Sabina Dennis and other activists react as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police prepare to clear a barricade set up by a First Nations group at the Gitdumden checkpoint near Houston, British Columbia, Canada. Photograph: Amber Bracken/The New York Times

Amid vast forests of spruce, pine and poplar trees, deep in the interior of British Columbia, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrived at a small bri(...)

Genesis Automation’s software manages inventory in hospitals, captures procedure information and analyses the cost of procedures. Photograph: iStock

Genesis Automation, a Cork-based healthcare software company, has signed a “multimillion dollar deal” with a US private hospital chain which it expect(...)

Matthew Moran and Oisin Fynes on a fishing trip with Newport Sea Angling Club

The Minister for Inland Fisheries, Seán Canney, has welcomed the success of Newport Sea Angling Club in securing fishing equipment from Inland Fisheri(...)

Participants and guests at  the COP24 climate summit  in Katowice, Poland. Photograph: EPA/Andrzej Grygiel

People living in wealthy countries, including Ireland, will have to make big reductions in the amount of beef and lamb they consume if the world is to(...)

Ireland captain Willie Anderson faces up to New Zealand captain Wayne Shelford as the All Blacks preform the Haka at Lansdowne Road in 1989. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland 6 New Zealand 23 – Lansdowne Road, November 18th, 1989 It was the last big rugby international of the decade. In early December, Scotland wou(...)

Cleveland Dam in  Vancouver. Photograph: Hazel Norton

Hazel Norton moved to Vancouver 18 months ago with her husband, Mark Cullen. In Ireland she was a secondary school teacher, and she now works in profe(...)

A customer looks at cannabis on display after legal recreational marijuana went on sale at a Tweed retail store in St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters.

Canada became the first industrialised nation to legalise recreational cannabis on Wednesday, but a lawful buzz will be hard to come by in its biggest(...)

EU  Contest for Young Scientists winners: Anna and Adrian Fleck (both from Germany), Brendan Matusch from Canada and Nicolas Fedrigo also from Canada. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The top prizes in this year’s European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) were awarded to a brother and sister from Germany, and two entrants (...)

The science centre in Seattle, one of the many scientific attractions in Washington State.

As home to Microsoft, Amazon and the aeronautic giant Boeing, the state of Washington in the US is firmly on the map for technology and engineering. W(...)

Condé Nast cited the city’s ‘picturesque, location’

Cork has been voted the third friendliest city in the world by Condé Nast Traveller in their August 2018 poll. The City by the Lee fended off competit(...)

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