Inter-railing around Europe is a time-honoured student tradition. Photograph: Thinkstock

Students get about four months of freedom in the summer. Chances are you will never get this opportunity again, so use it wisely. But you need to sta(...)

 Student Faoiltiarna Keenan from Tyrone (centre) with  US ambassador Kevin O’Malley (right) and Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan taking a selfie at a Usit and CIEE (Council of International Educational Exchanges) orientation session at UCD  for J-1 participants  in 2015. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hundreds of students gathered at Dublin’s Convention Centre on Spencer Dock on Wednesday to meet potential employers ahead of their planned J1 visa ad(...)

Pedestrians walk through the snowy streets in New York. Photograph:   Yana Paskova/Getty Images

New York lifted a travel ban and mass transit started getting back to normal on Sunday after a record-setting blizzard in the US Northeast, but Washin(...)

British adventurer Sarah Outen with Happy Socks, which was saved from being smashed against rocks by Castletownbere RNLI. Outen was rescued 200 miles off the Azores in October. Photograph: Niall Duffy

A British adventurer yesterday expressed her gratitude to a west Cork lifeboat crew after they saved her rowing boat from being smashed against the r(...)

Castletownbere RNLI recovers ‘Happy Socks’ 500 metres from shore in Dunmanus Bay on the Mizen Peninsula on Tuesday  evening before  towing it safely to Castletownbere Harbour. Photograph: RNLI

A British adventurer has thanked Castletownbere RNLI in West Cork after they recovered her specialist rowing boat some two months after she was forced(...)

Washington DC

My husband and I and our teenage daughter are planning a three-week trip to the States in June. We plan to visit Boston, Washington and New York. We w(...)

Senator Edward Kennedy giving a news conference about an immigration bill in Washington on May 16th, 2007. A new book about the late politician by his youngest son has provoked strife within the Kennedy family. Photograph: Jamie Rose/The New York Times

The real-life American soap opera that is The Kennedys continued this week with the latest episode being a very public row between immediate family me(...)

A giant screen at the 2015 Internet of Things Solutions World Congress in Barcelona in September. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP Photo

The next big thing always looks better than the last big thing, especially when that next big thing is the Internet of Things. If your eyes glazed (...)

I came to Runmarö to meet a peculiar entomologist with a gift for digression, and to try to understand the secret life of the Baltic island he has (...)

Canon Robert Reed, precentor, conducting choir rehearsal at St Patrick’s Cathedral. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Canon Robert C (Bob) Reed, who has died aged 68, was a teacher in Wesley College, Dublin, for 42 years, during most of which time he was housemaster. (...)