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Dublin’s Bernard Brogan catches a ball over the head of Meath’s Mickey Burke. Photograph: Morgan Treacy

What the polar ice cap is to the world’s scientists, the high fetch is to the custodians of the GAA. Gaels have for decades worried and fretted over t(...)

Scotland’s North Coast 500:  Some people drive anti-clockwise, saving the more dramatic west coast scenery till last.  Photograph: Sue Mountjoy

Since watching the classic hippy biker movie Easy Rider three times during my impressionable teenage years, I have always nursed a nagging desire to d(...)

John Risher, 106, watches the game and records statistics manually in the press box during a University of Virginia home football game in Charlottesville. Photograph: Lexey Swall/The New York Times

Charlottesville, Virginia. John Risher drove north on Route 29, a briefcase resting in the car’s back seat. Through sunglasses, Risher, who is 106 (...)

 Local residents walk on a part of closed A1A highway washed out by Hurricane Matthew in Flagler Beach, Florida, on October 9th, 2016. Photograph: Jewel Samad/EPA/Getty

Residents of the southeastern United States ravaged by Hurricane Matthew turned their focus on Monday toward recovery and clean-up, while Haiti start(...)

Author Roald Dahl circa 1989 with his grandson Luke Kelly, who is now the managing director of the Roald Dahl Literary Estate. Photograph: Jan Baldwin via The New York Time

The grey doorway in London’s Marylebone neighbourhood here is unmarked but for 11 words spelled out across the top rail: “The greatest secrets are alw(...)

Taoiseach Jack Lynch had been more than happy to host Ali in his office at Leinster House; indeed, judging by contemporary reports, the atmosphere was positively giddy. Photograph: Kevin McMahon

Following the death of Muhammad Ali there was no shortage of lists of memorable quotes from him and about him. There was one quote that did not make(...)

Irregular-shaped tobacco-product packs that can potentially obscure the visibility of health warnings have been banned in the EU. Photograph: Reuters

Packs of 10 cigarettes are being withdrawn from sale and the size of graphic health warnings on tobacco products is increasing as part of EU rules com(...)

Photograph: Getty Images

Why bother with a business course at all? Students looking at their CAO forms between now and June might well wonder what it will do for their profess(...)

Stephen Hawking duels with Albert Einstein in Science Kombat, a new web-based game by Brazilian magazine Superinteressante and Pixel Art animations

Finally, a game for Mortal Kombat fans who also love science! This retro-styled beat ‘em up complete with 8-bit soundtrack is a homage to Mortal Komba(...)

I’ve always hated scary films and have never understood the attraction of the horror genre, but when a 6ft 5in masked Jason carrying a chainsaw cam(...)

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