Giant deer: as they grew, their antlers grew too. Illustration: Michael Viney

I suppose I shall get better at navigating the virtual tour that the natural history museum in Dublin now offers at its website, although I can still (...)

One day at the museum: some of the exhibits at the Natural History Museum on Dublin’s Merrion Street. Photograph: Alan Betson 1:44

The tourism and research potential of our Natural History Museum is being dragged down by budget cuts. About 300,000 visitors drop into Dublin’s fa(...)

Legless lizard: a slow-worm among gentians in the Burren. Illustration: Michael Viney

The sun cleared the mountain as I walked out, flinging my silhouette at sudden length down a rushy field. The summit’s last shreds of snow were(...)

Apollo 16: carried lunar experiment devised by Irish scientists

A small part of the 1960s space race will soon go on display in Ireland, an experiment that flew to the moon in April 1972 with Apollo 16. Irish scien(...)