Emma Ryan

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Tess Arbez competes in the Women’s Slalom during the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Switzerland. She one of Ireland’s two Winter Olympics hopefuls. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Ask most Irish people to explain the terms “slalom” or “giant slalom” and chances are they’ll struggle. “Is it a type of… exotic sausage? A Hebrew gre(...)

Some of Ireland’s Winter Olympic hopefuls (from left): Alpine skiers John Brown and Brendan Newby, Cross Country skier Tomas Westgard, Alpine skiers Tess Arbez and Pat McMillan and snowboarder Seamus O’Connor. Photograph: Eoin Noonan/Sportsfile

A tiny island municipality in the middle of Norway. The White Mountains of New Hampshire. Co Clare. These are just some of the places Ireland’s Winter(...)

Teaching unions say a lack of regular work, two-tier pay gaps and difficulties securing permanent contracts mean that  working abroad for many  is a “no-brainer”. Photo: iStock

Many secondary schools are finding it near impossible to find qualified substitutes available to cover for teacher absences in key subject areas. Pri(...)