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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. The Government is opposed to proposals from the European Commission for a digital services tax.  Photograph: Tom Honan

Ireland has stepped up its campaign against digital tax proposals from the European Commission in a joint submission with three other states, warning (...)

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket, with the Nasa Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) onboard, launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, US. Photograph: Nasa/Bill Ingalls/Nasa/Reuters

A Nasa satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earth’s ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation has been launched into polar orbit. A (...)

Former vice-president Joe Biden speaks at a memorial service for Senator John McCain in Phoenix, Arizona: “I’m a Democrat and I love John McCain.” Photograph: Brian Snyder

John McCain was a “giant among all of us”, former vice-president John Biden said on Thursday as he paid tribute to his friend and long-time colleague (...)

We’re all used to seeing cars in camouflage wrap, these days. Instead of using bin bags and lots of duct tape, as was the case once, car makers now tr(...)

Undated selfie of Richard Russell. Photograph: Social Media/AFP)

The family of an airline employee who stole and later crashed a plane near Seattle have said they are “stunned and heartbroken”, as authorities invest(...)

white (albino) laboratory wistar rat on board during experiment

A live rat in a fast food restaurant in Ranelagh, a mouse infestation in Bunratty and rodent droppings on shelves of a supermarket were among the reas(...)

Joshua House is a five-storey over-basement building owned by Dublin City Council.

Pioneering biotech start-up company Nuritas is relocating to Dublin’s Dawson Street, where it will occupy the Joshua House office block next to the Ma(...)

Measurement of the Lough Foyle baseline in 1828-29.

On a glorious sunny June day we reached the summit of Céidín, south of the Glen of Imall, to find a triangulation station or trig pillar. These concre(...)

Donald Trump speaks as King Abdullah II looks on in the Oval Office,  June 25th. Photograph: Getty

US president Donald Trump doubled-down on his zero-tolerance approach to immigration, calling for illegal immigrants who enter the United States to be(...)

 David Drumm will be regarded as being of no security risk as a prisoner and will likely  earn the right to be transferred to an open prison. Photograph: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Prisoner number 102640, David Drumm, will serve just over 3½ years before being due for release. Prisoners like Drumm – who are educated and who do n(...)

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