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Clunk click: wearing your seat belt will help protect you from turbulence during a flight. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Very few people would have survived being partially sucked out of an aircraft, as happened to a woman aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from New York(...)

New figures released by Clare County Council (Ennis HQ above) in response to a Freedom of Information request show  the local authority has spent €13,099 on a 7m “bespoke” table featuring the council coat of arms, and €17,994 on  chairs. FIle photograph: Google Street View

A €51,562 spend by a local authority on revamping its main meeting room – including an outlay of €31,093 on a “bespoke” table and 22 chairs – has been(...)

CIA director Mike Pompeo  travelled to the North Korean capital to meet Kim Jong-un in recent weeks. File photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Preparations are under way for a groundbreaking summit between the leaders of the United States and North Korea as the White House confirmed CIA direc(...)

Ganoderma applanatum or artists’ conk mushrooms.

The medicinal use of mushrooms in Asian culture is widely known, but what is less known is that some of the most potent Asian medicinal mushrooms grow(...)

Chefs Louise Bannon, Jess Murphy, Mhd Ahyam Orabi, Amer Marai, Ahmad Orabi and Christine Walsh working on the Far Fetched refugee fundraising dinner in Galway last October.

A food festival with a difference taking place next June will see restaurants and food businesses across Ireland open their doors to chefs and bakers (...)

Plastic waste  washed ashore  on Sanur beach in Bali, Indonesia,  April 12th. Photograph: Epa/Made Nagi

Scientists have engineered a biological enzyme which can rapidly digest some of the most common forms of polluting plastics that persist for hundreds (...)

Actor R Lee Ermey, at a premiere of “Willard,” at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood in 2003. File photograph:  Jim Ruymen/Reuters

American actor R Lee Ermey, known for playing Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in 1987 film Full Metal Jacket, has died at the age of 74. His manager said he(...)

World Rugby has set up an independent disputes committee to review the circumstances surrounding Belgium’s 18-10 win over Spain in Brussels on March 18th. Photograph: 	Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty

World Rugby must take more control over global tournaments or risk damaging the sport’s integrity, the umbrella organisation that represents national (...)

US president Trump withdrew from the trans pacific partnership last year. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

US president Donald Trump said the United States would only join the Trans Pacific Partnership, a multinational trade pact his administration walked a(...)

Uni tofu by Takashi Miyazaki of ichigo ichi

Is Cork the new culinary capital of Ireland? The question arises as the city and county see a succession of recent and upcoming high profile new resta(...)

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