Members of the Mashco Piro tribe in Manu National Park. The Peruvian state will try to make contact with the isolated Amazonian tribe following an arrow attack on a  village in May. Photograph: Reuters/Jean-Paul Van Belle

Peru will make contact for the first time with an Amazonian tribe that largely lives isolated in the jungle, part of a bid to ease tensions with near(...)

In one of the most bizarre twists in America’s war on terrorism, the CIA assigned veteran operations officer Harold James “Jim” Nicholson to run a cou(...)

Cork priest Fr Tom Duggan who volunteered as a British army chaplain in both World Wars and was awarded the Military Cross for bravery and an OBE by King George VI.

Fr Tom Duggan certainly lived a life less ordinary. He served in the British army in the first World War and ended up as a PoW; became friends with IR(...)

Pope Francis has  warned that failure to act over climate change would have “grave consequences for all of us”. Photograph: Getty

Pope Francis will this week call for changes in lifestyles and energy consumption to avert the “unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem” before the(...)

Five of the Republic’s premier food producers have been honoured for their contribution to the Irish food industry at the 10th annual EirGrid Euro-Toques Food Awards.  Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Five of the Republic’s premier food producers have been honoured for their contribution to the Irish food industry at the 10th annual EirGrid Euro-To(...)

 Authorities were investigating the crash, which took place in the Peruvian Andes. The driver, who survived, was being held by police. File  photograph: Jacob Halaska/Photolibrary/Getty Images

A dump truck crammed with dozens of schoolchildren dropped from a cliff in the Peruvian Andes as it returned from festivities in a highland province, (...)

‘Quinoa can be quite trouble-free to grow in Ireland’

I love salads as a main course, but I usually end up feeling hungry again a few hours later. By including a base such as freekeh, barley or couscou(...)

A Sira poison frog (Ranitomeya sirensis)

In the rainforest, you look with your ears. It’s a lesson that biologist Dr Mary O’Connell learned quickly when she landed in Peru last January to (...)

Fitzgerald Nursery staff harvesting a crop of sweet potatoes grown under cover in Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Pat Fitzgerald/Fitzgerald Nurseries

In the same way that I have a soft spot for eccentrics and oddballs of the human kind, so I’ve always been intrigued by the horticulturally strange(...)

U2 guitarist The Edge (David Evans) with his son, Levi

"Two summers ago, Bono spoke to me about drawings he had made of his father. He asked if they could be used to raise money for the Irish Hospice Fo(...)