Leinster and the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) have agreed to redevelop their grounds in Dublin into a 25,000 capacity stadium. The design of the new com(...)

John Joly’s many inventions include several important scientific instruments as well as a commercial technique for colour photography

In this season of anniversaries and centenaries it seems timely to celebrate an important Irish scientific centenary that was a major contribution (...)

Lt-Col Dick Hely-Hutchenson:  A letter to his father  describes the reality of life in the trenches in horrific detail. Photograph: Peter Murtagh 3:11

The story of the Hely-Hutchinsons of Donabate, an Anglo- Irish family, is contained inside 110 boxes in the archives of Fingal County Council in north(...)

The world of botanical art in Ireland has lost its finest and most distinguished artist with the recent death of Wendy Walsh, at the age of 98.(...)

Patrick Scott, when a student in 1942

Patrick Scott, who has died aged 93, was a major force in Irish art for more than 70 years. A painter, designer and graphic artist, he was know(...)

 Declan Fitzpatrick will prove a formidable presence in the  Ulster  front row for tonight’s clash with Leinster. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Pressey/Inpho

Leinster losing three in games in succession is hard to imagine. They may be blessed by the lack of artillery in the Red Hand brigade, seeking to aven(...)

Delegates wait near a digital image wall during the Web Summit. There have been complaints on Twitter about erratic web access. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

It appears that the WiFi has been on the blink at this year’s web summit in Dublin. Several disgruntled visitors at the tech festival took to twitter (...)

Obviously not in a hurry

As you make your way down to the fair green at Ballinasloe, a sign reads: “People entering the green do so at their own risk”. To underline the for(...)

Frank O’Reilly (left) at a reception to announce building plans in TCD in 1988 with then  provost Dr WA Watts

Insofar as there is such a thing as “the purple” in Irish Catholic society, then Francis Joseph Charles O’Reilly, known to family, friends and colleag(...)

The late Dr Francis J O’Reilly (left) with archaeologist Peter Harbison in TCD in 1999. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The removal of Dr Francis J O’Reilly, former chancellor of Trinity College Dublin, will take place today. Dr O’Reilly, who died at his home in Rathmor(...)