Capt Deirdre Carbery of the Defence Forces says there is a direct correlation between gender, inequality and insecurity.

Transforming men’s attitudes and behaviours to help end violence against women and girls will be at the core of a conference on gender-based violence (...)

 President Michael D Higgins said the anti-austerity street protests in many EU states could be seen as “not just the mechanical result of deplorable levels of unemployment and deteriorating material circumstances”, but also a reflection of a “breakdown of trust between citizens and their institutions”.   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Unaccountable forces removed from democratic control are today in control in the European Union, President Michael D Higgins has declared in one of th(...)

Amyan Macfadyen, who has died aged 94, was one of the most influential figures in ecology research and environmental education during the latter half (...)

Prof Louise Richardson, principal of the University of St Andrews in Scotland. File photograph: Robert Ormerod/The New York Times

An open debate is needed over whether the State can afford free fees for third-level education, according to the Irish head of one of Scotland’s oldes(...)

Eric Ladizinsky: “We have come a long way in a very short period of time. That is the goal, to become self sustaining”

A strange new kind of computer is under development that is almost too complex to describe. It will have unimaginable power and will easily outperform(...)

Patrick Honohan, outgoing governor of the Central Bank. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The rate of economic growth is being exaggerated and may be leading to overconfidence in planning for the future, the outgoing Central Bank governo(...)

Outgoing Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan: there was a very real threat to Ireland of bond investors refusing to buy Irish debt

Simon Wren-Lewis, an Oxford professor and economic advis er to the British Labour Party, told Dublin economists last night that the European Central B(...)

The new governor of the Central Bank of Ireland is Dr Philip Lane (46), Whately professor of political economy at Trinity College Dublin. (Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times)

The Government has nominated economist Prof Philip Lane to succeed Patrick Honohan as governor of the Central Bank. Prof Lane (46) is the Whately cha(...)

We use roads to drive about, but imagine someone builds a handy shortcut that everyone uses.  The shortcut works but causes traffic jams which will slow rather than speed up traffic. Analysing the network beforehand might have suggested a different shortcut, or several shortcuts. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

What do social media, the street outside your door, your blood vessels and the number of people who catch the flu have in common? All involve connect(...)

Terry McCarthy’s 27-year career  began on the front lines in Nicaragua and El Salvador.

In the mid-1980s, when Terry McCarthy graduated from UCD and started out at the Irish Press, Ireland’s unemployment rate was in double digits and a pe(...)