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 The Austrian village of Ischgl has  many apres-ski bars. “They are a bit like discos for teenagers, but full of men in their 50s.”   Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

In the first week of March, Charlie Jackson had an argument with his wife. The 53-year-old recruitment agent from Pangbourne in Berkshire, southeast E(...)

Harry Kane of England is challenged by Kari Arnason of Iceland during the Nations League group stage clash at Laugardalsvollur National Stadium in Reykjavik, Iceland. Photograph:  Haflidi Breidfjord/Getty Images

Consider for a moment how Harry Kane was able to prepare for Saturday’s Nations League tie with Iceland in Reykjavik. The England captain had been on (...)

William Carr and Sons operates a production facility in Killala, focused on smoked salmon production with sales predominantly to retail

The company behind the well-known Nolans Seafoods brand has been acquired for the second time in six years in a €6.5 million deal. Iceland Seafood In(...)

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,(...)

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(...)

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