It’s round two of the Irish Hockey League tomorrow with UCD hosting Munster champions Cork Harlequins. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

It’s round two of the Irish Hockey League tomorrow with Lurgan, Hermes and Pegasus in pool A and defending champions UCD, Loreto and Cork Harlequins i(...)

Dromana House on the banks of the Blackwater in Waterford. Photographs: Bill Flynn

To wander into the kitchen at Dromana House is to understand immediately why one family has remained here for more than 800 years. The annivers(...)

Illustration: Stuart Kinlough/Ikon Images via Getty

How do they do it? Every year, the Leaving Cert results coverage comes with stories of students who received six A1s or more. This year, 162 studen(...)

Lung cancer cells: the focus of the innovative work of scientist Dr Declan Soden and surgeon Mr John Hinchion

A scientist and a surgeon have become experienced inventors, joining forces to forces develop new, more effective treatments for cancer.. Their latest(...)

The study is a meta-analysis of 25 previously published papers on the links between Caesarean sections and conditions such as autism and ADHD. Photograph:  Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Delivery by Caesarean section is associated with an increased risk of autism in childhood, according to a study by Irish researchers.Children born b(...)

Mark Ferguson, director of of SFI Science Foundation Ireland, said that the new research centres “will make a significant contribution to Ireland’s economy, employment and reputation”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

Almost €250 million is to be invested in five new world-class Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centres, in a move aimed at enhancing research(...)

“Rugby is being sold as an Olympic sport while hockey never really pushed that point home and at the high end it’s probably the biggest selling point in the marketing locker.”

As outlined in the proposals for the new Irish Hockey League (IHL) that begins next season for both men and women, opportunities will be sought to f(...)

From left, a female Chinese bird spider; a female tube web spider; and a huntsman spider (Heteropoda venatoria). Photographs: Bastian Rast

Snakes, marine sponges, tree frogs, centipedes, spiders and deep-sea trenches: these are just some of the areas where scientists are hunting for ne(...)

The culpably faulty study that claimed to find a link between MMR vaccination and autism scared many parents, who stopped vaccinating their children. Photograph: Thinkstock

Imagine the following Irish Times headline: “UCC professor sentenced to six months in prison for fabricating data behind recent Nature paper on can(...)

More than 90 per cent of law graduates in  TCD receive either a first or a 2.1. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Education may be priceless, but increasingly the marketplace is putting a monetary value on a 2.1. For a long time, people wishing to do postgraduate(...)