James Joyce - It is said he wrote Finnegans Wake  to “keep the critics busy for 300 years”. It’s keeping   mathematicians busy too. Photograph: Hulton Getty

Tomorrow we celebrate Bloomsday, the day of action in Ulysses. Most of us regard Joyce’s singular book as a masterpiece, even if we have not read it. (...)

Prof  Philip Pettit is regarded as the leading figure in “neo-republican”  thought. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Irish political philosopher Philip Pettit has been awarded Australia’s highest civil honour in the Queen Elizabeth’s birthday honours list, which has (...)

John Flannery’s appointment is the result of succession planning, the company said.

General Electric has named healthcare head John Flannery its new chairman and chief executive, ending Jeffrey Immelt’s 16-year tenure, which included (...)

US vice-president Mike Pence. The former governor of Indiana has suggested that gay people should receive medical treatment to change their sexual behaviour. Photograph: Bill Ingalls/Nasa via Getty Images

The visit this week by Enda Kenny to Chicago brought to an end a chapter in Irish-US relations. Kenny used the visit to reaffirm one of his policy pri(...)

Trinity College Library: TCD welcomed its higher ranking which placed it in the top 1% of universities worldwide. Photograph: The Irish Times

Ireland’s top universities are climbing back up international rankings following a decade of cutbacks which meant many of them tumbled down influentia(...)

The International Space Station, from which Ireland’s first satellite, Eirsat 1, will be launched. Photograph: Nasa

For a sector that’s inspirational, recession-proof and astronomically ambitious, look no further than the stars. Irish exports to the European space (...)

 Former Tánaiste Mary Harney   appointed civil servant, Paul Appleby, to head the office, which was given powers to investigate and prosecute companies and directors. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Former tánaiste Mary Harney established the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) in 2001 to tackle growing white collar crime and th(...)

French mathematician Yves Meyer

On May 23rd, King Harald V of Norway, will present the Abel Prize to French mathematician Yves Meyer. Each year, the prize is awarded to a laureate fo(...)

Davy expects C&C group net sales of €555.2 million, down 16 per cent year-on-year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

THIS WEEK MAY 15th MONDAY Results: Forterra Indicators: US housing market index (May) Meetings: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engin(...)

Dr Caroline Hussey was registrar and deputy president of UCD from 1994 until her retirement in 2004. Photograph: UCD

Tributes have been paid to former University College Dublin registrar and academic Dr Caroline Hussey who has died following a short illness. A forme(...)