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Kerry chief executive Edmond Scanlon. “This year has seen unprecedented variability and complexity across our industry.”

Kerry Group said its business saw strong recovery in the third quarter of the year as the relaxation of restrictions to slow the spread of Covid-19 bo(...)

A reconstruction of a Neanderthal   displayed at the Prehistoric Museum in Halle, eastern Germany. Photograph: Sebastian Willnow/AFP/Getty Images

There’s always been a suspicion that our ancestors pushed Neanderthals to extinction. The scenario is that modern humans migrated out of Africa and sl(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson

Ryanair filed an advertising complaint against a company that offers to manage compensation claims for flight delays, questioning its right to interfe(...)

Drogheda, County Louth has a huge amount going for it – and has superb value across all levels of the market. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Drogheda is underrated. While Meath, Kildare and Wicklow garner more attention in the residential-commuter property-market, Louth goes under the radar(...)

An image of a graphene sheet which shows three separate graphene ribbons formed by self-assembly. Image: James Annett

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have made groundbreaking advances with a new material that may one day be used to build roll-up television screen(...)

I burned my hand the other day. Not so badly that I had to contemplate going to the doctor, but badly enough that I could think about very little els(...)

Development of nicotine dependence is associated with the release of the brain-signalling chemical dopamine, which is also associated with the “reward system” in the brain that drives addiction and pleasure. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

January will see the usual round of exhortations to quit smoking, but new research suggests success in kicking the habit may in part depend on your ge(...)

Researchers checked for beeswax residues on 6,400 ancient pottery vessels and pottery pieces. Photograph: PA Wire

Beeswax has helped researchers track down the earliest beekeepers yet discovered, dating them to the dawn of agriculture at least 9,000 years ago. Hon(...)

What if Alexander Fleming’s funding been restricted to a ‘time-locked deliverable’?

The philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) found himself at the centre of an unlikely political ruckus in Australia this time last y(...)

Researcher Svante Pääbo, examining the Ust’-Ishim femur in Omsk. Photograph: Bence Viola, MPI EVA

Yet another huge leap in time has occurred for those trying to extract “live” genetic material from ancient bones. An international team of scientists(...)

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