John Ward, executive president and co-founder of REDT Energy: “You need to be able to charge up the battery as quickly as you discharge it.” Photograph: Conor McCabe

Ambisense DCU spin-out company Ambisense has developed a low-cost device which can provide continuous monitoring of landfill gas (LFG) both to assist (...)

A truck with war victims who fled from the conflict zone arrives at a monastery which is being set as temporary refugee camp in Lashio, northern Shan State, Burma.  Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Fifty government troops and police officers died in clashes last week with ethnic minority insurgents in Shan state, Burma (Myanmar) near the border (...)

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Action in the Azores Think of them as being like the Aran Islands, but with pineapples. For a clean, green escape with mountains to hike and vol(...)

Clashes between the Shan State Army (seen above) and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army in recent weeks are a setback to  government efforts to forge a nationwide ceasefire in Myanmar. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

Forty-seven Myanmar soldiers have been killed this week in fighting with ethnic minority insurgents near the border with China, the military said i(...)

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the Women’s Forum in the Burmese capital Naypyidaw. Photograph: Jennifer Duggan 3:21

Snarling, beeping traffic jams are something new in Yangon. They are a headache for the city’s commuters but are also a sign of Burma’s progress. S(...)

Phil Blackwood (centre): charged over the publication of a poster promoting cheap drinks at his bar in Rangoon in Burma. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

A New Zealand bar manager has pleaded not guilty in a Burmese court to charges of insulting religion after publishing a psychedelic image of Buddha we(...)

Things are finally moving in the North docks, an area that, with its cavernous half-built Anglo Irish Bank HQ, had become symbolic of Ireland’s bust.   Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The sale of Project Wave has been one of the most eagerly awaited of the last year. Having initially attracted attention from billionaire Denis O’Brie(...)

The military has accused insurgents of ambushing an army patrol and laying siege to a base near Kunlong (marked in red on the map above),  last Wednesday. Map: Google maps

Seven Myanmar soldiers were killed and 20 wounded in an attack by rebels in the northeastern frontier with China five days ago, state media said on Mo(...)

Migrants arriving at Porto Empedocle in Sicily after being rescued approx 40km off the Libyian coast by a Dutch freighter the Dinteldijk. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Governments must focus on saving lives rather than keeping foreigners out at a time when more people than ever are embarking on risky sea crossings in(...)

Yemeni anti-terrorism activists hold a banner reading in Arabic: ‘No to armed militias, No to terrorism, No to Violence’ during a rally against the control by Shiite Houthi fighters of the country’s main cities. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/Epa

The number of lives lost to terrorist attacks increased by 61 per cent in a single year, according to the second edition of the Global Terrorism Index(...)