Ruth Coppinger TD, Paul Murphy TD (centre) and Joe Higgins TD (right), at a press conference held by the We Won’t Pay campaign, in Dublin in November. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins has criticised the treatment by some media of his fellow party-member Paul Murphy. Mr Higgins claimed Dublin South West(...)

The photograph, issued this week, was taken using a special mount allows the use of standard cameras to take sharper pictures of Earth at speed. Photograph: ESA/Nasa

Have you ever wondered what a lightning strike looks like from above? No need to wonder anymore as an astronaut on board the International Space Stati(...)

President  Michael D Higgins was heckled during a school visit in Dublin. Photograph:  Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A man who called President Michael D Higgins a “midget parasite” during an anti-water charges demonstration last week has made a qualified apology. Mr(...)

Fine Gael TD  Michelle Mulherin: The Mayo TD repaid  €2,000 spent on phone calls made  to Kenya from Leinster House. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A man in his late 30s has been released after being questioned in connection with an arson attack at Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin’s Mayo constituenc(...)

Satellite image of the village of Doro Baga (aka Doro Gowon) in north-eastern Nigeria taken on 2 Jan 2015. The image shows an example of the densely packed structures and tree cover. Photograph: Amnesty International

Amnesty International has released satellite images it says shows the scale of a recent Boko Haram attack which may have left as many as 2,000 people (...)

Coimisinéir Teanga Rónán Ó Domhnaill (left) at an event in Áras an Uachtaráin in 2014   with former Coimisinéir, Seán Ó Cuirreáin (right). Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An Commisinéir Teanga Rónán Ó Domhnaill is expected to tell an Oireachtas committee on Wednesday whether there has been any improvement in the circ(...)

Kevin Spacey, winner of Best Actor in a Television Series -  Drama for ‘House of Cards,’ poses in the press room during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

On-demand content streaming company Netflix has released a trailer of its popular political drama House of Cards. The show, which returns to TV screen(...)

Met Éireann is expecting very disturbed and often extremely windy weather with the risk of stormy conditions over the following days.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Met Éireann is predicting a deterioration in weather conditions over the coming days. Heavy rain, gale force winds and high seas are due to hit the(...)

2014 was the fifth consecutive year that the agriculture sector recorded the highest number of workplace fatalities.  Archive photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Fatalities in the agriculture sector contributed to a 17 per cent increase in overall workplace fatalities last year despite a downward trend across m(...)

Dr Eamon Martin  at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Archbishop Eamon Martin, the Primate of the Catholic Church, has praised the progress made by policitians in the North in recent days but warned again(...)