Craving a wee holiday before our actual holiday (six days to go, not that I’m counting) we hightailed it to Portadown for the weekend. This particu(...)

Youth development: a concept graphic of the  proposed all-island tall ship. © Dykstra Naval Architects and Damen

Plans for an all-island tall ship to replace Asgard II have been unveiled by a cross-Border trust which has been working on the project for the past(...)

Dan Martin: I’m feeling confident about my chances of chasing a victory when the race hits the high mountains in the days ahead”

It’s the end of week one of the Tour de France and having gone close to a stage win on two occasions I’m feeling confident about my chances of chasing(...)

Dan Martin: “I had a frustrating spring with crashes and I’m really motivated to do something in this Tour.” Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Anyone who follows professional cycling in general, and the Tour de France in particular, knows that this sport is a very unpredictable one. The open(...)

Jason Dorsey, the founder of the Center of Generational Kinetics, a marketing research firm in  Texas. “Definitely we want to be inclusive of millennials, but we don’t want to forget the people who brought us to the dance.” Photograph: Ben Sklar/The New York Times

The makers of Tic Tacs had a problem on their hands. After 18 months of internal study, they had concluded that the all-important millennial ge(...)

Paris: get on the inside track to explore the city

There are several ways to enjoy Paris, but if time is tight you’ll want to tweak your itinerary so as to make the most of precious moments. Bel(...)

Ireland, Dublin: €700,000, Property Team JB Kelly

Property Team JB Kelly is seeking €700,000 for this four-bed bungalow at Carrickbrack Hill in Sutton, Dublin 13. We find properties for similiar price(...)

Justin Slattery’s Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team lead the Volvo Ocean Race. Photograph: Epa

This is it, the final ocean leg of our 39,000 nautical-mile race around the world.We have about a week of sailing to go before we reach Lisbon and the(...)

Students with the Columbanus Life and Legacy Project, Moore Institute, NUI Galway working on remains of a Romanesque church recently uncovered within the Basilica di San Colmbano in Bobbio, Italy, where Irish saint Columbanus founded a monastery in the early 7th century. Photograph: Moore Institute, NUI Galway.

Archaeology students from NUI Galway (NUIG) have discovered a 1,000-year-old church linked to the Italian monastery founded by Ireland’s St Columbanu(...)

 Breton stripes add a dash of summer, such as this top from Zara, €9.99 4:28

Summer dressing means clothes for all seasons. It means swimwear and rainwear, sandals and shoes, coats and cardigans, it means buying for more tha(...)