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2019 Parsons Medal recipient Michael McLaughlin (centre) showing a wafer of integrated circuits to Lord Rosse of Birr Castle (left) and Prof Jim Brown, president of the Irish Academy of Engineering.

2019 Parsons Medal recipient Michael McLaughlin – founder, president and chief technical officer of Decawave Ltd – was recognised at a ceremony in Bir(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed the “biggest investment in rural Ireland ever” as he announced the signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan at an event in Glendalough Co Wicklow. Illustration: Getty

Some 300 towns and villages across Ireland are to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan. The full l(...)

Men, possibly of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC), resting in the hills of Tipperary during the Irish War of Independence, 1921. From the AE Bell Collection. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

County: Offaly Incident: Execution of three IRA men at Birr Castle Date: January 26th, 1923 IRA volunteers in Co Offaly rounded up “undesirable girls(...)

Five pipe bombs were defused by army bomb disposal experts in Edenderry, Co Offaly. File photograph

Army bomb disposal experts have defused five pipe bombs found in a field in Co Offaly. Gardaí in Edenderry received a tip-off on Wednesday that the d(...)

One of a series of posters issued to coincide with Maths Week 2019. Available to download at mathsweek.ie

Maths Week, October 12th-20th, will see an unprecedented number of events across the island of Ireland, and marks the 200th anniversary of the birth (...)

Parson’s Turbinia, 1897.

On February 7th, 1910 the Royal Navy welcomed a delegation of Abyssinian (Ethiopian) princes aboard the HMS Dreadnought, then the fastest and most pow(...)

Lady Rosse with a copy of Mary Ward’s book. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Mary Ward is chiefly remembered as being the unfortunate victim of Ireland’s first fatal road traffic incident, but in her lifetime she was a celebrat(...)

No application for bail was made on behalf of the accused  and the court heard  the State was not consenting to bail.

A woman accused of stabbing a 23-year-old man to death in the UK earlier this year has appeared before the High Court in Dublin. Kelly Margaret Gray (...)

George Gabriel Stokes made profound contributions to hydrodynamics and devised and performed many ingenious experiments in optical science. Portrait: The Royal Society

Ireland should do much more to recognise “the immense contribution to the world of science” made by mathematician and physicist George Gabriel Stokes (...)

    Prof Alex (Archie)Thompson (retired), Emeritus Professor Luke Drury, DIAS, Hillary O’Donnell (former technician) at the launch at Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies of the programme of events for July to mark the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the moon as part of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Apollo 11 has a very special place in the history of Irish space research. Irish hands were among the first to take possession and evaluate moon rock (...)

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