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(...)

A computer-generated image of a woolly mammoth emerging from an ice block. File photograph: ExhibitEase LLC/Steven W Marcus/PA Wire

Scientists attempting to resurrect the woolly mammoth believe they are just two years away from creating a hybrid mammoth/elephant embryo. If they su(...)

Jeremy Corbyn’s call for a wage ceiling is an echo of a Swiss vote in 2013 to limit the pay of top executives to 12 times the wages of their lowliest employees.  Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for a maximum wage for Britian’s highest earners, an ostensibly draconian measure necessary to stop th(...)

Homestead: Ivor Browne at Rathronan, in Co Wexford. Photograph: Alan Gilsenan

When William Ivory Browne was a boy he would take the train from Dublin to spend holidays with his aunts Kathleen and Maisie at Rathronan Castle, the (...)

A filing cabinet broken into in 1972 as part of the Watergate burglary, beside a computer server that Russian hackers breached during the 2016 presidential campaign, both now in the basement of the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters in Washington. Photograph: Justin T Gellerson/The New York Times

When special agent Adrian Hawkins of the FBI called the Democratic National Committee in September 2015 to pass along some troubling news about its c(...)

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