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Rin and Robin draw inspiration from the East in their parenting style.

They say that if there’s a question mark at the end of a headline the answer is always no. With that in mind, I’m reviewing Britain’s Best Parent? (Ch(...)

Northwest Passage, a painting by W Thomas Smith. Photograph: Ullstein Bild via Getty Images

The towns of Banbridge, Dundalk and Wexford are the birthplaces of three of the legendary figures in the history of Arctic exploration – Francis Crozi(...)

Mr Justice Peter Charleton. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.” So reads the Oscar Wilde quote that opens a document instructing legal staff (...)

Hobnobs: a superior biscuit

A document instructing judicial staff in the dietary preferences of a Supreme Court judge offers a glimpse into the rarefied inner life of the Four Co(...)

Sun coming up the passage at the Winter Solstice, Newgrange

Who built Newgrange and the other Boyne Valley passage tombs – and why? It remains one of archaeology’s most intractable questions. In a renewed effor(...)

Lead author Dr Edmund Gilbert, who is based at RCSI, said the work was helping understand the role of genetic variation in human disease. File photograph: Getty

A complete genetic map of Britain and Ireland, generated by scientists for the first time, provides proof of common ancestry going back hundreds of ye(...)

The dog was domesticated 4,500 years ago. Photograph: Santiago Arribas/Historic Environment Scotland

The head of a dog that lived on the Orkney islands in Scotland 4,500 years ago has been recreated in what experts believe is the world’s first canine (...)

Billy Connolly revealed he had Parkinson’s disease   in 2013. Photograph: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Billy Connolly has announced that after a half-century career in standup, music, film and television he is retiring from live performing. The news ca(...)

Microsoft: after each five-year cycle, the vessel would be retrieved, reloaded with new computers and redeployed. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Microsoft has sunk a data centre off the coast of Orkney to create quicker, “eco-friendly” internet. The 40ft cylinder is powered by tidal turbines a(...)

The black-legged Kittiwake in classical pose, perched on a coastal cliff face.

The survival of the Kittiwake, a small cliff-nesting species of gull which breeds in colonies around the Irish coast, is globally threatened, accordin(...)

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