Peter Start, who has died aged 84, lectured in chemistry at University College Dublin and was one of the inspirations behind what became the annual Yo(...)

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The shortlist for this year’s Irish Times Poetry Now Award has been announced.The award, now in its 20th year, is presented for the best single volume(...)

The Internet of Things is attempting to join together your television, car, computer and just about anything else that can generate or use data. Illustration: Thinkstock

The world is in data overload. The information superhighway was built and we are now struggling to handle the big data mountain that it delivered. (...)

Dr David McKeown, a research engineer at University College Dublin: ‘It will be just me and the microphone and that is scary.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

What if you could get a glimpse of the funny side of what researchers do by hearing their jokes? Next week, a handful of intrepid researchers w(...)

From left, Deborah Treisman; Paul Muldoon; director of the Arts Council Orlaith McBride (not on the selection panel); Paula Meehan; Siobhán Parkinson; Juan Gabriel Vásquez; and Blake Morrison

‘We want a writer who will be a vehicle for the word,” says poet Paul Muldoon, chair of the selection panel for the Laureate for Irish Fiction, who(...)

Public Health nurse Margaret Scargill in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Primary care team Public health nurses are generalists. The community is our client and we see everyone from mothers and babies to older people(...)

The use of barcodes and QR codes goes far beyond the supermarket. Photograph: Thinkstock

Virtually everything that you buy in your local supermarket has a curious little zebra-like pattern the size of a postage stamp printed on it. Barc(...)

Jonathon Lowey has been appointed chairman of the Federation of International Banks in Ireland (FIBI) for a two-year term.

JP Morgan Ireland’s chief financial officer (CFO) Jonathon Lowey has been appointed chairman of the Federation of International Banks in Ireland (FIBI(...)

Shares in the supermarket chain jumped more than 4 per cent after news of Dalton Philips’s departure, a brutal verdict from the City on the Irish man’s time at the top. Photograph: PA

Dalton Philips, the globetrotting Irish retail executive, will soon be heading back to his homeland to reflect on the future after being sacked as chi(...)

Minister of State  Damien English, who said the funding would help to “boost Ireland’s biomedical research credentials”. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Dick Ahlstrom Science Editor The UK-based Wellcome Trust has renewed its partnership with Science Foundation Ireland and the Health Research Board to (...)