United Nations Security Council meeting at its headquarters in New York: Away from winding corridors, the real election deals will be struck  in expensive restaurants and in theatres and bars around the world.

While Irish politicians fret anxiously over the timing of the next general election, there’s a small corner of Government that is already cranking int(...)

An ExxonMobil refinery in Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon, northwestern France, in Mary 2016. Exxon has disagreed with the researchers’ conclusion and said its statements on public policy and climate science “have always reflected the global understanding of the issue”, according to an opinion piece in the New York Times. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

The giant US oil company ExxonMobil’s repeatedly misled the public about climate change over a 40-year period, researchers at Harvard University have (...)

A Google office building in Irvine, California. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Internet giant Google has fired the male engineer at the centre of an uproar in Silicon Valley over the past week after he authored an internal memo a(...)

This recent study isn’t the first piece of scientific evidence to highlight downsides of delaying fatherhood. Photograph: Getty Images

In Margaret Atwood’s dystopian 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale – currently being dramatised on Channel 4 – it is forbidden to suggest that a man could (...)

Garda Commissioner Noirin O Sullivan.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government has agreed the scope of the root and branch review into An Garda Síochána and the panel which will oversee it. It was also agreed that(...)

Prof Louise Richardson, from Tramore, Co Waterford,  was in Dublin for  her address to the annual Oxford and Cambridge Society of Ireland dinner. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Co Waterford woman who heads the University of Oxford has said Irish universities’ slide down international rankings is a direct consequence of d(...)

Research shows that eating a Mediterranean diet is linked to a reduced incidence of cognitive decline.

As I am a nutritionist, the aspect of self-care in preventing Alzheimer’s and dementia I am most interested in is diet – and I believe that what you e(...)

Crystal engineering refers to the design and synthesis of molecular solid-state structures with intended properties.

“One of the continuing scandals in the physical sciences is that it remains in general impossible to predict the structure of even the simplest crysta(...)

University College Dublin: UCD ranked in the top 100 for 13 subjects while Trinity College Dublin saw its share of top-100 places decrease from 16 to two. Photograph: Eric Luke

Four Irish universities have taken top-100 positions for at least one subject in the latest world university rankings. The leading performance for an(...)

Pop singer Rihanna reacts during ceremonies for the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year Award at Harvard University. Photograph: Steven Senne/AP

Rihanna swished her hair, struck a pose and said the words “so I made it to Harvard” drawing a massive cheer from the crowd gathered to see the singer(...)

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