“The true cost of achieving an optimal design for the children’s hospital is that it has hoovered up the budgets needed for other health facilities that will, as a result, be delayed for years.”

In all developed countries, major capital projects have a strong tendency to overrun their initial budgets. The new underground line in London, C(...)

US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arriving  in Maryland, US, after the G20 summit in Argentina

Chinese state media welcomed the decision by presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump to set their differences aside, for the time being at least, after(...)

Wendy Carlos: At the time ‘Switched-On Bach’ was released, the composer was  six months into transgender hormone therapy, and still known as Carlos. Photograph: GAB Archive/Redferns

Since its release 50 years ago, Switched-On Bach has been relegated to the realm of kitsch curiosity; blips and blops produced from tinkerings on prim(...)

Prof Ella Arensman: Ireland lacks “an effective mental-health programme at both primary and second-level education.” Photograph: Eric Luke

A school-based pilot programme which has been shown to counteract the incidence of depression and self-harm among teenagers in Cork and Kerry should b(...)

The cordoned-off Bataclan concert hall in Paris, November 16th, 2015. The “Beyond Chaos: In the Aftermath of the Arab Upheavals” launch occurred on the third anniversary of the massacres. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

When the French academic Gilles Kepel went to Damascus to study Arabic in 1977, the two most salient features of the Middle East were the Arab-Israeli(...)

On the research image of the year shortlist: A 3D printed miniature model of Trinity College’s iconic Campanile shown in front of a housefly (Musca domestica). The model is only 2mm tall. It was fabricated using 3D two-photon lithography in AMBER’s new Additive Research Laboratory, where a unique suite of cutting edge Additive Manufacturing tools - 3D printers - are used in cross platform projects including energy storage systems, opto-electronics and medical devices. Photograph: Dr Matthias Kremer TCD

A scientist who is one the world’s leading researchers on nanoscale materials has received the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Researcher of the Year(...)

Chimneys were all that remained of some residences gutted by fire in Paradise, California.  Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Even in a state hardened to the ravages of wildfires, the infernos that raged at both ends of California on Friday were overpowering. At least nine p(...)

Jeffrey Sachs describes Donald Trump as a “nasty man” and “narcissistic, sadistic, impulsive”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government should use the €13 billion in disputed taxes from technology giant Apple to meet its commitment to overseas aid for the world’s poor, l(...)

JLo: the star says Hollywood hasn’t given her her fair share. Now she’s fixing that. Photograph: Natalia Mantini/NYT

It is supposed to be Jennifer Lopez’s day off. Cue visions of her lounging by her infinity pool in Bel Air, friends hanging, tunes turned up. Instead (...)

Lauren Kern, the editor-in-chief of Apple News, at a story meeting at Apple’s old headquarters in Cupertino, California. Justin Kaneps/The New York Times

Many of Apple’s employees moved into a glistening new $5 billion (€4.4 billion) glass headquarters in Cupertino, California, this year. A mile west, a(...)

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