Some of Ireland’s Winter Olympic hopefuls (from left): Alpine skiers John Brown and Brendan Newby, Cross Country skier Tomas Westgard, Alpine skiers Tess Arbez and Pat McMillan and snowboarder Seamus O’Connor. Photograph: Eoin Noonan/Sportsfile

A tiny island municipality in the middle of Norway. The White Mountains of New Hampshire. Co Clare. These are just some of the places Ireland’s Winter(...)

Teaching unions say a lack of regular work, two-tier pay gaps and difficulties securing permanent contracts mean that  working abroad for many  is a “no-brainer”. Photo: iStock

Many secondary schools are finding it near impossible to find qualified substitutes available to cover for teacher absences in key subject areas. Pri(...)