Goffin's cockatoos have surprisingly advanced tool-making abilities, a joint study by the University of Veterinary Medicine of Vienna and the University of Oxford has found.
Dutch far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders releases a videotaped response after a Dutch court finds him guilty of hate speech, saying the decision "restricted freedom of speech".
Hillary Clinton warns that fake news can have "real world consequences", alluding to an incident at the weekend in which a man fired an assault rifle in a Washington DC pizza outlet after reading a false news story about Clinton running a child sex ring out of the restaurant. Clinton speaks at a ceremony for departing Senate minority leader Harry Reid. Video: C-SPAN
Sometimes, despite the best plans of organisers and security alike, press conferences do not go to plan - here are some famous examples
Music Generation is part of Ireland's National Music Educational Programme and runs courses across the country. An ambitious new Government plan to give every child in Ireland the opportunity to learn music could see the programme rapidly expand.
Michell Thomson, an MP for Edinburgh West, describes to the House of Commons her experience of being raped as a 14-year-old teenager
Bana al-Abed, a seven-year-old girl from Aleppo, has garnered worldwide attention for her tweets and videos documenting the destruction of her hometown. Video: Reuters
Hugh Linehan talks to Pat Leahy on the Irish Times Inside Politics podcast about the latest poll and what it may mean for Fine Gael and the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
Former Governor of the Central Bank, TK Whitaker, is described by some of those who know him best as he celebrates his 100th birthday. Video: The Central Bank of Ireland
Following a personal statement made by Gerry Adams in the Dáil regarding the murder of prison officer Brian Stack, Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell names two Sinn Féin TDs alleged to have withheld information about the killing. Video: Oireachtas TV
Irish Charity 'Alone' helps older people living in deprivation or crisis. The charity organises a dinner dance every Christmas to let their service users celebrate what can be a lonely time of year. Video: Enda O'Dowd
Sr Mary Sweeney from Donegal is receiving a Presidential Distinguished Service Award from President Michael D Higgins for her role in co-ordinating the response to the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone. Video: Bryan O’Brien
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