Delicate movement: Milorad Marinkovic holds an egg with his bionic arm. Photograph: Ronald Zak/AP

Three recipients of robotic arms had to undergo months of ‘mental training’ before they could control their ‘virtual’ hands

David McWilliams speaking before the Oireachtas banking inquiry, February 26th, 2015.

Terrence McDonough of NUI Galway tells committee economy got caught in ‘perfect storm’

Overseas trips to Ireland were up by  9.1 per cent in the period November 2014 to January 2015 when compared with the same period 12 months prior

CSO figures show more trips being taken from United Kingdom and North America

Irish feelings about the EU will probably continue to be closely linked to perceptions about economic performance, according to the European Commission.

Eurobarometer show 53 per cent have a ‘positive’ view of the European Union

Minister for Education  Jan O’Sullivan. A new value for money review on small primary schools prepared for the Department of Education recommended certain schools within close proximity of each other be amalgamated. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Value for money report says that amalgamation of schools of similar type is desirable

The Irish Aviation Authority said the Russian planes were monitored off the west-south/east coast from about 3.00pm to 7.00pm. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Moscow trying to make some sort of point with latest excursion, says David Cameron

The winning ticket was sold in Claremorris, Co Mayo, last November.

Ticket holders have 90 days to claim prize from National Lottery office in Dublin

The family of the late former Sinn Féin official Denis Donaldson has accused the State of wilful obstruction in the investigation of his death nine years ago. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

Former Sinn Fein official confessed to spying just months before he was killed in Donegal

Marco Buti, director general for economic and financial affairs at the European Commission, speaks before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry on Wednesday.

Marco Buti and Dónal Donovan speak at Banking Inquiry

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