At a personal level we use about 133 litres of water per day, roughly the same as is drunk by a dairy cow. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

It takes a lot to shift an established anticyclone. The falling, compressing and warming continental air that has brought us what may turn out to be t(...)

Auxiliaries, who worked alongside the Black and Tans in the War of Independence, talk to a postman with a GPO mail cart in Dublin. Photograph: Walshe/Getty Images

Physical and sexual violence was waged against women during the Civil War and the War of Independence by republicans as well as by the notorious Black(...)

The project is a collaboration between Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSI), the All-Ireland Research Observatory (AIRO) at Maynooth University and Dublin City Council, drawing on data from the Residential Tenancies Board, the property price register (PPR), local authorities, the Revenue Commissioners and the Central Statistics Office.

The developers of a new housing data resource to go live on Monday believe it will “revolutionise” public understanding of property trends in the capi(...)

Heat extremes are one of the more concerning aspects of future climate change. Photograph: iStock

This year has been a year to remember weather wise, and we are only just past the halfway mark. Recent weeks have brought extreme temperatures and dro(...)

Leon Diop, a graduate of psychology through science, became students’ union president at Maynooth last year. Photograph: Collins Courts

The president of Maynooth University students’ union has lost a €75,000 defamation action against the operators of Luas and the company that provides (...)

In 2006, when The Irish Times was moving from its old premises in D’Olier Street, legend has it that, in a cluttered room behind and beneath some desk(...)

A water tanker near Vartry Reservoir in Co Wicklow. Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA Wire

Why is it that we cannot seem to get things accomplished unless we are in the midst of a crisis? Things have to be going drastically wrong before the (...)

The Irish team comprises 47 student engineers, physicists, computer scientists and designers from DCU, Trinity, UCD, DIT, IT Carlow and Maynooth University.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A team of Irish students are putting the final touches to a pod which they hope will travel at a speed of 540km/h in Elon Musk’s Hyperloop test track (...)

Kids Speech Labs founders Shona D’Arcy, left, and Céline de Looze with Bill McKiernan, founder of the Business Plan Competition, which is run by The Ireland Funds and the NDRC.

The co-founders of Kids Speech Labs have become the first female winners of the annual Business Plan Competition run by The Ireland Funds and the NDRC(...)

Trinity College Dublin has lost its status as Ireland’s only top-100 university. File photograph: Getty Images

Irish universities have tumbled down the latest set of influential world rankings, sparking alarm among senior academics over the funding “crisis” fac(...)

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