Dr Allan Mee, White-Tailed Eagle Project, right, with Frank McMahon, district conservation officer of NPWS, with “Paudie”, the first white-tailed eagle chick in Ireland in over 110 years. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

It took the wildlife team three hours to walk and climb to the perch high above the scenic lakes of Killarney National Park where they tagged the f(...)

Cultural events that could once reliably tap the sponsorship budgets of the banking sector have had to cast a wider net in recent years, but one relat(...)

Sean Cahill of the Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery Service beside the log boat. Photograph: BFRRS

An ancient log-boat, possibly thousands of years old, has been discovered partly embedded in the banks of the River Boyne in Drogheda, possibly whe(...)

Liz McGrath and Paul Donnelly at Government Buildings to mark the setting up of  Century Ireland, an  online newspaper which  will contain contemporary accounts of momentous events from major newspapers at the time, both national and provincial, including The Irish Times. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A momentous decade in Irish history is being brought to life with a new internet project. Century Ireland will use online resources to lo(...)

A man in his 40s was in custody last night after being arrested in connection with the theft of more than €1 million worth of paintings, artefa(...)

A pair of dolphins in Killiney Bay. Common dolphins are plentiful in Irish waters but because they feed on fish shoals very close to boats, they are at risk of being accidentally caught. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Postmortems on several dolphins found dead along the Mayo coast in January indicate they had become entangled in fishery gear. Minister (...)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan: “I'm really heartened by the positivity of artists towards this proposal.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Artists and arts organisations in receipt of taxpayers' money will be asked to give time to local schools. The public s(...)

For years tourism authorities in this country have been tearing their hair out over the problems of using genealogy as a marketing tool. What's(...)

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