Digital oversight: there has to be a minimum Bill of rights protecting people so they don’t have to go to court to get defamatory or unlawfully damaging content taken down. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

“As of September 28th, 2015 at 01:52pm Eastern Standard Time, I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pic(...)

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Food isn’t exactly a medicine, but a growing body of research suggests we might be able to treat difficult diseases by eating carefully. It has les(...)

A selection of sugary drinks. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Young children who consume sugar-sweetened drinks are significantly more likely to be overweight or obese, a study of more than 1,000 schoolchildren i(...)

William Dunne of TCD Hist at the 2015 Irish Times Debate final in Maynooth University. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Back before TV sets were in every household and before every occasion was marked with a group selfie, third-level students turned out in their hund(...)

UCC argued the way the ESB released water from the two hydroelectric dams following heavy rainfall led to unnecessary additional flooding which caused substantial damage. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

The ESB could face multiple legal actions to recoup an estimated €90 million insurance companies paid out over the Cork floods of 2009 after the High (...)

A judge has ruled the ESB is 60 per cent liable for flood damage to several buildings on the campus of University College Cork

The ESB is going to have to make a multi-million euro contribution to the costs of the Cork flood devastation of November 2009, following a High Court(...)

Tommy Furey of the Marine Institute onboard the Celtic Explorer with maps of mountains in the Atlantic Ocean. Ireland is leading the world in deep-sea mapping. Photograph: Andrew Downes/XPOSURE

The Earth’s oceans cover about 70 per cent of the surface of the planet. Human beings have explored only 10 per cent. The deepest oceans are largel(...)

Charlie Fell: wrote movingly about his battle with pancreatic cancer. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A cancer research fellowship in honour of campaigner and Irish Times columnist Charlie Fell was announced yesterday at University College Cork. Fell (...)

Graduating students may be looking to move towards work or further study

Here’s some good news. Careers experts say the graduate jobs market is stronger than it has been for almost a decade and, despite high youth unempl(...)

Researchers in Cork have been using bursts of electricity to treat primarily skin-based tumours, such as malignant melanoma. Photograph: Getty

Researchers in Cork, who cured aggressive cancers in mice by hitting tumours with bursts of electricity, are to begin testing the radical treatment o(...)