Lofoten Islands, northern Norway

“You’re crazy. You do know it’s as far from Oslo to the north of Norway as it is from Dublin to Oslo? Just fly!” This reaction from more than one frie(...)

Moira O’Neill, who has died aged 94, was possibly the oldest hotelier in Ireland and certainly one of the most celebrated. For more than seven decades(...)

The Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis,   over Lake Thingvellir National Park in Iceland. It is only clearly visible over Ireland about once every 10 years. File photograph: iStockPhoto

The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, should be visible over Ireland on Friday night, Astronomy Ireland has said, in what it describes as a once-in(...)

Hundreds of people gather in an emergency shelter at the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center in Miami, Florida, September 8th, 2017, ahead of Hurricane Irma. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Florida has braced for one of the most violent storms on record, as Hurricane Irma barrelled through the Caribbean and Cuba on Friday, leaving a trail(...)

Campaigners against the strict laws surrounding the procedure said the clarification was a significant breakthrough. Photograph: iStock

Medical staff in Northern Ireland who refer women to hospitals in the rest of the UK for abortions will not face prosecution, the North’s Director of (...)

Niamh Boyle  (33) at the Sepsis conference in  Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Niamh Boyle is still adjusting to people’s stares. It is usually adults, she says looking down at her robotic hand; children are more inclined to ask (...)

Northern Ireland last year finished up as the fifth most prosperous part of the UK. Photograph: iStock

The number of millionaires living in Northern Ireland slumped last year to 13,000 people but overall prosperity levels jumped thanks to a big increase(...)

Lydia Reid said the news was ‘devastating’. Photograph: BBC

A mother who campaigned for more than 40 years to find out what happened to her dead baby’s remains has found out his coffin was buried without a body(...)

Ronan Hughes, a 17-year-old from Co Tyrone , who took his own life in June 2015 after he was victim of what the police call webcam blackmail.

Sitting in the flat he shared with two other men in Timisoara in western Romania, Iulian Enache tricked a teenager thousands of miles away in the rura(...)

“The rain here is absolute, magnificent, and frightening,” said Heinrich Böll. Above, 2014 flooding in Cork. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty caused commotion during the week with her contention that the public services card is “mandatory but not(...)