Co Wicklow man Derek Palmer went back to education via a PLC  at age 29

“I was born in Bray, Co Wicklow but grew up in Scotland. When I finished school I was offered a place in English and geography at the University of Gl(...)

Portrait of Francis Hutcheson by Allan Ramsay at Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow

It’s just like a philosopher to be born and to die on the same date. Such was the fate of Co Down man Francis Hutcheson (August 8th, 1694, to Augus(...)

Scientists in the UK and Ireland have grown a large number of red blood cells in the laboratory, using stem cells, and are preparing to test them in human trials.

Scientists in the UK and Ireland have successfully used stem cells to grow large numbers of red blood cells in the laboratory and are now preparing(...)

Ionia and Mairéad Ní Chróinín of Moonfish. Photograph: Eric Luke

When Mairéad and Ionia Ní Chróinín were small, their father, Dáibhí, would read them the tale of Pinocchio, which had been translated into Irish direc(...)

Surgeons inserting a stent, at the Cardiac Cath Lab in St James’ Hospital, Dublin. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

New research has found that inserting stents in all narrowed arteries of heart attack patients, rather than the current practice of only treating bloc(...)

The biggest fish ever to swim in the sea grew to the astonishing length of 54 feet, research has shown. It sounds like a fisherman’s tale. But the gia(...)

City life can take its toll, even on birds, judging by new research that shows blackbirds living among humans wake up earlier and sleep less – leading(...)

Eamon Eastwood, Taste Ireland in Australia

It started with a bedroom full of cheese and onion crisps, but now anyone in Australia buying Tayto, Barry’s tea or McDonnell’s curry sauce can(...)

Want a stem cell to help build bone? Giving it a few “nanokicks” might help, according to research led by the University of Glasgow. The (...)

Study finds that a majority of British teenagers want to be a footballers, like David Beckham, or models like Kate Moss. Few show any interest in traditional roles such as plumbing, welding or working in the hotel and catering trade.

Teenagers today, say grumpy old men sitting in the corner of pubs, all want to be models, actors or footballers. However, carefully gathered st(...)