Aylan Kurdi and his older brother, Galib who died as their family tried to reach Europe 2:30

Turkish police have detained four Syrians suspected of involvement in organising the passage of a boat which capsized, drowning 12 people including a (...)

A logging site at Nesset, Mau Forest, Kenya. Humans are clearing  a net 10 billion trees a year from the surface of the Earth.

The Earth fairly bristles with trees, with new research showing it has an estimated 3.04 trillion of them. Although this is almost 10 times more than(...)

Migrants demonstrate outside the main Eastern Railway station in Budapest, Hungary, September 1st, 2015. Photograph:  REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

When Sir Nicholas Winton died in July, he was widely celebrated for a few days. Obituarists eulogised his work in rescuing Jewish children from German(...)

Ireland is now one of the most expensive countries in the EU, up there with the UK and Sweden, and only exceeded by Denmark. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

While the popular perception is that the cost of living is always rising, since the beginning of the year consumer prices have on average been lowe(...)

The scene at Thomond Bridge in Limerick on Saturday evening as the cage structure was lifted out of the water. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Tributes have been paid to two workers who died tragically on Thomond Bridge in Limerick at the weekend, as their families prepare for their funerals.(...)

The scene at Thomond Bridge in Limerick on Saturday evening as the cage structure was lifted out of the water. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

A candlelight vigil is to take place at the bridge where two men died in a work place accident in Limerick at the weekend. TJ Herlihy (36) from Castle(...)

Kieran Drain (right), chief executive of the Tyndall National Institute, with Damien English, Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, at the launch of the Tyndall 2014 annual report. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Organisations involved in commercialising R&D argue that strong national R&D programmes that bring together third-level researchers and ind(...)

Defence Forces Chief of Staff Lt Gen Conor Doyle, Minister for Defence Simon Coveney and Secretary General at the Department of Defence Maurice Quinn at the launch of the new White Paper on Defence at Dublin Castle last week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney.

Many years ago during a defence debate in another jurisdiction, an opposition member with a military background was trying to make a point. He argued (...)

Charlie Mulgrew scored Cletic’s third in their 3-1 win over St Johnstone. Photograph: Reuters

Celtic 3 St Johnstone 1 Celtic eventually shrugged off a European hangover as they came from behind to beat St Johnstone 3-1 and go top of the (...)

Migrants wait for Macedonian police to allow them to cross the border along the Greek-Macedonian border, near the town of Gevgelija, on Friday. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images

The truck was abandoned pointing west, towards what the 71 people locked inside hoped would be a safe and prosperous future, and away from whatever mi(...)