Mohammed bin Nayef:  downfall of the former  Saudi crown prince led to the defection to Canada of his former cabinet minister and intelligence chief Saad al-Jabri. Photograph:  AFP

The Saudi authorities have seized the children of Saudi exiled intelligence operative Saad al-Jabri to exert pressure on him to return home. A PhD in(...)

As a lecturer, James Mackey’s style was informal, laced with a dry sense of humour.

Born: February 9th, 1934 Died: January 25th, 2020 The death has taken place of James Mackey, eminent professor of theology and author of several sch(...)

A total of 45 women-only posts are to be allocated over a three-year period. Photograph: iStock

Third-level colleges have received approval for 20 women-only professorships aimed at tackling gender inequality in higher education. The appointment(...)

A Scottish-independence rally in Glasgow this month. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty

IN SCOTLAND, AS THE UK GENERAL ELECTION LOOMS, THE THORNY ISSUE OF BREXIT IS FURTHER COMPLICATED BY THE INDEPENDENCE QUESTION. THE POLITICAL VOLATI(...)

Three out of five cancer patients don’t see a dietician as part of their treatment, yet the affects of malnutrition is a contributing factor in the de(...)

 Siobhán Dowling and her baby son Harvey with her mother-in-law Mary Heseltine. Photograph: Alan Betson

When new mother Siobhán Dowling was feeling at her most vulnerable in hospital the day after her son’s birth, she felt she was lucky to have her mothe(...)

 Back, wrist and neck   are the most frequent  types of injuries that golfers suffer from. Photograph: iStock

Until recently I had dismissed golf as a mere leisure pursuit, a prejudice deepened by its practitioners’ shared phenotype of pastel-coloured jumpers (...)

Tiger Woods will play Phil Mickelson in a winner-take-all $9 million match-play event on November 23rd in Las Vegas. Photograph: EPA/Tannen Maury
When the final whistle blows

The rewards of a successful sporting career at the top level are well-known. English Premier League footballers can earn hundreds of thousands of euro(...)

Sir Paul Nurse speaking after being awarded the inaugural George Sigerson award for ‘inspiring aspiring’ scientists by UCD Biological Society. Photograph: Aoife O’Sullivan

It’s not every day you meet a Nobel prizewinner, and members of UCD Biological Society were clearly excited to have English geneticist and cell biolog(...)

Hugh Kearney: challenged the prevailing anglocentricity in histories of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Through his book The British Isles: A History of Four Nations, Hugh Kearney, who has died aged 93, sought to alter the way the islands’ occupants view(...)

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