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Humpback whale off Cork. Photograph: Pádraig Whooley/IWDG

There is a vast array of everyday wonders around this island’s 7,800km rim. With the help of a group of coastal cognoscenti, here are 55 alternatives(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in Oakland, California, on Monday. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Bernie Sanders began another mass rally, this one in Oakland, California, with his usual shtick about being written off as a fringe candidate a year a(...)

People turn to the Church in times of grief and mourning, and it does not fail those who do so but its ministers often feel hurt that it is only at these times that their dedication is understood

Swans are gracefully long-necked, heavy-bodied birds that glide majestically along our rivers, lakes and canals. They fly with slow wingbeats and neck(...)

Jeremiah Mathis Thede walks free from Antrim Crown Court on Friday  after he was found not guilty of a charge of endangering an aircraft or persons in the aircraft. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

An American man has been cleared of air rage charges following the emergency diversion of a transatlantic flight to Belfast. Jeremiah Mathis Thede ((...)

 Friends of Aoife Beary, Eoin Thompson and Niamh Durcan, with Jenny Greene (left) and Nicky Byrne.

A student who survived the Berkeley balcony collapse in California last summer is said to be recovering very well from injuries which had left her fig(...)

Jeremiah Mathis Thede at Antrim Crown Court. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

An American man accused of endangering an aircraft after he asked for pre-flight snacks has said passengers could have become concerned by his repeate(...)

Workers examine the broken joists of the fourth story balcony that collapsed and killed six Irish students at the Library Gardens Apartments in Berkeley, California. Photograph: The New York Times

Three Irish students who stepped off the fourth-floor balcony in Berkeley, California, last summer moments before it collapsed killing five Dublin stu(...)

Jeremiah Mathis Thede is accused of endangering the safety of a transatlantic flight. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A man accused of endangering the safety of a transatlantic flight became extremely angry and swore when he was told he could not have extra nuts and c(...)

Experts conduct destructive testing of the  fourth floor balcony that collapsed during a 21st birthday party in Berkeley on June 16th: The latest action  follows a decision by Alameda County  last month  not to file criminal charges in relation to the incident

Legal action is to be taken against five contractors who worked on the Berkeley apartment building where a balcony collapsed killing five Irish stude(...)

Jeremiah Mathis Thede leaves Antrim Crown Court where he is accused of endangering the safety of a transatlantic flight, April 6th, 2016.  Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

An American man accused of endangering the safety of a transatlantic flight chased a flight attendant up the aisle after she refused to serve him chee(...)

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