From relative obscurity to everyday recognition, we take a look back at the early days of now famous Irish people

Before they were Famous

12 Nov Before they became famous in their relative fields RTÉ Archives takes a look at some Irish celebrities, politicians, sports people, actors, singers and performers in the early years of their careers.

TULCA Festival features the work of almost 30 artists, most of them Irish

Everything is Art

12 Nov A video installation at the main gallery of the TULCA Festival in Galway says: "Everything is Art".

The deployment of the Philae lander to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Countdown to Rosetta comet landing attempt

10 Nov On Wednesday, mankind will hopefully achieve another first in space exploration and scientific endeavour, by dropping a small dishwasher sized probe onto a comet located 500 million kilometres away from Earth.

The items were discovered under the floors of one of the castle's towers during work to install a new lift shaft

A Hidden Hoard

31 Oct Archaeologists have discovered a "perfectly preserved treasure trove" of 17th century artefacts at Rathfarnham Castle in Dublin

Jean-Claude Juncker said the gender balance of his commission was 'pathetic'

Juncker keen for commission to start work

24 Oct Jean-Claude Juncker joked that he couldn't have a sex change to help the gender balance of his new European Commission, branding the figure of nine women out of his 28 strong cabinet as "pathetic".

The Tibetan capital of Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world

Inside Tibet

21 Oct RTÉ's Philip Bromwell travelled to Tibet at the invitation of the Chinese Government, where he compiled a series of reports.

It was one of the most sensational murder trials in South Africa's history

Sensational murder trial comes to an end

20 Oct The trial of Oscar Pistorius captivated South Africans and many people around the world who admired the athlete as a symbol of triumph over physical adversity.

A Liberian ambulance team transport  a suspected Ebola patient from the township of West point in Monrovia

Chronology - Worst Ebola outbreak on record

15 Oct Global health authorities are struggling to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976, with almost 4, 500 dead so far. The virus has killed nearly 4,500 people.