David Slattery  outside the Bank of Ireland, College Green, in 1996. When asked  what he had used as a gentle abrasive to clean the bank’s stonework, he remarked, “crushed angels’ teeth.” Photograph: David Sleator

While the term pioneer and David Slattery might stand in contradistinction in some contexts, in the field of building conservation the Dublin architec(...)

The new research centres involve strong collaborative partnerships between research bodies  with funded researchers participating from institutionslike Trinity College. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is to invest €72 million in four new world class research centres which will address a range of areas including smart(...)

‘Anxiety cannot be deceived’. Photograph: The Image Bank

One of the few industries that seems to have benefited in the US and UK from the Trump-Brexit upheaval is psychotherapy. Therapists in both countries(...)

Geneticist Prof Kenneth Wolfe of UCD, who has been elected a fellow of the Royral Society.

A genetic scientist based at University College Dublin has been elected a fellow of the Royal Society in recognition of his scientific research. Kenn(...)

Etihad Aviation Group has named Ray Gammell, from Greystones, Co Wicklow, as its interim chief executive officer

Etihad Aviation Group has named Ray Gammell, from Greystones, Co Wicklow, as its interim chief executive officer. He will take over from James Hogan w(...)

Nobel laureate for physics Enrico Fermi believed that anyone with a reasonable arsenal of basic facts could use them to estimate a wide range of quantities. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

How high is Liberty Hall? How many people in the world are talking on their mobile phones right now? How fast does human hair grow? How many A4 sheets(...)

Franklin D Roosevelt: was driven to pursue his ambitious agenda by the conviction “human welfare is the first and final task of government”.

On October 22nd, 2016, Donald J Trump released his 100-Day Action Plan to Make America Great Again. In his Contract with the American Voter candidate (...)

Fred Browne
Appreciation: Fred Browne

Leading Irish architect Fred Browne died on February 9th, at the age of 90, in Dublin. His career spanned the second half of the 20th century, during (...)

A young protester, Lachlan Finlay from Castleknock, at the March for Science  in Dublin on Saturday afternoon. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

About 600 scientists and supporters of a scientific outlook marched through Dublin city centre to the Dáil on Saturday as part of a “global demonstrat(...)

The results of a HEA study “raises question marks over how available the career path is to a broad section of society”.

The modern day Irish medical student is likely to come from a wealthier socio-economic background, be young and female and live in Dublin, according (...)