Sonia O’Sullivan was one of the many Irish athletes to accept a scholarship at a US university. Photograph: Getty.

The plan was to smash a few records and then run in the Olympics. There is no sure-fire path to any sporting glory, only the tried and trusted. And wh(...)

‘Life, unlike crime, was not something you could solve,” observes the retired Parisian police inspector Auguste Jovert in Mark Henshaw’s The Snow Kimo(...)

Six people have died after a seaplane crashed during a sightseeing trip in Canada. Photograph: Transportation Safety Board of Canada/PA Wire.

Four Britons have died after a seaplane crashed during a sightseeing trip in Canada, the UK Foreign Office has confirmed. Five passengers and a pilot(...)

‘Why are young Canadian students’ hands in the air while the young Irish transcribe every word their lecturer utters?’ Photograph: Thinkstock

A few years ago, a visiting scholar to the School of Canadian Irish studies in Montréal, where I now work, was preparing to teach his first class. (...)

One of our favourite things in Vermont: the Trapp Family Lodge

In the rousing final scene of The Sound of Music, we leave the Von Trapp family, in a crescendo of capes, escaping over a mountain. How nice, there(...)

A damaged vehicle is pictured at the scene of a four-car crash involving Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner, then known as Bruce Jenner. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters 0:50

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s investigators will present evidence pointing to a misdemeanor manslaughter charge against transgender reality TV star Cai(...)

Landmark: The CN Tower in Toronto

Three of us fly into Toronto mid September and fly out of Boston mid October. Can you advise us on the best way to travel from Toronto (after spend(...)

Frank Lennon: “We saw it as an opportunity to offer our children the chance of experiencing something different”

When Frank Lennon was head of Audi aftersales in Ireland, his longest commute to see a dealer was two hours by car. Now it’s four hours by plane. (...)

Castlepalooza music and arts festival takes place until Sunday on the grounds of Charleville Castle in Tullamore, Co Offaly

Beatyard takes place today and tomorrow at Dún Laoghaire harbour from 2pm. A day ticket costs €59 or €95 for the weekend. Described as a seaside ce(...)

Last month’s Dublin Pride was bigger than ever, following the Yes result in the marriage equality referendum. But the end of the Pride festival is (...)