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Sinn Féin leader  Mary Lou McDonald at the count centre in the RDS. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Even very early on in the count, it was shaping up to be a very difficult weekend for Sinn Féin and its leader who now faces her second disaster - two(...)

The sun was used as an ‘all-natural laboratory’ in the team’s study of plasma. The sun, above Oceanside in California. File photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

New insights into how matter behaves in the extreme conditions of the Sun’s atmosphere have been discovered by a team of Irish and French scientists. (...)

Wilton Castle, in Co Wexford. Photograph: James Fenlon

It may not be very often that a vote of thanks is offered to the Irish Revenue Commissioners. Yet without them who would find the way to lock 26 on th(...)

The first ever photo of a black hole, taken using a global network of telescopes, conducted by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project. Photograph: Event Horizon Telescope (EHT)/National Science Foundation/Reuters

The first close-up picture of a black hole taken deep in space was unveiled on Wednesday. The event was awe-inspiring for the world and immensely si(...)

St Patrick’s Day: spectators at last year’s Dublin parade. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

The forecast may not be great for this year’s St Patrick’s Day, but there are lots of events and other attractions, many indoors, to keep you entertai(...)

Galway’s Noreen Coen scores a free against Limerick in Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 1 semi-final in Birr. Photograph:  INPHO/Bryan Keane

A fine performance from Anne Dalton gave Kilkenny a 0-12 to 0-9 victory over rivals Cork in the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 1 semi-fin(...)

I-LOFAR radio telescope on the grounds of Birr Castle.

A sky survey conducted by 200 astronomers has revealed the presence of hundreds of thousands of previously undetected galaxies and has shed light on t(...)

A discovery made by scientists in Ireland provides fresh insight on how spectacular solar storms arise

A discovery made by scientists in Ireland provides fresh insight on how spectacular solar storms ariseand may soon enable more accurate forecasts of w(...)

Gardaí have issued an appeal for information after a man in his 20s was taken to hospital with head injuries following a serious assault in Co Offaly.(...)

Carl Lawrence tested positive for cocaine ten minutes before the collision and also had no licence or insurance. Photograph: Getty

A hit-and-run driver who knocked down and killed a talented Irish banjo player was on Friday jailed for eight years. Carl Lawrence, now 39, said he t(...)

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