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 Australian super-maxi Wild Oats XI sails towards the finish line to win the annual 630 nautical miles (1166 kilometres) Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Photograph: Reuters

Wild Oats XI has crossed the line ahead of LDV Comanche in a record time to claim a ninth win in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. The yacht took one(...)

The Shackleton statue being put in place in Athy, Co Kildare. Photograph: Dom Eaton

A century to the day since Sir Ernest Shackleton rescued the crew of his ship Endurance from Elephant island in the Antarctic ocean, a bronze statue t(...)

A century ago this month, as Europe was at war and plans were being made for an Irish rebellion, a motley multinational group of adventurers led by Ernest Shackleton  was stranded in ice thousands of miles away on the Antarctic. Photograph: Scott Polar Research Institute/University of Cambridge/PA.

A century ago this month, as Europe was at war and plans were being made for an Irish rebellion, a motley multinational group of adventurers was stran(...)