Joan  Mulloy’s 2018 goal is to compete in the Solitaire du Figaro, a multi-stage race for about 40 boats every August

Truth be told, Joan Mulloy isn’t too bothered about the male-dominated world of professional sailing. That the status quo is changing ever so graduall(...)

 Enda O’Coineen: preparing to cross the equator and still another month away from finishing his Vendee Globe single handed race. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Ireland is poised to have an unprecedented level of participation in ocean racing events this year as at least six sailors, all on different boats, w(...)

R is for the recycling “myth”. Only 6 per cent of new plastic material comes from recycling. Photograph: Getty Images

When Íde Mhic Gabhann set up her own organic food business last year, it was for practical rather than philanthropic reasons. She had been buying in b(...)

 Stella McCartney (right) and Ellen MacArthur speak during the ‘Creating A Future For Fashion’ VIP launch on November 28th, 2017 in London. Photograph: Darren Gerrish/Getty Images

The fashion industry urgently needs to reform its wasteful, polluting ways, British designer Stella McCartney and record-breaking sailor Ellen MacArth(...)