Holly Cowman visiting one of Mary Immaculate College’s Erasmus+ partner universities, East China Normal University, in Shanghai

Tens of millions of deaths in the first and second World Wars were young men who succumbed on the soil of foreign countries, miles from their homes. (...)

Prof Marc de Smet: “We anticipate that procedures currently off-limits will now be feasible, such as facilitating the delivery of gene therapy to the retina.” Photograph: Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic

The use of robots in surgery is going to transform medicine in the near future and revolutionise eye operations where a high degree of precision is re(...)

In Ireland, we dodge ladders, black cats and magpies, but other cultures have their own seemingly senseless superstitions. Photograph: Getty Images

Consider yourself superstitious? Do you dodge ladders, black cats and magpies? If so, here are 13 more superstitions for you to take note of as you tr(...)

Broadcasting on the internet 24/7 can be done cheaply and DDR’s presenters are still finding their voice. Photos: Killian Broderick, Brian Mc Namara

With daily listenership at 80 per cent among Irish adults, radio is still as significant as ever in Irish culture and media consumption. Despite this (...)

The cost of living in the Irish capital does not diverge significantly from cities such as Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Luxembourg and Paris. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

The notion that Dublin is more expensive than other European cities for workers and companies seeking to relocate staff is not necessarily borne out b(...)

 Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte:  new four-party coalition will exclude the far-right Freedom Party and its leader Geert Wilders. Photograph: EPA

After taking what is now the longest period since the second World War to form a government, the Netherlands is on the verge of a new four-party coali(...)

Apple chief executive Tim Cook is in Paris to meet the French president Emmanuel Macron. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Apple chief executive Tim Cook is in Paris to meet the French president Emmanuel Macron, amid calls by the French leader and European allies to change(...)

Castle Leslie Lodge, Castle Leslie Estate, Glaslough, Co Monaghan

Trophy Towns Two Irish villages are celebrating this month, having each taken home awards at the prestigious Entente Florale, the European Associatio(...)

Demonstrators at the March for Choice in Dublin last Saturday. Photograph: Tom Honan/PA Wire

It is a great Irish achievement to make the question of termination so utterly interminable. Abortion is the Jarndyce and Jarndyce of Irish politics, (...)

Ireland has expressed a preference for hosting Europe’s drugs regulator, the European Medical Agency (EMA), after Brexit. File photograph: Getty Images

The publication on Saturday of the EU Commission’s unranked and unshortlisted assessment of the 27 bids from member states to host the London-based Eu(...)