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Gardaí are investigating after three males teenagers received stab wounds in series of attacks overnight in Limerick. The attacks occurred in the vi(...)

Limerick is taking part in a pilot project alongside Trondheim in Norway to help define how urban areas in the EU become positive energy cities. Photograph: Getty Images

Limerick has been unveiled as one of two EU cities seeking to dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of urban areas by becoming “energy generators r(...)

The Parteen basin on the Shannon. Photograph: Irish Water

Dublin’s water supply system has mains that are so ancient that not updating them is not an option, and yet the city is served by an abundance of high(...)

Dutch fighter pilot Jan Linzel who has died in west Cork aged 103.

One of the oldest survivors of the second World War and the last surviving member of the Royal Dutch Air Force who attacked and fought the Luftwaffe w(...)

The kitchen with its stained glass windows.

Behind this slick church conversion in the sleepy Co Limerick village of Ballyneety there lies a lifetime of labour – 27 years spent making this rural(...)

Cloud computing: we could be walking in the footsteps of some of the world’s greatest thinkers. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A walk on the beach, in the hills or along a river bank provides great opportunities for mathematical reflection. How high is the mountain? How many g(...)

  ESB archive power station image

The Electricity Supply Board has unveiled a wealth of previously unseen footage commissioned by the organisation over the past 90 years. Released to (...)

“The commercial development of wave energy converters is moving towards reality and is led by an Irish company,  Ocean Energy.” Photograph; Getty Images

The big climate issue facing Ireland is reducing greenhouse gas emissions and switching to a low carbon way of living, and Prof Tony Lewis believes th(...)

The Shannon near Athlone: the OPW and local authorities have completed 12 flood relief schemes protecting towns in the wider Shannon catchment, including Athlone. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There are some 20 State agencies from the ESB to Waterways Ireland charged with protecting aspects of the Shannon river. In addition, a number of ot(...)

In Alfred Crosby’s ‘The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492’, published in 1972, he argued for a different way of looking at the impact of the voyages of discovery on both the Americas and Europe

A few weeks ago, the historian Alfred Crosby died at the age of 87. He may not be well known to readers of science pages but he should be: he pioneere(...)

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