Minister of State  Damien English: new strategy for science, technology and innovation can be delivered by October. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

(...) answer will depend on success in devising a strategy for building an international reputation for(...)

UCC academics Prof Áine Hyland and Prof Brian Bocking believe Ireland “is in a process of erratic and unpredictable transition”  and religious and secular interests are “seemingly clashing head-on”. Photograph: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images

(...) pupils and teachers regarding it as a “doss” subject, according to a study in an international journal(...)

Michael Flatley and  Taoiseach Enda Kenny pose beside one of Flatley’s paintings. Photograph: Brian McEvoy.

(...) from galleries and agents who want to represent him” in the international art market. Before the(...)

Ibrahim Halawa has been held in prison in Cairo since August 2013.

(...) following the latest postponement, Mr Halawa felt the international attention being centred on him had(...)

 IAAF outgoing president Lamine Diack: “When people say that there are medals to be redistributed from 2001 to 2012, it’s just a farce.” Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire

The outgoing president of international athletics has defended the organisation’s record on drug(...)

US president Barack Obama: “We only get one home. We only get one planet. There’s no plan B.” Photograph: Zach Gibson/The New York Times

(...), is meant to put the US in a strong position at international talks in Paris later this year on(...)

Manufacturing  was down again in China in July, the fifth month in a row of contraction in the sector.  Photograph:  Natalie Behring/Reuters

China’s factory activity shrank more than initially estimated in July, contracting by the most in two years as new orders fell, dashing hopes that the(...)

Belfast International Airport’s managing director said United’s decision was a positive development for the local economy. Photograph: Tim Boyle/Getty Images

New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport. The North’s only non-stop transatlantic service(...)

Samoan centre Brian Lima tackles South African halfback Derick Hougaard during the Rugby World Cup Pool C match between South Africa and Samoa at Lang Park at the 2003 Rugby World Cup. Photo: Christophe Simon/Getty Images

The Rugby World Cup is a relatively young competition in comparison with some of its counterparts, but the changes it has seen in the 28 years sinc(...)

Angel di Maria will have a medical with Paris St Germain over the next 24 hours after Manchester United agreed to sell the midfielder to the French club for €63 million. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA

(...) international touched down in Qatar late on Sunday night and posed for photos with excited fans at the airport(...)