Jamie Carr outside Daisy Lodge in Newcastle, Co Down.  ‘Having been to Daisy Lodge I have seen what they do and the invaluable support they offer to young people and their families after a cancer diagnosis’

Although he grew up in the seaside town of Howth, Jamie Carr spent very little time in or on the sea. However, despite having no sailing background, t(...)

Before his crimes came to light, Allen Stanford was seen as a hero on the Caribbean island of Antigua. Photograph: Tom Shaw/Getty Images

“Some of the girls I’m coaching have been messaging saying ‘I can’t believe you were there’”. The incredulity described by Ed Joyce, the former Irelan(...)

Ita Kennedy has been experiencing life in a bubble on an undisclosed Caribbean island.

While a large chunk of the world’s population has been stuck at home in recent months, Ita Kennedy has been experiencing life in a bubble on an undisc(...)

Teams prepare to start the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in 2013. Photograph: Ben Duffy/Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge/Getty

It’s rare in life to meet families who quite literally do anything. But, a family living an hour and a half from my home in Millstreet have quite lite(...)

Patrick Russell  was jailed for three years earlier this month for the theft of €215,000 from a businessman whom he was acting as an agent for in the purchase of a Co Kildare warehouse in 2015. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Jailed former barrister Patrick Russell (57) conned people out of more than €12 million in a litany of frauds that began in his early 20s, senior Gard(...)

Collette Furey: ‘I have always been intrigued by cold and remote places.’

Many teachers enjoy enlightening their students about different countries and cultures around the world, and while some draw on their own experience, (...)

Niamh Stack: ‘I still haven’t bought the kids’ uniforms in case they don’t go back’

Having previously travelled the world as a flight attendant and designed hats in Kerry, Niamh Stack has made Madrid her home with her family of seven.(...)

Aoife Monaghan in the British Virgin Islands, where she works as a dentist.

After attending Thornhill College in Derry, the school made famous by the Derry Girls, Aoife Monaghan moved to Glasgow to study dentistry in 2011. “I(...)

Robbie Byrne, Conor Walsh and Sam Duncan arrive back to Cobh after a transatlanic journey aboard the Tenacious sailing vessel. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A group of Irish teenagers has spoken of their surprise at returning to an Ireland in lockdown because of coronavirus pandemic after spending the last(...)

Clare Doherty: ‘Christmas on Waiheke is pretty special.’

Thousands of Irish people around the world will be celebrating Christmas far from home. Many are finding ways to keep Irish festive season traditions (...)

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