Leitrim Tourism and Leitrim County Council  recently launched the opening of an International standard rowing facility in Lough Rynn, Co. Leitrim. Photo: David Maher/Sportsfile

The Ireland trials set for this weekend at the National Rowing Centre in Cork will go ahead in a restricted format because the weather forecast is po(...)

 An undated artist’s concept, made available by Nasa, shows the Maven spacecraft orbiting Mars. Photograph: EPA/NASA/Goddard Space Flight Centre.

A Nasa robotic spacecraft has ended a 10-month journey to put itself into orbit around Mars and begin a hunt for the planet’s lost water. After(...)

Beyoncé: The singer features in a new campaign that urges girls to take leadership without the fear of being labelled ‘bossy.’ Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

The first thing to land in my inbox on International Women’s Day last Saturday was an email from Agent Provocateur, the posh, sexy lingerie company(...)

Dr John Ryan, cardiologist and assistant professor at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. “The reality is patients don’t complain based on organ systems, they complain based on symptoms.”

There are downsides to every job and, in the case of Tipperary-born cardiologist Dr John Ryan, it is telling people they have an incurable illness. Ry(...)

Richard Coakley (bow) with his brother Eugene  (stroke).

Sam McKeown, who topped the rankings of on-the-water rowers at the Irish Indoor Championships last weekend, is set to be back on the ergometer tomorro(...)

Britain’s loss is set to become Ireland’s gain – on the double. Mary McLachlan, who has been a successful coach in the British system, has joined the (...)

Ireland’s Sinead Jennings

If you build it – they will come. Ireland’s high performance director Morten Espersen set the first Ireland trial of the 2014 season for this weekend(...)

Chef Sean Kinsella

Restaurateur Sean Kinsella, best known as proprietor of Mirabeau, has died aged 81. Originally from Cooraclare, Co Clare, Kinsella moved (...)

The bar is quiet at first. Most, except for one rowdy table, are nursing a postwork drink, engaging in a little conversation with a neighbour o(...)

The FBI has released photographs of two suspects in the investigation into Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings.

The FBI has released video footage and a series of photographs showing two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. Two men, dressed in (...)