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Night sky, uncontaminated by artificial light, seen over the Twelve Bens in Connemara, Co Galway. Photograph: Ray Butler

Only 5 per cent of Ireland has pristine night skies free from artificial light, according to a Trinity College Dublin professor leading the first surv(...)

Sorcha Brennan, teacher at Glasnevin Educate Together, at play with junior infants. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

These children are playing at being tiny astronauts. Some of the little spacers are currently examining moon rocks and noting down aliens that they ha(...)

Mollie King and her dance partner AJ Pritchard take part in a dress rehearsal before the live show of the BBC1 dance contest ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. Photograph: Kieron McCarron/BBC/PA Wire

It’s October, the days are shortening and the television people are getting serious about entertainment again: Strictly Come Dancing has waltzed back (...)

Tony Robbins is among the speakers who have featured at the Pendulum summit.

Profits more than tripled last year at Pendulum, the company set up by former rugby international-turned-speaker and event organiser Frankie Sheahan.(...)

Chris Hadfield: David Bowie was an extremely famous person and an intensely private person. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield has said he was “disbelieving and sad” when he heard the news of David Bowie’s death. Cmdr Hadfield’s vers(...)

Pat Kenny hosted five episodes of the television show for UTV earlier this year. Photograph: Maxwells

UTV Ireland has confirmed Pat Kenny’s talk show In the Round has been axed – but the channel said it is looking forward to working on new projects wit(...)

Pat Kenny: ‘Pat Kenny in the Round’ will continue for another four weeks before returning in the autumn for an eight-week run. Photograph: Barry McCall

Mondays were already the most important night of the week – by some distance – for UTV Ireland, and the debut of Pat Kenny’s new interview show, Pa(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke with Áine Lawlor and Finbar Furey at the Mansion House Dublin. Lawlor and Furey were recipients of the Lord Mayor’s Awards 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Broadcaster Áine Lawlor and folk and traditional musician Finbar Furey are among the recipients of the 2015 Lord Mayor’s Awards for their contributio(...)

Chris Hadfield, former commander of the International Space Station: first guest scheduled for UTV Ireland chat show ‘Pat Kenny in the Round’, due on air in early May. Photograph: Alan Betson

Losses at UTV Ireland this year may be on track to be double what the company behind the channel, UTV Media, initially guided, but the revision to its(...)

Fire at Hadden’s department store in 1984 changed the centre of the town, thankfully there were no fatalaties

What started life as an attic clear-out and developed as a popular online presence has now been crystallised as a book for anyone with an interest (...)

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