US president Barack Obama points to Bear Glacier during a boat tour of the Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska. He used the trip to press home the message that changes unfolding in the Arctic pose an urgent threat to local populations and the rest of the world. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Last April, two experienced polar researchers set off from the remote Canadian outpost of Resolute Bay, planning to ski 400km across the high Arctic. (...)

Annalise Murphy is competing at the Semaine Olympique Française this week in La Rochelle, France.

There may yet be a false dawn for Ireland’s Laser Radial Rio Olympic trial prospects because high campaign costs are a turn-off for several school gi(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett said Donald Trump had turned out to be somebody who was whipping up an outrageous and dangerous hysteria against the undocumented, including the Irish. Photograph: Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he “unreservedly’’ condemned remarks about immigrants made by US presidential candidate Donald Trump. “We have 70 million p(...)

Phoenix-based Capt Michael Johnston (57) died while piloting American Airlines flight 550, scheduled from Phoenix to Boston. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

An American Airlines jetliner with 147 passengers on board made an emergency landing in Syracuse, New York, on Monday after the pilot suffered a heart(...)

Mark Nally and Alison Garrett and part of their wedding party. Photograph: Suzanne Fahey of Circus Photography

Alison, a contract analyst at Icon, and Mark, a landscape architect, have known each other since they were junior infants at St Patrick’s Junior Sc(...)

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Keene, New Hampshire, on Wednesday, during which he said he would send home the US’s Syrian refugees if he became president. Photograph: Gretchen Ertl/Reuters

Businessman Donald Trump, the frontrunner to win the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, said he would send home the US’s Syrian refugees if he b(...)

Monica Lavin: I think science and writing have to do with the desire to know. Science deals with objective truth, literature with relative truth. El Quijote taught us that

What made you a fiction writer? Curiosity, reading, a love for stories, the unknown, and desert turtle excrement. Desert turtle excrement? (...)

Queue for the Garda National Immigration Bureau. Photograph: Sorcha Pollak 3:18

Meaures are being introduced this week to counter long queues outside the Garda National Immigration Bureau on Burgh Quay, according to the Department(...)

Níall (31), a content manager for Red Bull, was born in Dublin, grew up in Miami and met Julie, from Los Angeles, eight years ago when they worked tog(...)

Matthias Müller, the new chief executive of Volkswagen AG, promised to make VW “an even stronger company”. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Switzerland has banned sales of Volkswagen Group cars with outdated emissions systems in the wake of the test-rigging scandal. Thomas Rohrbach, spokes(...)