Family handout photograph of (left to right) Ibrihim Halawa with his sisters Fatima, Omaima and Somaia, who were among hundreds of people forced to leave the Al Fateh mosque in Cairo by Egyptian security forces.

The four Irish citizens who were trapped in a besieged Egyptian mosque are now being held in Cairo’s Tora jail after the security forces stormed the (...)

Anti-Morsi protesters and riot police officers gather outside al-Fateh mosque at Ramses Square in Cairo this morning. Muslim Brotherhood supporters of the ousted   Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, including four Irish citizens, are sheltering in the mosque.  Photograph: Louafi Larbi/Reuters

Four Irish citizens have left a Cairo mosque that had been occupied by Islamist supporters of the country’s ousted president.Egyptian security forces (...)

Dr Heinrich Anhold has developed a testing kit which can quickly check if a horse has an infection or not, and also quantify any infection

How do you know if a horse is sick? If the animal is seriously ill, it will probably be obvious, but being a little under par could be harder to spot.(...)

The 9.0 magnitude strong earthquake struck offshore on March 11th at 2:46pm local time, triggering a tsunami wave of up to ten metres which engulfed large parts of north-eastern Japan, and also damaging the Fukushima nuclear plant and threatening a nuclear catastrophe.  Workers wearing protective suits and masks work at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture in November, 2011.  Photograph: David Guttenfelder/Pool/Reuters

Masao Yoshida, a nuclear engineer who took charge of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant two years ago as multiple reactors spiraled out of control afte(...)

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Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn is attempting to improve the quality of teaching and learning in our secondary schools through a series of (...)

Investigators continue to work the scene of two bomb explosions at the finish line of the marathon that killed 3 people and injured over one hundred more. Photograph: Darren McCollester/Getty Images

Investigators have found video of a man that they believe may have planted the deadly bombs at the Boston Marathon, a person briefed on the mat(...)

Property developer Seán Dunne and his wife Gayle Killilea

A legal row between property developer Seán Dunne and his wife Gayle Killilea and a New York-based Irish builder over a(...)

Bobby Buckley was a well-known Kerry footballer in the 1950s who made a major impact in education, sport and cultural circles in Kerry, Cork an(...)

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