President Michael D Higgins and wife Sabina at the exhibition. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The pied piper of Hamelin could learn a thing or two from President Michael D Higgins. The fabled piper had to play a flute to get young people to fol(...)

 Kate Madden,  Loreto College St Stephen’s Green, explains her project “Will Eating a Mars Bar increase the Average Speed of a Galloping Pony ?”  to President Higgins, at the opening of the BT Young Scientist & Technology exhibition at the RDS today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins was welcomed to the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition this afternoon like an X Factor winner. He walked about t(...)

 Megan Addie Douglas, Oaklands Community College, Offaly, with her project, Do Wind Turbines Affect People, Animals, or the Environment? at the BT Young Scientist and Technology exhibition at the RDS today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Judging in the 50th BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition gets under way today as almost 1,200 students aged from 12 to 18 descend on the RDS. (...)

Actor James Gandolfini in LA in October 2012. Photograph: Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic

If James Gandolfini, who has died in Italy at the age of 51, had lived for another few decades then, when writing an appreciation, we would have found(...)

Prime suspense: Gillian Anderson as DCI Gibson and Simon Delaney as McElroy in The Fall

I can’t be only one who locked up the house a little more securely on Sunday night after the tense first episode of The Fall (...)