Scientists now believe a skull unearthed in 1929 belongs to the oldest-known human tsunami victim. File photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

A mysterious partial skull unearthed in Papua New Guinea in 1929 that once was thought to belong to an extinct human species turns out to have a diffe(...)

A candlelight vigil in Hong Kong on Thursday. Analysts say the focus  is now  much more on the “one country” element than the “two systems”, and expect Beijing to interfere much more. Photograph:  Roman Pilipe/EPA

Xi Jinping has a strong sense of history, and soon after he arrived for his first visit to Hong Kong as Chinese president, he sought to reaffirm his c(...)

Richard Dawkins: developed the theory of ‘memes’ in part to explain the durability of religion. Photograph: Alan Betson

A popular way in which atheists try to explain religious belief is to label it a “meme”. The idea, advanced by evolutionary scientist Richard Dawkins,(...)

Mother Abbess Máire Hickey and president of the High Court Mr Justice Peter Kelly with Notre Dame’s provost, Thomas Burish before the conferral ceremony at Notre Dame’s new education centre at Kylemore Abbey. Photograph: Keith Heneghan / Phocus

  The north American University of Notre Dame has marked the opening of its new campus in Connemara with a tribute to High Court president Mr (...)

Donald Trump greets his supporters  at a campaign rally in South Bend, Indiana. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

Donald Trump is the first Republican that Tamara Kil-Myers, a nurse from South Bend, Indiana, has ever voted for. The businessman rocking American p(...)

Dave O’Connor: ‘My daily radio show on U93 Radio has become a huge success in such a short time.’

As a young boy growing up in Shankill in Dublin I always had a love for listening to radio. Little did I know my passion for radio would turn into a c(...)

Rising time: Roger Casement and John Devoy feature in ‘1916’

The very name of this three-part documentary is like a proclamation. By calling it 1916 (RTÉ One, Wednesday) the film-maker Bríona Nic Dhiarmada appea(...)

 Roger Casement and John Devoy  in 1915

The very name of this three-part documentary is like a proclamation. By calling it 1916 (RTÉ One, 9.35pm, Wednesday), filmmaker Bríona Nic Dhiarmada a(...)

Liam Neeson. Photograph: James Mooney

RTÉ’s documentary on the Easter Rising 1916 has been sold to 120 television stations in the United States and to the BBC. The $3 million (€2.6 milli(...)

RTÉ One’s three-part documentary 1916 has not only been picked up by 120 PBS stations in the US, it has been acquired by SBS in Australia, TF1 Histoir(...)

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