Maths Week at Waterford Institute of Technology Calmast during Bubblz the Bubbly Maths Clown show. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Getting primary pupils interested in maths may seem like a real challenge, but not for Dr Maths. He keeps the students engaged with the subject, and t(...)

All smiles: Paul O’Connell has little to worry about ahead of his side’s key RWC fixture with France on Sunday, according to one maths professor. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

A mathematician has predicted that Ireland’s rugby team will beat France in their crucial confrontation over the weekend. The maths professor believe(...)

 A foraging buff-tailed bumblebee, Bombus terrestris, visiting an oilseed rape flower in a field in Ireland. Photograph: Dara Stanley/Nature

Bees prefer to take nectar laced with the world’s most commonly used group of insecticides - behaviour that could have serious repercussions given the(...)

Philomena Lee: her search for her adopted son prompted the film. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The woman who inspired the Oscar-nominated film Philomena is among the speakers who will address a conference on adoption at University College Cork (...)

The debate about organically produced food versus chemically produced food never goes away. The two sides seem irreconcilably opposed and the debate r(...)

James Steen, who was found dead in Rugby  at the weekend. Photograph: Warwickshire Police/PA Wire

The parents of a university student from Northern Ireland who was found dead in England at the weekend have described him as a “kind, caring, intellig(...)

David Goodstein on day one of his 2,100km cycle from Brussels to Barcelona.

Clare man David Goodstein recently pushed the boundaries when he participated in a 2100km cycle from Brussels to Barcelona in order to raise awareness(...)

Newcastle University researchers have demonstrated that sewage treatment plants have the power to run themselves while producing renewable energy.

Scientists have built a hydrogen fuel cell powered by sewage. The cell, the first of its kind, was used to transform sewage into useful hydrogen gas u(...)

Higher temperatures mean more moisture and more energy to be released. Ireland also lies under a region where these filaments pass overhead and so we too face this increased risk of flooding. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Our weather is going to take a turn for the worse in the coming years as the climate warms and rainfall amounts increase. It will lead to more storms (...)

When a team chooses to apply an intervention it is considered “a move”, much like a snakes and ladders game. Photograph: Druyts.t/ Wikipedia

A unique simulation, akin to ‘war gaming’, has been launched to help find ways to reduce gaps in “healthy life expectancy”. People living only a few m(...)