Cyclists take part in the Mallorca 312, a long-distance circumnavigation of the island by bike. Photographs:

(...) reserved for us, away from the general traffic. On the flat now, we race at speeds averaging 35kph between(...)

Territorial: a raven’s skirmishes can be claw to claw. Illustration: Michael Viney

(...). It gives them an excellent view of the flat machair commonage and its grazing sheep. Here, from time(...)

Taga Bike-Stroller

(...) two flat sides to stop it rolling. Whereas the cap has the solar cell, battery and four white LEDs and(...)

No Grand Tour has ever been won without some tale of hardship –  Dutch rider Rick Flens of Team LottoNL-Jumbo after crashing during the 13th stage of the 98th Giro d’Italia yesterday. Photograph:  Claudio Peri/EPA

(...) travelling flat out when he hit a spectator leaning over the crash barrier with his camera: the Italian rider(...)

 A secondary school exam hall. The junior cycle reform deal agreed this week seems to satisfy both teachers unions and the Department of Education. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

(...) then the reforms will fall flat, just like the last attempt to modernise the junior cycle in 1991, when(...)

Italy’s  Fabio Aru  of the Astana team celebrates taking over in the pink jersey from Alberto Contador after the   13th stage of the  Giro d’Italia in  Jesolo, near Venice.  Photo:  Luk Benies/AFP/Getty Images

(...) put Fabio Aru into pink in Jesolo.On paper, Friday’s pan-flat 147km stage 13 from Montecchio Maggiore(...)

Mary Costello on Academy Street: “Without ever deciding, I employed close third person point-of-view, so the tone that emerged is intimate”

(...) simple, tonally flat — into a dark, strong book. To call it restrained is to understate both the(...)

The ‘Dad Bod’ is apparently now the male physique of choice for discerning young women

(...) altitude of the navel when the subject is lying flat. This is central to the Dad Bod physique in more ways(...)

A serial burglar who previously targeted a Circuit Court judge’s house has been jailed for three years. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

(...), €5,000 worth of property had been taken, including jewellery, watches and a flat screen TV, while in(...)

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly said public service pay restoration talks are not a way of opening an ATM machine for State employees. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

(...) criticising that they were getting a pay rise.Mr Nolan said the public service pension levy and flat rate(...)