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The Viking Voyage at Tayto Park is Ireland’s largest water ride

Tayto’s Viking splash Tayto Park opened a brand new water slide this week. Viking Voyage at the Park is Ireland’s largest water ride, with 1.7 millio(...)

Labour TD Jan O’Sullivan  said: ‘It is time for Ireland to play its part on ending the gender pay gap.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan

What’s the difference between Ireland and Iceland? One letter and a much more enthusiastic attitude towards closing the gender pay gap. In a bid to (...)

Tilikum watches as SeaWorld Orlando trainers take a break during a training session at the theme park’s Shamu Stadium in Orlando, Florida, in March 2011. File photograph: Phelan M Ebenhack/AP Photo

Tilikum, an orca or killer whale that killed a trainer at SeaWorld Orlando in 2010, has died. SeaWorld said in a statement posted online that Tilikum(...)

JJ Walsh: by next Thursday, he will have served 61 years and five months

Never mind the world championship, which climaxed in New York on Wednesday. The big chess story this week is nearer home – in this newspaper, to be ex(...)

Iceland Foods said it would “vigorously defend” its established rights where there was any risk of confusion between its business and Iceland the country. Photograph: PA Wire

The government of Iceland has launched legal action against its namesake British grocery chain over the use of its name. The island of Iceland is cha(...)

London: A new “hopper” bus ticket is to be rolled out across the English capital

Miami heat  Icelandic airline WOW Air has announced a new route from Dublin to Miami, from €139 one way. This is to be the eighth US destination(...)

The Hellisheidi geothermal power plant in Iceland, where scientists have turned the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into 		‘chalk’. Photograph: Juerg Matter/Science journal/PA Wire

A safe and certain way to rid the atmosphere of excess greenhouse gas could be to turn it into chalk, research suggests. The technique has been succe(...)

 Aurora Borealis: Iceland is easier to get to from Ireland while  Norway would be two flights and can be quite pricey

My husband has a special birthday next spring and I’d like to surprise him with a trip to see the Northern Lights in January or February. Ideally I(...)

The 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull reminded us just how damaging such events can be. However, the most costly Icelandic eruption of recent times was financial in nature: proportionately, the country’s banking bust was even bigger than Ireland’s.

Iceland is a country that, in recent history, has seen many volcanic eruptions that have changed the landscape as well as occasionally sometimes troub(...)

Eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland. Dr Teresa Ubide from Trinity College says the crystals they study come to the surface during an eruption. File photograph: Eric Meola/Getty Images

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have discovered a way to track the history and “personality” of a volcano by studying tiny mineral crystals that(...)

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