Kevin Kenny

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A toast to ‘sweethearts and wives’ on board the Endurance, during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-17, led by Ernest Shackleton. Photograph: Frank Hurley/Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge/Getty

As the pandemic drags on, a lot of people have been looking to history for insights. Much focus has been on the parallels between coronavirus and past(...)

David O’Brien, with his father Peter. Aged 37, David was the first person with Down syndrome in Ireland to complete the Applied Leaving Certificate.

Every day is different in David O’Brien’s part-time job as an operative at the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, Dublin, just a 10-minute walk fr(...)

Democratic US vice-presidential nominee Senator Tim Kaine and Republican vice-presidential nominee Governor Mike Pence: both have Irish roots. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

In advance of the debate between the two US vice-presidential candidates, Mike Pence and Tim Kaine, much was made by Irish commentators of the candida(...)

Sir Ernest Shackleton’s South Pole expedition team: Left to right – Frank Wild, Sir Ernest Shackleton, Eric Marshall and Jameson Boyd-Adams. Photograph: Shackleton Foundation/PA

The cabin in which Irish adventurer Ernest Shackleton died of a heart attack in the Antarctic Ocean in early 1922 has been shipped to Ireland as a lo(...)

Ulf Bakke in Ernest Shackleton’s former ship’s cabin, which has been on his family’s farm since the 1920s.

When Ulf Bakke was a small boy staying with his grandparents on a farm above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, he would often be asked to g(...)

Kilkenny minors celebrate their victory over Laois at Croke Park yesterday. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

KILKENNY 1-18 LAOIS 0-8: Alan Murphy fired 10 points as Kilkenny claimed their first Electric Ireland Leinster MHC title since 2010, following a 13-po(...)