Eoin Murray has put his PhD in Cambridge on hold as he works on developing Rinocloud further.

As a young science student at UCC, Eoin Murray had his first introduction to working with data in a laboratory setting. His career path then took him (...)

The Office of Public Works claims there is anti-competitive practice and  safety deficiencies in the current service to the Skelligs. Photograph: David Sleator

A new permit scheme is to be introduced shortly for boats operating to Skellig Michael, the Unesco World Heritage Site site off Co Kerry that was rec(...)

Iran president Hassan Rouhani said he was looking to shore up economic ties with European Union countries, as he started a four-day trip to Italy and France. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

France will receive Iranian president Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday and Thursday with all the pomp and ceremony of an official visit, including military(...)

Sound and fury: why have we surrendered our right not to have to listen to muzak in shopping centres, restaurants and other public places? Photograph: iStockphoto

Like a lead-booted diver, I trudge around the shopping centre trying to escape the cosh of muzak. Integral to the centre’s architectonics, muzak pollu(...)

New Irish ambassadors to Australia, Canada and Greece are among 11 senior diplomatic nominees  approved by Cabinet.

New Irish ambassadors to Australia, Canada and Greece are among 11 senior diplomatic nominees who have been approved by the Cabinet. Breandán Ó Caoll(...)

Skellig Michael, or Great Skellig, 11.6 km west of the Iveragh Peninsula in Co Kerry. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Director JJ Abrams has revealed his shock at being allowed to film scenes for Star Wars: The Force Awakens on one of Ireland’s Unesco sites. The Skel(...)

The replicas of the Temple of Bel’s entrance arch will be built to coincide with world heritage week in April. Photograph: Reuters

Replicas of an ancient monument in Palmyra that has apparently survived attempts by Islamic State to demolish it are to be erected in London and New Y(...)

Howth Head in Dublin. Dublin Port is seeking EPA approval to dispose of ‘seabed material’ as part of its plans to deepen a navigational channel. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has asked Dublin Port to submit further information on its application to dump almost 10 million tonnes of s(...)

Syrian antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim  at his office in  Damascus. Photograph: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty

Syria’s director of antiquities is a worried man. On December 13th, a mortar struck the garden of the national museum and a second shell hit the adjac(...)

Weekend in ... Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Travel
  • December 19, 2015, 04:00

In Southeast Asia, where preserving cultural heritage often takes a back seat to breakneck tourist development, Luang Prabang is a happy surprise: a (...)