Rev Dr Sahr Yambasu

The first black leader of one of Ireland’s main churches has said his role sends out a very positive message to the country’s immigrant community. Re(...)

Dr Arman Rahman, who is originally from Bangladesh and arrived in Ireland in 2008, at UCD Belfield Dublin. He was named the Irish Cancer Society’s senior researcher of the year earlier this year. Dara Mac Dónaill

Arman Rahman was 27 when he secured a scholarship to study in Sweden. Born and brought up in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, the student doctor(...)

Isaac Newton: with no social media to distract him, the young genius retreated to his bedroom during his lockdown to develop the theory of gravity and work on what would become calculus. Portrait: Sir Godfrey Kneller

So, the day of reckoning is upon us. With Covid restrictions falling away, it’s time to audit your lockdown goals. Did you finally write the Great Iri(...)

Brexit, Scottish independence and a possible border poll has renewed the focus on North-South issues. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Economic comparisons between Northern Ireland and the Republic are few and far between. For some reason, perhaps because of the zero-sum politics invo(...)

The running scenes, both in training and competition, are as well represented as anything in the history of cinema

It gently fades from the 1978 funeral service for Harold Abrahams, and the interior of a church in London, where one of his fellow Olympians of 1924 r(...)

Michael Cronin: erudite, with a fund of stories and anecdotes, laced with a fine line in self-deprecation, you departed Michael’s company enriched by the conversation.

Michael Cronin died in his 91st year recently on January 5th. He had many facets to a long and productive life, not least part of that group of us, or(...)

 Bumblebee on flower

For those who think there’s still time to save what’s left of the planet’s natural world, a 600-page report commissioned in the UK by Her Majesty’s Tr(...)

People who prefer to solve problems by themselves are more likely to invent things. Photograph: iStock

Innovation is clearly of critical importance for progress. It depends on invention, which in turn depends on ideas. Only a tiny minority of people pro(...)

Commuters in New Delhi’s heavy smog. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

India’s capital, New Delhi, is beleaguered by a winter surge in coronavirus cases as temperatures fall and severe air pollution appears to exacerbate (...)

I have American friends who believe the divisions that Trump has exploited are now so deep that the country will ultimately split. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Abaca/Bloomberg

Four years ago pollsters were confident that Donald Trump would lose. Stock market soothsayers predicted Wall Street would tumble after a Trump victor(...)

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