A rare golden fish believed by experts to be  part of an ornate 7th century belt buckle, which  was discovered by Barry Shannon on his aunt’s farm in Ballyalton near Downpatrick last year. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

A fisherman who turned his hand to treasure hunting landed a rare golden fish on one of his first forays with a metal detector.An inquest to determine(...)

Dietary guidelines from industry professionals and university nutritionists emphasise the fact that people should eat ‘real food’. Photograph: Getty Images

On St Patrick’s Day 2014, two bombs exploded in the world of nutrition. The first explosion, which shattered orthodox teaching and left t(...)

Seated, Piers White (the Mark Pollack Trust), Richard Donovan (ultrarunner and Irish race director), Colin Jackson (international race director), Anita Gerhardter (chief exexutive, Wings for Life), Dr Jessica Kwok (SCI researcher) and Mark Pollock (Wings for Life ambassador) answer questions from the audience during the Wings for Life World Run Google Hangout in Dublin, Ireland. Photograph: Courtesy of Redbullcontentpool.com

The story of how Austrian entrepreneur Dietrich Mateschitz became one of the richest men in Europe is a remarkable tale of an opportunity seize(...)

Andre Schiffrin in France in April , 1999.

André Schiffrin, who has died in Paris aged 78, was a force in the American book world for more than 50 years. His passion for editorial independence (...)

Eamon Gilmore made the announcement at the 13th annual NGO Forum on Human Rights, which is taking in Dublin Castle today.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore has initiated a complete review of Ireland’s foreign policy and external relations - the first such audit t(...)

British deputy prime minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg delivers his key-note speech to delegates at the end of the Liberal Democrat Autumn Party Conference in Glasgow: Photograph: Getty Images

Nick Clegg revealed how his family history shaped his political views and priorities for Government in a highly personal leader’s speech.His address t(...)

A man walks past suspended parking bays in front of the Walkie Talkie tower. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

The developers of a London skyscraper that reflects sunlight at such intense levels that it warped panels and melted mirrors on a parked car are looki(...)

Eledone cirrhosa: found in rocky pools anywhere around the Irish coast. Illustration: Michael Viney

The city of my enraptured youth, Brighton, on the English Channel, flourished on new fashions. It persuaded the Victorians, and thence the western wor(...)

Dr Heinrich Anhold has developed a testing kit which can quickly check if a horse has an infection or not, and also quantify any infection

How do you know if a horse is sick? If the animal is seriously ill, it will probably be obvious, but being a little under par could be harder to spot.(...)

Professor Conor Gearty: “I was hostile to legalised human rights within the British debate.” photograph: dara mac dónaill

Today, he is one of the most ardent champions of the cause. Through his work as a lawyer, teacher and writer, he has become one of the subject’(...)

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