Artist Hugo Farmer’s oil-splattered statue of UK prime minister Boris Johnson. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP

Image of the week: Piece of work One version of Boris Johnson was spotted this week “relaxing with paintbrushes” in Marbella, where he is on holiday (...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish Green Party co-leader Lorna Slater and Green Party co-leader Patrick Harvie. Photograph: Jane Barlow, Jeff J Mitchell, Russell Cheyne/ AFP via Getty Images

An agreement between the Scottish Greens and the ruling Scottish National Party (SNP) will bring two Greens into the Holyrood cabinet, the first time (...)

First minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon holds a media briefing with Scottish Greens co-leaders Patrick Harvie and Lorna Slater. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Pool/Getty

Leaders of the Scottish National Party and Scottish Greens on Friday announced a power-sharing deal that will create a governing majority in the devol(...)

 Patrik Schick of the Czech Republic celebrates after scoring the first of his two goals in the victory over Scotland at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland. Photograph:  Andy Buchanan/Pool/Getty Images

Hands up: how many of you thought Patrik Schick’s shot was heading for the Shetland Islands? Same here. Just the 49.7 metres from goal, if the fella d(...)

‘Your first habit should be turning your clothes inside out and reading the label,’ says De Castro. Photograph: iStock

There is a rip in the armpit of Orsola de Castro’s jumper. She raises her hand high in the air so I can see it: a slash of pale skin peeks from tomato(...)

Singer Mary Coughlan at home in Wicklow for magazine feature. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The singer spent years ‘in deep sadness and a lot of anger’ but honesty, openness and music got her through On Mary Coughlan’s kitchen table the(...)

The Scottish utility SSE plans to build an offshore wind farm in the Arklow Bank by 2025. Photograph: Reuters

Scottish utility group SSE has said it hopes to build an offshore wind farm off Ireland by 2025. The company’s Arklow Bank project of at least 520 meg(...)

Lead author Dr Edmund Gilbert, who is based at RCSI, said the work was helping understand the role of genetic variation in human disease. File photograph: Getty

A complete genetic map of Britain and Ireland, generated by scientists for the first time, provides proof of common ancestry going back hundreds of ye(...)

The Waterford Greenway runs for 46km along the old railway line from Dungarvin to Waterford city

Portumna Forest Park Portumna, Co Galway; free; coillte.ie These 450 hectares of woodland offer so much more than just lush walking trails. The f(...)

Castlecomer Discovery Park, in Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

GET BACK TO NATURE Dublin City Farm St Anne’s Park, Raheny; free; dublincityfarm.com Dublin County Council’s first urban farm has only been open(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Next
  • Last »