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Golfers walking 18 holes take an average of between 11,245 and 16,667 steps, or between 8.5 and 12.7km, well in excess of the 10,000 steps commonly assumed to be the daily target to maintain a basic level of fitness. Photograph: iStock

Golf might be “a good walk spoiled”, but evidence suggests the walk – spoiled or otherwise – is good for both your physical and mental well-being. I (...)

Cannonball Adderley: Recorded Somethin’ Else in 1958 with Miles Davis, Hank Jones, Sam Jones and Art Blakey

At the end of summer in 1992, my brother came home from working on the east coast of North America with a small suitcase of compact discs. At that poi(...)

Helen Brophy, director of executive development at the UCD Smurfit business school: “We looked at our results this year in relation to last year and we actually improved across all categories.”

UCD Smurfit Executive Development has retained its position of 48th in the world for its open enrolment programmes in the latest Financial Times Execu(...)

News of the decision by Apple went global this week, with reports on its decision not to invest in Ireland being carried in major publications in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

IDA Ireland has said that Ireland has lost a “global calling card for the west of Ireland” by missing out on a $1 billion investment by Apple in Athen(...)

 Alexander Mann was sold by Rosaleen Blair   in 2013 for €315 million to New Mountain. Photograph: PA Wire

Alexander Mann Solutions, the London-based recruiter led by Dubliner Rosaleen Blair, has been sold for £820 million (€930 million). The UK company ha(...)

In Alfred Crosby’s ‘The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492’, published in 1972, he argued for a different way of looking at the impact of the voyages of discovery on both the Americas and Europe

A few weeks ago, the historian Alfred Crosby died at the age of 87. He may not be well known to readers of science pages but he should be: he pioneere(...)

The Highland service, called the Deerstalker, is one of the best train journeys in Britain. After Glasgow, it goes past Loch Treig to the foot of Ben Nevis. From Fort William, the line continues to Mallaig, across the Glenfinnan viaduct – of Harry Potter fame

UK London to Fort William Duration: 419 miles/13hr Price (single): From £45/€51. The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the (...)

Croatia Airlines, first flight to Dublin

From the very north west of the USA to the very far east of China, Dublin Airport will be operating to 195 airports, in 42 counties on 56 airlines thi(...)

Labour Party supporters listen to a speech by Labour MP Emily Thornberry, shadow foreign secretary, in Notting Hill Gate in the build-up to the local council elections in the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in west London. Photograph:  Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

Across London and in other English cities and towns on Thursday, activists from all political parties were making calls, sending texts and knocking on(...)

Sega Megadrive Mini TBA Sega is getting on the retro console bandwagon with its own mini-reboot. The console in question is the Sega MegaDrive – or t(...)

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