Killarney National Park: one of the white-tailed sea eagle chicks  hatched in the park. Photograph: Gareth McCormack/Imagefile

The first white-tailed sea eagles chicks in Co Kerry in over 100 years have successfully flown their nests. One was hatched in Killarney National Park(...)

An aurora a million times brighter than aurora borealis was detected over a  failed star  by a team led by NUI Galway graduate Dr Gregg Hallinan

The Irish astronomer involved in identifying the most powerful aurora recorded around a failed star outside the solar system has criticised the Govern(...)

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin lights candles at St Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles Church in Moscow. Photograph: Alexei Nikolsky/EPA/Ria Novosti

The Kremlin is under pressure to scrap draconian plans to destroy embargoed western agricultural produce found entering Russia and instead distribut(...)

Statoil  recovered from a surprise net loss in the first quarter thanks to a strong performance in its oil refining segment and higher Norwegian oil production

Norway’s Statoil reassured investors on Tuesday by maintaining its dividend for the second and third quarters after posting better-than-expect results(...)

Irish tax refund specialists Taxback. com have introduced an online service to help people recover tax withheld on share dividends in other countrie(...)

Norwegian far-right mass killer Anders Behring Breivik smiles in court while the prosecutors deliver their closing arguments in Oslo in 2012. Photograph: Reuters/Berit Roald/NTB Scanpix

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik won a place on Friday to study at Oslo University from solitary confinement in prison, despite outrage (...)

Not such a bad spot: Ireland scored highly in terms of having friendly and welcoming people and a beautiful country

Ireland has been ranked in 11th place out of 55 countries in a new survey ranking nations by their reputation. The Republic was ranked ahead of the (...)

The Scandinavian childcare system has evolved “because of a cultural consensus that simply does not exist in Ireland.”

Tánaiste Joan Burton is under pressure because of her cuts to the one-parent family payment, not least because she promised not to introduce them unti(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

The head of a key European institution has said that Sunday’s referendum in Greece falls below acceptable international standards for such plebiscites(...)

Corrib Gas is the single most expensive energy infrastructure project in Ireland and the largest since the Ardnacrusha hydroelectric scheme on the Shannon in the 1920s. 8:37

The huge cost overrun on Corrib gas, the single most expensive energy infrastructure project in Ireland and the largest since the Ardnacrusha hydroele(...)