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(...)

The Ireland U-20s have already beaten England, Scotland, Italy and France. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Wales v Ireland, Friday 7.05pm, Colwyn Bay 15 Jake Flannery Province: Munster Club: Shannon School: Rockwell College Age: 19 He plays his club rugby(...)

Bog butter found in Muckanagh, Co Mayo, dated to AD 775 to 895, and with its wooden container and leather wrap. Image copyright of the National Museum of Ireland

The tradition of using bogs to keep butter edible dates back over 3,500 years, according to a new study. It reveals the practice dates back to at le(...)

The UK government’s  proposal would see no import tariffs on goods coming from Ireland to Northern Ireland, while London would impose no new checks or controls on such goods. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

“Living on the border, we’ve all engaged in a wee bit of smuggling,” recalls Declan Breathnach, Fianna Fáil TD for Louth. “It was seen in the past as (...)

Organisations and colleges such as the Confederation of British Industry, the Construction Employers Federation, Queen’s University and Ulster University also are signatories to the letter. Photograph: iStock

More than 50 leading Northern Ireland based companies have written an open letter to British MPs warning of the threat to the North’s “political stabi(...)

More than six out of 10 academic staff working in temporary and part-time roles are women. File photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Trade unions have called for an end to the “stark inequalities” and precarious working environments facing workers, particularly women, in higher and (...)

Delaying Brexit by extending the Article 50 exit process makes sense, Mr Trojan said, but only if Westminster votes for the EU-UK divorce deal on March 12th and needs “a couple of months” to ratify the agreement. Photograph: iStock

The only way out of the contentious Northern Ireland backstop is for the UK to opt for a much softer Brexit, former European Commission secretary gene(...)

Blockades known as ‘dragon’s teeth’ sit by the side of a Border crossing. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The contentious backstop solution to avoid a hard Irish border after Brexit is pushing Northern Ireland towards “extreme unionism”, an Ulster Unionist(...)

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