Comet Jacques as photographed though a telescope using a 400mm F/6 lens. Photograph: David Moore

Astronomers in Ireland are excited by the arrival of a comet to our night sky over the next few days, describing it as the best one we have had in a l(...)

Tests were carried out for the Ebola virus and isolation procedures were put in place after a death in Co Donegal. The man was found dead late last night and taken to Letterkenny General Hospital (pictured). Photograph: Google Street View

The Ebola virus has been ruled out as the cause of death in the case of a man who recently returned to Ireland from Sierra Leone.Tests to see whether (...)

Children with autism often have to deal with isolation, anxiety and bullying in school. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

A new series of guides to help students with autism deal with the challenges they face in school has been published by support service AsIAm.The ‘back(...)

Former British prime minister John Major said he ‘treasured’ the last time he had met former taoiseach Albert Reynolds. File photograph: Andrew Shaw/Reuters

Former British prime minister John Major led international tributes to Albert Reynolds, describing the former taoiseach as a “loveable and remarkable”(...)

The saccharine bounty proffered by Greggs to Google as a reward for fixing its logo problem. Photograph: Greggs via Twitter

Greggs, a UK purveyor of steak pies, sausage rolls and sweet pastries, scored a marketing coup this week through its deft response to a search engine (...)

Next month’s two stoppages coincide with the All-Ireland Hurling Final and the All Ireland-Football final fixtures. The strike this month coincides with the All-Ireland Football semi-final.

Strike action at Irish Rail is set to go ahead this weekend because “no progress” has been made at resolving an industrial dispute at the company.Memb(...)

Trainers Jim Bolger (left) and Dermot Weld at by NUI Galway yesterday where honorary doctorates were conferred on them by  Dr Jim Browne, president  of NUIG. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A cool breeze fluttered the flags on top of President Michael D Higgins’s State Mercedes as it pulled into the grounds at Ballybrit racecourse yesterd(...)

Jane Mulranny, wife of owner Philip Hackett, with winner Most Peculiar  at Ballybrit today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A cool breeze fluttered the flags on top of President Michael D Higgins’s State Mercedes as it pulled into the grounds at Ballybrit this afternoon. Th(...)

The crowd at Ballybrit Galway races yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Trainer Dermot Weld celebrated his 66th birthday with two winners on the second day of the Galway Races, but it was trainer Kevin Prendergast who c(...)

Sema Opad and Amy Opad, from Saudi at the Galway races this evening. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dermot Weld celebrated his 66th birthday today with a brace of winners at Galway, but it was trainer Kevin Prendergast who claimed first place in the (...)