Participants in the Hell & Back event, at Killruddery Estate, Bray, Co Wicklow. Competitors were asked to complete an obstacle course, with ice baths, a swamp, net climb, monkey bars, a crawl through pipes, electric shocks, and walls to be scaled, over a 10k course of rough terrain. Photograph: Eric Luke

Paul was climbing up a slide when he got a fierce kick right in the face. As we talk, his black eye seems to be swelling in front of me. His friend Da(...)

 Vintage tractors.  Photograph: Eric Luke

If you have a tractor, the Order of Malta wants to see it in Thurles next month. The charity is attempting to break a G(...)

Belgians Marie van den Hende (left) and Laurence Cosse at the summer camp held at Clongowes Wood College, Co Kildare, this week. Photograph: Frank Miller

They came from Beirut, New York and everywhere in between. They arrived by bus and plane, some in wheelchairs and some with crutches. More than 500 pe(...)