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A truck with a crane used to save a pilot from a power line after his F-16 fighter jet crashed in Pluvigner, western France.  Photograph: Jean-Francois Monier/AFP/Getty Images

A pilot has been rescued after being stuck for two hours on a high voltage electricity line after his plane crashed in western France. The Belgian F(...)

Seven Irish, one Briton and 42 French died when the Betelguese went on fire at Whiddy Island in Co Cork in 1979 while a Dutch diver died later during the salvage operation to bring the death toll to 51. Photograph: Paddy Whelan/The Irish Times

A group representing the relatives of the 51 people who perished in the Betelgeuse Disaster in West Cork 40 years ago have urged people to support the(...)

Part of a  fleet of single-handed sailors beginning a leg  of the La Solitaire du Figaro. The series will have two Irish boats for the third successive season in 2020

Irish involvement in offshore racing appears to be in a buoyant state going by the busy season just closing, and the prospects for 2020 are looking st(...)

‘Bats use their senses in intriguing ways,’ says  Emma Teeling. ‘They echolocate and contrary to popular belief they are far from blind; in fact, some have really good vision’.

Emma, you work on bats, creatures that many people would run from. Why do you like them? “I think people would like bats a lot more if they saw them (...)

Ireland’s Daniel Martin rides past fans during the 13th stage of the 106th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, a 27.2-kilometre individual time-trial in Pau, on Friday. Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images

There’s just over one week left in this Tour, and we are now heading into my favourite terrain. The mountains are what makes the Tour de France really(...)

Spectators wait for Ironman Cork competitors to pass by, at Youghal, Co Cork. Photograph: ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry

Two weather warnings were in place on Sunday, as heavy rain hit Ireland. Met Éireann put in place a status yellow rainfall warning for Cork and Wate(...)

The longest-lived species of bats, known as Myotis, pictured in Brittany. Photograph: Olivier Farcy/Bretagne Vivante

Scientists have identified genes that may give long-lived bat species their extraordinary lifespans and ability to resist cancer compared to other ani(...)

Today’s the day. And hello to our Welsh cousins heading to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff where their country could win the Six Nations Grand Sla(...)

To regard Yann Tiersen as a film composer reduces the span of his work. Fortunately the French man’s inherent punk streak has solidified a place for h(...)

Supporters gather to pay tribute to Argentinian soccer player Emiliano Sala, in Nantes. Photograph: David Vincent/AP Photo

Rescuers said there was almost no chance of Premier League soccer player Emiliano Sala being found alive after a recording emerged of a fearful voice (...)

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