Scientists at Trinity College, Dublin have worked out how a biological engine that powers cancer-killing cells functions. Crucially, their research h(...)

Pay deal: some teachers feel the proposed deal did not address the issue of lower pay rates for recently recruited teachers. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

‘Banks and developers caused the crisis but teachers and other public servants paid a high price’ – Dr John Walsh, lecturer Dr John Walsh, a lecturer(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un:  interest in the Northern Ireland peace process is growing in Korea, especially among those who prioritise improved inter-Korean relations over political unification.  Photograph:  KCNA/VIA KNS/STR/AFP

Two news stories simmered through the summer months, between which few people likely saw any connection. One was the crisis surrounding the Korean pen(...)

Data power: Facebook acquired messaging service WhatsApp in 2014. Photograph: Bloomberg

Mergers by data-rich tech firms may need to be examined in a fresh way, outside of normal competition and privacy law structures, because of the vast (...)

Trinity College Dublin has been ranked at 81st place in the world university rankings for arts and humanities subjects. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Trinity College Dublin has climbed several places in the world university rankings in arts and humanities subjects. Trinity was the only Irish unive(...)

 Among the tweets Dr Steven Salaita sent were: “If you’re defending #Israel right now, you’re an awful human being. Photograph: Armando L Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images

An academic who became a test case for academic freedom in the US said he had no regrets for sending anti-Israel tweets. Dr Steven Salaita, a Palest(...)

A wreck of a market - a post-crash ghost estate

For Ann, it was a bunk in a hostel or the loss of a new, permanent job. That was her choice. She has spent weeks looking for a place to rent in Dubl(...)

Prof Steven Salaita became a cause célèbre for academic freedom in the United States, whose case contributed to the resignation of the chancellor of the University of Illinois, Phyllis Wise, in August 2015. File photograph: Armando L Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/MCT/Getty Images)

An academic who had an offer of a post withdrawn after a series of tweets protesting at the Israeli invasion of Gaza in 2014 is to speak at a conferen(...)

Enet, which was recently sold to the Irish Infrastructure Fund for between €150 million and €200 million, is Ireland’s largest wholesale-only carrier with offices in Limerick and Dublin

Telecoms firm Enet has opened up a new line of attack on market incumbent Eir with a plan to supply fibre broadband in several rural areas, which were(...)

Restored Hearing company founders Eimear O’Carroll (left) and Rhona Togher.  Photograph: Conor McCabe

Restored Hearing, the Sligo-based company behind Sound Relief, the award-winning tinnitus therapy, has developed a revolutionary new smart acoustic ma(...)