A partial eclipse of the sun is seen through clouds over Europe.  Cork residents reported that it was ‘one of the best places’  to view the solar eclipse. Photograph:  Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

About 300 people gathered at CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory in Cork this morning to see the solar eclipse and they were rewarded with some of the be(...)

Donal Walsh: died after a long battle with cancer. Photograph: Kerry’s Eye/PA

Those who view Monday mornings with little enthusiasm – which must cover pretty much all of us – will not have had their mood lifted by the sad(...)