Ireland’s huge livestock population means about a third of its greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture

Cattle eat grass and emit tonnes of greenhouse gases, making it difficult for Ireland to meet its international climate-change commitments. However(...)

Students at Mount Sackville, Chapelizod, taking part in the Google Expeditions pilot project

‘So, girls, we’re going to the moon this morning,” says Fiona McKeever, a science teacher at Mount Sackville secondary school in Dublin. There’s sile(...)

With the William Rowan Hamilton-inspired trophy for the US Ireland Research Innovation Awards were (from left): Mark Redmond, American Chamber; Laura Mahoney, Royal Irish Academy; Stephen Masterson, Ulster Bank and Anna Scally, KPMG.

A carbon-free electricity network for an American state, a low cost international money transfer system, faster drug development technologies, and adv(...)

 Archeological volunteer Rithie Jones at the cairn on the top of Turlough Hill. Photograph: Eamon Ward

When a prehistoric people built a large settlement in the Burren up to 3,000 years ago, why did they choose a mountain-top with no running water? Wa(...)

Sealed off by a landslide: a cave of ancient bear bones at Chauvet, in France, was shut off by a landslide 30,000 years ago. Illustration: Michael Viney

It was Oscar Wilde’s father, William, a Dublin surgeon-naturalist, who decided in the 1860s that it was time some order was put on the thousands of bo(...)

Easter 1916: part of David Rooney’s illustration of Edward Daly

By his own account David Rooney was an unlikely person to be asked to illustrate a book about the men and women of 1916. “For me growing up, everythin(...)

Prof Alan Smeaton at his office in DCU. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Helping people find things is how one of the country’s leading computer scientists describes what he does for a living. He must do this very well giv(...)

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Right now we are looking at a serious underfunding of third- level colleges – a shortfall in the region of €1 billion. This figure, provided by a n(...)

Ulster Unionist Party leader  Mike Nesbitt at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin for a UUP event examining the events of Easter 1916 from a unionist perspective, April 6th, 2016. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Easter Rising was not only the foundation event of the Irish State - but also that of Northern Ireland, Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt has sa(...)

John Redmond said Lord Lansdowne’s  speech detailing changes to the Home Rule Act “amounts to a declaration of war on the Irish people, and to the announcement of a policy of coercion”

John Bruton, the former taoiseach, speaking in Dublin on September 18th, 2014, the centenary day of the Home Rule Act, declared himself to be a suppor(...)