Brazil Independence day at University of Limerick 2:34

Despite the offer of a scholarship in Spain worth twice as much as one from Ireland, when it came to deciding where to do her doctoral research, Br(...)

SDLP leader Dr Alasdair McDonnell said the so-called ‘Brexit’ possibility transcended traditional divisions on the islands

Uncertainty over Britain’s future membership of the EU is undermining the political stability necessary for prosperity, the annual British-Irish chamb(...)

Dingle marine biologist Kevin Flannery examines the Bearcat fish which resides in the Artic region. Mr Flannery has been awarded with an honorary MSc from UCC for his work on Irish marine life. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

He is more often seen holding some bug-eyed denizen of the deep, but on Thursday Kevin Flannery exchanged the pier-side for academia to accept an hono(...)

 Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh: “I would say that we are done with large-scale acquisitions for the time being. There is a lot of integration involved in those two transactions, that will be our priority.”     Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Insulation manufacturer Kingspan will pull back from the acquisitions trail this year while it focuses on completing two recent deals worth more than(...)

 Mario Tadic (second left) and Elod Toaso (second right), at their trial, in La Paz, Bolivia. Photograph: Martin Alipaz/EPA

The two men arrested in the police raid that killed Michael Dwyer in Bolivia pleaded guilty to complicity in armed insurrection at their trial on Fri(...)

Early morning horseriders make their way across the sand flats at Derrynane Bay, Co Kerry, which took second place in Ireland’s top 10 beaches. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Tripadvisor has announced its top 10 Irish beaches as part of their 2015 Travellers Choice Awards. Inchydoney in Clonakilty, Co Cork scooped the numbe(...)

Cosmos ‘Double Click Cranberries’

If the summer garden is like a glass of Champagne, then flowering annuals are its fizz, its sparkle, its fun. Used with flair and imagination, they(...)

John Treacy: “We’ve seen loads of evidence down through the years of people who scrape in around July and by the time the Olympics come around they don’t have it.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

If Irish athletes have hopes of performing well at Rio 2016, this is the year in which to qualify. The Irish Sports Council (ISC) has targeted the (...)

Petrobras president Aldemir Bendine: markets reacted negatively to news that a loyal lieutenant of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff was being handed the job. Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters

Brazil’s government has appointed the controversial head of a state bank to be the new president of the crisis-stricken oil giant Petrobras. Th(...)

Adnan Januzaj of Manchester United is closed down by Leicester players during the Premier League match between the sides at Old Trafford on January 31st. Photograph: Getty Images

Adnan Januzaj awoke on Thursday to his 20th birthday, though any celebrations may have been tempered with doubt when contemplating his Manchester Unit(...)