The Mountjoy and Maynooth University project aims to become a template across the prison service. Photograph: Laura Hutton

A programme to support prisoners to go to university, and “bring third-level education to those furthest away from it” will be unveiled on Monday by M(...)

Three heart-shaped rubies, priced €250- €350, are among the jewels  for sale at Adam’s

A sale of the contents of 28 Fitzwilliam Square in Dublin 2, will be held in an online auction by Adam’s of Blackrock – currently open – which will cl(...)

Offices of de Blacam and Meagher Architects on St Catherine's Lane in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The death has occurred of architect John Meagher, one of the founders of the well-known firm de Blacam and Meagher. Mr Meagher, who died aged 73, stu(...)

Google’s Dublin offices. Jessica McCarthy will head up a 700-strong team. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times.

Google has appointed a new head of its Irish engineering team, with Jessica McCarthy taking over from Dave O’Connor. Dr McCarthy, who joined Google i(...)

The 105,000 sq ft, 21-bed superhome in Los Angeles was designed by Dubliner Paul McClean.

A Dubliner is the designer behind the US’s most expensive home, which has been unveiled with an expected price tag of $340 million (€280 million). Arc(...)

Closely related to amoebae, slime moulds develop a giant cell with multiple nuclei, called the plasmodium. Drawing: Michael Viney

In a rainy autumn, the moss grew thick as a rug on the concrete path to our door. A wavy white trail was worn down the middle by the postman, the Supe(...)

 Statue of Beethoven in Vienna. Although his Irish airs had their admirers, they were not a success in his lifetime, or in much of the time since.

It is one of Beethoven’s lesser claims to greatness that, alongside his symphonies, concertos, and sonatas, he also composed settings for old Irish ai(...)

Sarah Jane Bennett works at the Irish Embassy in Singapore

Singapore wasn’t on Sarah Jane Bennett’s original itinerary when she embarked on her global travels over a decade ago, but she found a good life in th(...)

Leo Rowsome: his father recognised his talent from an early age

The title “King of the Pipers” has been bestowed on various Irish uilleann pipers but few would dispute that Leo Rowsome, who died 50 years ago on Sep(...)

Barbara Gormley: “I want to better understand how you get people to do what you need them to do when a health emergency happens”

You are doing your PhD on communications in pandemics, what perfect timing! “It is. It is not a surprise that we have had another pandemic; they are (...)

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