By 2025 there will be a ton of plastic in the oceans for every three tons of fish worldwide. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Ten million tonnes of plastic are entering our oceans every year, and environmental experts believe that by 2050, plastic will actually outweigh fish(...)

The tomb at Tievebaun discovered by archaeologist Michael Gibbons. Photograph: Michael Gibbons

A hilltop tomb recently discovered close to the edge of Tievebaun mountain on the Sligo/Leitrim border may be more than 5,000 years old , according to(...)

A Famine village near Lough Dan, Co Wicklow. There may be a connection between the Famine and the prevalence among Irish people of cardiovascular and other diseases

A little-known legacy of the Great Famine may be the exceptionally high levels of mental illness amongst later generations of Irish people, both at ho(...)