Dutch Supertrawler ‘Annelies Ilena’. It was among a fleet of Dutch vessels working some 100 nautical miles northwest of Tory Island when approached by a joint Naval Service/Sea Fisheries Protection Agency patrol on November 22nd, 2013.

The 922nd boarding by a Naval Service fishery patrol in 2013 could have been a routine affair, but for the vessel’s size and history.The 144-metre Dut(...)

Clarkson’s fate was sealed, according to BBC sources, after the corporation’s head of television, Danny Cohen, finally lost patience with the presenter following a series of controversies. Photograph: EPA 0:54

A BBC internal report has said broadcaster Jeremy Clarkson did not dispute he had launched “an unprovoked physical and verbal attack” on Irish man Ois(...)

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson’s contract will not be renewed, the BBC has announced.  Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire. 1:32

The BBC on Wednesday dropped British “Top Gear“ motoring show presenter Jeremy Clarkson, who built a global fan base while repeatedly causing offence (...)

Mr Putin has ordered the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet and paratrooper units to go on full alert as part of snap military exercises in the Arctic. Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet and paratrooper units to go on full alert as part of snap military exer(...)

Bernadette Madden is a painter and print-maker. She shows regularly in Dublin, where she was born, as well as in the US, Australia, Norway and Germany(...)

Jeremy Clarkson has hinted that the time may have come for him to leave Top Gear, likening himself to a dinosaur that nature had made a mistake in inventing. Photograph:  Paul Gilham/Getty Images.

Jeremy Clarkson has hinted that the time may have come for him to leave Top Gear, likening himself to a dinosaur that nature had made a mistake in inv(...)

Catherine Townsley and her boyfriend Alexander Hilley: couple moved to Norway and are now buying a home there

Mention Norway to most people and they think “oil” and “cold”. These were certainly the first things that came to Catherine Townsley’s mind when her b(...)

BFree: the challenge was to create a new product

This week in our profiles of the finalists in The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation awards we look at three top innovators in the agrifood sect(...)

Norway’s Jewish community is one of Europe’s smallest, numbering around 1000, and the Muslim population, which has been growing steadily through immigration, is 150,000 to 200,000. Photograph: Fredrik Varfjell/AFP Photo/Getty Images

More than 1000 Muslims formed a human shield around Oslo’s synagogue on Saturday, offering symbolic protection for the city’s Jewish community and con(...)

The Nissan Leaf at a recharging station: the car will be available to buyers in France for €14,390 from April as a result of a new swappage scheme

Europe’s appetite for electrically powered cars surged by 37 per cent last year, but still made up just more than half a per cent of the continent’s n(...)