Notre Dame cathedral following the fire on  April 17th.  While Christians worldwide long for its  restoration, ultimately it will not have been saved at all if it becomes merely a ghost of a cathedral. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

There is something moving about the response to the burning of Notre Dame. Many people felt distressed because part of our cultural heritage was being(...)

Mr Ahern will take part in workshops and master classes with students and will participate in events at the university. File photograph: Tom Honan

Queen’s University, Belfast has awarded former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern an honorary professorship in peace studies at the Senator George Mitchell Instit(...)

Angela McGowan, the CBI’s regional director for Northern Ireland: “The type of Brexit that Brexiteers are pursuing has never been adequately defined.” Photograph: Pacemaker

“Pandora’s Box has been opened and people want something,” says Angela McGowan, the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) regional director for No(...)

Dr Manus Biggs: “My lab in Galway will develop the biomaterials for the devices, and we will collect data about how they perform in a biological environment.”

You are starting a new project to make smart biological sensors to monitor ailing hearts and blood-vessels, what does that involve? We are developing(...)

Project Sums, a free maths grinds club in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

For many of us it’s a badge of honour to declare: “I’m terrible at maths. I just don’t have the brain for it.” Yet, says Dr Pádraig Kirwan, head of W(...)

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O’Neill has criticised the Northern Secretary Karen Bradley for appearing to suggest that Irish citizens living in No(...)

A Queer Céilí at the Marty Forsythe: Christopher Grant and Simon Sweeney in Kabosh’s Belfast production

A QUEER CÉILÍ AT THE MARTY FORSYTHE Trinity Lodge, Belfast ★★★☆☆ In 1982 homosexual conduct between men aged 21 or over was decriminalised in Norther(...)

Tom Finnegan and Pawel Szawernoga from Fintos Electric Cars with their prototype, Spika, a carbon neutral electric car to be built in Ireland, at the SEAI Energy Show at the RDS. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The British car industry may be going down the tubes due to Brexit, but Ireland is about to embark on the manufacture of a car that is carbon neutral (...)

Offsetting sedentary periods with exercise or other physical activity will not totally eliminate the risk to health brought about by sitting down too much, researchers say. Photograph: iStock

Researchers in two Northern Irish universities have found that spending too much time sitting down contributes to tens of thousands of deaths every ye(...)

Rev Prof Laurence Kirkpatrick had been teaching at the Union Theological College in Belfast for 22 years

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has dismissed a professor at its Union Theological College in Belfast for publicly disagreeing with the church’s ou(...)

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