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(...)

Ireland, Dublin 3: €500,000, Property Partners Kavanagh

Property Partners Kavanagh is seeking €500,000 for this five-bedroom house at 55 Fairview Strand, Fairview, Dublin 3. We find similarly-priced propert(...)

Florence Arthaud, a sailor who has died aged 57 in a helicopter crash in Argentina, was celebrated by the French yachting world as the only woman to (...)

A gathering in Cork  in remembrance of  the Paris attacks. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The honorary French consul to Cork, Patricia Mallon, was among more than 400 people at a candlelight vigil in the city centre on Saturday in remembran(...)

Brittany Maynard, photographed here on her wedding day, moved to Oregon to avail of their physician- assisted suicide under the state’s Death With Dignity Act.  Brittany Maynard, photographed here on her wedding day, moved to Oregon to avail of their physician- assisted suicide under the state’s Death With Dignity Act. 3:08

Brittany Maynard, the newly-wed 29-year-old right-to-die campaigner, passed away last night in her home in Oregon. After suffering from intense migrai(...)

 Alex Dowsett of Great Britain and Movistar watches the TV to check if he has taken the race lead after stage six of the Tour of Britain from Bath to Hemel Hempstead. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Dan Martin will face a crucial test in his battle to hold onto sixth place in the Vuelta a Espana on Saturday. He finished in the reduced-size (...)

President Higgins with his wife Sabina on an official visit to Festival Interceltique de Lorient, France, and to First World War commemorations in Liege and Mons, Belgium. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

President Michael D Higgins arrived in Lorient in Brittany yesterday as guest of honour at the Festival Interceltique’s “Year of Ireland”. Culture Ir(...)

Lady Neville-Rolfe: “Some villages will end up without retail.”

Lucy Neville-Rolfe remembers when her then young children caused chaos running around 10 Downing Street during John Major’s years when she came in one(...)