John Burke

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Everest mountaineerJohn Burke returns to hero’s welcome at Shannon Airport Friday, 19 May 2017: he dedicated his triumph to young people going through personal challenges. Photograph:  Arthur Ellis

Last May, John Burke became the first Co Clare man to summit Everest. Also during 2017, he created the charitable foundation Elevate, based at the Arm(...)

Cyril Dunne, a civilian who held a post equivalent to deputy Garda commissioner, says Nóirín O’Sullivan was “generally very concerned with a duty of care to everyone, including Sgt McCabe”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A retired civil servant has denied telling a former colleague the Garda legal team was “going after” whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe at the O’Higgins(...)

What books will be under the tree for children this Christmas?

I’m not the best at conjuring up those golden moments of early parenting, those times in the midst of the madness, when you realised how very lucky yo(...)

Killahara Castle took the the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Boreen Belle Mares Novice Hurdle in Thurles. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Killahara Castle etched her name into the history books at Thurles as she became the first horse to win at 200-1 in Ireland when causing a huge upset (...)


Here are the shortlisted entries for this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017. Best Irish Published Book of the Year The(...)

Einstein a go-go: Bernadette Kiely’s exhibition “I never think of the future, it comes soon enough” is at Greyfriars Gallery as part of Imagine Arts Festival

This year, Waterford’s Imagine Arts Festival, which runs until October 29th, has extended its programme to include the Waterford Writers Weekend, as w(...)

Ennis Property Finance has brought proceedings against a couple and their two adult sons

A fund is seeking summary judgment for €1.6 million against a couple and their two adult sons over default on a number of property loans. Ennis Prope(...)

Paul Winstanley, Lost (After Saenredam)

Faith After Saenredam and Other Paintings Paul Winstanley. Kerlin Gallery, South Anne St, Dublin There is a clear affinity between the work of Paul(...)

 Mount Everest (background) and the Nupse-Lohtse massif (foreground) are seen from the village of Tembuche in the Kumbh region of north-eastern Nepal. Photograph: AFP

Two more climbers have died on Mount Everest, taking the death toll on the world’s highest mountain in the past month to at least five amid mountainee(...)

There are reports coming back from the early summits that the Hillary Step has been reduced to rubble following the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

It’s on. Again. Finally. We’ll be heading up the icefall again at 3am on Sunday morning. We’re targeting a summit window of May 25th/26th but keepin(...)

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