People  rally outside  the Egyptian embassy in Rome in February seeking answers on  the death of Giulio Regeni, a young Italian researcher killed in  mysterious circumstances in Egypt a few weeks earlier. File photograph: Getty Images

The head of Egypt’s independent union of street vendors reported Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni to police a few weeks before he disappeared a(...)

  Annsert Whyte,  Kerron Clement and  Thomas Barr in the 400m hurdles final. Photograph:   Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty

Irish Olympic 400m hurdler Thomas Barr came close – 0.05 seconds, or about one stride away – to a bronze medal in an event where an Irish athlete las(...)

Goodbody’s latest hire, Colm Lauder, is currently vice-president of real estate at Morgan Stanley Capital International in London

Dublin-based stockbroker Goodbody has poached Irish man Colm Lauder from MSCI in London to lead its research coverage of the real estate sector. This(...)

A technique has been developed that for the first time allows scientists to study the development of an embryo beyond the stage when it would normally ‘implant’ in the womb. File photograph: Science Photo Library/PPX

A technique has been developed that for the first time allows scientists to study the development of an embryo beyond the stage when it would normally(...)

Health-conscious “new men” may be largely responsible for a dramatic reduction in rates of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia over the past 20 y(...)

Renowned journalist Robert Fisk (right) delivered a lecture at UCD on Monday night, entitled Life after Isis. The event, hosted by the Philosophical and Law Societies in UCD,  was attended by the President, Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The EU is embarking on a misadventure in sending refugees to Turkey – a country which has a history of human rights abuses stretching from the Armenia(...)

The London skyline. A new bus tour wants to show how money routed through secret accounts in places like the British Virgin Islands is later laundered through London’s  property market. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The bus tour starts near Whitehall, across the river from the London Eye and around the corner from the Palace of Westminster, Big Ben and Westminster(...)

In previously unseen footage recovered by the BBC, Kim Philby, the ex-MI6 officer who rose up the ranks of British intelligence before defecting to become a Russian spy, said he regularly passed on top secret information to his Soviet contacts “year in, year out”. Photograph: BBC News/PA Wire

British double agent Kim Philby detailed his life of betrayal and the ease with which he was able to pass secrets to his Soviet controllers in newly d(...)

Charlotte Brontë. “The spelling of Brunty, by the way, was and remains interchangeable with “Prunty”, their common ancestor being Ó Pronntaigh.” Getty Images

Certain events in Dublin aside, Easter 1916 was also an extraordinarily busy time for major literary anniversaries. There was of course the tercentena(...)

Italian student Giulio Regeni, who went missing on January 25th.  His death sparked diplomatic tensions and the Italian media pointed fingers at the Egyptian security forces. Photograph: Facebook

Members of a gang suspected of being linked to the murder of an Italian student whose torture and death sparked an international outcry over possible (...)

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