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A cushion star  in Poor Knights marine reserve  off New Zealand

The move by Minister for the Marine Michael Creed to exclude large fishing trawlers from Ireland’s coastal seas is great news for the conservation of (...)

The great Leave Means Leave crusade gets under way in Easington, England. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

Image of the week: The long goodbye The world has too many close-ups of Nigel Farage but the former Ukip leader is in this picture if you squint hard(...)

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said tsunami waves of between 3ft and 10ft were possible. Photograph: Theo Rouby/AP

A powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake has struck in the southern Pacific Ocean near New Caledonia, prompting authorities to warn of a tsunami threat to (...)

Campaign posters from different political groups ahead of New Caledonia’s independence referendum, in Noumea. Photograph: Theo Rouby/AFP/Getty Images

The South Pacific archipelago of New Caledonia voted against independence from France on Sunday in a long-awaited referendum that capped a 30-year-lon(...)

Citizens wear traditional costumes outside the venue for the closing meeting of the Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front (FLNKS) campaign for a ‘yes’ to New Caledonia’s independence from France in Noumea, on the French overseas territory of New Caledonia, on October 30th, 2018 Photograph: Theo Rouby/AFP/Getty

One of the last chapters in French colonial history will be written on Sunday when 175,000 voters in the French territory of New Caledonia, 17,000km f(...)

French prime minister Edouard Philippe. File photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

France’s prime minister, whose government has vowed to clean up politics, was forced on Wednesday to defend his decision to hire a private jet for €35(...)

Jean-Luc Melenchon, leader of the far-left France Unbowed, who wants the European  flag replaced with the flag of the United Nations. Photograph: Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the leader of the far-left France Unbowed, says the blue and gold European flag is a “sectarian emblem” symbolising the EU’s Chris(...)

Karena and Kasey Te Awa Bird, New Zealand MasterChef winners, filming their food and travel show in Dublin on Tuesday

Karena and Kasey Te Awa Bird, joint-winners of MasterChef New Zealand 2014, are filming in Dublin today for the new series of their food and travel TV(...)

Zealandia is a step closer to being recognised as a continent, the authors of a new scientific paper claim.  File photograph: Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images

Zealandia - a land mass submerged in the southwest Pacific - is a step closer to being recognised as a continent, the authors of a new scientific pape(...)

Water services is one of the five main areas of expertise of Geoscience Ireland member companies

A network of Irish engineering companies set up in 2010 as a response to the economic downturn has helped member companies win a series of high-profil(...)