The market model of higher education was criticised by President Michael D Higgins recently. Photo: iStock

In a remarkable speech delivered recently, as he joined academics and historians at the launch of the Cambridge History of Ireland, President Michael (...)

President Michael D Higgins hosts a Bloomsday garden party where John Shevlin immersed himself in the character James Joyce. Photograph: Tom Honan.

The graves of a moneylender, drowned solicitor and murdered under secretary were just three stops along an annual Bloomsday tour of Glasnevin Cemetery(...)

Maggie O’Neill, who lives on Terenure Road East, and is concerned about the ramifications of the bus corridor. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s 8am on Wednesday and about 20 commuters are queuing up on Swords Main Street to get on a bus into Dublin city centre for work. They are waiting f(...)

The real addition to the State’s housing stock in 2017 was probably closer to 10,000 than to the headline output number of 14,500 units. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Central Statistics Office’s new housing output numbers appear to have finally put to bed the controversy surrounding the Government’s figures, one(...)

Cern’s Large Hadron Collider:  “If Ireland is serious about being part of the international science community, then we ought to be part of Cern. We are increasingly isolated by not being a member,” says Fianna Fáil’s James Lawless. Photograph: Cern/PA Wire

Actions speak louder than words. Despite all the parroting about the knowledge economy, Ireland remains outside the premier particle physics lab in th(...)

A sponge garden at nearly 2,000 metres below sea level.

A deep sea mountain landscape marked by “catastrophic” rock avalanches and giant boulder fields has been mapped by an international team of scientists(...)

ADHD: nothing more than an example of the ‘medicalisation’ of behaviours in children? Photograph: iStock

In 2016, in the journal Support for Learning, Irish researchers Michael Quinn and Andrea Lynch stated: “In many western countries, attention deficit (...)

Dunnes Brothers is a ground works and general contractor. Photograph: iStock

Builder Glenman Corporation faces possible High Court action in a dispute over a €160,000 debt allegedly owed to subcontractor Dunne Brothers Ltd. Ga(...)

Prof Donal O’Shea is consultant endocrinologist at St Vincent’s University Hospital and St Columcille’s Hospital, Dublin. He also lectures in endocrinology to medical students at UCD and the RCSI

Since his return to Ireland in 1999, Prof Donal O’Shea has been the lead clinician for a hospital-based multi-disciplinary obesity service in St Vince(...)

Irish Yong Philosopher Award winner Luke Rickard (16) with President Michael D. Higgins. Photograph: UCD Colleges of Social Sciences and Law

If philosophy is the art of asking good questions then Ireland has some serious sages in the making. Close to 200 primary and secondary students gath(...)

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