Members of the Mara 18 gang show their tattoos in the National Penitentiary in Tamara, near the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa. Photograph: Elmer  Martinez/AFP/Getty Images

It’s hard to overestimate the level of violence and instability in Honduras. Years of gang violence and drug wars have earned this Central American(...)

A Liberian man carries his sick brother suspected of having Ebola after being delayed admission to a treatment unit due to a lack of beds on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA/Ahmed Jallanzo

Before this year, the largest-known outbreak of Ebola comprised 318 cases, in 1976. That was the year the virus first became known to scientists. T(...)

‘Blood Vessels’ by Charlie Murphy 4:25

A new exhibition at Dublin’s Science Gallery is tapping into a challenging vein. It is called Blood, and it lives up to its subtitle, Not for the F(...)

Trinity College Dublin has put on hold its controversial “identity initiative”, which would have seen the institution rebranded as “Trinity College, the University of Dublin”

Trinity College Dublin has put on hold its controversial “identity initiative”, which would have seen the institution rebranded as “Trinity College, (...)

Architects’ illustration of planned new TCD School of Business, backing onto Pearse Street

Trinity College Dublin is planning a further rejuvenation of its Pearse Street facade with the development of a new business school and student resid(...)

As the Irish public become increasingly interested in the topic of ageing and old age, I am often asked about the term “gerontology” and in what ways (...)

Trinity College Dublin

An ambitious plan by Trinity College Dublin to tackle a “global research question” like climate change or youth unemployment is one of the key targ(...)

University of Limerick offers flexibility and close industry links. Photograph: Press 22

When DCU became the first university in Ireland, in 2011, to announce “graduate attributes” that it wished to inculcate in its students, the respon(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton says the investment will directly support 700 research positions. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Smart implanted medical devices, instant online language translation and the discovery of untapped mineral and energy wealth are just a few of the pr(...)

‘By revealing the limitations of what we know, philosophy also teaches students a measure of humility and caution; two much-needed values in a world that reveres decisive action.’ Photograph: Getty Images

The idea of introducing philosophy to secondary schools has enjoyed some attention recently. This has been motivated, in part, by frustration with our(...)