William C Campbell  at his home after the announcement that he won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine, in  Massachusetts. Photograph:  EPA/CJ Gunther

This week William C Campbell won the Nobel Prize in Medicine – only the second Irish scientist to win a Nobel Prize, after Ernest Walton in 1951. T(...)

 Ernest Walton, pictured here in 1955, has had a commemorative silver coin made in his name by the Central Bank.  Photograph: Jack McManus/The Irish Times

A new commemorative coin which was first awarded to BT Young Scientist category winners last week has been released for general sale by the Central Ba(...)

The €15 silver-proof coin will go on sale on January 14th in a limited edition of 6,000

A €15 silver-proof coin commemorating the great Irish scientist, Ernest Walton, has been announced by the Central Bank. The bank will present one of t(...)

The new bridge linking Burgh Quay and Marlborough Street under construction over the river Liffey in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin’s Abbey Theatre has launched an online “urgent petition” seeking to have the new bridge on the River Liffey, currently under constructio(...)

A total of two Honorary Fellows, 15 new Fellows and 90 new Scholars of Trinity College Dublin were announced today. The celebration takes place(...)