Eurovision 2021: the first part of Lesley Roy’s set made her look as if she was running through a paper forest. Photograph: Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

Lesley Roy, who represented Ireland in last night’s Eurovision semi-final, has criticised the staging of her song Maps, which failed to qualify for Sa(...)

President Michael D Higgins hosting the second seminar in the Machnamh 100 series at Áras an Uachtaráin on Thursday. Photograph: Maxwell Photography/PA Wire

Irish people were “willing agents” and often “enthusiastic accomplices to the excesses of colonialism”, President Michael D Higgins has suggested. Th(...)

The aftermath of the bombing of the North Strand by the Luftwaffe, 1941

Irish civilians who were killed during the second World War will be recognised as Commonwealth casualties and included on a roll of honour. Fifty-two(...)

Irish people will have to get used to a return to the the situation in the 1970s and 1980s when few people went abroad, Professor Mary Horgan told the McGill Summer school. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

Irish people will have to get used to a return to the the situation in the 1970s and 1980s when few people went abroad, Professor Mary Horgan has sai(...)

The understanding of how stars are formed is critical to the understanding of how solar systems like our own are formed.

Irish scientists have made a major discovery on how stars, plants and ultimately us came into being. An international team, led by scientists from th(...)

A coin from Henry II’s reign. The Battle of Áth an Chip in the summer of 1270 was the biggest reverse the Anglo-Normans suffered since first landing in Ireland a century before.

Irish victories over a foreign foe are rare enough to be revered through the centuries, yet one 750 years ago has been almost completely forgotten. (...)

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon spacecraft attached sits on launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on May 27th in Cape Canaveral, Florida ahead of its planned launch. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty

Billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket launch has been postponed due to bad weather in Florida. The plan had been to launch two Americans into orbit (...)

Efforts to recover the bodies of some of those killed in the volcanic eruption on White Island, New Zealand on Monday are ongoing. Photograph: AP

Irish doctor Deirdre Seoighe was on maternity leave with her three-month-old baby Ruadhán when New Zealand’s White Island volcano erupted on Monday, k(...)

Among those present at the committee were Derry woman Emma de Souza. She wants to exercise a European Union right to bring her American-born husband, Jake (left), to live with her in Derry. File photograph: Emma de Souza

Irish citizens in the North “have had enough” and want to see the Irish Government stand up for them to ensure that they do not have a “second-class v(...)

Irish people reported significantly better health than the next healthiest country Cyprus (78 per cent). Photograph: Hoxton/Sam Edwards/Getty

Irish people believe themselves to be the healthiest in Europe, according to new European Union statistics. Some 83 per cent of Irish people rate the(...)

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