Prof Dan Breznitz has studied innovation growth economies such as Taiwan, Israel and China. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Prof Dan Breznitz must number among the most internationally eclectic members of Ireland’s broadly defined diaspora.The Israeli native came to reside (...)

A Great Famine memorial in Dublin (above). When the coffin ships “rampant with cholera and typhus” arrived in Canada “the dead and living were huddled together”, and bodies were pulled from the ships with boat hooks, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told an audience which included 43 ambassadors , Government TDs, returned emigrants and up to 2,000 local people. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny this evening remembered those who died “slow starving deaths in the fields around here” as he led the National Famine Commemorati(...)

Toronto, Canada is a city of contrasts. Photographs: Ian Willms
Oh Toronto
  • Travel
  • March 15, 2014, 01:00

When I tell my friends in Toronto how much I love their city, they often say, “Really?” I always assume they imagine I’m just trying to be grac(...)

Author claimed Marine Institute had published “fundamental errors” when assessing whether sea lice from farmed salmon could cause damage to migrating wild salmon smolts

A research journal has apologised to the Marine Institute for applying inadequate editorial procedures when allowing pu(...)

The brains of some children who have been abused or neglected are structurally different from those of young people who have not been exposed to ill-t(...)

Simon Coveney: being urged to “investigate the Marine Institute’s scientific expertise”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Marine Institute says it stands over the work of its scientists, following renewed criticism by Inland Fisheries Ireland and several environmental(...)

Kildare Dobbs: committed much of his abundant life to the written word and was the most genial of companions.

Seamus Heaney once said that nobody had done more to welcome and assist Irish writers in Canada than Kildare Dobbs, who made his own livelihood(...)

The story is a newly familiar one. The book was only hours old and already there were 42 five-star online ratings of it on Amazon. com. Within (...)