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A spiral has appeared over the past decade or so on the beach between Booterstown station and the Merrion Gates, southeast of Dublin. A sandbank (pictured) has gradually built up, driven by the action of the sea waves, and has assumed a form close to a logarithmic spiral.

We all know what a spiral looks like. Or do we? Ask your friends to describe one and they will probably trace out the form of a spiral staircase. But (...)

Children and parked cars are colour-coded on a monitor inside a Mercedes S-Class car. Photograph: Michaela Handrek-Rehle/Bloomberg

It’s no wonder that every tech firm and carmaker with a research-and-development budget to spare is getting on the autonomous, self-driving car bandwa(...)

Kogii’s light behaves like a car brake light to assist drivers to understand a cyclist’s intentions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A smart bike light that uses motion sensing to detect braking and which can flash to alert drivers if they’re too close has won a €3,000 prize from Un(...)

Unknown Magdalene Laundry with women at work: Women, the working classes and the poor  suffered inordinately at the hands of those newly established in power.

Dublin’s Mansion House Round Room has hosted many historic occasions: the first meeting of Dáil Éireann in January 1919 and the dramatic turnout of th(...)

Prof Donal O’Shea is consultant endocrinologist at St Vincent’s University Hospital and St Columcille’s Hospital, Dublin. He also lectures in endocrinology to medical students at UCD and the RCSI

Since his return to Ireland in 1999, Prof Donal O’Shea has been the lead clinician for a hospital-based multi-disciplinary obesity service in St Vince(...)

Nurses are trained to be reliable and dedicated, with excellent people skills and attention to detail  – all qualities valued by employers in academia, research, occupational health and other roles

Becoming a doctor is one of the most cherished childhood dreams, and many people who put down medicine on the CAO form have long harboured this ambiti(...)

Liam Kavanagh (left), managing director of The Irish Times, presenting the overall Irish Times Innovation award to John Browne and Dr James Kennedy from Kastus at the 2017 Irish Times Innovation Awards. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

Entries are invited for the prestigious Irish Times Innovation Awards 2018. This year’s awards will comprise five categories, covering a wide array of(...)

Veterinary medicine in UCD is the only provider of veterinary education on the island of Ireland. Photo: iStock

Question: My daughter is in 5th year and wants to become a vet. She has done two work placements with a local practice and enjoyed it. She is studying(...)

Patrick Fitzgerald, King’s Inns, speaking for the proposition “this house would edit historically sensitive writing/literature”, at the last semi-final of The Irish Times Debate at Blackhall Place, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Student debaters hotly contested the merits of editing historically insensitive writing at the semi-finals of The Irish Times Debate 2017-2018 in(...)

Part of the reason 'Father Ted' remains popular today  is that its anarchic humour has a certain timelessness.

On October 1st, 2014, thousands marched through Dublin protesting against the imposition of water charges. Many demonstrators brandished home-made pla(...)

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