Prof Pat O’Connor:  “As they saw it, women lacked career ambition,  they were poor at marketing themselves, they lacked political skills and had lifestyles that were unhelpful.” Photograph: Brian Gavin/Press 22

University managers believe women themselves are primarily responsible for the gender imb(...)

Portrait of George Berkeley by John Smybert (1727)

George Berkeley occupies a place in philosophy above perhaps any other Irish thinker. But the former bishop of Cloyne and Trinity College Dublin al(...)

Setsuko Thurlow Hiroshima a survivor  at the RIA where she attended a conference on disarmament organised by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

She was 13 when the world ended. There in Hiroshima on that bright blue morning of August 6th, 1945, 70 years ago next year, w(...)

If you need information, the world wide web has it, offering trillions of pages available from millions of websites that turns the globe into a(...)

A chess set believed to have been used by Daniel O’Connell and Richard Lalor Sheil while imprisoned in Kilmainham in 1844.

Free global access to treasures contained in Ireland’s cultural institutions is to be provided in a project launched by Minist(...)

Members of the Academy of Popular Music Junior Band in the Cork School of Music: Sam O’Brien, Amy Brennan, Jerry Horgan, Holly O’Connor, Cian Mullane, Jake O’Driscoll, Shauna Coffey and Kate Dunlea. Photogrpah: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

You could do worse than sit around and listen to the music of Mozart during pregnancy but a once-popular theory that it could boost your unborn(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny  at the Royal Irish Academy  where he attended the awarding of gold medals to  Prof Rob Kitchin (left) and Prof  Colin O’Dowd.P hotograph: Aidan Crawley

Research into how to make a city smarter and efforts to understand the impact of climate (...)

In his November 2011 inaugural address President Michael D Higgins said he intended holding  presidency seminars. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Over 50 events are planned to take place across the island of Ireland this year as part of an ethics initiative by President Michael D Higgins (...)

Plate 19 from Cellari’s Macrocosmica, an illuminated celestial atlas. Image: The Board of Trinity College Dublin

Fancy a stroll through the streets of Paris or London as they would have looked in 1650? How about flying over a 3D battle plan showing the placement (...)

C-3PO: The Star Wars robot – described as a walking humanoid – was one of many robots discussed at a symposium in Izhevsk, east of Moscow, on mechanical and biological systems

The application of mathematics in biology is a flourishing research field. Most living organisms are far too complex to be modelled in their entirety,(...)

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