An excavation of the land formerly owned by Liam Cosgrave revealed the partial remains of 83 bodies.

A Fianna Fáil TD is among a number of objectors to plans to demolish the south Dublin home of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave to make way for a large h(...)

 Limerick rugby player Greg O’Shea and Amber Gill, winners of Love Island 2019. Photograph: ITV

When Leo Varadkar first sent three career diplomats (Yewande, Maura and Greg) to infiltrate Love Island as our last best hope for meaningful Anglo-Iri(...)

was prosecuted on poaching charges under the Wildlife Acts  earlier this week. He was fined €300 and banned from holding a firearms licence for five years. Photograph: iStock

A man has been convicted of deer poaching in Co Wicklow following a “vigorously contested” prosecution that came a year-and-a-half after he was found (...)

Prof Peter Gallagher watches on as guest of honour astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell admires Lord Rosse’s tie – inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night, which drew inspiration from the galaxies discovered using the giant telescope at Birr Castle in the 19th century. Photograph: Jeff Harvey

The Low Frequency Array radio telescope at Birr Castle, known as I-LOFAR, has contributed significantly to international space research since it was i(...)

Gannet birds pluck artificial material from the ocean to build their nests on the Little Skellig colony off the Co Kerry coast. Photograph: Vincent Hyland

There is no “localised solution” to the continuing build-up of plastic materials on one of the Skellig Islands, wildlife officials have said. The Na(...)

 Laura Ryan of St Brigid’s National School, Coon, Co Kilkenny was the overall national winner of the competition. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“Fun, funky and colourful” are not words generally ascribed to the Easter Rising but they were foremost in the mind of Síle Tavery from the Scoil Mhui(...)

The state of disrepair to the cathedral roof. ‘Refurbishing it will require 12,777 new slates at an average cost of €250 each,’ says Dean Morton. Photograph: St Patrick’s Cathedral

You could drive a “Mini car” through holes in the roof of Dublin’s St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dean William Morton says, as it is in such “a perilous stat(...)

The NBDC report confirms short-term, accelerating declines in Irish bee populations

The current status of Irish wildlife “remains precarious”, the National Biodiversity Data Centre (NBDC) warns following its latest evaluation of indic(...)

Poet Patrick Kavanagh, who died in 1967.

A further tranche of Ireland’s historical Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths are being available to the public online from Tuesday. Accessibl(...)

To celebrate UN International Biodiversity Day, the Lord Mayor, Nial Ring and the Director of Eco-Unesco, Elaine Nevin, joined the students of St. Joseph’s and St. Mary’s to launch Nature in the Park, a new self-guided handbook for primary school teachers to facilitate the use of local parks in Dublin city as outdoor classrooms.  Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

A handbook for primary school teachers to facilitate the use of local parks in Dublin city as outdoor classrooms has been published to celebrate UN In(...)

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