A proton-proton collision at the Cern particle collider. John Bell had a stellar physics career at the physics research centre and laboratory in Geneva, where he was officially focused on particle physics. Photograph: AP Photo/Cern

The island of Ireland might be known, to those wearing emerald-tinted glasses, as the land of saints and scholars, but isn’t it curious that in the(...)

A seven-piece tea service catalogued as “presented to Sean Lemass on a visit to UAE” made €1,400

At O’Reilly’s auction in Francis St, Dublin on Wednesday silver gifts presented to the late Seán Lemass, a former Fianna Fáil leader and Taoiseach wen(...)

Amy Chua was guest speaker at The Gloss/Vodafone Look the Business networking event 3:26

Three years ago she was arguably the most hated mother in America, but last night Amy Chua spoke in front of a capacity audience at the Mansion House (...)

Criticism of the points system as the sole basis for entry to third level education has grown in recent years as rote learning and special tuition cou(...)

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Nicholas McDonagh’s high-flying working life has taken him from London to Dubai via Sydney

When Nicholas McDonagh left Ireland in 1996, he didn’t expect to spend the next 18 years working abroad. The Dublin native moved to London after gradu(...)

The  Ross O’Carroll-Kelly statue  beside  Molly Malone  on Andrew’s St,  Dublin 2. Image: The Irish Times 1:57

On the way to Grafton Street for the grand unveiling of the statue of D4’s most famous son, Ross O’Carroll-Kelly, I pass a young lady wearing pyjama b(...)

 Judge Patrick Durcan: dismissed cases on the basis that Go Safe staff were unable to demonstrate the requisite legal authority for them to give evidence on behalf of gardaí in relation to speeding  cases in court. Photograph Tony Grehan/Press 22

The Department of Justice is to seek a report from the Garda after almost 100 speeding cases detected by Go Safe vans were dismissed by a district co(...)

Je Me Souviens (2007) by Peter Gallo

Peter Gallo Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College ****   It makes sense to look at the work of Peter Gallo with an eye to his(...)

Trinity College Dublin ‘has been renowned for its standards and intellectual rigour, so I am at a loss to understand how that rigour was not applied to this scheme’. Photograph: Frank Miller

Since my retirement as general manager of CAO 10 years ago, I have resolutely refrained from commenting on any matter concerning third-level admiss(...)