Viewing an eclipse in London in 1999. Photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire 1:37

How to watch the solar eclipse safely: make a pinhole projectorUp to 95% of sun will be blocked out by moon for about an hour from 8.30am A weak weath(...)

A file image of a PSNI officer inside a police vehicle as petrol bombs are thrown in Belfast. Photograph: Getty

A police officer was injured after trouble flared close to a Belfast interface for a second night.Petrol bombs, stones, bottles and fireworks were thr(...)

  Stephen Hawking giving a talk at this year’s Starmus Festival in Tenerife

It’s September 2014 and I’m wandering around a resort in Tenerife in the dark trying to find a gala dinner. I’m accompanied by a fellow straggler, an (...)

Swirls of green and red appear in an aurora over Whitehorse, Yukon on the night of September 3rd, 2012 in this NASA handout image. Photograph: Reuters/courtesy of David Cartier Sr/Nasa handout

Thanks to an “enormous solar explosion”, people across Ireland may get to see a full display of the Northern Lights tonight. Two solar flares h(...)

Silver vinaigrette in a fitted case, made in Birmingham in 1836, which made €3,000, 10-times the estimate (€250-€350) at Mealy’s

The first quarter of 2014 has ended and Irish fine art and antiques auctioneers have a spring in their step. The first big art auctions of the (...)

A fireball which burned up over Russia last February generated shockwaves which circled the globe twice. Photograph:

An ‘extremely bright fireball’ was seen streaking across Irish skies on Saturday night before breaking up, Astronomy Ireland has said. Th(...)

Five people have been killed in the North in the first 10 days of the new year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An urgent meeting of the North’s Road Safety Forum takes place tomorrow following the loss of five lives on the North’s roads in the first 10 days of (...)

Stormont environment minister Mark Durkan said he would seek Executive approval for new measures to fight drink-driving and to counter the predominance of young and male drivers in the death tally.

The death toll on roads in Northern Ireland has risen, with 56 losing their lives. The total is eight more than the figure for 2012 which was the lowe(...)

Duke Special plays the Harvest Music Festival tomorrow.

Limerick LGBTQ Pride Festival 2013: Limerick Host Madonna Lucia alongside DJ and dance troupe “Audio Angels” kick things off this evening at The Parlo(...)

Women take part in the “Dip In The Nip” fundraiser in aid of the Mercy University Hospital Foundation and cancer services at Pillmore beach in Youghal, Co Cork, yesterday. It was one of several similar events held over the weekend. Photograph: Diane Cusack

The RNLI lifeboat station on the river Shannon’s Lough Derg has urged water users to check local weather forecasts, following two alerts within 24 hou(...)