The brown hare was first brought to Ireland from Britain for coursing in the mid-19th century. Drawing: Michael Viney

A column that brackets a hare with a spider could hint at an echo of an Aesop fable, but when both are invasive aliens to Ireland, facts are what we n(...)

Godfrey Gaston, operations director of CSIT, Hugh Njemanze, chief executive of Anomali, and Alastair Hamilton, chief executive of Invest NI, at Thursday’s announcements

The American cyber security firm Anomali plans to create 120 jobs in the North with the opening of its first European research and development lab in (...)

Queen’s University’s Shea Heffron in action against Hugh McFadden of DCU during DCU’s  3-10 to 0-3 win in Belfast. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Press Eye/Inpho

Last year’s runners-up DCU opened their Sigerson Cup campaign with a comfortable victory over Queen’s University in Belfast on Wednesday afternoon. (...)

The gap between Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and University College Dublin (UCD) has narrowed to just 16 places in the latest Times Higher Educatio(...)

 Charles Haughey: ‘A highly pragmatic and astute politician with few scruples and a keen eye for the main chance,’ according to an NI official. Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

Northern Ireland officials viewed Charles J Haughey as “a highly pragmatic and astute politician” who had “few scruples” but had also laid the groundw(...)

Dr David Finn and Mark Rafferty of    Amatech Group Ltd: “What we have been able to do is almost defy the laws of physics.”

Amatech Most people with a Visa debit card will be familiar with contactless payment technology. In Ireland it allows Visa debit cardholders to pay bi(...)

Ciarán O’Hanlon (right) is one of the three Queen’s University players deemed ineligible to play in the Sigerson Cup. Photograph: Inpho.

Controversy has broken out in the Sigerson Cup with the decision of the GAA’s third-level governing body, the Higher Education Authority (HEA), to ex(...)

PathXL is a spin out from  Queen’s University Belfast

PathXL, a Belfast-based company which is developing pioneering digital pathology technology, plans to invest £3.6 million and create 32 new jobs over (...)

Prof John Brewer of Queen’s University, Belfast

“This is a Rubicon,” says Prof John Brewer of Queen’s University, Belfast. “Irrespective of a Yes or a No vote in the Scottish independence referendum(...)

Irish hare: likes good quality, sugar-rich grass. Illustration: Michael Viney

On a hillside so assiduously nibbled by sheep, only waysides have room for the surge of summer growth. The boreen is suddenly flanked with buttercups (...)

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