Neil Murphy: “My role involves managing research, consulting and advising on integrating Universal Design into our public spaces . . .” Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

What is Universal Design? Neil Murphy says it’s the ingredient that makes a good building, product or service into a great one.  “The Cent(...)

Alex Thomson, skipper of Hugo Boss, dismasted off Brazil.

Two years after a putsch against the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) a new five-year strategic plan has put the association on a new tack. It comes a(...)

Competitors jockey for position at the start of the Laser European and World Sailing Championships at Dún Laoghaire during the summer. Such international events are no barometer of the national scene. Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Agreement from the board of the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) to allow a full independent review of how it operates is a good start to overhaul a sp(...)

Most of the material collected in The Short Fiction of Flann O’Brien is not, in any sense, new. But for many readers, familiar only with his novels an(...)