Production crew work to create sets on Skellig Michael as Star Wars Episode VII begins filming

Star Wars on Skellig Michael

08.29 A two-mile exclusion zone has been declared around Skellig Michael off the Kerry coast during the filming of a new Star Wars film

Rowing off Valencia Island, Co Kerry (Pic: Alan Ward)

Ireland in Pictures

15.03 Some great shots from around Ireland sent in by our readers. Send your pictures to and they could feature on RTÉ

Indonesian Muslims perform Eid al-Fitr prayer on the 'sea of sands' at Parangkusumo beach in Yogyakarta

Eid Celebrations

28 Jul Muslims around the world gather to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan

A man takes part in the Irish Bog Snorkelling championship in Dungannon to mark International Bog Day

Images of the Day

28 Jul A selection of images from around the world. Send your photos to and they might be included.

The Howth Gunrunning was essential to arm the Volunteers (Pic: The Board of Trinity College Dublin)

Howth Gunrunning

24 Jul On 26 June 1914, the Irish Volunteers successfully landed hundreds of guns and stocks of ammunition at Howth Pier

Bells pealed and flags flew at half mast in the Netherlands in memory of the 298 people killed

MH17 Repatriation Ceremony

23 Jul Bells pealed and flags flew at half mast as the first of the bodies from MH17 arrived in the Netherlands following a solemn departure ceremony in Ukraine.

A man jumps from a tower at a public bathing beach into Lake Ammersee, in Utting, Germany

Images of the Day

24 Jul Some striking scenes from around the world. Send your images to and they may be included.