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(...)

With a plan, you can alter your course to suit the prevailing winds; without one you are at their mercy. Photograph: iStock

Jim has done well. He studied hard, got a good science degree and walked into a well-paid job in the pharma industry. As the company grew, his career (...)

Aillebrack, with its tree and plant-filled gardens, putting green, bunker and tee box, is the home the vendor dreamed of when, in the early 2000s, she(...)

Interviewers quickly determine whether they think candidates are suitable for the job, so walking into the  room suited and booted and exuding self-confidence can make all the difference. Photograph: Getty Images

In four minutes, you could run a very quick mile, take a tiny power nap or talk yourself out of a job. That’s how long it takes the average interviewe(...)

'Molly’s is a very traditional pub, and one of our strengths is that we don’t change'

In some New York neighbourhoods every other bar seems to be either Irish-themed or Irish-owned. In a city that remains the spiritual home of the Great(...)

 George Clooney’s character in the film Up in the Air describes  his job as being “hired by cowards who don’t have the guts to do their own dirty work”. Photograph: Tal Cohen/EPA

In Jason Reitman’s film Up in the Air, George Clooney plays a character who fires people. Describing his job, Clooney says he is hired by cowards who(...)

Salt Mountain Project Arts Centre, Dublin ***   This new play about unity and division in a time of violent upheaval lands wi(...)

Animal carcasses at the foot of cliffs at Baltard, Doonbeg,  having apparently been dumped from above. Photograph: John Kelly

Four separate authorities are investigating the discovery of the decomposing carcasses about 10 horses, four cattle and three calves at the bot(...)