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President Michael D Higgins: “Michael D is regarded as unbeatable if he goes again,’’ said one long-time Leinster House observer.  Photograph: Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins will have history on his side if, as expected, he seeks a second term in the Arás. Speculation is mounting he will be an a(...)

The Hearne family upon their arrival to the US in 1950.

Ireland’s first ambassador to the US is to be honoured at a ceremony on Tuesday in Washington. During John Hearne’s decade in the role he began the (...)

Ian Marshall is “a certainty” to secure one of the seats, according to one Seanad source

Former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union and strong anti-Brexit campaigner Ian Marshall is expected to win a Seanad seat when two byelections are(...)

Rosalind Franklin in 1950. She, like Crick, had realised that DNA had a double helix structure. Photograph: Vittoria Luzzati/NPG

When Barack Obama used a model of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in his 2016 State of the Union Address to introduce the concept of “Precision Medicine a(...)

Grand slam: Joe Schmidt gives Ireland a prematch talk at Twickenham. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty

When he was writing about his rugby career in The Battle, his autobiography, from 2016, the former Ireland captain Paul O’Connell reflected on how he (...)

Leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party John Redmond with Irish nationalist politician John Dillon circa 1910. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty

The sudden death of Irish Parliamentary Party chairman John Redmond one hundred years ago on Tuesday presented a dilemma for his supporters. The deat(...)

Waltons music shop on South Great George’s Street in Dublin opened in the early 1990s. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When Waltons music shop opened its second premises on South Great George’s Street in the early 1990s, the now bustling street was practically empty. (...)

Campaigners voice their support for  the Climate Emergency Measures Bill outside Leinster House. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Despite strong Government opposition, a Bill to end the granting of licences for fossil fuel exploration and extraction in Ireland is set to clear its(...)

Erwin Schrödinger came to Ireland in September 1939 as a refugee who travelled across England to Dublin.

The title of the lecture “What is Life?”, was disarming in its simplicity but it was to prove to be profound in its impact. Austrian physicist Erwin S(...)

People at a rally organised by the Strike4Repeal group watch a projection of Dáil proceedings on the side of Buswell’s Hotel in Dublin on Wednesday night. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Government fears a straight repeal of the Eighth Amendment could lead to legal challenges and is likely to propose the insertion of a new provisio(...)

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