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Simon Meehan and his science teacher, Karina Lyne. Much of the criticism  for the winner came from people passing judgment on a piece of sound science that had hallmarks of brilliance, even though they had not read it

The court of social media put Ireland’s much-celebrated and internationally-renowned Young Scientist competition in the dock this week with accusation(...)

 Noeleen Coakley  pictured leaving the Four Courts on Friday after being  awarded €28,000 damages at the Circuit Civil Court. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A woman who a judge said “just seemed to attract misfortune”, has been awarded €28,000 damages for injuries she suffered in a rear-ending traffic coll(...)

Aecom said that work started on 4,055 new homes in the first eight months of 2017, a 25 per cent increase “from a very low base2 during the same period in 2016. Photograph: iStock

The Republic’s building industry will generate close to €20 billion in economic activity this year, according to engineers Aecom. The global infrastr(...)

Eve Doherty, a Dublin based garda detective, has been found guilty to the harassment of Elizabeth Howlin. Photograph: Collins

A detective found guilty of harassing a State solicitor by sending her abusive letters has been jailed for three years. Judge Melanie Greally said wh(...)

Dolores O’Riordan (pictured performing in New Jersey in 1996) died in London on January 15th at the age of 46. Photograph: Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times

“If you, if you could return Don’t let it burn Don’t let it fade…” For many Irish now in their 30s and 40s, The Cranberries’ Linger was the trac(...)

Dnata: the company, which employs more than 40,000 people, made more than $300 million profit in 2017

More than 200 jobs have been announced across Ireland, with the high-voltage specialist H&MV Engineering to double its workforce in Limerick and t(...)

Jo Spain is the guest on this week’s Róisín Meets podcast.

It’s the middle of January and Jo Spain has just overseen the publication of the first of three books she has coming out this year. The crime writer (...)

Liam Neeson has a tendency to say things that land him in hot water.  Photograph: Laura Hutton/PA Wire

In the course of my Imminently Redundant Liam Neeson Interview, I touch upon his habit of saying stuff that lands him in the hot water. He comes acros(...)

Employment rates for graduates have returned to levels last seen during the economic boom, according to a new report. A survey of more than 18,000 gr(...)

Billboard at the old Guinness Power Station, with an artist’s impression of the new distillery

Everywhere I turn these days there seems to be a new distillery opening, or planned. This is in part because I live in Dublin 8, an area soaked in whi(...)

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