Mobile World Congress 2015 ran from 2-5 March

Mobile World Congress 2015

26 Feb A range of new smartphones, tablets and smartwatches have been showcased at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

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.

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.

The Philippines is hit by an average of 20 typhoons or tropical storms each year

Philippines' ten deadliest storms

07 Dec Typhoon Hagupit is slowly moving across the Philippines, the latest in a series of often-deadly storms that plague the southeast Asian archipelago.

Scientists are now 99.999% sure that the skeleton is that of the last Plantagenet king (pic: University of Leicester - Carl Vivian)

Richard III 'illegitimacy' link

02 Dec A genetic discovery related to King Richard III threatens to shake the foundations of the Tudor dynasty and even raises a question mark over the current Queen's royal heritage.

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".

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.

The atlas catalogues species including seaweeds, corals, worms, moss animals, starfish, and birds

New atlas charts more than 9,000 species

25 Aug More than 9,000 species have been catalogued by scientists, including one from NUI Galway, in a new atlas which is the most thorough marine audit carried in that part of the world in decades.