Christine Buckley giving her response to the publication of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse report in 2009. Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons 1:07

Christine Buckley, who died on March 11th last, came from obscure origins.She was, in the harsh language of the day, illegitimate, half caste and aban(...)

View inside Dublin City University (DCU). New figures show Irish universities pay 22 staff pensions in excess of €200,000. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

New figures show 22 staff at Irish universities have enjoyed lump sum pension payoffs in excess of €200,000 over the past two years. Figures supplied (...)

The new innovation fund supported by Science Foundation Ireland and Pfizer will initially support the work of five Irish scientists in four universites. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Science Foundation Ireland and drug giant Pfizer have agreed create an awards programme in support of biomedical research. The funds provided will sup(...)

Sheila Nunan of INTO speaking at the union’s annual conference at Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny. Photograph: Pat Moore

“I trust you as our teachers to act professionally and assess your own students without fear or favour to anybody . . . It begs the question: does (...)

Chris Hadfield’s You Are Here is a compilation of 150 photographs culled from the 45,000 he took while in space. 4:52

Ireland’s favourite astronaut was back in Dublin and it felt like he had never been away. Cmdr Chris Hadfield returned to Ireland to sign copie(...)

Former International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield has been awarded a gold medal of honorary patronage by the University Philosophical Society in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Former International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield has received an honorary patronage from Trinity College Dublin. He was awarded a gold meda(...)

Caroline McGuigan’s Suicide or Survive charity has been running wellness workshops across the country for the past five years.

A woman who runs a charity for those contemplating suicide has set up an online version of its successful wellness workshop. Caroline McGuigan tried t(...)

 Parchments such as this 14th century archbishop’s register hold clues to ancient DNA of animals. Photograph: By permission of the Borthwick Institute for Archives

Documents similar to the Book of Kells and other ancient parchments may soon reveal more secrets.Scientists at Trinity College Dublin and the Univers(...)

Anna Haynes, a homeless encampment occupant, collects her belongings as authorities break down a massive homeless encampment known as “The Jungle” in San Jose, California,  this week.  Photograph: Beck Diefenbach/Reuters

The tragic death earlier this week of Jonathan Corrie on Molesworth Street, just yards from Leinster House, focused the national conversation on the i(...)

Prof Nancy Hopkins: chaired first committee on women faculty at MIT’s school of science.

Achieving a gender balance in higher education requires a sustained commitment that can last for years. Balance can be reached however, as shown by a (...)