The Long Room Library, Trinity College Dublin.

Trinity College Dublin may have one of the most envied libraries in the world but it’s not resting on its laurels. One hundred and fifty years after o(...)

Tableau chief executive and co-founder Christian Chabot

Tableau Software, a Seattle-headquartered firm which develops business intelligence products, has said it hopes to grow its workforce in Ireland to ov(...)

Some 63 per cent of private patients delayed going to see a GP due to cost, while 68 per cent delayed seeing a consultant for this reason. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 60 per cent of private patients are delaying going to see a GP or consultant due to the cost involved, according to a new survey.A similar n(...)

.Pictured at a public talk and debate in Trinity College Dublin titled After Charlie Hebdo: A Public Forum on Religion, Freedom and Human Rights was from left to right: Prof. John Horne, School of Histories and Humanities TCD, Prof. Roja Fazaeli, Deptartment of Near Middle Eastern Studies TCD, Juergen Barkhoff, Director of Trininty Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Institute and Prof. Neville Cox, School of Law TCD.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Some of the cartoons published in Charlie Hebdo and the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten “made the unmistakable statement that the religion created by(...)

‘Being smitten with someone often involves extremes of negative as well as positive emotion’

Time was, philosophy in Irish universities used to be taught mainly by priests. Nowadays, the lab technicians are taking over.For today’s philosophica(...)

Medical students are now being taught how to search and critically appraise the best ‘evidence-based medicine’. Photograph: Thinkstock

We assume that the medicine we receive is evidence based and up to date, but in fact it can take an average of 17 years for evidence to filter down to(...)

John Dewey: scepticism is ‘the mark and even the pose of the educated mind’

In the Middle Ages, prominent sceptics were burned at the stake. Today they’re invited to be panellists on Mock the Week. Yes, scepticism – the idea t(...)

Prof Aiden McCormack of the Irish Society of Gastroenterology accused the alcohol industry of a “conflict of interest” in promoting moderation while at the same time trying to sell product. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The alcohol industry’s efforts to curb excessive drinking are ”a joke” and actually encourage greater consumption, leading doctors have claimed(...)