Take a jaunt in Killarney For a park for all seasons, you’d be hard pressed to beat Killarney National Park in Co Kerry. You can walk through it, b(...)

What do three hapless Trinity students, an iguana, a mangy dog and a voyage to the Arctic have to do with 1916? Very little, and yet there are episod(...)

Sir Nick Faldo, director Pedro Almodóvar, Jackie Chan and Simon Cowell are among the celebrities whose names have been linked with the Panama Papers.

There is nothing illegal about moving money offshore. To begin with, during the 1970s it was a way of moving cash around at a time of widespread curre(...)

The northeast coastline of the Greenland ice sheet is seen in an image from NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) field campaign from an altitude of about 12,190 meters. Photograph: Reuters/NASA

A geothermal “hot spot” deep under the Greenland ice sheet is combining with global warming to cause the three kilometre thick slab of ice to melt fro(...)

Italy’s  Leaning Tower of Pisa going green to mark St Patrick’s Day.

It’s that time of year again when we colonise the world’s landmarks with our national colour, spreading green around the globe in a show of zeal that (...)

 Teens from Iceland were reported to have the lowest level of drunkenness while Denmark, Hungary, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Scotland topped the poll. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien /The Irish Times

Irish teenagers have one of the lowest levels of alcohol consumption in Europe, according to the latest research from the World Health Organisation (W(...)

Waves crash over the lighthouse at Porthcawl, Wales, February 1, 2016. Gale force winds are affecting parts of Wales. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

It’s St Bridget’s day, when we traditionally celebrate the arrival of Spring but instead we are battening down the hatches as Storm Henry sweeps in. (...)

Environmental report card: The Arctic Ocean reached its peak ice cover in 2015 on February 25th – a full 15 days earlier than the long-term average and the lowest extent recorded since records began in 1979. Photograph: Clement Sabourin/AFP/Getty Images

The Arctic experienced record air temperatures and a new low in peak ice extent during 2015, with scientists warning that climate change is having “pr(...)

Environmentalists urging a ban on coal-burning plants take part in a bicycle ride to show solidarity for the global movement for climate justice in Manila, the Philippines on Sunday, December 13th, 2015. Photograph: Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images

After the stomping and cheering died down, and the hugs and toasts ended, a question hung in the air as the climate conference came to a close: What d(...)

Pope Francis arriving at the St Maria Maggiore cathedral upon his return to Rome on Monday. Photograph: AFP Photo/Filippo Monteforte

Asked about the ongoing “Vatileaks 2” trial in the Vatican, Pope Francis on Monday joked that he was glad that 15th century femme fatale Lucrezia Borg(...)