Conor Pope visits the volunteers of Cara Rescue Dogs, a charity in Laois that has rehomed more than 900 abandonded dogs since its inception.
A rare celestial phenomenon known as an "anthelion" makes it appear as though three suns were on the horizon in Inner Mongolia. Video: Reuters. Music: "Snow Falling on a Quiet Valley" by Seth Partridge.
Take a look back at the week gone by as seen through the lenses of award-winning Irish Times photographers. Video: David Dunne
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies and his brother Salman becomes king, the royal court in the world's top oil exporter and birthplace of Islam says in a statement carried by state television. Video: Reuters
Ukrainian soldiers brought to site of deadly bus shelling and made to kneel, while wounded are treated in hospital in the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Video: Reuters
A US police video of officers confronting and then fatally shooting a black man in southern New Jersey has stirred anger over another death at the hands of police. Warning: Graphic content
Sorcha Pollak talks to teachers from St David's school in Artane to gauge their opinions on strikes over the proposed junior cycle reforms and how they propose to rectify the issue.
Microsoft announce they are to give away Windows 10 as a free upgrade to Windows 8 users and have also unveiled hologram glasses. Video: Microsoft/Reuters
Taken off the coast of California, a paddle boarder fulfilled a long-term ambition by filming and interacting with a pod of wild orca whales. Video: Rich German
Having slipped into a two metre deep pit, an elephant calf needed some help from locals and the police to get back out. Video: Reuters
The Irish Times has launched a national survey to find out more about the origins of Ireland's cats. Prof Aoife McLysaght, a geneticist at Trinity College Dublin, explains what we can learn from the colour of your cat's coat.
Climate campaigner and former US Vice President Al Gore launches a major event aimed at bringing climate change back to the agenda ahead of the Paris climate meeting in November. Video: Reuters