Jill Abramson, pictured in 2011 when she was announced as executive editor of the New York Times, flanked by then managing editor Dean Baquet and outgoing editor Bill Keller. Photograph: The New York Times

A former executive editor of The New York Times has been appointed as adjunct professor at DCU’s school of communications. Jill Abramson was the firs(...)

Owen O'Riordan, Commissioner of Public Works for the City of Cambridge, in front of Harvard University

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, Owen O'Riordan, origina(...)

Trump would be the first sitting American president to attend the meeting of bankers, corporate chiefs, academics and investors since Bill Clinton.

US president Donald Trump will dominate the Davos forum as no US leader has before: a provocateur-in-chief practiced at irking the elites who’ll gathe(...)

Scanning the brain: the good news is that while brains can be deformed by adverse childhood experiences, it is also possible to effect repairs, to alter their physical structure.

I am lying here on a slab in the Beacon Hospital about to meet my maker. Oh, I don’t mean I’m going to die – it is much more significant than that: I(...)

Dr Rachel McLoughlin at the research bench in TCD. Photograph: Jason Clarke

You look at how the body reacts to a very common bacterium. Can you explain why? I’m interested in a bacterium called Staphylococcus (“Staph”) aureus(...)

A 3D render of a human DNA string. File photograph: Getty Images

US scientists on Wednesday unveiled two new molecular editing tools designed to fix mutations that cause the majority of human genetic diseases, some (...)

The soaring value of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies comes despite growing warnings over a price bubble

The price of bitcoin, the world’s best-known cryptocurrency, has smashed through $5,000 (€4,217) to a new all-time high. Bitcoin is now trading at $5(...)

Chelsea Manning is assisted with a microphone before an appearance in Nantucket, Massachusetts, the US. Photograph: Steven Senne/AP Photo

September traditionally heralds the start of the academic year, when universities across the United States embrace the changing seasons and return to (...)

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Photograph: J  Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

Chelsea Manning, the transgender US soldier who served seven years in prison for leaking classified data, and former White House spokesman Sean Spice(...)

Ian Jones and offensive guard Jeff Allen before the Texans playoff clash with the Patriots in January, 2017.

In 2010 Ian Jones was a second year Arts student in University College Cork. Today he is part of a backroom team preparing the Houston Texans for its (...)

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