Schoolchildren in Cape Town visit Robben Island; the island’s visitor centre is funded by Atlantic Philanthropies. Photograph by magnum from the book laying the foundations for change

Twenty-five years ago, Chuck Feeney made his first grant to Ireland through Atlantic Philanthropies. University of Limerick was the recipient, and (...)

The Department of Health said because there was no single cause of Ireland’s obesity problem there would be no single solution. Photograph: Getty Images

Food and drink manufacturers may be forced to lower the sugar and fat content of products if they fail to do so voluntarily. The Department of (...)

There can’t be many people who haven’t checked out online reviews before buying something pricey or booking a hotel

Check it out online first: it’s a like a mantra for consumers, the sort of sensible-sounding advice that crops up in personal-finance columns all the (...)

Each Saturday on we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Data from the Networked Readiness Index suggests that the gap between the best and worst performing economies is widening

Ireland has been ranked 25th out of 143 economies in a new study that ranks countries on their ability to exploit information and communication techno(...)

This map shows the rover’s entire traverse from landing Eagle Crater to its current location at Endeavour Crater. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/NMMNHS

The Mars rover Opportunity has set a world record for the quickest marathon yet completed, covering the required 26.2 miles or 42km in a breathtaking (...)

Be careful with portion sizes
Choose your bowls wisely
  • Health
  • September 2, 2014, 00:00

Bowls are a bit like handbags: the bigger they are, the more you are likely to put in them. The same goes for plates, cups and glasses too. Meanwhile,(...)

Ten full hours of “chimp chat” have been put up online in order to encourage more research into what the animals are saying.

Ten full hours of ‘chimp chat’ have been put up online in order to encourage more research into what the animals are saying. This valuable resource wa(...)

Saved from destruction: the Maunsel proofs of Dubliners, which Joyce rescued

‘The Abbey Theatre will be open and they will give plays of Yeats and Synge. You have a right to be there because you are my bride: and I am one of th(...)

A few years ago, officials and executives in New York proclaimed their ambition: to build the city into a powerful hotbed for tech innovation and since then money has poured into the city’s tech sector. But no New York start-up has been a breakout hit, the sort of blockbuster with a multibillion-dollar valuation that has become so commonplace in Silicon Valley.  Photograph:   EPA/Gary Hershorn

Predicting that your city will be the next Silicon Valley is simple. But actually making it the next Silicon Valley is something else entirely – as Ne(...)