A weasel flies through the air courtesy of a woodpecker in London on Monday. Photograph: Martin Le-May

Amateur photographer grabs shots of predator gripping back of terrorised bird mid-flight

A solidarity rally in Dublin on January 11th, 2015, in memory of the victims of terror attacks in Paris, France during the  week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Je Suis Charlie signs and French tricolour held by members of crowd outside GPO

A statement from ESB Networks said the main areas affected by power outages due to lightning were Cork, Clonakilty, Dunmanway, Bandon, Gorey, Enniscorthy, and Thomastown. File photograph: EPA

Some 10,000 customers in southern counties lost electricity after lightning strikes

It’s time for wallet- and purse-purging exercises in providing all those materials needed for the new school year. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The holiday season has been far too short. But, it’s been far too long. Either way, it’s over

Daithí Ó Sé has been nominated to carry out an Ice Bucket Challenge in aid of charity on the Rose of Tralee show. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Rose of Tralee host nominated to endure Ice Bucket Challenge in aid of charity

File image: Met Éireann has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rainfall in Leinster, Cavan and Monaghan today. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Local flooding reported after warning issued for Leinster, Cavan and Monaghan

Garth Brooks stated: “To say I am crushed is an understatement. All I see is my mother’s face and I hear her voice. She always said things happen for a reason and for the right reason. As hard as I try, I cannot see the light on this one.” Photograph: PA

Singer responds to Dublin City Council position it cannot change ruling on five shows

A family fleeing the violence in the Iraqi city of Mosul wait at a checkpoint in the outskirts of Arbil in Iraq’s Kurdistan region yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Insurgents expand their offensive closer to the Iraqi capital

Warriors going into the fray  during re-enactments at the Battle of Clontarf Festival in Saint Anne’s Park in Dublin last weekend. The 1,000th anniversary of the actual battle falls today. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Anniversary of landmark event in Irish history falls today

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