A golfer hits a tee shot as African migrants sit atop a border fence during an attempt to cross into Spain’s north African enclave of Melilla from  Morocco on Wednesday. Photograph: José Palazón/Reuters

Behind them lay the makeshift campgrounds where they had spent months living rough, waiting for the right moment to climb the six-metre, razorwire fen(...)

Detail from The Wedding Party by Mick O’Dea

The Split – Mick O’Dea Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin **** The Split completes a trilogy of exhibitions following the tangled history (...)

Marine ecologist Nick Pfeiffer swims with and photographs an endangered blue shark off the Aran Island of Inis Oírr. Photograph: Nick Pfeiffer

Blue sharks are one of the most abundant large predators on the planet, but they’ve also been fished to extinction and attracted far too many negat(...)

 Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could return from a thigh injury to play some part in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Arsenal (4) v Tottenham (9) Arsenal expect to have midfielder Mathieu Flamini back from a dead leg. Defenders Kieran Gibbs and Per Merte(...)

Armed Naval and Gardaí personel with the €500,000 worth of cocaine which was seized from a yacht off the west coast of Ireland in 2008. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Over the past two decades, the south west coast of Ireland has become a favoured transhipment point for criminal gangs seeking to smuggle drugs from S(...)

 The ramparts of Skala de la Ville in Essaouira, Morocco

I am a widow looking for a six- to eight-week holiday in January and February. I would like to be in a country during their summertime. I don’t min(...)

Major  companies are looking at cheaper exploration in shallow waters such as the Celtic Sea

Fastnet Oil and Gas, which has promising exploration assets in Morocco and Ireland, held its Dublin shareholders’ meeting on Tuesday in the Shelbourne(...)

 Giovanni Trapattoni has announced he is in talks to become the next Ivory Coast coach. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Giovanni Trapattoni has announced he is in talks to become the next Ivory Coast coach.The 75-year-old Italian tactician has been out of a job since p(...)

Ryanair has cancelled up to 28 flights from Irish airports to and from France, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands due to a strike by French air traffic controllers while Aer Lingus has also warned passengers of lengthy delays.

Ryanair has cancelled up to 28 flights from Irish airports to and from France, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands due to a strike by French air traff(...)

Victoria Osei and her daughters Perfect and Ama Osei at Cork city’s celebration of Africa Day. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Hundreds of young families, many of them African, celebrated in the grounds of Farmleigh House in Dublin’s Phoenix Park today. Despite intermittent h(...)