An image from a rare shark nursery filmed 200 nautical miles west of Ireland by Irish and British scientists in one of six offshore special areas of conservation.

A rare shark nursery has been identified by a team of scientists in one of the State’s marine protected areas some 200 nautical miles off the west coa(...)

A vast under-water canyon extending to a depth of 3,000m has been mapped on the edge of Ireland’s Continental Shelf.

An enormous submarine canyon 3,000m deep has been mapped on the edge of Ireland’s Continental Shelf by scientists aboard the State research ship RV Ce(...)

Beautiful coral species form a colourful garden at 2000m off the west coast of Ireland. Photograph: Marine Institute

Gardens of rare and newly discovered deepwater coral and an entire reef of sponges have been identified off the Irish west coast by a team of Irish an(...)

Martin Selmayr: the European Commission’s new secretary general claimed recently to have 5m of books on Ireland on his shelves.  Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty

In a major reshuffle of the top ranks of the EU civil service, the European Commission has appointed Jean-Claude Juncker’s right-hand man as the organ(...)

Ballygunner players and staff celebrate their victory over De la Salle in the Waterford SHC Final at  Walsh Park. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Ballygunner 2-18 De La Salle 0-16 Ballygunner secured their first four-in-a-row of Waterford Senior Hurling titles at Walsh Park as their greater qua(...)

Donald Trump speaks about Iran at the White House, on Friday. His speech marks a major shift in US foreign policy towards Iran, and undermines one of the key achievements of President Barack Obama. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

US president Donald Trump has taken the first step towards revoking the Iran nuclear agreement, decertifying the 2015 deal but leaving a final decisio(...)

As early as next week, Donald Trump will make a decision on the US’s commitment to the deal. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

The announcement that the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize is to be awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons could not at come at a more(...)

The ‘Solenosmilia variabilis’ deep sea coral filmed at depths of 1,600 metres at the Porcupine Bank on the fringes of the Atlantic Ocean. Photograph: Marine Institute

Scientists have identified the deepest-known cold water coral reef in Irish waters during an expedition along the Porcupine Bank and Continental Shelf(...)

US president-elect Donald Trump. Photograph:  Dominick Reuter/Getty Images

Most people are still struggling with Donald Trump’s flair for the unpredictable and his Twitter trigger finger. In business – where the unexpected co(...)

Rory Patterson scored two late goals for Derry City. Photograph: Inpho

Longford Town 2 Derry City 3 Rory Patterson broke Longford Town hearts with a late, quick-fire brace as Derry City twice came from behind to win a fi(...)

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