On the   Italian island of Giglio, the entire population of about 1,400 residents, as well as seasonal workers, will be vaccinated next week as they prepare for the summer season.  Photograph: Getty Images

If anyone is strategically placed to take note of the people setting foot on the tiny Italian island of Giglio it’s Rosalba Pellegrini. Her bar and pa(...)

Space weather concerns the influence on the Earth’s magnetic field and upper atmosphere of events on the sun

Space weather, first studied in the 1950s, has grown in importance with recent technological advances. It concerns the influence on the Earth’s magnet(...)

From Letterkenny, Co Donegal, Joe Kelly found himself in the media firing lines with journalists around the world in recent years after helping lead Huawei fight back against claims by the US government that its technology could be used for spying purposes.

Irishman Joe Kelly, who spent the last eight years leading communications for controversial telecoms company Huawei, has died at the age of 55. Kelly(...)

With 1,256,808 posts in 2020 so far, gallery walls are by far the most popular trend on Instagram. Photograph: Getty

If painting walls feels like a faff, and DIY isn’t your domain, home accessories are a quick, easy and inexpensive shortcut to an interiors refresh. I(...)

The bronze  statue of aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown which was unveiled in  Clifden, Co Galway.  Photograph: Andrew Downes

The men who made history by being the first to fly non-stop across the Atlantic have found themselves a new home close to the west of Ireland landing (...)

The long term forecast is for the changeable showery conditions to continue into the middle of next week. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A slight improvement in the weather is in the offing for the weekend with temperatures set to increase – but the changeable, showery conditions are pr(...)

Alcock and Brown leaving Newfoundland.

Around 9am on June 15th , 1919, an Australian soldier spending his honeymoon in Clifden looked out the window of his hotel room and saw a plane. Short(...)

Huawei’s vice-president for corporate communications Joe Kelly: “The West is quite individualistic. China is more collective”

As 5G and Huawei’s key role in its global development evolves into a geopolitical battleground, a former junior postman from Letterkenny is in the thi(...)

Charlie Connelly mixes historical anecdote with reportage and memoir as he goes “in search of the magic of radio”.

A veteran of the Royal Air Corps during the first World War and a cousin of the writer Aldous Huxley, Capt Peter Eckersley seems like an unlikely prec(...)

Nikola Tesla: developed Faraday’s  induction invention

I detest power cords and cables for my various smart devices and domestic appliances. Why is it that almost every device seems to require a different (...)

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