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Aina Andreu, from Barcelona, looking at the stars during the Global Star Count in Orion at Blackrock Castle Observatory in Cork. CIT Blackrock Castle will host an open night where you can learn about Martian exploration and, if weather permits, there will be stargazing during Space Week 2018. Photograph: Miki Barlok

Is there life on other planets? How is the space industry changing? And how can we all gain a deeper understanding of the shared heritage that is spac(...)

Derrygonnelly’s Connall Jones forced extra-time with a late point against Cavan Gaels in Clones. File Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

Cavan Gaels (Cavan) 0-12 Derrygonnelly (Fermanagh) 0-12 (aet) Icy cold, a few cards, no goals and dour as it gets–- as stereotypical Ulster Club Cham(...)

Minister for  Innovation John  Halligan said that he was very proud to welcome the International Space University to Cork. File photograph: Tim Pyle/NASA Amaes via JPL-Caltech via The New York Times

The Government’s plan to create 1,000 jobs in the space sector has received a boost by the decision of the International Space University (ISU) to hol(...)

 Buzz Aldrin on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission: the astronaut had to withdraw from giving the opening lecture at Cork due to medical reasons. Photograph:  NASA/Liaison

A former Nasa astronaut who spent more than 100 days in space and completed six space walks has been chosen to deputise for space pioneer Dr Buzz Ald(...)

Apollo 11 astronaut Dr Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin is coming to Cork to participate in a prestigious spaces studies programme. File photograph: Getty Images

He was there when Neil Armstrong uttered his immortal lines, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” as he stepped on to the Moon.(...)

Darina Allen, festival co-director, hosting a cookery demo with Sunil Ghai from Pickle restaurant, Dublin. Photograph: Joleen Cronin

The shop closed signs went up on the Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe in Co Cork on Sunday night. Festival director, Rory O’Connell exp(...)

Westmeath’s John Heslin  kicks a point despite  the attempted challenge of Offaly’s Seán Pender during the Leinster SFC quarter-final at  Cusack Park in Mullingar. Photograph: Tom Beary/Inpho

Westmeath 0-13 Offaly 0-12 Last year’s defeated Leinster finalists Westmeath edged their way to a semi-final showdown with Kildare with a one-point w(...)

Donie Kingston scores a goal for Laois during the county’s defeat to Kildare in the Leinster SFC. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/ Inpho.

London v Cavan (extra-time if necessary) Venue: Ruislip, 2.0 Referee: Paddy Neilan (Roscommon) Of the eight teams in qualifier action today, Cavan ar(...)

Offaly’s go-to forward Niall McName will line out for his 13th championship this summer. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

On the night that Offaly beat Antrim in their final Division Four match six weeks ago, management happily let off the handbrake and the squad went (...)

The Department of Social Protection said it had ‘acted immediately’ following a data breach in which a man was sent three strangers’ bank statements and payslips in the post. Photograph: ThinkStock

Personal information including bank statements and payslips relating to three strangers was sent by the Department of Social Protection to a man wh(...)

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