Threat: a health technician with Aedes aegyti mosquito larvae  which transmit the virus. Photograph: Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters

China has confirmed its first case of the Zika virus in a man who had recently travelled to South America. A statement issued by the Hong Kong Depa(...)

Liam Neeson. Photograph: James Mooney

RTÉ’s documentary on the Easter Rising 1916 has been sold to 120 television stations in the United States and to the BBC. The $3 million (€2.6 milli(...)

Waves crash over the lighthouse at Porthcawl, Wales, February 1, 2016. Gale force winds are affecting parts of Wales. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

It’s St Bridget’s day, when we traditionally celebrate the arrival of Spring but instead we are battening down the hatches as Storm Henry sweeps in. (...)

A warning from the World Health Organisation (WHO) that the Zika virus is “spreading explosively” has global implications. Although a mild illness for(...)

Kieran Duffy: ‘Public healthcare here is notoriously poor, and few will have any confidence in the government’s ability to effectively tackle the crisis.’

I first arrived in Colombia in August 2014, after spending some time travelling in South America. Having previously taught English in South Korea for (...)

Leslie Greer (98), who worked as an analyst in Bletchley Park during the second World War. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

One woman’s role in the extraordinary work carried out in Bletchley Park, Britain’s second World War code-breaking and intelligence-analysing centre, (...)

A researcher collecting larvae of mosquitos at Sao Paulo University, Brazil. Photograph: AFP Photo /Nelson Almeida

Brazil said yesterday that pregnant women should consult their doctors before travelling to there, but that no other restrictions were necessary regar(...)

Giant’s staircase: Utec, Lima has ‘opened up exciting new frontiers for Peruvian architecture’. Photograph: Grafton Architects, Iwan Baan Studio

Drive south on Lima’s coastal highway and the city’s beachside cliffs loom above you until a ravine cuts a path inland. Take this road and quickly re(...)

Sweet potato is perfect as a base for soups, stews, chillies and salads

Sweet potatoes are even more versatile than their distant cousin, the regular potato, as they are suited to both sweet and savoury dishes. The swee(...)

Television presenter and travel journalist Manchán Magan who will contest the general election for the Green Party.

The television presenter and travel journalist Manchán Magan will contest the general election for the Green Party in the Longford-Westmeath constitu(...)