The black-legged Kittiwake in classical pose, perched on a coastal cliff face.

The survival of the Kittiwake, a small cliff-nesting species of gull which breeds in colonies around the Irish coast, is globally threatened, accordin(...)

Economist Ronan Lyons estimates that Ireland has about 500,000 less apartments than it should have for the size of its population.

The State’s housing crisis stems from a shortage of apartments, not houses, economist and author of the Daft.ie report Ronan Lyons has claimed. The d(...)

Rory Deverell, a commuter who travels from near Tullamore to Dublin every day on the train.

Census 2016 statistics and population figures show that the number of Irish people commuting to work is on the rise, as the economy recovers and the p(...)

Cathal Groonell, managing director of Iasc Mara Teo, at Ros-a-Mhíl Harbour: catches handled by his firm are sold to markets across Europe, north Africa and the Caribbean. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Connemara fish factory manager Cathal Groonell would be justified in feeling nervous about Brexit as Britain is a key market for Irish seafood, and 3(...)

 Anthony McPartlin (left) and Declan Donnelly present the final night of the British queen’s 90th birthday celebrations at Windsor Castle. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty

The queen of England is 90 and UTV Ireland celebrate the occasion by showing a massive birthday party (Sunday, UTV Ireland) hosted by her cheeky roya(...)

March, 1953: Queen Elizabeth II of England  in a garden with a dog. Photograph: Getty Images

1926-1936: the nursery years When the British home secretary, Sir William Joynson-Hicks, is torn away from the pressing matter of the looming general(...)

A message in a bottle  washed up more than 108 years after it was thrown into the sea has been confirmed as the world’s oldest. Photograph: Marine Biological Association/PA Wire

When the distinguished marine biologist threw his message in a bottle into the sea, asking whoever found it to contact him, he wasn’t expecting a spee(...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon: The SNP leader is among the most vocal proponents of the EU. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

When the UK last held a referendum on Europe in 1975, more than two-thirds of English voters wanted to remain in the then European Community. Support (...)

If any band can take on the challenge of scoring a 1929 silent documentary about a North Sea fishing expedition from the Shetland Islands, it’s Fie(...)

When it comes to Northern Ireland, names such as JW Anderson and Sharon Wauchob immediately spring to mind as fashion designers who are recognised (...)

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