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Sister and brother Carolyn and Ronan: “She grasps how vital it is to not take anything for granted and she keeps running towards life, approaching adversity with hope. I aspire to be the same way”

When I was a child, I struggled to breathe. My asthma was severe and, occasionally, I had to be hospitalised, like the time I was on the verge of a co(...)

 Ossian, the legendary Scottish bard, may not even have existed. Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

A Scottish bard named Ossian who is said to have inspired French military leader Napoleon Bonaparte, English poet William Wordsworth and former US pre(...)

Enjoy this trip: a brief history of falls abroad

I once met a woman who had a tattoo of her world travels. It started in New York,ended in Melbourne and included copies of her visas and passport stam(...)

Ger Lyons: “It was just a summer cold but while ‘The Funk’ and ‘Jack’ scoped clear before going racing they came home coughing. So I think there’s improvement in them.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ger Lyons is rapidly closing in on the €1 million prizemoney mark in Ireland this year and the Co Meath-based trainer hasn’t ruled out the possibilit(...)

In Stratford-Upon-Avon people are unsure how they will vote. Photographs: The Irish Times/Getty Images

In the garden of the house in which Shakespeare was born, a costumed actor recites a speech from Henry V. “Some people asked for Henry V ‘with the big(...)

Republic of Ireland soccer international Cyrus Christie in squad for Euro 2016 finals: “I’m not here just to make up the numbers. I want to play. And I want to be putting thoughts in the manager’s mind.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Amid all the talk of the racial barriers that were broken down over the remarkable lifetime of Muhammad Ali – a few of them with his help – young Irel(...)

Building site: workmen lay concrete at the Gresham Hotel on O’Connell Street, 1926-7. Photograph: Dartmouth Building Works Collection/courtesy Irish Architectural Archive

A hundred years ago, at the end of May 1916, what was then called Sackville Street lay in smouldering ruins. Intensive shelling had left the street –(...)

Back from the dead: the XKSS will return next year to mark the 60th anniversary of Jaguar’s original XKSS

Jaguar has confirmed it will bring its classic XKSS sports car back from the dead and nine of the 1950s classics will be rebuilt with a price tag star(...)

Driving trucks close together is not only safer but also more fuel efficient, according to industry estimates

The modern car is thinking for itself and offering such options as lane-keeping assist, pedestrian protection and systems to prevent rear-end shunts. (...)

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