Ellie Goulding and Beck have been added to the line up of this year’s Live in the Marquee

Concert promoter Peter Aiken has called for a relaxation of Ireland’s planning laws to allow a series of major concerts to take place each year at sta(...)

Ed Sheeran on stage during the Brit Awards. Promoter Peter Aiken has ruled out a third Croke Park gig featuring the singer this summer. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Concert promoter Peter Aiken has ruled out a third Ed Sheeran concert for Croke Park, despite the Yorkshire-born singer selling out two concerts at th(...)

Comedian Dara Ó Briain and Crónán Ó Doibhlin,  Head of Special Collections, Archives and Repository Services, UCC inspect a cpy of George Boole’s ‘The Laws of Thought’. The book centred on his famous theory of logic and probabilities and has heavily influenced mathematics for modern  computer systems. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Comedian and science aficionado Dara Ó Briain paid his respects to mathematician George Boole at the weekend when he visited University College Cork t(...)

The Department of Education: There are no strict guidelines for managing external speakers in schools but best practice decrees parents would be informed in advance

Coláiste Eoin in Stillorgan, Dublin, is accustomed to grabbing headlines for topping school league tables, and picking up awards in science and GAA. I(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar with  with Miriam O’Callaghan in RTÉ Radio studios on Sunday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) saluted the courage of the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar on Sunday after he talked publicly for the fir(...)

Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois, which takes place in early September. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

JANUARY Yeats 2015 All year A national celebration of the life and work of the Nobel prize-winning poet, with an extensive programm(...)

Curious Science with theoretical physicist and comedian Dara O Briain will take place at Dublin’s Mansion House

The Festival of Curiosity is back in Dublin at the end of this month, and it promises to stoke and satisfy curious minds of all ages. This is its seco(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Yes, we’ve a lot of sympathy for those sitting the Leaving Cert but this year’s crop have a distinct advantage over previous candidates in a World Cup(...)

Kathriona Devereux, Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin and Jonathan McCrea of RTÉ’s The Science Squad. Science Foundation Ireland has asked the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland to fund more science programming

Mumbo-jumbo, hokum and quackery rarely seems to have much trouble getting broadcast, but is there enough science on air? Science Foundation Ire(...)

Simon Singh: ‘The number of the house in which the Simpsons live is 742 and for ages I couldn’t figure out what it meant.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In the Simpsons episode “Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play”, a big screen in Springfield’s baseball stadium asks the crowd to guess the capacity. (...)