“The big block” – a 620-tonne monster. Photograph courtesy of Peter Cox

You look at the rock-moving power of storm waves, can you explain? “Storm waves move gigantic boulders on the Aran Islands – truly huge, up to hundred(...)

Greece’s prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, who waters down the vision of true leadership with opportunism. Photograph: Aris Oikonomou/AFP/Getty Images

Last month a 53-year-old woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison for falsifying her elementary school certificate more than 15 years ago to get a cl(...)

Photographer Walter Pfeiffer once met a man from Roundstone who told him “Connemara is grey”. “Grey it certainly is on countless days in winter and o(...)

Teacup, by Dorothy Cross. Supplied by the Royal Irish Academy, courtesy of the artist

Over the course of the past 100 years or so, inspired by Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, artists have been utilising “found” materials both to crea(...)

Kate O’Toole of the Irish Film Board,  Lelia Doolan of Picture Palace and Ros Na Rún actor Máire Uí Dhroighneáin at the launch of Galway’s  bid to become Unesco city of film. Photograph: Andrew Downes

The Irish Film Board is backing Galway’s ambition to become Ireland’s first – and the world’s third – Unesco city of film.Newly appointed film board c(...)