The Kemp’s Ridley turtle has been described as the world’s smallest and most endangered sea turtle. Photograph: Aoife Flynn

Coastwatch Ireland has confirmed identification of a tiny reptile washed up in Donegal as a Kemp’s Ridley – described by National Geographic a(...)

Photograph: (c) Olive McGloin

Last year, a 44-year-old Dubliner walked out of her life in the UK and on to the plains and mountains of America. In doing so, Olive McGloin, from (...)

The Seven Dwarfs walk along Main Street during a parade at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. File Photograph: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

A US paediatrician’s group has urged parents, schools and communities to vaccinate children against measles after an outbreak that began at Disneyland(...)

Dublin index heavyweight CRH added 1.17 per cent to close at €19.83

European markets rose as oil company gains helped to counterbalance a sharp fall in Swiss equities sparked by the country’s national bank decision to(...)

Grant Ford, a Sotheby’s auctioneer and expert on Irish art: Sotheby’s Irish art sale will include work by Paul Henry and Jack B Yeats

Sotheby’s has decided to re-introduce a standalone Irish art sale in London in 2015 – another step in the gradual recovery of the market which was (...)

Sebastian Cuberos, visible on the laptop and speaking Spanish, is interviewed by an English speaker using a simultaneous translation feature on Skype. Last month Skype initiated simultaneous translation between English and Spanish speakers and Google will soon announce updates to its translation app for phones.

The tech industry is doing its best to topple the Tower of Babel.Last month, Skype, Microsoft’s video calling service, initiated simultaneous translat(...)

Eyes will be fixed on new senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (above) and House of Representatives speaker John Boehner to see if they can quell rebellious conservatives within their party. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

Republicans take control of Congress today for the first time since 2006. The new legislative session starts with the controversial Keystone oil pi(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin has that the “return home” of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula to Moscow’s control would remain a very important epoch in the national history. Photograph:  Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Reuters.

Russian president Vladimir Putin has that the “return home” of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula to Moscow’s control would remain a very important epoch in t(...)

Noche de Rábanos (’Night of the Radishes’) in Oaxaca, Mexico: ‘People queue for hours to get access to the viewing walkway that, for one night only, borders the whole square.’ Photograph: Liliana Pérez

A giant flea nursing a bottle of mezcal, a bug-eyed parrot swaying in the evening breeze, a pastoral tableaux and an abundance of nativity scenes - ju(...)

A wall painting for Daniel Ortega’s 1996 election campaign. The Nicaraguan president, whose current term is due to run until 2016, has since changed the constitution to enable perpetual re-election (and, with it, perpetual immunity). Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

If it’s true that the people get the government they deserve then, judging by the past 20 years, Central American voters need to examine their conscie(...)