The huge Auschwitz camp was built near the southern Polish town of Oswiecim, about 90 minutes' drive from the city of Krakow

Horrors of Auschwitz haunt Polish town

22 Jan Bogumila recalls how as a small girl growing up in the Polish town of Oswiecim she saw prisoners beaten by Nazi guards and watched with her mother the distant glow of the crematorium fires of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa met in Syria in April

Japanese reporter abducted trying to save friend

21 Jan It is an unlikely friendship that ties the fates of war correspondent Kenji Goto and troubled loner Haruna Yukawa, the two Japanese hostages for which Islamic State militants demanded a $200 million ransom this week.

The winter conditions caused havoc for drivers

Snow and hazardous conditions in 1985

16 Jan Ireland is no stranger to winter storms. In this video, RTÉ Archives takes a look back 30 years with a news report from Michelle McCaughren on the snowfall and winter weather.

John Bruton, Charlie Haughey and Garret Fitzgerald, together in the Irish Embassy, Paris on the day of Francois Mitterrand's funeral in 1996

Watching Charlie

16 Jan Northern Editor Tommie Gorman reflects on RTÉ drama 'Charlie'.

Much has changed since the 2010 devastation, but poverty is still extreme

Haiti - Five years on

12 Jan In a series of special reports, RTÉ's Washington Correspondent Caitríona Perry looks at life in Haiti five years after a devastating earthquake.

Micheál Mac Suibhne in the devastated landscape in Indonesia

Tsunami - 16 days in Banda Aceh

05 Jan Ten years ago this week, RTÉ News camera operator Micheál Mac Suibhne was midway through the toughest assignment of his career - covering the Indian Ocean tsunami from Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

Margaret Thatcher and Garret FitzGerald (centre) prior to the Anglo-Irish summit meeting at Chequers

Release of British State Documents

29 Dec The British government has changed its policy on the release of state documents, moving gradually from access after 30 years, to access after 20.

Cyber attack on Sony Pictures results in cancellation of release of 'The Interview'

Sony cyber attack - key events

18 Dec The cyber attack on Sony Pictures has seen a number of embarrassing leaks and revelations and has culminated in the decision to cancel the release of a film about the assassination of the North Korean leader.