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(...)

Trinity student Saul Kenny was left sleeping on a couch following a dispute with a landlord

Saul Kenny (20) is a student at Trinity College Dublin who was left without accommodation and sleeping on friends’ couches at the start of this colleg(...)

Prof Wendelin Werner’s work ‘represents one of the most exciting and fruitful interactions between mathematics and physics in recent times’

What is happening when water in a pot begins to boil? And what happens when the boiling water turns into steam? Yes, the water is getting hotter but w(...)

Former Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power has been appointed chief executive of the Irish Cancer Society. Ms Power ran unsuccessfully for a Dáil seat (...)

The five-year contract is for use of Identigen’s DNA Traceback system to guarantee the integrity of Swiss beef. Photograph: iStock

Identigen, a Dublin-headquartered food safety and traceability firm, has secured a contract worth in excess of €17 million with the Swiss meat associa(...)

Ireland’s higher education system has a critical role to play in creating jobs, raising living standards and supporting an open and tolerant society. (...)

Average national house prices have risen by 47per cent since their lowest point at the height of the economic crash in late 2013, according to a repor(...)

Abortion rights campaigners pass along the quays as part last year’s March for Choice. The 2017 event takes place in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Thousands of people are expected at the 6th annual March for Choice in Dublin on Saturday. What’s the march about? The march is an annual protest a(...)