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John Andrews, left, being unveiled as Vikingur women’s head coach: “The reason I’m a better manager now is because I’ve been in different cultures, I’ve seen different styles of play, different types of nutrition, attitudes of players.”

Name: John Andrews DOB: September 27th, 1978 Club: Vikingur FC Country: Iceland Hometown: Mahon, Cork Position: Head coach  of the women’s team (...)

Iceland’s rocky coasts and mountains are condemned to a forever battle against a fury of wind, rain, snow, sea and ice.

After Ireland, Iceland is my favourite country in the whole world. The romance and magic of its endless skies and deserts, its pristine rivers, the wh(...)

Twenty-six per cent of 15-16-year-old students surveyed in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon said they had been drunk in the last month. Photograph: iStock

Iceland used to be top of the league that no country wants to win – scoring exceptionally highly on the teenage use of alcohol, tobacco and other drug(...)

Ireland Under-21s celebrate   Zack Elbouzedi’s winner against Armenia. Photograph: Hrach Khachatryan/Inpho

Armenia Under-21s 0 Republic of Ireland Under-21s 1 Just as Keith Fahey’s second-half winner in Yerevan propelled Ireland towards reaching Euro 2012,(...)

Dr Sigurdur Olafsson, director of hepatology at Landspitali hospital in Reykjavik, says there is ‘no question’ Ireland can learn from the Icelandic experience. ‘First you need to test – if you don’t look for the disease, you won’t find it.’

Disease elimination is the holy grail of public health, a goal rarely achieved and often difficult to maintain. The eradication of smallpox globally,(...)

A vegan diet can lead to deficiency in the vitamin B-12, calcium and vitamin D.

I’m in the wrong business. Maybe not. Who wants to be a president or prime minister, after all? Or be in love? The latter is for fairytales; the forme(...)

Rainy conditions are set to prevail over Ireland, particularly the east coast, until early next week. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Ireland was basking in a six week-long heatwave this time last year. Now the country is wallowing in a cold, rainy spell that shows no signs of abatin(...)

Rockall, pictured in 2012. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces/Flickr

Who owns Rockall? The isolated Atlantic outcrop is in the news after the Scottish government warned Ireland it will send its fisheries patrol vessels (...)

Icelandic low-cost airline Wow Air announced on Thursday that it will cease operations and cancel all flights. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images

On Thursday morning, the travel plans of thousands of Irish people were thrown into complete disarray after Iceland’s Wow Air announced that it was im(...)

Downsizing and drink-driving are conversations sure to cause arguments at the dinner table. Photograph: Getty Images

The last big shop has been done, the stocks of embossed, three-ply toilet paper have been replenished, and everyone is primed not to mention last year(...)

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