Apple won a ruling against  a group lawsuit sought by a former iPhone user who claimed the company’s messaging system interfered with delivery of texts after she switched to  Android. Photograph: Reuters

Apple won a ruling beating back a group lawsuit sought by a former iPhone user who claimed the company’s messaging system interfered with delivery of (...)

An aurora a million times brighter than aurora borealis was detected over a  failed star  by a team led by NUI Galway graduate Dr Gregg Hallinan

The Irish astronomer involved in identifying the most powerful aurora recorded around a failed star outside the solar system has criticised the Govern(...)

A Cal Fire firefighter moves away from a tall flame as he uses a drip torch to burn dry grass during a backfire operation to head off the Rocky Fire. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A wildfire that has devoured drought-parched terrain in northern California with remarkable speed raged on for a sixth day on Monday as evacuations ex(...)

Clodagh Cogley (21) arrived at Dublin Airport on Friday, six weeks after the Berkeley balcony collapse which left six students dead and a further seven injured.

Clodagh Cogley (21) arrived at Dublin Airport on an Aer Lingus flight from San Francisco at 12.20pm on Friday, six weeks after the Berkeley balcony co(...)

Recovering: Aoife Beary, who is still being treated at Santa Clara Valley Medical Centre, Clodagh Cogley, who is back in Ireland, and Niall Murray and Hannah Waters, who are also both still at the Santa Clara centre

Last Sunday the families of the four students still being treated in hospital after they were injured in the balcony collapse in Berkeley, on June (...)

Nasa/JPL-Caltech handout shows an artist’s conception of one possible appearance of the nearest rocky exoplanet found to date outside our solar system. Image: AFP/Getty Images

Astronomers have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside the solar system. Using Nasa’s Spitzer Space Telescope astronomers were a(...)

Team Ireland’s Nuala Browne celebrates after winning a silver medal for finishing second in the 500m Race Singles Tourist, with Nicola Higgins who finished 5th and Rita Quirke,  who won bronze in kayaking. Photoraph: Ray McManus / Sportsfile

Team Ireland continued to shine in sunny California on Thursday as athletes won another eleven medals at the 2015 Special Olympics in Los Angeles. The(...)

The Library Gardens Apartments in Berkeley, California, before the balcony collapse which killed five Irish J-1 students and one Irish-American student. Photograph: Google Maps

Where did the water come from? That’s the question. It is six weeks since the balcony collapse at an apartment block in Berkeley that killed fi(...)

James “Whitey” Bulger in  1984: his 2013 racketeering conviction will be challenged today. Photograph: Federal Bureau of Investigation/AP

Lawyers for former Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger are set to challenge his 2013 racketeering conviction today, contending a judge wrongly block(...)

Clockwise: Dr James Crew, chairman of the Sanata Clara Valley Medical Centre and Berkeley survivors Niall Murray; Hannah Waters; Aoife Beary; and a recovering  Clodagh Cogley

The brain injury and spinal cord centre at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, 80km south of San Francisco, is busy with doctors, nurses and suppor(...)