Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla, speaks during at an event  near Jamestown,  Australia last week. Photograph: Photograph: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

Here to Sydney in 51 minutes It looks like rocket-powered travel is closer than we think. Elon Musk of SpaceX told the International Astronautical Co(...)

Men and women are different. On this, almost everyone acquainted with reality agrees. How different is the more controversial question, to which there(...)

Has the hint of a summer we’ve had given you a taste for the sun? Do you wish you’d been more organised last January when you should have organised yo(...)

Tramore-based People Before Profit representative  Una Dunphy: “We are not getting our proper piece of the pie.”   Photograph: Mary Browne

How do you describe Waterford? It’s a summer evening after rain. In the middle of a warren of small streets up a hill stands Walsh Park, Waterford’s(...)

The ruins of a bar on the island of Kos following a 6.7 magnitude earthquake which struck the region. Photograph: Getty Images

There is no major travel disruption to Irish holiday makers following a strong earth quake off the Greek island of Kos. Irish customers are being adv(...)

July and August are usually very hot in southern Europe and you may spend more time avoiding the sun than in it if travelling with children. Photograph: Getty Images

Taking small children on holidays has to be well planned. There are many lovely resorts in Europe and one of the advantages of taking under-twos is ge(...)

Space X’s Falcon 9 rocket is prepared for a launch to the International Space Station on Saturday at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is poised for a debut flight on Saturday from a Nasa launchpad which has not been used since the end of the space shuttle pr(...)

A handout image from a NASA live camera shows a fire burning on a launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

A SpaceX rocket carrying a communications satellite exploded on the launchpad this morning, dealing a major blow to Facebook’s plans for expanding int(...)

Judith  Hill said Prince (above) had never revealed to her  he was in pain, after decades of high-wattage performance and hip surgery. “I only know what everyone knows about his pain - I read about it,” she said. File photograph: Claire Greenway/Getty Images

It’s the moment that Judith Hill has been replaying in her mind for the past two months: She was sitting on a plane with a man she loved, talking, hav(...)

Body & Soul 2016 is  under way in the  surrounds of Ballinlough Castle Estate, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Allen Kiely

Body & Soul kicked off tonight in the grounds of Ballinlough Castle in Co Westmeath as festival-goers set up camp for the three-day arts and music(...)