Ruairi O Siochru from Tralee, Co. Kerry: “People in cities just don’t have time for religion.”

New census data on religion was published by the Central Statistics Office on Thursday. Jenna Clarke-Molloy spoke to people in Trinity College, Dublin(...)

An image sent back to Earth of the ‘Voyager’ mission to outer space

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Voyager spacecrafts, which were sent into space on a mission to explore the outer planets. T(...)

 President Michael D  Higgins after he received a Honorary Doctorate from pro-chancellor Penelope Flett at the University of Australia in Perth,  Australia. Photograph:  Maxwell’s

President Michael D Higgins thanked the Irish communities of Western Australia for “extending the hand of friendship” to the new waves of emigrants wh(...)

The commonest  symptom of cancer of the oesophagus is difficulty in swallowing

This coming Saturday the Oesophageal Cancer Fund will hold a national survivors’ and patients meeting in Dublin. Health care professionals, volunteers(...)

One study found that returns are lower around full moons, with the magnitude of the difference being 3-5 per cent per year. Illustration: iStock

Superstitious types will know Friday 13th is just days away. Scientifically minded folks might be inclined to roll their eyes, but this may be prematu(...)

The Franciscan monastery on the Hill of Slane, Co Meath: a movement of reform had begun among the Franciscans  and other  Observant orders before the Reformation took hold in England and Wales. Photograph:  DeAgostini/Getty

Martin Luther’s pinning his 95 Theses – or reform proposals – to the door of his local university church in Wittenberg 500 years ago may well be more (...)

Pictured at an education innovation conference organised by the Trinity Access 21 project in Google’s EMEA HQ is Stacey Torres with her classmates from Mercy Secondary School Inchicore. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

Secondary students in poorer areas of Dublin are three times more likely to plan to go to college after being assigned a mentor, according to a new re(...)

Tom Murphy: it is hard to think of more than half a dozen of his contemporaries in the English-speaking theatre who have created so much work of such high voltage. Photographed in 2008 by Bryan O’Brien

If Tom Murphy were a different kind of writer his work over almost 60 years would fall into two distinct categories. One would be a fierce, unflinchin(...)

Former leader of UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Trinity College Dublin’s Historical Society’s auditor has apologised for his decision to award its gold medal to former UKIP leader Nigel Farage. Mr(...)

TCD researcher Collie Ennis holds a false widow spider

Collie Ennis surrounds himself with spiders day and night. As a research associate in the zoology department in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) he specia(...)