RDS chief executive Michael Duffy says this year’s Dublin Horse Show’s  online sales are 20 per cent ahead. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Michael Duffy’s office has one of the nicest views in Ireland, looking on to the lush main arena in the RDS in Ballsbridge. And he’ll have one of the (...)

Liam Flynn: The Irish Arts Review has called him “one of the world’s most innovative and creative woodturners”

Liam Flynn was one of Ireland’s most respected craftspeople and an artist of international repute. Woodturned vessels of his are held in the permanent(...)

Prof Dervilla Donnelly (left) was taken aback by her selection for the award: Photograph: Eric Luke

Prolific scholar and former professor of chemistry Dervilla MX Donnelly has been awarded the Royal Irish Academy’s Cunningham medal at a ceremony in (...)

Prof Dervilla Donnelly: “I couldn’t believe it [news of the award], but it slowly sunk in and I am so honoured.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Next month, Irish chemist Prof Dervilla Donnelly will become the first woman to receive the highest honour that the Royal Irish Academy can bestow. O(...)

James Tanton: “Because mathematics has been on this planet for about 10,000 years – there’s got to be something to it that has intrigued mankind, and it’s not in the schoolbook version.” Photograph: John T Ohle

James Tanton is on a personal mission. He wants to bring joy, wonder and pictures back to secondary school maths classrooms around the world. “So muc(...)

Pat Molloy, from Anglesea road, one of a group of local residents opposed to the proposed stadium development in the RDS. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The €26 million redevelopment of the Anglesea Stand at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) has been granted planning permission by Dublin City Council, how(...)

Architectural images of Dublin’s proposed new RDS arena -  a side view of the Anglesea stand. Image: Newenham Mulligan/Grimshaw Architects

The Royal Dublin Society (RDS) has been granted permission by Dublin City Council for a €26 million redevelopment of the Anglesea Stand at the Ballsbr(...)

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland received its royal charter in 1784

It is puzzling to me that, despite Irish independence since 1922, several of our major academies and institutions maintain “royal” status. The recent (...)

Image of the proposed new RDS arena stand to increase  crowd capacity from 18,500 to 21,000, mainly to cater for Leinster rugby games.

A residents association representing people living near the RDS in Ballsbridge, Dublin has strongly objected to plans for a new Anglesea Road stand at(...)

Hot air?: The lowering of Ireland’s targets for cutting greenhouse-gas emissions by 2030 was a clear victory for lobbyists in favour of radical expansion of beef and dairy farming. Photograph: E+/Getty

Climate-smart agriculture is “not just a list of technologies and practices; it is also the process of engaging all stakeholders around a common visi(...)