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(...)

Prof Wendelin Werner’s work ‘represents one of the most exciting and fruitful interactions between mathematics and physics in recent times’

What is happening when water in a pot begins to boil? And what happens when the boiling water turns into steam? Yes, the water is getting hotter but w(...)

Former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave stands in front of a photograph of his father WT  Cosgrave at the GPO Witness History Visitor Centre during its official opening in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The former Fine Gael taoiseach Liam Cosgrave, who died this week, made an impassioned defence of his father’s actions during the Civil War in a speech(...)

 Matthew Floris of Sothebys holding Jack B Yeats’s collapsible top hat (€600-€800). Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Love letters written by the poet WB Yeats and major oil paintings by his artist brother Jack B Yeats have gone on display in Dublin for three days bef(...)

Prof Mary McAleese says it is “misleading” of the Vatican to tell the committee in 2013 that the terms “corporal punishment” or “punishment” were not used in the “Catechism of the Catholic Church”. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

It was “downright wrong” and “misleading” of the Vatican to tell the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) that it did not promote corporal pu(...)

Pictured at this year’s Allianz Business to Arts Awards were Andrew Hetherington, chief executive Business to Arts; Sean McGrath, chief executive, Allianz Ireland; Laura Lynch, head of segments at Bank of Ireland; Richie Boucher chief executive of Bank of Ireland and the Junk Kouture winner (centre), Mariusz Malon (18) from Scoil Mhuire Secondary School, Buncrana, Co Donegal. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Dublin’s Dean Hotel and Accenture were among the businesses recognised Monday for their partnerships with the arts. More than €6.5 million was spent (...)

The stump of a 7,500-year-old tree, part of  a drowned forest  exposed by storms at Spiddal, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When the moon rising over the Claddagh and the sun setting over the Aran Islands moved a Fermanagh-born and Galway-tutored medical graduate Dr Arthur (...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Films and television portray business owners thinking on their feet before making an instant choice in the face of rapidly changing conditions. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Chris Darwin, the great, great grandson of Charles Darwin, was in Dublin last week to deliver a talk at the Royal Irish Academy. It was a hugely inte(...)

Dáithí Ó Ceallaigh, former ambassador to London, said he feared for the future in relation to the political stalemate in Northern Ireland

Ireland suffers from a “conspiracy of neglect” when it comes to dealing with white collar crime, the MacGill Summer School heard on Tuesday. Prof Gar(...)

The Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) Digital Heritage Collections has details of sites ranging from the Bronze Age village of Ballybrowney in Co Cork to a Tudor burial discovered outside Trinity College Dublin during excavations for the Luas Cross City. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Details of more than 1,500 archaeological excavations across the country are now freely available online as part of a new initiative launched on Monda(...)