Among the signatories to a petition for an independent inquiry into policing of the north Mayo Shell/Corrib gas dispute is social justice campaigner Fr Peter McVerry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Social justice campaigner Fr Peter McVerry, Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke, four TDs, one Senator and seven academics are signatories to a petiti(...)

To coax the fish into breeding, researchers have tried to recreate its natural spawning conditions in freshwater tanks

What does the fish say? New research at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) aims to shed light on just how vocal a unique Irish fish is. Bio(...)

Sara Gibadlo (19), from Oranmore, Co Galway, who had been a student at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

The two Irish students who died in a fire in Belgium late last week are to be buried in Latvia and Poland later this week.Arrangements were being made(...)

Sara Gibadlo (left, age 19) of Oranmore, Co Galway, and Dace Zarina (22), from Co Longford, died in a fire at a residence linked to a college in Leuven, Belgium, this morning. Both were Irish nationals, with Ms Gibadlo’s family originally from Poland and Ms Zarina’s family originally from Latvia. Sara Gibadlo (left, age 19) of Oranmore, Co Galway, and Dace Zarina (22), from Co Longford, died in a fire at a residence linked to a college in Leuven, Belgium.

The Belgian authorities have launched an investigation following the deaths of two Irish students in a fire yesterday in the university town of Leuv(...)

Sara Gibadlo (19) was from  Oranmore, Co Galway.

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology described the two women who died in a fire in Belgium yesterday as “very talented young students”.The college said(...)

Edith Stein: believed there is an important link between empathy and knowledge

TODAY’S IDEAInnovators have moral responsibilities tooIn the headlong rush to embrace the “knowledge economy”, there has been little reflection on the(...)

A bottlenose dolphin off Seapoint, Co Dublin yesterday. File photograph: Irish Whale and Dolphin Group

If it’s an ill wind that blows nobody good, it’s no wind at all that is nirvana for whale and dolphin watchers.The pod of dolphins caught on underwate(...)

The trend towards “prinks” – pre-drinks – by young people at home before a function is another example of denial, says sociologist Dr Mark Garavan. Photograph: Eric Luke

Use of words such as craic and “prinks” (pre-drinks) shows a level of denial and dysfunctionality around our approach to alcohol, a conference in Galw(...)

 Eugene Cloonan: former All Star and Galway hurler will team up with Anthony Cunninham’s current backroom team. Photo: David Maher/Sportsfile

Former All-Star Eugene Cloonan and full-time college GAA coach Damian Curley are set to become part of Anthony Cunningham’s backroom set-up when the G(...)

RTÉ news and current affairs managing director Kevin Bakhurst pictured at  RTÉ Television Centre in Donnybrook earlier this year. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The obstacles facing public service broadcasters are akin to a “perfect storm”, as Sky is now dominating the Irish television market with 43 per cent (...)