The so-called 'L' furnace, a 320-foot structure that stood on the old Bethlehem Steel campus near Baltimore for more than 100 years, comes down in a dramatic controlled implosion. Video: Reuters
White House spokesman Eric Schultz says First Lady Michelle Obama's fashion during a visit to Saudi Arabia was consistent with other first ladies, after she opted not to wear a head scarf. Video: Reuters
Dublin city councillors will be asked on Monday to approve plans to convert Longfield’s Hotel on Fitzwilliam St into a homeless hostel. 63 submissions have been made against the proposed plan
While New York City is spared the brunt of a massive snowstorm, time lapse footage captures the snow blanketing Times Square. Video: Reuters
A stranded seal pup that may have had an injured flipper lay on a pipeline at the sea near Baldoyle, Dublin overnight before eventually making it’s way back into the sea as the tide came in. Video : Bryan O'Brien
Sheep farmer, Hanna Marriott, celebrated Australia Day by laying out food for her 1030 sheep in the shape of the national flag and the word, 'OZ'. Video: Reuters. Music: Jason Shaw.
Former prisoners are joined by Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski to lay wreaths at Auschwitz marking 70 years since the camp's liberation. Video: Reuters
New York state in the United States declared an emergency on Monday as a huge blizzard slammed into the northeast part of the country, bringing havoc for millions of people with heavy winds and snows. Video: Reuters
Michael d’Alton (93) is honoured with the Légion d’Honneur on board the French navy vessel Somme at Dublin Port. Video: Daniel O'Connor
Dramatic video released by the US Coast Guard shows a pilot safely escaping his single-engine airplane after gliding it to the ocean off Hawaii with the help of a parachute. Video: Reuters
A winter storm expected to dump hefty amounts of snow bears down on a wide swath of America's east coast, prompting a blizzard warning stretching from New Hampshire to Philadelphia. Video: Reuters
Muckish Mountain, Donegal in perfect winter conditions. Three mountaineers climb one of the many icy gullies up the northern Corrie, to arrive on a pristine Arctic tundra summit Plateau. Video: Iain Miller
Thousands of supporters of Greece's leftwing Syriza party celebrate in the streets of Athens as the party leader Alexis Tsipras claims victory over austerity. Video: Reuters
Conor Pope visits the volunteers of Cara Rescue Dogs, a charity in Laois that has rehomed more than 900 abandonded dogs since its inception.
Take a look back at the week gone by as seen through the lenses of award-winning Irish Times photographers. Video: David Dunne
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.
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.