UCD “slutwalk”: sexual consent can never be implied by a person’s clothing. Photograph: Gráinne Loughran

Like most students at UCD, Darragh Miller contributes to the daily hive of smartphone activity on campus. There are dozens of helpful Facebook groups(...)

Finian McGrath TD says that the major political parties needed to ‘get over themselves’ and ‘respect the mandate of the people in all elections’. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/ Collins

The main political parties are suffering from “intellectual and political snobbery” in its refusal to talk to Independents, says Independent Alliance (...)

UCD’s Barry O’Sullivan gets past Ian Maguire of UCC at the Mardyke. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

UCD 3-11 UCC 1-9 UCD The record winners of the Sigerson Cup, UCD, ensured that they will be in next week’s finals weekend in Jordanstown with victo(...)

Jackue Healy-Rae. Independents  have provided almost 100 per cent support for minority governments, with dissident party backbenchers instead being the main source of instability. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Opinion polls suggest Independents will win record levels of support in the forthcoming election. With those polls indicating no clear winner, Indepe(...)

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 (...)

Nephrops prawn: more than 80 per cent of them collected in the Clyde firth in Scotland and surrounding sea lochs had eaten plastic, including monofilament line and fragments of plastic bags. Illustration: Michael Viney Nephrops prawn: more than 80 per cent of them collected in the Clyde firth in Scotland and surrounding sea lochs had eaten plastic, including monofilament line and fragments of plastic bags. Illustration: Michael Viney

It’s a good 15 years since I first took note of nurdles – a nonsense name for an insidious substance. Feather-light, translucent beads of polypropylen(...)

 David Ford: to appeal judgment.  Photograph: Arthur Allison.

The Belfast High Court judgment on access to abortion in the North has rightly been described as historic. The outcome of the case taken by the Northe(...)

The Castleconnell Boat Club’s boathouse was badly flooded this winter.

“It is devastating news. Our heart goes out to the families and to the village,” said Emily Ross of Castleconnell Boat Club after she had learned of(...)

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Rarely has a new scientific method created such a ruckus as the Crispr gene-editing technique. It has been touted as potentially offering a way to c(...)

If women’s anxieties are not identified and dealt with, they can get out of hand. They overthink things, with negative thoughts leading to low self-esteem, which increases the risk of post-natal depression. Photograph: Thinkstock

Physical changes during pregnancy and early motherhood are hard to ignore, from the swelling breasts and enlarging bump to the loosening of ligaments (...)