Antarctica

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The pool deck on Silver Muse.

What do you do with a butler? For many people their first time on a Silversea cruise may be the first time to interact with a butler. Butlers come as (...)

 Bransfield Island in Antarctica:  named after the Cork mariner Edward Bransfield and his  historic discovery. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

With a surface area 1½ times that of the United States, the Antarctic contains about 90 per cent of the world’s sheet ice . . . and not a lot else bes(...)

Norwegian Air  will begin flying to the US east coast from Belfast, Cork, Dublin and Shannon.

Irish Antarctic explorer Tom Crean will feature on the tailfin of Norwegian Air International aircraft flying transatlantic routes from the Republic t(...)

With entry to the 2018 World’s Coolest Marathon (the 2017 event is sold out) costing €16,000, and €36,000 euro for the 2017 WMC, extreme running is a popular, and serious, business.

The American journalist Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) defined out-of-doors as “chiefly useful to inspire poets”. There would be little agreement with th(...)

Zealandia is a step closer to being recognised as a continent, the authors of a new scientific paper claim.  File photograph: Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images

Zealandia - a land mass submerged in the southwest Pacific - is a step closer to being recognised as a continent, the authors of a new scientific pape(...)

Penguins on the Antarctic Peninsula. World average temperatures climbed to a record high in 2016 for the third year in a row. File photograph: Sarah Dawalibi/AFP/Getty Images

Sea ice around Antarctica has shrunk to the smallest annual extent on record after years of resisting a trend of man-made global warming, preliminary (...)

The New Zealand MetService said ‘extreme’ weather events such as the weather bomb were becoming increasingly common in the country. File photograph: Getty Images

A powerful “weather bomb” has hit New Zealand, cutting off rural towns, flooding major roads and dumping snow on to bare alpine ski fields at what sh(...)

Family adventure holidays The big trend for family holidays in 2017 is adventure and activity-based breaks, including camping, cycling and theme-p(...)

Photo shows an oblique view of a massive rift in the Antarctic Peninsula’s Larsen C ice shelf, Antarctica, on November 10th,  2016. Photograph: John Sonntag/EPA/Nasa

A vast iceberg, expected to be one of the biggest ever recorded with an area almost the size of Mayo, is set to break off Antarctica. A rift, slowly(...)

Gary Thornton won the men’s race with a time of 3:37.13.

Ireland’s Gary Thornton has won one of the most unique runs in the world – the Antarctic Ice Marathon. Fifty runners from around the world took part (...)

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