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Today, what matters is the essential feel of a place, its culture, the experience, the mix of people, the nightlife and the lifestyle.

Yesterday, the innovative US urban economist Richard Florida gave a talk in Cork about the future of cities. Florida has been at the vanguard of new(...)

Former president of Ireland, Dr Mary McAleese, and her husband, Martin McAleese, at a Service of Choral Evensong in Christ Church Cathedral. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese last Thursday returned to old habits, becoming once again the interviewer that she was during her TV career (...)

Who was Robert Boyle  and why were his experiments so important in the development of the modern scientific method?

The importance of history as a core subject in school was recently articulated by Prof Diarmaid Ferriter in The Irish Times. Similar sentiments have b(...)

 Donnacha O’Brien on  Saxon Warrior celebrates winning the Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse on May 5th, 2018 at Newmarket, United Kingdom. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Epsom Derby history beckons for Aidan O’Brien on Saturday with Saxon Warrior an odds-on favourite to give the Irishman a seventh success in racing’s ‘(...)

Hilary Benn: “Twenty-three months after the referendum and 14 months since the triggering of article 50, we still don’t know what the UK’s future relationship with the EU will be . . .” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Britain has warned the European Union that excluding it from the Galileo satellite navigation system could limit the scope of future security co-opera(...)

An immersive experience at the Peter Harrison Planetarium at the Observatory in Greenwich, London. Photograph: © National Maritime Museum, London

Travel broadens the mind, and what better way to see the big picture than a trip away to learn more about the Universe. If your journey takes you to L(...)

While Ireland might not initially appear as a hub for space technology, more than 60 companies have contracts with ESA

Irish technology company InnaLabs has secured a €2.6 million contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) less than a year after it received a near €(...)

Galileo: One of the “giants” upon whose shoulders Newton and others stood.

In 1971, astronaut David Scott, standing on the moon, dropped a hammer and a feather and found that both reached the surface at the same time. This po(...)

If Intel’s business is significantly hampered by the chip flaw debacle, there may be unease in Ireland, where it employs about 5,000 people at its sites in Leixlip and Shannon. Photograph: Thomas White/Reuters

“Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.” Intel bosses may wish they had kept that in mind when the tech giant was formulating its response (...)

 Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Danny Boy heard the pipes calling, from glen to glen and down the mountain side, they were of course war pipes: not to be confused with the uille(...)

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