. We help you choose where to go.
# secret lair
This private island off Donegal costs €140k - here's what you'd get for the same money
Ideal home for scenery-loving supervillain.
# Thailand
Irishman killed in bike crash may have been rushing to beat Thai coup curfew
The 30-year-old suffered head injuries in the crash on Friday night and passed away yesterday.
# Keel
Pictures: Locals flock to see 20 metre fin whale washed up on Achill beach
The mammal was stranded on Christmas Eve.
# Investigation
Italy denounced for hosing down migrants in cold water
A video showed male migrants stripped and hosed down in an effort to treat scabies.
# newbie
Hello, world: New island off Japan coast after volcano eruption
The tiny islet has come into the world with quite a bang…
# Boat tragedy
Divers hope to resume search off Italy amid fears death toll could reach 300
Rough seas have hampered the body recovery effort off Lampedusa where a boat carrying hundreds of migrants from Africa sank on Thursday.
# Pakistan
This is a new island created by the massive earthquake in Pakistan
People have already started exploring the land which emerged out of the Arabian Sea yesterday.
# Castaway
This man is seeking a woman to live on Inishfree with him Castaway style
John McManus told that there doesn’t have to be a romantic element to the relationship “but it’d be nice to have a love interest”.
# Fight
Spain says it will take 'all necessary measures' to protect Gibraltar
Britain, Spain and Gibraltar are rowing (again).
# Greece
Villages evacuated as wildfires rage on Greek islands
The Greek islands of Rhodes, Crete and Serifos have all been affected by the outbreak of fires.
# oh la la
Blow to the head leaves Australian woman with French accent
“It makes me so angry because I am Australian. I am not French [though] I do not have anything against the French people”
# Property Porn
Photos: Here's an €11 million island up for sale in Bermuda
Because hey, who wouldn’t want to own their own island?
# mauritia
Prehistoric Indian Ocean mini-continent found
Scientists have dubbed the slab ‘Mauritia’, as it was found under the island of Mauritius.
# island life
Pictures: Life on Inis Meáin a century ago
Woollen shawls, currachs and unusual school uniforms are all featured in these incredible pictures of island life in the early 1900s.
# Yes Please
Navigation company wants to send you to St Lucia... to map it
TomTom has launched the second of five phases in its topical island mapping project.
Column: This is a unique island – and it’s time we regained our pride
Ireland has a heritage that is the envy of the world, writes Jillian Godsil. We should remember that when building our future.