Offaly’s go-to forward Niall McName will line out for his 13th championship this summer. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

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The Department of Social Protection said it had ‘acted immediately’ following a data breach in which a man was sent three strangers’ bank statements and payslips in the post. Photograph: ThinkStock

Personal information including bank statements and payslips relating to three strangers was sent by the Department of Social Protection to a man wh(...)

A grasshopper mouse takes on a scorpion

In a smackdown between a venomous bark scorpion and a mouse, which would win? A house mouse would be no match for the bark scorpion’s painful sting, b(...)

Kepler 7b, left, is 1.5 times the radius of Jupiter, right

In recent years Nasa’s Kepler mission has uncovered a wealth of exoplanets (planets that orbit stars other than our own sun). And the details keep rol(...)

Earth-sized exoplanet named Kepler 78b, which whips around its host star in less than nine hours – one of the shortest orbital periods ever detected

If you’ve ever felt like the years are flying by, then you might identify with exoplanets that complete their “year” in just a few hours.An exoplanet (...)