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Max Woods and Emily Moore from Kildare in the Junior Infants class for their first day of school at the Kildare Town Educate Together National School in Kildare. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Parents are increasingly waiting until their children turn five before starting primary school, latest figures show, which means that many will not le(...)

E.coli: the risks of antimicrobial resistance are  further complicated by the lack of development of new antibiotics by pharmaceutical companies. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Antimicrobial resistance – the ability of bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites to resist the effects of a medicine that could previously treat t(...)

Evelyn Holland and her son Ben (4) in Carrigtwohill, Co Cork. Holland decided to postpone sending Ben to primary school until he turned five. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

When Evelyn Holland’s son Ben turned four last April, she had every intention of sending him to school the following September. “He is very tall, I t(...)

Modern, independent-minded feminist Meghan Markle. And Harry

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle is pregnant, and is expecting her first child with Prince Harry. The royal baby-to-be will be born next spring, a(...)

The Great Hall of the People in Beijing: Sweden was the first Western country to establish diplomatic relations with China 50 years ago. Photograph: Reuters/Jason Lee

It was like any other Thursday morning in Ikea in Beijing’s Chaoyang district, packed with shoppers buying furniture, China’s new middle class making (...)

Laughing all the way to the apocalypse: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Denis Naughten, who resigned as minister for climate action this week. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Without a co-ordinated global response, unprecedented in history, in as little as 12 years “several hundred million” lives will be immediately threate(...)

Women remain under represented in the senior ranks of universities. Photograph: Getty Images

Women in Irish universities make up 51 per cent of those at lecturer level (the entry level for academic posts) but only 24 per cent of those at full (...)

Funding for early learning and childcare schemes is to go up by €90m to €574m.

Despite modest funding increases for various childcare schemes, Budget 2019 offers nothing to those working in the sector, according to the National W(...)

Ilustration: Michael Viney

In the season of moulds, mildews and fungi, spare some dread for an organism, a protist, that shares its biology with potato blight and grapevine dise(...)

This photo taken in July 2018 and released by the Jonkopings lans Museum shows a pre-Viking era sword in Jonkopings, Sweden. Saga Vanecek has found a similar weapon in the Videostern lake. Photograph: Annie Rosen/Jonkopings lans Museum via AP

An eight-year-old girl has stumbled on a pre-Viking era sword in a lake in southern Sweden. Saga Vanecek was helping her father with his boat in the(...)

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