Our skipper, Dee Caffari, reckons we’ve proven our ability to match the best boats in the fleet in the early stages of the race. Photograph: Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race

Back on board and on our way to Hong Kong! After my planned rotation ashore for the third leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Cape Town to Melbourne, I’(...)

Past visions of the future: Then minister for public enterprise Mary O’Rourke launches the world’s first internet television, Mitsubshi’s netset. Photograph: Maxwells

A report revealing pathetic broadband speeds in Ireland frayed tempers in business sector bodies this past week, which warned of potential job losses (...)

Skipper Lloyd Thornbug said the crew were exhausted. But it was “worth every second”.

American sailor Lloyd Thornburg has set a new world record for the fastest sail around Ireland. His crew, which included Ireland’s Damian Foxall and(...)

Record-breaking Phaedo passes Fastnet Rock lighthouse off west Cork last August. photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

The addition of a multihull class to the forthcoming Volvo Round Ireland Race is starting to gain traction following the announcement that multiple r(...)

 Round-the-world sailor Damian Foxall is anticipated in Dún Laoghaire harbour early this morning, on board the 21m  Oman Air-Musandam. Photograph: Lloyd Images

A fleet of silent invaders is anticipated in Dún Laoghaire harbour early this morning, with Kerryman and frequent round-the-world sailor Damian Foxall(...)

There should be a wraparound service of care from the moment of a child’s diagnosis.

When RTÉ gets things wrong, it tends to get it in the neck, not least from this writer. However, sometimes it gets things very, very right, as (...)