For the first time in its 62-year history the Fleadh Cheoil is being held in Northern Ireland. The week-long celebration of music, song and dance is expected to draw 300,000 visitors to Londonderry.
Eye care could be "revolutionised" by two new smartphone adaptors that can capture high-quality images of the front and back of the eye, researchers have said.
In a surprising move after Russia flexed its military might in the Crimea, Ukraine's new leadership has reached out to oligarchs for help - appointing them as governors in eastern regions where loyalties to Moscow are strong.
Former Metropolitan Police commissioner Lord Paul Condon has denied authorising undercover police officers to target the family of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence.
Brian O'Driscoll's "emotional" final international appearance in Dublin will not hinder Ireland's RBS 6 Nations title quest, according to Jamie Heaslip.
France wing Yoann Huget insists Les Bleus cannot afford to take risks against Scotland.
When Kelly Gallagher was 17 she stood at the top of a mountain in Andorra and prepared to ski down a steep slope for the first time in her life.
Producers of The X Factor musical have pledged to tighten up the gaps after the audience was left waiting almost 50 minutes between acts at one performance.
Penelope Keith may be best know for playing posh characters but she has now officially become a titled woman - a Dame Commander.
Amanda Holden is hoping to make fellow dog-lover Simon Cowell jealous after cuddling up to some cute puppies at Crufts.