If you’ve (somehow) missed out on all those OITNB premiere parties, now is the time to get queuing

In the olden days, you had to leave your seat every three hours to change the DVD. Now, only the demands of bladder and nutrition need force you up(...)

Nobel Prize winner Professor John O’Keefe at University College Cork, where he delivered a lecture at a neuroscience symposium and received an honorary doctorate. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision.

An Irish-American scientist, who earlier this year was awarded the Nobel Prize, has been conferred with an honorary doctorate from University College (...)

The Peruvian environment minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal delivering a speech during the opening of the  20th United Nations Climate Change Conference at Lima, Peru, this month. Photograph: Paolo Aguilar

Frantic negotiations to salvage the UN’s 20th climate conference are running right up to the wire after an earnest plea to negotiators by its presi(...)

A Syrian refugee girl makes tea inside a caravan at the Al Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria. The UN World Food Programme has said it is restarting food aid for 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt after it received enough donations to fund the halted programme. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

The United Nations refugee agency urged rich nations on Tuesday to show solidarity with Syria’s neighbours by making pledges to resettle the most vuln(...)

Self-portrait by Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomin characters. © Moomin Characters™

Celebrations are taking place today across Finland, the beautiful Nordic country of lakes and islands as the 97th anniversary of the day Finns declare(...)

Catherine and Michael Starling: “We expect to flick through photos and visualise what it is like inside, we want to study floor plans and we always, but always, look at the property on Google street view.”

After five weeks of ups and downs in our quest to find our dream Irish property, we are seriously wondering if we imagined all this publicity about Ir(...)

Firing enthusiasm: Shaun Holly, who teaches science at Kinsale Community School. Photograph: Dan Linehan 2:43

Shaun Holly doesn’t just teach science. He likes to bring a bit of razzmatazz to the subject. “I do a bit of chemistry magic – explosions and off-c(...)

The Government’s scramble to reduce water charges and increase allowances means households will end up paying the cheapest water rates in Europe. (...)

RTÉ’s Head of Television Drama Jane Gogan described the Netflix’s Love/Hate deal as “fantastic news for RTÉ and Octagon Films”. Photograph: RTÉ

RTÉ’s crime drama Love/Hate is to be dubbed into German and French. The creators of Love/Hate have signed a deal with European Netflix which will see (...)

Hanne Orstavik

‘I cannot get out.” Four simple words, yet when placed together they make for a slightly terrifying opening to a novel of impressively dark intelli(...)