Dr Phil Kelly, Teagasc Food Research programme, Moorepark, addressing the 600 delegates from 32 countries at the International Dairy Federation’s Dairy Science & Technology Symposia 2016 in Dublin recently.

Dublin played host to the International Dairy Federation (IDF) conference for the first time last month. The conference brought together hundreds of i(...)

The University of Limerick conferred honorary doctorates on six exceptional individuals from the worlds of humanitarianism, business, the arts and the public sector, including Ali Hewson. Photograph: Seán Curtin FusionShooters

Ali Hewson has urged governments to treat migrants with respect and to ensure they are given a safe place to live. Speaking at the University of Limer(...)

Falcon, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, Captain America, Scarlet Witch and Winter Soldier in Captain America: Civil War

Spider-man flies across the city on his spider silk, one of a number of special powers acquired after the bite of a radioactive arachnid. Tony Stark (...)

Karen Buckley disappeared from the Sanctuary Nightclub in Glasgow on April 12th of last year.

The first anniversary of murdered nurse Karen Buckley was marked with a poignant ceremony in Analeentha, Co Cork tonight where family, friends and nei(...)

Nate Diaz applies a choke hold to win by submission against Conor McGregor in March 2016. Photograph: Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

The tragic death of Joao Carvalho on Monday has reignited debate over whether professional mixed martial arts fights should be banned. However, legal(...)

The Seanad Chamber at Leinster House. A renewed Seanad presents a golden opportunity to have some senators representing different diaspora communities around the world. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

While Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin are still practising for musical chairs, a drama is being played out elsewhere which could well be called “the for(...)

Maynooth University ranked the best of the Irish universities (68th place) in the “Times Higher Education” 150 under 50, which ranks colleges that have been established in the past half century

Carl O’Brien Three Irish universities have ranked in the top 150 best “young universities” league table. The Times Higher Education “150 under 50” r(...)

Bernal building at University of Limerick

Launched in late 2013 the Bernal Project is an initiative of the University of Limerick which aims to make a significant contribution to Ireland’s nat(...)

The Seanad Chamber in Leinster House. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

I have two votes to cast in the current Seanad election. On principle, I will cast neither. For most Irish people have no say in the outcome. Citizen(...)

Fresh eyes can offer new perspectives and innovations

Why do you do things a particular way? Is it because you have always done them that way? Fresh eyes can offer new perspectives and innovations, and t(...)