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A screengrab from a video posted on Twitter of a chimpanzee escaping from an enclosure at Belfast Zoo.

Several chimpanzees used a branch to escape an enclosure at Belfast Zoo on Saturday. The zookeeper blamed recent stormy weather for weakening trees i(...)

A building, on left, formerly used as Crossakiel Garda station. Photograph: Tim O’Brien

A family who bought a former Garda station within the Dublin commuter belt for €6,000 from the Office of Public Works has said it may rent out the bui(...)

The golden beaches, clear blue skies and laidback lifestyle are hugely attractive for many who choose to move to Australia. One of the main draws for (...)

‘I spent most of the last 24 hours in tears watching the incredible work women and many men in Ireland have done to bring about change.’ Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

Grace Walsh desperately wanted to be home in Dublin and surrounded by friends to watch the results of the Irish referendum on abortion rights to roll (...)

The stalemate  at the Irish Cruiser Racing Association  impacts on the more than 7,000 regular competitors around Ireland each year. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

A stalemate of sorts has emerged in the saga of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) that impacts on the more than 7,000 regular competitors ar(...)

The Holyhead ferry terminal on the Island of Anglesey in Wales: “Even a native of Anglesey in Wales such as myself must admit that by bypassing Holyhead, they are not missing much.” File photograph:  Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

The Holyhead boat is not what is it used to be. In decades past, the often-challenging conditions on the 70 or so miles of sea separating Ireland from(...)

 Basketball National Cup: Black Amber Templeogue held firm to win 90-81 against Belfast Star. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

There were thrills, spills and upsets galore last weekend as the opening round of the Basketball National Cup got under way, with some spectacular re(...)

Recently compiled rankings found that, on average, female participation in top Executive MBA (EMBA)  programmes is just 28 per cent.  Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

When you think of a person with a master’s in business administration (MBA), what image springs to mind? Sharp suit? High powered job? A man? If the (...)

A diver examines bleaching on a coral reef on Orpheus Island on the Great Barrier Reef. Two consecutive mass bleaching events have affected a 1,500km stretch, leaving only the reef’s southern third unscathed. Photograph: AFP/ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies/Greg Torda

Back-to-back severe bleaching events have affected two-thirds of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, new aerial surveys have found. The findings have cau(...)

A car is parked at the police station in Roma, Australia, after a British backpacker who was driving it was  rescued by police. Photograph: AAP Image/APN Western Star via AP

The British backpacker who was allegedly held captive and repeatedly raped and beaten in an ordeal lasting more than a month in Australia has been rel(...)

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