Made in Chelsea: Covid means the cast have isolated in a grand English country house, but they are still bejewelled with wealth. Photograph: Channel 4

In the first episode of the reality-TV show Bling Empire, an heiress named Anna Shay commits to an excursion so globe-straddlingly audacious it w(...)

Shane Lowry after winning the 148th Open Championship at the Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

When a three-time champion golfer describes a golf course as “unbelievable” it tends to make golf fans wherever they are in the world sit up and take (...)

 Jane Howard, CEO of Ulster Bank. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Jane Howard got a shock in April last year when she heard that news was about to break that she was being lined up as Ulster Bank’s next chief executi(...)

The company expects to invest £500 million per year by 2021 to develop purpose-built student accommodation in the UK and Ireland. Photograph: iStock

US-based CA Ventures is to invest millions of euro in developing student accommodation in Ireland, with plans for more than 500 beds in Dublin and Bel(...)

With 30 million users, it’s also significant that Sweatcoin’s GPS-based verification algorithm rewards only genuine outdoor steps.

Many deaths in the western world are ascribed to avoidable lifestyle factors, including lack of exercise. Could technology motivate us into exercising(...)

If you can run 5km fairly easily, consider training for a half-marathon. Photograph: iStock

Twenty seconds “Some people think if they can’t fit in a 60-minute gym routine, there’s no point,” says Steve Kamb, a fitness instructor and the foun(...)

Sean O’Conner, co-founder and COO of StatSports. Photograph: The Irish Times/James Forde

Talk to any company bigwig and they’ll happily bang on about how the staff make their business. Some of them even believe it. Few speak about it with (...)

A respected international drug policy expert has voiced scepticism about the effectiveness of supervised injecting units. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

An international drug policy expert has voiced scepticism about the effectiveness of supervised injecting units, one of which is due to open in Dublin(...)

Rory McIlroy at  the Irish Open at Carton House: The “Satellite Account for Golf in the Republic of Ireland”  report found that €94m was spent on club membership. Photograph: Alan Betson

Some €540 million is spent on golf annually in Ireland with 9,030 people employed in the sector on both sides of the Border, according to new researc(...)

‘It’s also important to take some time out from the daily grind and unshackle yourself from the binds of the information age’

Running is the most natural thing in the world. In fact, biologists suggest that a capability for endurance running helped shape the evolution of the (...)

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