Dr Bobby Smyth: said similar findings had been made in other countries where bans were introduced. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Consumption of so-called legal highs fell sharply after a Government crackdown on “head shops” that sold them, new research indicates. There was a (...)

The tiger skin, which has been carefully preserved, was brought home to Ireland as a souvenir of the British Raj 1:55

Chance items in auction salerooms can bring to life the most unexpected aspects of our history. Among the lots on view at Sheppard’s in Durrow, Co Lao(...)

 Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon has said her office prefers to take an “engaged” approach to dealing with privacy issues that arise with mult(...)

According to ‘coffee philosopher’ Prof David Berman, above, the drink is a window to understanding your tastes. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Esteemed philosopher Prof David Berman is on his second cup of coffee at hip Rathmines outlet Two Fifty Square, and he is not impressed. “It’s (...)

Having a command of two languages is said to delay the onset of dementia by 4.2 years compared to monolinguals

The brains of older individuals who retain good memory and cognitive skills handle information differently than those who experience failing memory an(...)

Ireland has been leading in elearning going back about 30 years

Ireland is poised to take advantage of the expected growth in the educational technology industry, with the potential to create jobs and boost the eco(...)

Artist’s impression of what the Twin Space structure will look like in Front Square in Trinity College, Dublin.

Have a loved one living in New York? How would it feel to be able to stand in front of them on a life-size screen, and talk to them as if they were(...)

Reinhard Schaler and his wife, Patricia O’Byrne, are calling for a “fair and balanced investigation” into the road incident where their son Pádraig  (pictured) was hit by a van in Cape Cod.

The parents of an Irish student who was seriously injured after he was hit by a van while cycling on a J1 visa in the US have called on the governor a(...)

Eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland. Dr Teresa Ubide from Trinity College says the crystals they study come to the surface during an eruption. File photograph: Eric Meola/Getty Images

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have discovered a way to track the history and “personality” of a volcano by studying tiny mineral crystals that(...)

 Max Barrett (6) and Holly Barrett (3) at the Launch of the 10th Anniversary of the Pfizer Health Index. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

The number of people paying for health insurance has risen for the first time in five years, with 36 per cent of people now holding health insurance p(...)