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Kitty Hawk’s Cora  autonomous personal aircraft, backed by Google co-founder Larry Page

Drones and driverless cars look set to have a profound impact on buildings, our cities and the way we get around. Amazon, for example, floated the id(...)

The Student Hub at the Higher Options conference at the RDS today.

* Click here to sign up for Leaving Cert and CAO-related Higher Options newsletter service The Irish Times Higher Options 2018, the country’s la(...)

“Attach the word ‘beard’ to a name and immediately great horrors are conjured up even in the dullest imagination.”
In a Word: Beard

I don’t get beards. Or tattoos. Back in the last millennium when I was younger tattoos were so verboten they were associated only with low, violent cr(...)

The Research Institute in Secure Hardware and Embedded Systems at Queen’s University is one of four linked cybersecurity institutes in the UK.

Prof Maire O’Neill is a Queen’s University, Belfast cybersecurity expert who knows that even something as innocent as a toy doll can be corrupted by (...)

Stephen Sawcer,  professor of neurological genetics at Cambridge University, who will collaborate with Genomics Medicine Ireland to identify possible treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography.

When dramatic advances in gene technology emerged, notably in the ability to sequence the genetic make-up of humans, there was “a great wave of enthus(...)

Welcome Break operates the Days and Ramada brands for its hotels. Photograph: iStock

Welcome Break operates restaurants, service stations and hotels with a particular focus on motorways. Its hotel assets are branded Days Inns and Ramad(...)

US president Donald Trump. “Trump’s trade war – and his other antics – run many more risks than a mere dent to global economic growth.” Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Liberal values are under attack everywhere. It is deeply unfashionable to admit any affection for old-fashioned liberalism. Somehow, the ideas of the (...)

Steve Bradbury in his art studio. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“I’ve been pinching myself every day since last Christmas,” says Steve Bradbury, who gave up a career in corporate restructuring last year to concentr(...)

President Michael D Higgins studies an installation titled Inner Labyrinths by artist Caoimhe O’Dwyer during the preview of the NCAD Graduate Show 2016 on Thomas Street, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Michael D Higgins has always been our President. I remember him being President when I was a boy and my mother remembers him as President when she was(...)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, AKA Harry and Meghan, will be visiting the capital city and will pop in to see Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: AFP/Getty

Good morning. It is a full English on the menu. The Royals are in town and are paying a visit to Government Buildings. The Duke and Duchess of Susse(...)

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