People survey the damage in  Concon, Chile, some 110kms northwest of Santiago, on Thursday, 2015 after a massive earthquake hit the area. The 8.3-magnitude earthquake killed eight people and forced a million to leave their homes. Photograph: AFP 1:27

Strong aftershocks rippled through Chile on Thursday after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake that killed at least eight people and slammed powerful waves int(...)

Marie Collins: Development a “very serious mater”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Abuse survivor Marie Collins has described as “sickening” apparent attempts to block an abuse survivor’s nomination to the Pope’s child protection com(...)

Migrants and refugees wait to cross the border line of Greece and Macedonia,  near the town of Idomeni, northern Greece, on Monday. Photograph: Sakis Mitrolidissakis/AFP/Getty

Hungary’s defence minister has resigned because the armed forces were being too slow in building a border fence to keep out thousands of refugees and (...)

‘Last April, as the small group began their commemorative march to Dublin, it was reported that as many as 700 migrants had drowned off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean.’ Above: Ciara Blanch from Tallaght welcomes the Famine re-enactment walk from Roscommon to Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

How quickly we forget. When it suits. Last April a small group completed a 155km walk from Strokestown, Co Roscommon, to Dublin, in memory of 1,490 pe(...)

Killybegs mackerel skipper Martin Howley

Tributes have been paid to pioneering mackerel skipper, Donegal-based businessman and fishing industry leader Martin Howley who has died after a short(...)

Keith Beggs and Beatriz Ageno: ‘I fell in love with him right away. He was really charming and funny.’ Photograph: Eric Luke 3:03

Beatriz Ageno: arrived from Florence, 2014   Chilean and Irish people have more in common than they realise, says Beatriz Ageno. The A(...)

US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power: will co-host the meeting which aims to examine what kinds of protections are needed for LGBT individuals. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Two men, one Iraqi and one Syrian, targeted by Islamic State for being gay will brief the United Nations Security Council on their experience as part (...)

Four luxury cruise liners arrived in Dublin early on Wednesday bringing some 13,000 tourists to the city.  Photograph: Johnny Bambury/ Fennell Photography. 2:48

Four luxury cruise liners arrived in Dublin early on Wednesday bringing some 13,000 tourists to the city. Dublin Port Company said the passengers fro(...)

Taking a loop from Argentina to the Falklands, South Georgia, Elephant Island, the Weddell Sea and the Antarctic Peninsula, you will see a huge area of wilderness and wildlife. Photograph: Thinkstock

We are three men starting to plan a trip to the Antarctic, at the end of 2015, beginning of 2016, and would appreciate your guidance. Ideally it would(...)

Hosts Chile have never won it, but finished unbeaten and top of Group A. Photograph: Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images

The most successful team in the history of the Copa America take on the most impressive side from the first round when Uruguay face Chile in the first(...)