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Zara’s Planet: people told Zara Stassin that her equestrian-holiday company would never work. Today she sends more than 1,600 people to their own horsey heaven in more than 30 countries

Anyone over 40 will remember how the late, great Gillian Bowler put package holidays on the map here with Budget Travel. The original low-cost-marketi(...)

Robert Keogh, originally from Dublin, completed two academic degrees while serving with the  US Coast Guard

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. Here, Robert Keogh shares his(...)

The idea of global warming was developed by the Irish scientist and Carlow man, John Tyndall (1820-93). Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Is the world ever going to get on top of global carbon dioxide releases? One despairs when you see those images of giant smoke stacks with what looks (...)

The US national weather service said on Tuesday it was investigating how incorrect alerts were broadcast to mobile phones warning residents of coasta(...)

The last time the three elements combined at the same time was in 1866. Photograph: AFP

A rare celestial event will grace the skies on Wednesday when a blue moon and lunar eclipse combine with the moon being at its closest point to Earth,(...)

Map shows the location of a magnitude 8.2 earthquake that occurred at a depth of 10 km off Alaska on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Alaska and parts of western Canada braced for a possible tsunami on Tuesday after a magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck the Gulf of Alaska, sparking evacu(...)

Sign displays “There is no threat” in Oahu, Hawaii, after a false emergency alert said a ballistic missile was headed for Hawaii. Photograph:  Instagram/@sighpoutshrug/via Reuters

The government of Hawaii did not have reasonable safeguards in place that would have prevented the transmission of a false alert about an imminent mis(...)

The US military’s Pacific command said on Saturday there was no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii after a message was sent in error to Hawaii residen(...)

The object’s trajectory meant it was not subject to the sun’s gravitational pull and must have originated from elsewhere in the galaxy.

For almost two months, scientists wondered were they on the verge of the greatest discovery in human history. A strange-looking object shaped like a(...)

‘Catching small waves and that feeling of weightlessness must be akin to what my little baby felt as she cruised the amniotic seas of my womb’

General practitioner Katie McAnena didn’t have any reason to question the “extreme caution” approach taken by medicine to pregnancy when she was a stu(...)

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