Room for one more? Vehicles are parked before being exported in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. Photograph: Kyodo News via AP

Image of the week: Parking only Japanese exports have tumbled by almost a fifth and this is the picture that seems to sum it up: vehicles at a logist(...)

Image issued by the University of St Andrews of a new circle discovered near Stonehenge. Photograph: University of St Andrews/PA

A team of archaeologists have discovered a major new prehistoric monument just a short distance away from Stonehenge in England. Fieldwork and analys(...)

Ireland had an estimated 223,000 Irish hares in the winter of 2018/19. Picture: Michael Viney

In an early initiation into sheep-country nightlife, I was awoken on a winter night by a sudden blaze of light beyond the bedroom curtains. Peering ou(...)

An MRI image of the brain of a patient with Alzheimer’s.

A chemical in cannabis could treat pancreatic cancer, it was reported in August. A Harvard study demonstrated that it could even kill cancer cells fro(...)

The Black Mamba, the largest venomous snake in Africa. The researchers found strong evidence that venoms have evolved to be more potent toward animals that are more closely related to their diet

Irish researchers have revealed why the venom of some snakes makes them more deadly than others – and how venom has evolved depending on where they li(...)

Alex Younger, chief of the Secret Intelligence Service  –  known as MI6 –  at the University of St Andrews on Monday in Scotland. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/Getty Images

The head of the UK’s secret service, Alex Younger, signalled security concerns over the Chinese telecoms group Huawei in a rare speech that underlined(...)

Saint Columbanus as depicted in the Irish College in Rome

I’m not sure why Columbanus, the sixth- century holy man whose feastday this is, should be considered the patron saint of motorcyclists.  It see(...)

 Mo Mowlam with her portrait painted by artist John Keane in 2002  at the National Portrait Gallery in  London. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth / PA

How important can a wig toss on a Monday, a hug on a Tuesday, and an expletive on a Wednesday really be to a peace process? Some people may argue not (...)

 Former Catalan minister Clara Ponsatí leaves after she was granted bail, following her appearance at Edinburgh Sheriff Court in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

Pro-independence parties in Catalonia’s parliament defied the Spanish judiciary on Wednesday by approving a motion asserting the right of Carles Puig(...)

TerminalFour founder and chief executive Piero Tintori

Irish technology firm TerminalFour experienced double-digit growth this year leading to it securing €4.2 million in new business wins. The company sa(...)

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