# world

Last year
St Michael's to play in World Schools rugby competition in Thailand
The Dublin school has gained international acclaim for its rugby programme.
All time
2019 set to be 'one of the hottest years on record'
This year is likely to be the second or third hottest in records dating back to the 19th century, with the world experiencing a decade of record heat.
These are the best places in the world to go birdwatching
From South Africa to Ecuador.
Pics: The world turns green for St Patrick's Day
Hundreds of landmarks across the world have turned green.
'The devastation in the room is palpable': Events held nationwide in memory of road traffic victims
Today is the international day for remembering all those killed on our roads.
The 19 most expensive cities in the world to rent a property
Do you have a spare €1,946 per month?
BBQs and KFC : Here's what people in 10 different countries eat on Christmas Day
Reindeer meat is a favourite in one country.
An Irish group has made the Catholic Church acknowledge Filipino children fathered by priests
The group has already reached a similar agreement with the Catholic church in Ireland.
These are the biggest threats facing the world right now
It ranges from Isis to climate change.
The cost of living all over the world in one neat infographic
Ireland has the 11th highest cost of living in the world.
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
AirAsia plane wreckage, Irish man critical in Sydney, and Ebola patient’s deteriorating condition have everyone talking.
Ireland jump to third in IRB world rankings ahead of Wallabies clash
Defeats for Australia and England, as well as Ireland’s win, mean a change in the official ladder.
Some good news for a Sunday morning: The world is becoming a better place
It’s not all that bad.
Sweden to recognise a new Palestinian state
It has not been confirmed if parliamentary approval is needed.
Deadly Ebola outbreak now a "threat to world peace"
That’s according to the UN Security Council, which met today.
Patents and skyscrapers...what makes these 18 cities the most innovative places on Earth
These cities are commended for thinking outside the box of industry, design and urban planning.
Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
Everyone’s talking about Catherine Nevin, the death of Adrian Folan and whether the Garth Brooks gigs will go ahead…
Google wants to start beaming internet from its balloons as early as next year
It’s hoped that the project will see between 300 to 400 balloons circulating the globe, offering continuous service to a targeted area.
Seamus Coleman one of the best full-backs in the world - Roberto Martinez
The Everton boss says you “can’t teach” the qualities that the Irish international possesses.
Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
Everyone’s talking about Pure in Heart, Frank Flannery’s resignation and the death of actress Eileen Colgan.
Man continues quest to visit every Nando's in the world
Can you hear the drums for Nando’s?…
5 world rugby talents to watch out for in 2014
This quintet of young players look set for breakout years in the world of rugby.'s 2013 rugby team of the year
It wasn’t easy, but we’ve selected our best XV from the past year of action.
Higgins to attend Mandela service, as funeral plans confirmed
South Africa has declared a period of mourning all next week. Here at home, books of condolence have been opened in honour of the iconic leader.
This is how much the iPhone 5S costs around the world
You could be paying anything between €517 to €798 depending on where you’re based.
Dundalk Santas run to try and beat world record
The Dundalk Charity Santa Fun Run needed 4000 Santas to beat the world record – did it succeed?
Column: ‘My husband was holding back tears when he told me Callum had meningitis’
On Universal Children’s Day, mother Roisin Hartley tells her story about how she came so close to losing her son to meningitis.
Drumroll, please... The top ten "most liveable cities" in the world have been named
Statistically, it’s unlikely you live in any of them.
Extract: The 'daily problems' in maintaining Ireland's neutrality during WW2
Confidential documents from the 1940s show that the maintenance of Ireland’s neutrality was going be difficult – and hard decisions on policy would have to be made practically every day.
Living in a remote part of the world? Google wants to get internet access to you with balloons
Google is launching balloons into near space to beam internet access to the world below.
Column: In Ethiopia, ordinary Irish people doing extraordinary things in difficult circumstances
National Volunteering Week ends today. Here Donnacha Maguire, who is in Ethiopia, tells us about some of the work being done by Irish volunteers in the country.
1978: Ireland "laughing stock of progressive world" over divorce and contraceptives
As debates raged on divorce and separation, one Irish man wrote to the Taoiseach Jack Lynch from Australia to tell him what people thought of the country.
Column: How to stop crises becoming disasters
On World Humanitarian Day, Concern Director in Kenya Anne O’Mahony writes from Nairobi on tackling the underlying causes of vulnerability to the worst effects of manmade and natural shocks.
7 photos good enough to win a National Geographic contest
Photos taken in Afghanistan, Vietnam and Fiji all made the cut. Check out the beautiful images…
Lemurs are "the world's most threatened mammal"
The destruction of their tropical forest habitat and an upsurge in hunting has been blamed for depleting lemur numbers.
The week in photos: Streaming
This is the week that was, in pictures.
Fáilte Ireland: Get out of bed and welcome Volvo Ocean Race
Kerryman Damian Foxall is the watch leader on French entry Groupama, and says that “anything but overall victory” would be a disaster for them.
IN PICTURES: Photos taken around the world in one day (part two)
Presenting part two of a snapshot of this massive project, which has seen submissions of thousands of photographs from around the world, taken on 15 May 2012…
VIDEO: 'Soccer is the most important game in the world'
Eamon Dunphy, John Giles and Giovanni Trapattoni all feature in RTÉ’s latest sporting series, Green is the Colour.
9 examples of incredible Easter eggs
From large chocolate eggs to hand-painted works of art, our slideshow features some of the most incredible Easter eggs you’re likely to see this year. How did your Easter treats measure up?