An Irish fatality of the war has emerged who was most likely 14 and no more than 15. Pte Edward Francis Hawe from Mullinhane, Co Tipperary, died on September 20th, 1916.

Among the rows of war dead at Poelcapelle military cemetery in Flanders, there is one grave which is usually a riot of colour set against the neat whi(...)

Ty Gorelashvili (foreground) and Praise Limbila at the flower display in the residents organic garden at the Eglinton asylum seekers’ accommodation centre in Salthill, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Sweetpea, coriander, potatoes, peas and broccoli are thriving in Galway’s first community garden run by asylum seekers in a direct provision centre(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan at a UN peacekeeping summit in New York.

The Government has agreed to train African military officers, most likely from Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda, in peacekeeping skills in Ireland and Af(...)

An Egyptian man pleaded guilty in New York today to charges stemming from the deadly 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 2(...)

Gebremedhin Woldegiorgis, senior potato researcher at the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, and Denis Griffen, potato breeder at Teagas, inspect potato plants at the Teagasc Research Centre in Oakpark, Carlow. photograph: dylan vaughan

The hills of Chencha in southern Ethiopia, over 2,700m above sea level, are not a place where you might expect the Irish potato to be thriving undergr(...)

An elderly priest who died after he was given a yellow fever vaccine was aware of the higher risk it posed to his age group before he consented to it, an inquest heard. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

An elderly priest who died after he was given a yellow fever vaccine was aware of the higher risk it posed to his age group before he consented to it,(...)

Ten full hours of “chimp chat” have been put up online in order to encourage more research into what the animals are saying.

Ten full hours of ‘chimp chat’ have been put up online in order to encourage more research into what the animals are saying. This valuable resource wa(...)

Soldiers wait in the trenches on the Western Front during the first World War as they prepare to make their way “over the top” to face the enemy. Photograph: Reuters

How many Irishmen died in the first World War? A century to the day from when Britain, and by extension Ireland, declared war on Germany, we still do(...)

The merger of Irish NGOs Gorta and Self Help Africa last Saturday has created one of the largest non-profit agricultural organisations in Ireland and Britain.

The merger of Irish NGOs Gorta and Self Help Africa last Saturday has created one of the largest non-profit agricultural organisations in Ireland and (...)

Ranked number two in the world at bantamweight, Michael Conlan (left), pictured at London 2012, came through the first of his bouts at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland’s Olympic bronze medal winner at London 2012, Michael Conlan, won the first of his fights in the Commonwealth Games. The Belfast bantamweight (...)