Only two golden eagle chicks were born in 2015 and neither survived more than a few weeks.  Photograph: Mike Brown

Ireland’s population of golden eagles is in a “critical” situation and at risk of starving, the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has warned. The IWT has ca(...)

Emma Cleverley and Enda O’Doherty Primary school teacher Emma, from Cullen, Co Cork, and Enda, a civil engineer, met in 2006 at NUIG. After two years(...)

New York City restaurateur Danny Meyer is calling time on tipping across his 13 restaurants in favour of higher wages for all staff, funded by significantly higher prices on all his menus.  Photograph: Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images

I don’t tip because society says I have to. All right, if someone deserves a tip, if they really put forth an effort, I’ll give them something, a litt(...)

Joe Kernan: “They blew us out of the water last year, they will be wanting to do the same here again, and that’s what we have to be ready for.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The difficulties for this evening’s one-off EirGrid International Rules Test could be seen and heard at Friday’s media conference when all the poin(...)

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Thomas Pringle said  Irish fishermen account for less than 20 per cent of fish caught in Irish waters every year. Photograph: Chris Furlong/Getty Images

Factory super trawlers were damaging the livelihoods of fishermen off the west and northwest coasts, Independent Donegal South West TD Thomas Pringle(...)

The scene on the morning of November 13th descending Carrauntoohil and looking towards Caher which is Ireland’s third highest Mountain. Photograph: Billy Horan

A fortnight ago record November temperatures hit 20 degrees but this weekend values will plummet to zero, bringing more snow. Met Éireann forecasts wi(...)

Minister of State for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan with Madeleine Lyes and Liam Kennedy of the UCD Clinton Institute, authors of the Diaspora Toolkit document.

Irish people are world-class diaspora connectors. That is one of the lessons learned from the success of the Gathering in 2012, which illuminated the (...)

A seven judge Supreme Court will rule later on an appeal by four mussel fishermen and shellfish farmers against the rejection of their claims the Stat(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry on his way out of the Elysee Palace: welcomed the agreement. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

US vice-president Joe Biden led the Obama administration’s praise of the Northern Ireland political agreement, saying that he was “glad” to see a deal(...)