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Roz Purcell on Slievenamon

Nothing beats a good meal after a hike in the great outdoors. Here, food writers and hikers share their favourite walks around Ireland, with a great p(...)

Donald Trump speaks during a fundraising round-table in San Antonio, Texas, on Wednesday. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has accused Latin American countries of sending criminals to the United States, vowing to increase US military presence at t(...)

Attorney General William Barr testifies before a subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

A redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election will be released “within a w(...)

Nasa astronaut Christina Hammock Koch, a member of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 59/60, looks on as her spacesuit is tested prior to the launch onboard the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft from the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Photograph: Getty Images

It had not been planned as a historic mission, yet it would have represented a moment of sorts: the first all-female spacewalk. But that moment will h(...)

From left: Prof Mark Ferguson-director general of SFI and chief scientific adviser to the Government; Prof Eamonn Quigley, chief of gastroenterology and hepatology Houston Methodist Hospital; Mr Michael Mahoney, CEO of Boston Scientific, and Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton. Photograph: Greg M. Cooper/SFI

The combination of the Irish education system and investment in science has resulted in the generation of graduates who can easily compete at an inter(...)

Actors Felicity Huffman (left) and  Lori Loughlin are among those charged in a cheating scandalls in US higher education. Photographs:  Lisa O’Connor  and Tommaso Boddi/AFP/Getty Images

Wealthy parents collectively paid tens of millions of dollars to buy places for their children at elite American universities, authorities have allege(...)

Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory (GLOSA) uses vehicle-to-infrastructure communication technology to allow the car to ‘talk’ to the traffic lights near it, and get data from them as to how long it will be before they switch from green to red or vice-versa

Audi claims that its new ‘GLOSA’ technology is designed to predict when the traffic lights ahead of you will turn green, and how fast you should drive(...)

 Howard Goodall and Val Fancourt in London, 2017. Goodall is a long-time proponent of the health benefits of singing attend. Photograph:  David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images

The Irish premiere of a new musical work from renowned composer Howard Goodall – famed for writing theme tunes to popular British television shows suc(...)

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(...)

Robbie Henshaw starts at fullback for Ireland in their Six Nations opener. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

On top of the surprise selection of Robbie Henshaw at fullback instead of Rob Kearney and Josh van der Flier at openside ahead of Seán O’Brien the Ire(...)

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