‘Our first instinct when confronted with anything out of the ordinary is to take out our phone and create a small, 2D, digital representation. The default way, as a tourist, to experience iconic buildings and sights is to take a photo. Doing so has become more important that actually experiencing it directly.’  Photograph: Getty Images

We live in a culture that pathologically captures and records our lives in the form of images. Billions of photographs and hundreds of hours of video (...)

Maria Meehan, Research manager, Fighting Blindness

Dr Shane Bergin School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin In 1999 I came to Trinity College Dublin to study for a degree in science and, excluding a f(...)

Dr Anne Moore of UCC’s School of Pharmacy

Communication is, arguably, the biggest problem facing science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem). It’s not always easy to grasp the complex(...)

UniTuition is a new online grinds service designed to help third-level students.  It was set up in 2014 by Sean Judge (right) and Orla McCallion

UniTuition is a new online grinds service designed to help third-level students fill crucial gaps in their knowledge.It was set up in 2014 by Sean Jud(...)

Senators Katherine Zappone and David Norris: the latter was told in the Supreme Court in 1983 that homosexuality was “morally wrong, and has been so regarded by mankind throughout the centuries. It cannot be said of it . . . that no harm is done if it is conducted in private by consenting males. Very serious harm may in fact be involved.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

On a Friday morning in April 1983, David Norris, then a 38-year-old lecturer at Trinity College Dublin, took his place in the public gallery of the Su(...)

A batch of typical ecstasy pills stamped with Mitsubishi and love heart logos.

The tragic death of drama student Ana Hick, who is reported to have taken ecstasy before collapsing outside a Dublin nightclub on Saturday night, has (...)

It is impressive today to see young people with Down syndrome attending mainstream classes in local schools, and as adults holding jobs, attending university, living in their own flats and houses, supporting their families as well as being supported by them, and participating in sports. Photograph: Thinkstock

Families, service providers and people with Down syndrome themselves have achieved a great deal, with average lifespans for the estimated 7,000 people(...)

Bridget Connolly, who died in hospital in March at the age of 50. Her family is anxious to raise awareness of dementia in the Down syndrome population and the need for dedicated specialist support services to be available to everyone who needs them.

People with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities (ID) are living longer than before, and this is good news. However, some are developing (...)

 ‘Portrait of a bearded man’ by Rubens  - part of Beit collection, for auction at Christie’s London in July

The sale of Old Master paintings from Russborough House in Co Wicklow is “an absolute necessity” if the stately home is to remain open to the publi(...)

Tullyard Estate dates back to the mid-1600s when Samuel Winter, 10th provost of Trinity College Dublin, acquired vast parklands just outside Trim, (...)