One of the cannons uncovered at Streedagh, Co Sligo, from the wreck of the Spanish Armada ship La Juliana, which sank in 1588. Photograph: Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht/PA

Two 16th-century cannons in extraordinarily good condition have been recovered by underwater archaeologists from the Spanish Armada wreck site off (...)

Crew members boarding the LÉ Samuel Beckett. The Government did not charge Disney Lucasfilm for use of the vessel during filming of the new Star Wars movie on Skellig Michael.    File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government did not charge Disney Lucasfilm for use of a Naval Service ship and Air Corps helicopter last year when scenes from the latest Star (...)

Druid Theatre artistic director  Garry Hynes. Ms Hynes has said that the passing of the same-sex marriage referendum was an ‘extraordinary event’ during an address at NUI Galway. Photograph: Andrew Downes/Xposure

Druid Theatre artistic director Garry Hynes has described the passing of the recent marriage equality referendum as an “extraordinary event”, but ha(...)

University Hospital Galway has one of the busiest emergency departments in the State. Photograph: Eric Luke

Management at the west’s largest public hospital aims to resolve overcrowding in the emergency department by acquiring a purpose-built physiotherap(...)

Image of a 3D animation of a  3.7km high underwater mountain, which is more than 140km long, on the Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The image is part of a survey of the Atlantic Ocean conducted by the State’s research ship, the MV Celtic Explorer.   Photograph: Marine Institute

Footprints of icebergs moving across the seabed, an ancient glacial moraine and a mountain higher than Carrauntoohil in Co Kerry have been mapped acr(...)

Walter Murch in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A combination of “plumbing, writing and performing” is how New York-born editor and sound designer Walter Murch describes his work. Murch, who pion(...)

Skellig Michael.  Star Wars filming may return to the Skelligs this year, following last summer’s controversial use of the Unesco world heritage site. Photograph: David Sleator

Star Wars may return to Skellig Michael this autumn, following last summer’s controversial use of the Unesco world heritage site as a film set. The (...)

Bríd Cummins, who was found dead in 2004 in the house she was to be evicted from

Julie Grace was just 10 years old when she learned her best lesson about human feelings. She and her cousin Breda were having a giggle about a neig(...)

 Birds and other marine life are mistaking cotton buds or condoms or other items for food – with potentially fatal consequences. Photograph: Getty Images

Leaving the toilet seat up is not the worst domestic habit of the Irish male, a survey by An Taisce has found. Cotton buds, cigarettes, plasters and c(...)

Drugs, dialysis and surgery are the main treatments for diabetic kidney disease, but all are costly and provide limited protection. Photograph: University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust /PA Wire

NUI Galway is leading a €6 million research project to test a stem-cell therapy treatment for diabetic kidney disease. Some 48 patients with the co(...)