Prospective pilots require a range of aptitude and skills possessed by only a small cohort of interested applicants. Photograph: iStock

My daughter is sitting the Leaving Cert in June and has hear heart set on becoming a pilot. I worry about how tough it is to qualify and what will hap(...)

Job done: Joan Scales after she ‘landed’ an Airbus at Dublin Airport using the Aer Lingus flight training simulator

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A professional qualification to fly as a commercial pilot can cost up to €100,000. Photo: iStock

Question: My daughter has been fascinated with aviation for years. Now that she is completing transition year and starting into her Leaving Cert studi(...)

 Candidate for the centre-right party Ciudadanos Inés Arrimadas: has become the leading unionist figure in the northeastern region and  polls suggest her party is a contender to win Thursday’s election.Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

At the end of Catalonia’s last election campaign, in 2015, a group of journalists who had been following Inés Arrimadas over the previous weeks presen(...)

Irish driver Martin Donnelly: “We should still be excited about F1”

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Dingle Single Malt 2016.

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