Jeff Dunne is starting his second  season working on a New Zealand research base in Antarctica this month

Jeff Dunne from Bray, Co Wicklow is a base camp manager and medic at a New Zealand research base in Antarctica. He is currently preparing to lead (...)

Norwegian Air  will begin flying to the US east coast from Belfast, Cork, Dublin and Shannon.

Irish Antarctic explorer Tom Crean will feature on the tailfin of Norwegian Air International aircraft flying transatlantic routes from the Republic t(...)

For a small nation, we've plenty to boast about

CONNACHT Galway Galway has always been a hub for visitors, notably including Christopher Columbus, who pitched up in 1477 and is thought to have atte(...)

Think we’ve missed any important quotes? Let us know by submitting your suggestions here and we will publish a selection of the best 1(...)

A man walks past a deciduous tree in Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA

1. Schools to reopen after ASTI agrees suspension of action All second-level schools are set to open on Wednesday after the Association of Secondary (...)

Dún Laoghaire Harbour’s ferry terminal: Could be used as office, retail, hotel, community, leisure or exhibition space. Photograph: Eric Luke

The former ferry terminal at St Michael’s Pier in Dún Laoghaire Harbour is on the letting market with agent Lisney quoting an indicative rent for its (...)

Brothers Séamus and Aidan O’Shea of Mayo show their dejection following Mayo’s agonising one-point defeat to Dublin  at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

‘The further you go, the closer you get.’ – Advertising slogan on the back of a Dublin Bus, author unknown. Motivation is not an endless resource. (...)

Generation Emigration: Beijing GAA senior men’s team

There are shouts as Gaeilge, a rattle of hurleys and the sound of a whistle as a ball flies over the bar. On a warm day in Beijing, Irish people livi(...)

The Shackleton statue being put in place in Athy, Co Kildare. Photograph: Dom Eaton

A century to the day since Sir Ernest Shackleton rescued the crew of his ship Endurance from Elephant island in the Antarctic ocean, a bronze statue t(...)

The medal awarded to Timothy McCarthy for his role in Shackleton’s epic sea rescue in the Antarctic Ocean in 1916.  Photograph: Jan Starnes

A Kildare museum dedicated to Sir Ernest Shackleton failed to match the final bid of £65,000 paid at auction in London yesterday for a Polar Medal for(...)

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