Poachers realise that any animal that's got one of these collars or units attached to it is basically off the list

The war against rhino poaching in South Africa is going high tech in an attempt to curb a death toll that continues to spiral despite money (...)

Richard Nixon: he is depicted as an isolated and lonely man, consumed with hatred. Photograph:  Ellsworth Davis/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, the retired surgeon, blew his top last week, venting about how the media had twisted his words when he w(...)

Norman Scarth, of Veterans For Peace, at the white poppy wreath-laying in the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin. Mr Scarth is a veteran of the second World War. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The State is in “gross breach” of its supposedly neutral status and of its humanitarian obligations by continuing to allow US soldiers and aircraft to(...)

Singapore: named the most successful economy in the world by the Legatum Prosperity Index. Photograph:   REUTERS/Edgar Su

Asia Briefing comes from Singapore this week, which has just been named the most successful economy in the world by the Legatum Prosperity Index, whic(...)

Stewart Buttefield of Slack speaking at the  Web Summit  in Dublin.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Stewart Butterfield is enthusiastic about Irish food. Particularly apples, which he says are better than most in North America, but brown bread and(...)

Michael Thai Trung King, who is to be conferred with a PhD from the RCSI. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

They arrived, wrapped in Aer Lingus blankets, to a cold and blustery Dublin Airport in the winter of 1981. To many, they were simply the “Boat People”(...)

Ger Scully (30) was killed when his car was in collision with a road train at South Hedland, Western Australia. Image: Google Maps

Tributes have been paid to a Galway man who has died in a road collision in Australia. Ger Scully (30) was killed when his car was in collision with (...)

EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan believes the recent WHO report on meat links to cancer was “misinterpreted”. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A controversial report putting various meat products in the same category of cancer risk as tobacco and asbestos will not impact on Irish exports, EU (...)

A protester holding a sign that reads ‘Americans get off South China Sea’, is confronted by police outside the US Embassy in Beijing. Photograph: Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

China has accused Washington of having a “cold war mentality” after it sent a warship into a disputed part of the South China Sea where Beijing has b(...)

A file photo of the USS Lassen, a guided-missile destroyer. The US navy sailed the vessel within 12 nautical miles of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea as part of a series of ‘freedom of navigation’ exercises. Photograph: John Hageman/US navy via The New York Times

The prospect of escalation in the stand-off between Beijing and Washington over the South China Sea was increased after Beijing said it was prepared t(...)