British Navy

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Subjects report that the experience is not dream-like, but feels ‘realer than real’. Photograph: Getty

Near death experience (NDE) is precipitated by life-threatening experiences such as heart attack, blunt trauma, shock, asphyxia and so on. The phenome(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence at the Republican National Convention, at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland. Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/EPA

US vice-president Mike Pence weighed in on the violence unfolding in Wisconsin following the shooting of a black man on Sunday, as he accepted the Rep(...)

Northwest Passage, a painting by W Thomas Smith. Photograph: Ullstein Bild via Getty Images

The towns of Banbridge, Dundalk and Wexford are the birthplaces of three of the legendary figures in the history of Arctic exploration – Francis Crozi(...)

 Sir Thomas Wyse. Photograph: Waterford Museum of Treasures.

On Christmas Eve 1796 a vast French fleet, the Expédition d’Irlande, lay off the Munster coastline awaiting a break in the winter blizzards. Their pla(...)

The ruins of homes is seen on September 6th, 2019 in Elbow Key Island, Bahamas. Hurricane Dorian hit the island chain as a category 5 storm battering them for two days before moving north. Photograph: Jose Jimenez/Getty

As Erica Roberts clung to a tall mango tree, the winds and sea water churned up by Hurricane Dorian pounding her face, a single thought ran through he(...)

Lot 480: Vivien Greene’s Belgravia townhouse interior from 1850, €6,000 - €8,000

The forthcoming Chatsworth summer sale in Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny by Fonsie Mealy on July 23rd will offer a number of interesting lots. These include(...)

Capt Sinéad Reen, of the National Maritime College of Ireland,  was the first Irish woman to qualify as a master mariner. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/ Provision

Not so long ago, a British navy captain received an extraordinary reaction to a video he posted on Twitter in response to a jibe about “women drivers”(...)

In the 1980s, Peter Duncan, Janet Ellis and Simon Groom presented Blue Peter. Image: BBC

Here’s something to consider. If you had been born in the year that Blue Peter began, in 1958, you would currently be considering your retirement opti(...)

Conor McGregor  during a press conference for UFC 229 at Park Theater at Park MGM  in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has changed a lot in its 25 years of existence, but one thing remains true – styles make fights, and Conor McGregor(...)

The Butter Market Exchange in Cork, with the Firkin Crane premises on left, circa 1900. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Lawrence Collection

Long before and after the Famine, butter was a key ingredient in the economic life of Munster. Under the shadow of the iconic steeple of St Anne’s Chu(...)

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