View inside Dublin City University (DCU). New figures show Irish universities pay 22 staff pensions in excess of €200,000. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

New figures show 22 staff at Irish universities have enjoyed lump sum pension payoffs in excess of €200,000 over the past two years. Figures supplied (...)

By now it’s a grimly familiar pattern: a family’s private anguish rekindles Ireland’s strained, 30-year debate on the right to life of the unborn. Onc(...)

Our capacity for co-operation has deep evolutionary roots and scientists have been studying this in chimpanzees and bonobos (above), our closest living relatives. Photograph: Thinkstock

There are many reasons why humans became the dominant form of life on Earth, not the least of which is our ability to co-operate with each other. C(...)

 The college’s programme in Bahrain has been accredited for five years by the Irish Medical Board. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland programme in Bahrain has been accredited by the Irish Medical Council for a period of five years following (...)

John Wilson at the Four Courts to give evidence during the sixth week of a High Court action taken by Ian Bailey. Photograph: Collins

The number of entries regarding journalist Ian Bailey on the garda intelligence collation system was so extensive that it must have been sanctioned at(...)

Dr Pamela Byrne has been appointed chief executive of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and will take up office in March 2015. Photograph: FSAI

Dr Pamela Byrne has today been announced as the Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s (FSAI) new chief executive.Dr Byrne takes over the role from Prof A(...)

Nobel Prize winner Professor John O’Keefe at University College Cork, where he delivered a lecture at a neuroscience symposium and received an honorary doctorate. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision.

An Irish-American scientist, who earlier this year was awarded the Nobel Prize, has been conferred with an honorary doctorate from University College (...)

Tibetan Monks construct a sand Mandala of the Buddha of Compassion at the Chester Beatty Library. Photograph: The Irish Times

It seems the first Buddhist mission to the West was led by Irish man Charles Pfoundes in 1889, as discovered in recent research by academics in Irelan(...)

Catherine McCarthy, Teagasc, Emma Harrington, Glanbia and Tim Guinee, Teagasc, at the Teagasc Gateways event on dairy process innovation at Teagasc Food Research Centre in Moorepark

Falling world dairy prices coupled with imminent major production increases as a result of the ending of the EU milk quota regime present a variety of(...)

Dr Cliona Murphy: is taking part in the BioInnovate programme at NUI Galway

A prototype device to enable “less traumatic introduction of large diameter therapeutic vascular devices” into the body has won this year’s Cleveland (...)