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(...)

Slaven Bilic enjoyed an 18-month spell at Upton Park as a player. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

Slaven Bilic is confident he will be confirmed as West Ham United’s manager within the next 48 hours, although the success of his application may actu(...)

Protesters against water charges gather on O’Connell bridge in March. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/Irish Times

A new political reality could emerge from the anti-water charges campaign here, as it did in Bolivia in the early 2000s, a leading international exper(...)

Chilesaurus diegosuarezi, a vegetarian dinosaur despite being a close relative of famous meat-eaters like Tyrannosaurus rex. Photograph: Gabriel Lio

A new kind of dinosaur, discovered in Chile by a young boy, has proven to be an evolutionary puzzle. It is closely related to famous meat-eater dinosa(...)

This view from Puerto Varas. Authorities ordered an evacuation for a 10-kilometer (six-mile) radius around the volcano, which is the second in southern Chile to have a substantial eruption since March 3rd, when the Villarrica volcano emitted a brief but fiery burst of ash and lava. Photograph: David Cortes/AFP/Getty Images 1:25

Chile’s Calbuco volcano has erupted for the first time in more than 42 years, billowing a huge ash cloud over a sparsely-populated mountainous area.Au(...)