UCD “slutwalk”: sexual consent can never be implied by a person’s clothing. Photograph: Gráinne Loughran

Like most students at UCD, Darragh Miller contributes to the daily hive of smartphone activity on campus. There are dozens of helpful Facebook groups(...)

Noelle Middleton pictured on the set of the film A Yank in Ermine. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

Noelle Middleton, who has died aged 89, was a well-known Irish actor and BBC presenter in London in the 1950s who returned to her native Sligo in the (...)

Copyright issues affecting content uploaded online are a “web of complexity”, a conference hosted by the Irish Centre for European Law heard

Online copyright issues are mired in a “web of complexity” with even experts sometimes unable to decipher them, a legal adviser for Google has told a (...)

Using Lofar, a new radio telescope, astronomers have produced one of the best images ever made at the lowest frequencies of giant bubbles produced by a super-massive black hole. On left, radio and optical; right, optical only

A convoy of 30 articulated trucks will depart the Netherlands towards the end of summer and head for Birr, Co Offaly. Their cargo? The components nee(...)

David Farrell Professor of Politics at University College Dublin said voters are leaving it very late to make up their minds. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

This article is part of The Irish Times Meet the Voters series, profiling ten sample voters in a bid to track the impact of the 2016 General Election(...)

Jesko Zimmermann, a research fellow in botany in Trinity College Dublin’s School of Natural Sciences, said lands used for crops cause the release of more carbon sources than grasslands, which sequester carbon.  File photograph:  Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Land use research has shown Ireland may be underestimating agricultural greenhouse gas emissions. The finding may require a change in the way data i(...)

Rev Terence McCaughey (left) pictured in Rathfarnham in 2001 with Prof Kader Asmal, South Africa’s former Minister for Education. Photograph: File photo/The Irish Times

Rev Terence McCaughey (83), a leading member of the Dublin and Munster Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland has died. Prominent in acade(...)

“Reformers argue that the Koran is a living text and can be reinterpreted”

A charge commonly laid against Islam is that it is incompatible with western values. Certainly, passages of the Koran can be hard to reconcile with to(...)

Kevin Molloy, John Walsh and Mai Quaid at the Earn Our Vote launch; they hope older voters’ concerns will be on the agenda. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

One of the greatest challenges for us as we age is “bar-stool gerontology”. For many complex subjects – nuclear physics, molecular biology or philoso(...)

Fr Dennis Faul, knowing what would happen if the hunger striker Bobby Sands died, made desperate attempts to persuade him to end his fast to the death.  PA Wire

Recent articles in The Irish Times revisited the question of the relationship between sacrifice and religiously sanctioned political violence. Since 9(...)