The vast uninhabited wilderness dominated by the Nephhin range held me entranced.

My offering this week comes from the lobby of the Westport Woods Hotel, where I have laid claim to the most comfortable armchair. My justification is(...)

If you feel an exam paper did not go well, it is a very good idea to view scripts with your teacher. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

August 16th will be a day fraught with nerves and excitement for many as thousands of students receive their Leaving Cert results. While we can all (...)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers: ‘I said right at the beginning that qualification for the Champions League was primarily going to be done with the players that got us there.’   Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire.

Brendan Rodgers trusts his Celtic squad to book their place in the Champions League group stages without Patrick Roberts. The Manchester City winger(...)

The expansion options available to Cork city.

The proposed expansion of Cork city is essential if it is to develop as a metropolitan centre capable of counter balancing Dublin and Belfast, accordi(...)

Unite’s national officer, Dominick Hook, warned Capita’s proposals have far-reaching consequences for many members: “Some staff will lose a shocking 70 per cent of their retirement income.”  Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Staff at Capita in Belfast and other centres began voting in a strike ballot on Monday on pension changes that trade union Unite claims will cut some (...)

“Everything changed as soon as we joined the EEC in 1973. We immediately stopped falling further behind France, and started growing at a normal European rate.” Photograph: iStock/Getty

The best thing that can be said for Brexit is that it is a teachable moment: an admittedly very expensive, but also very useful, civics lesson on a gr(...)

Kite surfer Francois Colussi takes on the Atlantic.

Mayo was the spinster aunt of Irish tourism for many years, forgotten and forlorn; forever in the shadow of her more glamorous sisters further south. (...)

Heading out for a day’s fishing on Lake Menteith. Facilities at the fishery include a large car park, lunch room, tackle shop, changing room and storage facility. Photograph: George Barron

Boobies and buzzers were to the forefront during a trip to Lake Menteith in Scotland, as I strove to overcome the high energy levels of these superfit(...)

Hillary Clinton, when she was US secretary of state, proposed integrating women and girls into everything her department did. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

There’s a type of foreign policy dilemma that diplomats frame as follows: should we do what’s morally right and makes us feel good about ourselves, or(...)

 Members of the Alpha-1 Action Group protesting outside the offices of the HSE in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph:  Julien Behal

Pharmaceutical manufacturer CSL Behring has decided to extend a compassionate use programme for its Respreeza drug in the State after the company came(...)