Supernova SN 2018gv, the bright blue point source in the bottom right of the galaxy pictured.

Scientists have made a major discovery about supernovae – the spectacular light that occurs when stars explode at the end of their lives. The discove(...)

Ciaran Carson

Sinéad Morrissey, John Banville and fellow writers salute a great man and a great poet Sinéad Morrissey “It’s not about you, it’s about the lang(...)

Trifol chief executive Daire Gilmore, Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan and Patrick Alley, founder and chairman of Trifol, at the company’s  facility in Portlaoise, Co Laois. Photograph: Julien Behal

The founder of the world’s first facility to convert plastic waste into wax has said he will invest an additional €5 million in the facility to double(...)

Some of the astronomers who made the discovery are based at Queen’s University Belfast. Photograph: Getty Images

Astronomers, including at Queen’s University Belfast, say they have made a historic discovery after detecting gas molecules in a 4.6 billion year old (...)

Green Party MEP Grace O’Sullivan said the report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms irreversible damage is already being done to marine environments and ice sheets.

Ireland may escape the devastation of increased superstorms and tsunamis predicted to occur due to increased global warming, but it faces major sea le(...)

PSNI chief constable Simon Byrne (centre) speaking at the Northern Ireland Policing Board in Belfast. Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA Wire

The new PSNI Chief Constable, Simon Byrne, has said children will not be used as a “lever to wring compliance” out of paramilitaries. Speaking at hi(...)

Chief Constable Simon Byrne: “The use of paramilitary attacks, beatings, breaking people’s legs, other limbs, in the name of the rule of law, is just odious.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The new PSNI chief constable Simon Byrne has raised the possibility that people involved in republican or loyalist paramilitarism would have their chi(...)

Ciaran McKeown attends  the Ulster Peace Rally in London’s Trafalgar Square in November 1976. Photograph: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Ciaran McKeown, one of the founder members of the Peace People, has died aged 76. Mr McKeown died peacefully at his home in Belfast on Sunday follow(...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson, speaking at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has condemned recent incidents in which Muslim people were targeted in Ireland. In a letter to(...)

Eric Porter and family Mollie Porter (6), Sam Porter (8) Louie Porter (9 months) and Kate Webster in Bristol

Working Abroad Q&A: Eric Porter, who is originally from Dublin, now lives in Bristol, where he works as an aerospace engineer. When did you (...)

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