Mary Paula Walsh: wrote two books on bereavement – ‘Living After A Death’ and ‘Helping Your Child Through Bereavement’ – both of which have given people the freedom to explore grief in all its complexity

Obituary for the Irish Times (April 30, 1941-April 17, 2017) “I swear I will not dishonor my soul with hatred, but offer myself humbly as a guardian (...)

Pythagoras: the mathematician in The School of Athens, by Raphael, from 1509. Photograph: Creative Commons/Wikimedia

According to Plato, a core of mathematical knowledge, later known as the quadrivium, was essential for an understanding of the universe. He outlined t(...)

A scrappage scheme for older diesels or more electric vehicles would improve city air quality in Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

Invisible particles from diesel engines are causing deaths in Ireland, especially from cardiovascular diseases. In the past five years science has als(...)

As well as leaving you feeling  under the weather, poor slumber is also linked to an increased risk of chronic conditions including heart disease and diabetes

How did you sleep last night? What about your sleep over the last week, month, year? The quality of our sleep can have a huge impact on health, with i(...)

From Mallow to Cambridge: Mathematician Robert Murphy

“A brilliant meteor that flared intensely but all too briefly”; this was how Des MacHale described the Cork-born mathematician Robert Murphy in his bi(...)

The Canadian Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin Vickers, is presented with a water sample from the deep ocean by Dr Caroline Cusack and  Dr Peter Heffernan of the Marine Institute.   Photograph: Andrew Downes

Because our planet is changing at a pace more rapid than at any time in human history, continuous monitoring of our oceans is now an important endeavo(...)

It is a tragic irony that those who resist action on climate change tend to resist immigration with the same ferocity, unaware that inaction on climate risks a human migration on an unprecedented scale. Photograph:  Lukas Schulze/Getty Images

Early in June, Donald Trump formally withdrew the United States from the Paris Accord, a key international agreement that aims to limit global warming(...)

Members of the OPW working with students from UCD conduct the annual tagging of fawns in Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

In Dublin’s Phoenix Park, students and staff have been catching dozens of fawns in an annual effort to tag the deer population. About 100 fawns are e(...)

Chair of the Citizens’ Assembly Ms Justice Mary Laffoy at the sixth meeting of the assembly at the Grand Hotel Malahide earlier this month. Photograph: Maxwell’s

The Chief Justice has praised Ms Justice Mary Laffoy’s “immense” contribution to the law and Irish public life on the judge’s retirement from the Supr(...)

Forecourt retailer Applegreen has appointed Niall Dolan as its new chief financial officer

Forecourt retailer Applegreen has appointed Niall Dolan as its new chief financial officer. Mr Dolan, who is currently head of corporate finance and t(...)