‘Last April, as the small group began their commemorative march to Dublin, it was reported that as many as 700 migrants had drowned off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean.’ Above: Ciara Blanch from Tallaght welcomes the Famine re-enactment walk from Roscommon to Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

How quickly we forget. When it suits. Last April a small group completed a 155km walk from Strokestown, Co Roscommon, to Dublin, in memory of 1,490 pe(...)

Ireland is now one of the most expensive countries in the EU, up there with the UK and Sweden, and only exceeded by Denmark. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

While the popular perception is that the cost of living is always rising, since the beginning of the year consumer prices have on average been lowe(...)

Kieran Drain (right), chief executive of the Tyndall National Institute, with Damien English, Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, at the launch of the Tyndall 2014 annual report. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Organisations involved in commercialising R&D argue that strong national R&D programmes that bring together third-level researchers and ind(...)

The Government decided to raise the ceiling below which microbreweries can benefit from a 50 per cent tax rebate to 30,000 hectolitres in the last budget. This has has undoubtedly helped to encourage smaller players to follow their dream and get into brewing

For years, Irish drinkers had little choice when it came to ordering a pint so they have warmly welcomed the craft beer revolution. New figures show t(...)

A newborn baby typically comes into contact with seven different people every day. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

About 50,000 babies in Ireland may not be immunised against tuberculosis (TB) by the end of this year due to a delay in the delivery of the vaccine. (...)

Irish household debt fell by the most in five years during the first quarter of 2015, according to the Central Bank. Its latest Quarterly Financial A(...)

Marc Warren of Scotland starts his defence of the Made in Denmark title he won last year. Photograph: Getty.

Scotland’s Marc Warren will launch his defence of the Made in Denmark title alongside home favourite Soren Kjeldsen and Sweden’s Robert Karlsson when (...)

Sitting for long periods of time is just as dangerous for your health as smoking, according to researchers at Queen’s University Belfast.

Sitting for long periods of time is just as dangerous for your health as smoking, according to researchers at Queen’s University Belfast. Researchers (...)

Renovations had been helping Vinny pack up his troubles

For someone so sure-handed in the cockpit of his Dublin Bus chariot, or when armed with a pint no matter the throng, Vinny Fitzpatrick was prone to th(...)

‘Several studies have found that in countries where buying sex is decriminalised, sex trafficking is more prevalent.’ Photograph: Getty Images

On August 11th, the human rights organisation Amnesty International voted at its international council meeting in Dublin to adopt a policy that suppor(...)