Antarctica

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An engineering qualification gives graduates an international edge as their skills can be used anywhere in the world. Photograph: iStockphoto

At the age of 17 or 18, making a big decision about the future is a tough call. Students will no doubt have heard that there are copious job opportuni(...)

Zara’s Planet: people told Zara Stassin that her equestrian-holiday company would never work. Today she sends more than 1,600 people to their own horsey heaven in more than 30 countries

Anyone over 40 will remember how the late, great Gillian Bowler put package holidays on the map here with Budget Travel. The original low-cost-marketi(...)

Liam Silke: will miss the Sigerson Cup final with UCD due to his All-Ireland SFC club commitments with Galway kingpins Corofin.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

SATURDAY  AIB All-Ireland club SFC semi-final Corofin (Galway) v Moorefield (Kildare), O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 2.0 Two teams with tough cre(...)

The idea of global warming was developed by the Irish scientist and Carlow man, John Tyndall (1820-93). Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Is the world ever going to get on top of global carbon dioxide releases? One despairs when you see those images of giant smoke stacks with what looks (...)

Gary Thornton finishes the Cape Town marathon.

Gary Thornton will be back in the classroom at Claddagh National School in Galway on Friday morning, limping slightly, still a little tired and hungry(...)

Gary Thornton winning the 2018 World Marathon Challenge. Photograph: Facebook

An Irish teacher has won a world marathon competition by completing seven races on seven continents in seven days. Gary Thornton from Co Galway came (...)

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

So far, this winter has been colder than the last. Christmas scarves, hats and gloves have already been put to good use. The return to school means th(...)

Groundsman for West Untied FC Keith Devlin, inspects their waterlogged pitch after Storm Eleanor wreaked havoc in the area. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Storm Eleanor has shown once again Ireland’s vulnerability when it comes to storms, according to Irish climate experts. A bullet was dodged with Stor(...)

Erling Kagge: “People say I have three kids and a demanding job, so how can I expect to get any silence – that’s not correct: if you do the dishes after dinner, you will get silence as no one is going to interrupt you.”

Erling Kagge has led a life so staggeringly eventful and impressive, it almost verges on parody. Already a successful lawyer in his native Norway, in(...)

Extensive sea ice late in the summer meant the Adélie penguins had to travel further for food and all but two chicks starved. Photograph: WWF/PA Wire

A colony of more than 18,000 pairs of Adélie penguins in Antarctica suffered a catastrophic breeding season with just two chicks surviving, experts ha(...)

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