Horns blast and huge spouts of water shoot into the air in celebration as the Costa Concordia is rotated at the beginning of the ship's last voyage as it heads for the scrapyard. Video: Reuters
A ceremony at Ukraine's Kharkiv airport was held for victims of downed Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 ahead of the first plane taking 16 bodies back to the Netherlands where the painful identification process will begin. Video: Reuters
A truck carrying The bodies of victims from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has arrived at Kharkiv airport, ready to be flown to the Netherlands. Video: Reuters
A spokesman for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) says it has seen there are still human remains at the crash site of downed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. Video: Reuters
Timelapse video filmed on the ninth day of the Costa Concordia refloat operation has caught workers cleaning the re-emerged bow of the cruise liner ahead of her final voyage to Genoa where she will be broken up for scrap. Video: Reuters
An extensive clean-up operation has begun at the Tolka River in Dublin after a pollution incident killed hundreds of fish on Tuesday. Video: Alan Betson
Dublin City Council and Inland Fisheries Ireland are investigating the source of pollution which has killed hundreds of fish in the River Tolka on Dublin’s northside. Video: Darragh Bambrick
Dramatic scenes on Dollymount strand in Dublin from mid morning as onshore breezes blew in a dense sea fog generated by warm weather in the Irish Sea. Video : Bryan O'Brien .
The Natural History Museum is putting on special tours this summer which allow vistors to touch the animals on display. Video: Darragh Bambrick
A train carrying the remains of many of the victims of a Malaysia Airlines plane downed over eastern Ukraine arrived in Ukrainian government territory on Tuesday. The bodies will then be taken back to the Netherlands to be identified. Video: Reuters
The Defence Forces Black Knights parachute team jump from an Air Corps AW139 Heli onto Bray strand as part of the Bray Air Display July 2014. Video: Defence Forces/Niamh Guckian
Israeli strikes in Gaza leave rubble and debris as ceasefire efforts intensify. Video: Reuters
A senior separatist leader, Aleksander Borodai, handed over two black boxes from an airliner downed over eastern Ukraine to Malaysian experts in the city of Donetsk in the early hours of Tuesday. Video: Reuters
A wingsuit flying performance thrilled crowds during the 2014 Fly-in Fair Saturday in the city of Chifeng in north China's Inner Mongolia. A group of three wingsuit flyers jumped out of a helicopter from a height of 2,000 meters. Video: Reuters
Dublin Zoo have introduced their newest arrival, a baby Asian elephant to the public. The male calf which is yet to be named was born to mother Yasmin on Thursday after a 22 month gestation. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Ruadhán MacCormaic was in Gaza city during the latest Israeli bombardment, and reports on the growing humanitarian crisis in the area as thousands flee their homes for makeshift UN-shelters.
Timelapse video filmed from midday on Sunday until Monday morning shows the prow of the Costa Concordia rise from the sea, as final preparations to ready the ship for her final journey near completion. Video: Reuters
The special monitoring mission of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) arrived at the site of Malaysian airliner crash in the town of Hrabove in eastern Ukraine on Sunday. Video: Reuters
More than 60 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers are killed as Israel shells a Gaza neighbourhood in the worst day of fighting in the latest offensive. Video: Reuters
Conor McGregor weighs in for his UFC bout against Diego Brandao in the O2 on July 19. UFC President Dana White hails it as 'best ever weigh in'. Video: Darragh Bambrick
Minister for Tourism Paschal Donohoe unveiled the Molly Malone statue this afternoon, July 18th at her new home in front of the Saint Andrew’s Church tourist office, where she will wheel her barrow until 2017.
The epic Irish tale of Cúchulainn and Queen Maeve is reimagined in the hip hop theatre version of The Táin. The production runs at The Milk Market, Limerick, from the 20-25th of July. Video: Daniel O'Connor
Marching dogs, cloud machines and a Flying Farmer. All these and more in the best of the week's Irish Times photos. Video: Niamh Guckian
US artist Kurt Perschke’s sculptural installation is at Spanish Arch in Galway as part of the Galway Arts Festival. Video: Robert Canavan
In a poignant speech to the Dáil, Labour TD Anne Ferris said that 'before that day two weeks ago, I had never laid eyes on my sister.' Ms Ferris and her sister were born in two different mother and baby homes in the 1950's.
Israel announced the start of a Gaza ground campaign on Thursday after 10 days of aerial and naval bombardments failed to stop persistent Palestinian rocket attacks, but it signalled the invasion would be limited in scope. Video: Reuters
Video footage from the crash site of the Malaysian airliner brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday (July 17), which killed all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels. Video: Reuters
A Malaysia Airlines plane with 295 people on board is feared to have crashed in the Ukraine amid claims it was shot down. Video: YOUTUBE.COM/PAINKILLERBOH
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rolled into town this week ahead of its Dublin 'Fight Night' on Saturday 19th of July, with Dubliner Conor McGregor topping the bill. Video: Darragh Bambrick
The Flying Farmer, former RAF pilot Gerry Humphreys, will team up with Eddie Goggins as the Aer Dynamics at the Bray Air Show. Gerry took The Irish Times through some of his moves. Video: Alan Betson/Niamh Guckian
Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin launched its new weather and climate change exhibition 'Strange Weather: Forecasts from the Future' today, July 17th.
The mayor of a Belgian town has asked a DJ to play loud rock music to drive a group of Roma away from his town. Mayor Gino Debroux said the grounds where the Roma had parked their caravans is an industrial site and is not for camping. Video: Reuters
Angela Merkel was serenaded with a rendition of 'Happy Birthday' by a journalist at a summit meeting of the European Council in Brussels, to mark her 60th birthday. Video: Reuters
A video distributed by local Media 24 agency in Gaza, purports to show the moment in which four boys were killed by Israeli shelling. Warning: Graphic images. Video: Reuters
The Molly Malone statue was returned to the streets of the capital tonight, July 16th after two months of restoration. Unveiled this Friday, the statue will temporarily stand on St Andrew's Street while construction on the new Luas line continues.
A dashboard camera video shows a driver intentionally hitting a man with his car and leaving his victim in a Moscow street on Monday. The video has been passed over to the Moscow police, who say that an investigation has started. Video: Reuters