Swans are most likely to hit overhead wires because the position of their eyes on the side of their heads leaves them with poor frontal vision according to BirdWatch Ireland’s Niall Hatch. Photograph: Colum Clarke/Birdwatch Ireland

The number of birds killed or injured by electricity wires is far higher than people realise, BirdWatch Ireland has warned. Niall Hatch, of BirdWatc(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan launching the TravelWise app, designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas.

A free TravelWise app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas has been launched. Mini(...)

Buskers in Dublin will no longer be allowed to use backing tracks when they play on the capital’s streets, following a vote by councillors. File photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Bogdan Rusin, a classical violinist who regularly performs by the Molly Malone Statue on Dublin’s Suffolk Street, is enraged by Dublin City Council’s (...)

Former Cork hurler and mental health campaigner Conor Cusack claims he was verbally abused about his sexuality. Photograph: Inpho

Former Cork hurler and mental health campaigner Conor Cusack has said he was verbally abused about his sexuality while out with a friend last night. (...)

A man places a bet at a William Hill  shop in London. The majority of votes on the Leave side were placed by small-time punters, who averaged £70 each. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

Nearly £150 million (€184 million) was wagered on the outcome of the Brexit referendum – making it the biggest-ever punt on a non-sporting event in th(...)