View inside Dublin City University (DCU). New figures show Irish universities pay 22 staff pensions in excess of €200,000. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

New figures show 22 staff at Irish universities have enjoyed lump sum pension payoffs in excess of €200,000 over the past two years. Figures supplied (...)

The new innovation fund supported by Science Foundation Ireland and Pfizer will initially support the work of five Irish scientists in four universites. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Science Foundation Ireland and drug giant Pfizer have agreed create an awards programme in support of biomedical research. The funds provided will sup(...)

Tibetan Monks construct a sand Mandala of the Buddha of Compassion at the Chester Beatty Library. Photograph: The Irish Times

It seems the first Buddhist mission to the West was led by Irish man Charles Pfoundes in 1889, as discovered in recent research by academics in Irelan(...)

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Fans were once essential fashion accessories on formal occasions but are now rarely used except by ladies of a certain age in Mediterranean countri(...)

Mariaam Bhatti is a member of the Domestic Workers Action Group of the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland.

Mariaam Bhatti is a South African who has been living in Ireland since 2010. She is studying community and youth work at NUI Maynooth and also work(...)

While there have been many advances in the early diagnosis and effective treatment of cancer in recent years, these improvements in care do not always(...)

More than 120 countries allow citizens abroad to vote, but Ireland does not  allow emigrants to cast a ballot in presidential or Dáil elections. Photograph:  Julien Behal/PA Wire

Voting rights should be extended to Irish citizens living abroad, an Oireachtas committee has recommended. In its Report on Voting Rights of Irish Cit(...)

The Irish Cancer society said cancer affects all parts of Irish society but some people are more at risk than others and where you live has a huge influence on this.

The high rate of cancer incidence and death in poorer communities needs to be tackled as a priority, according to the Irish Cancer Society. A new map (...)

Open day at DIT’s Grangegorman campus
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UCD When: November 8th, 10am-4pm Life on campus: Ireland’s largest university, with more than 30,000 students, UCD has in recent years opened a(...)

The notion of the “jumping gene” that hops from one species to another has been known since the 1950, causing for example antibiotic resistance that helps superbugs like MRSA to survive. File photograph taken from the Dublin City of Science 2012 initiative.

It was a seriously tough neighbourhood back when the earth was young. It was a smash and grab world where if one species didn’t have the genes it need(...)