Fionn Lyden from Baltimore in west Cork has begun a new Olympic campaign in the men’s heavyweight Finn dinghy for Tokyo 2020. Photograph: Robert Deaves

A new west Cork Olympic dinghy campaign got off to a flying start in Hungary this week when Irish youth champion Fionn Lyden sailed into the top five (...)

Pat Cox: said the values that Columban promoted were essential to the wellbeing and stability of contemporary European society. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill / THE IRISH TIMES

In AD 590, St Columban and his 12 companions sailed from Bangor, Co Down. During the next 20 years he established monasteries in eastern Gaul at Anneg(...)