Marian Ryan on her graduation day in October. Photograph: Peggy Ryan

“I was upset at first – from happiness. I was proud when I heard I was coming.”Such was the response of one participant in a pioneering university co(...)

The Wonderland sculpture by Jaume Plensa, outside the Bow Tower in Calgary. Photographs: Colin Way/New York Times

Embracing one’s inner carnivore is not an unusual thing to do in a city nicknamed “Cowtown”, but this was not your usual steak. It was pig-head mor(...)

Ireland’s Fiona Doyle. Photograph: Swim Ireland.

Limerick’s Fiona Doyle has bowed out of the FINA World Championships 100 metres Breaststroke in Barcelona after finishing seventh of eight in the firs(...)