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I’m both honoured and delighted that Donald Teskey permitted me to use one of his extraordinary, elemental, seascapes – Plaga II – for the cover image of Riptide.

I am in my element, either on or in the water. It runs through my work, from the rivers of my debut, Undercurrents, to the turbulent seas of my new co(...)

People queue at a nightclub in Oslo, Norway, on Saturday. Photograph: Naina Helen JAma/EPA

Police in Norway reported dozens of disturbances and violent clashes including mass brawls after streets, bars, restaurants and nightclubs were filled(...)

Bergen Engines is, among other things, a supplier to Nato member Norway’s navy. Photograph: Rolls-Royce plc Flickr

Norway’s NSM security agency may block a planned €150 million sale by Rolls-Royce of its Bergen Engines unit to a company controlled by Russia’s TMH G(...)

Julian Alaphilippe celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Men’s Elite Road Race in  Emilia-Romagna, Italy, on Sunday. Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP via Getty Images

Julian Alaphilippe timed his late attack perfectly to claim the world championship road race title on Sunday, giving France its first rainbow jersey s(...)

Morgan Cabot, as she nears completion of the Everesting challenge of cycling the equivalent of Mt Everest’s altitude on Mount Seymour in Vancouver, Canada. Photograph: Alec Jacobson/New York Times

The biking challenge known as Everesting is catching on: pick a hill and cycle up it for 8,848 metres, the same as the world’s highest mountain (...)

 The Nautilus in 1931. Hit by a storm in the mid-Atlantic, the submarine was towed to Cork for repairs. Photograph: Getty Images

The sight of a submarine in an Irish harbour might be unusual today. However, when one appeared at the quayside in Cork city in June 1931, it must hav(...)

Manchán Magan in Ethiopia. Photograph: Florent Mason

Shilpa Ganatra: ‘Oaxaca in Mexico, Madagascar and Belize are now at the top of the list’ This weekend, I was meant to be soaking in the sun(...)

The UCD Student and Sports Centre extensively used glue-laminated timber elements and timber teams in construction. File image: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Dublin’s skyline could be dotted with “plyscrapers” in years to come if planners embrace a new timber frame technique for sustainable building, a conf(...)

Turner prize winner Charlotte Prodger: ‘I wouldn’t be in this room without public funding.’ Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Charlotte Prodger, a Glasgow-based artist who makes films using her iPhone, has won this year’s Turner Prize, British art’s biggest accolade. Prodger (...)

Sisters Margaret and Ann Kennedy at home in Greystones, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

As a woman with congenital rubella syndrome, I would like to discuss vaccinations and speak from experience. My twin sister and I share this same birt(...)

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