The study, published by the Royal Society, also found that being exposed to information about the novel coronavirus on social media is associated with higher susceptibility to misinformation in Ireland, the UK and the USA. Photo-illustration: iStock

Misinformation about Covid-19 remains a threat to public health guidance, according to a new study from psychologists at the University of Cambridge. (...)

Rev Dr Sahr John Yambasu became an Irish citizen in 1989.

The first African-born leader of one of Ireland’s main churches has been elected president-designate of the Methodist Church. Rev Dr Sahr John Yamba(...)

 Fergal Gaynor is the only Irish judge attached to the special court for Kosovo in The Hague. Photograph: Dave Meehan

An Irish lawyer is one of six new judges appointed to the special court for Kosovo which held its first hearing in The Hague on Wednesday. The court w(...)

TV shows such as Vikings captivate modern audiences, but history does not record exactly what Vikings sounded like

Vikings are well known for helmets, swords and longboats, and they must have made a racket when raiding settlements, but history does not quite record(...)

Former British cabinet minister Michael Portillo. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Last year while filming his new documentary about the War of Independence, former British defence secretary Michael Portillo found himself alone at th(...)

Caroline Calloway in one of the photographs of herself she has tweeted. Photograph: Twitter/@carolinecaloway

It is hard to imagine Caroline Calloway being of any time before the internet – like picturing a present-day Joan of Arc. She laughs when I tell her s(...)

Fergal Gaynor said he is deeply honoured by the appointment to the tribunal. File photograph: Photograph: Clara Sanchiz

An Irish barrister has been appointed to one of the most senior prosecution positions at the Cambodia Tribunal in Phnom Penh, set up in 1997 to try le(...)

Conor Gearty outside Emmauel College Chapel in Cambridge in 1987

In my third week at Cambridge University – studying law as a postgraduate – I spoke in one of its famed “Cambridge Union” debates. The room was magnif(...)

1979: Terry Jones, star of Monty Python’s Flying Circus directed and starred in Monty Python’s Life Of Brian. Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

What The Beatles were to British music, Monty Python were to British comedy and it is no great stretch to view founding member Terry Jones, who has di(...)

An 1834 sketch of Anne Brontë by her sister Charlotte. In The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848), Anne Brontë has the heroine locking a drunken husband out of the bedroom: a door-slamming said by one critic to have reverberated across Victorian Britain.

A recent letter to that bastion of British conservatism, the Spectator magazine, lamented the latter-day tendency, even there, of spelling [the]“crack(...)

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