Life Institute

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John McGuirk, editor of Gript, which was founded last year as ‘a platform for views which challenge establishment thinking’.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A news website established and funded by anti-abortion campaigners has struck a commercial agreement with a Canadian company found to have broken priv(...)

The latest episode is a conversation between Yuval Noah Harari, author of 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, and Future of Life Institute co-founder Max Tegmark

The Future of Life Institute was founded in 2013 to “mitigate the existential risks” posed to humanity by emerging technologies, in particular artific(...)

The Rally for Life makes its way down O’Connell Street in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators turned out in Dublin on Saturday afternoon for the annual Rally for Life. Campaigners marched from Parnell S(...)

‘An AI that’s as clever as we are would, presumably, be as good at we are at programming AIs’

“I don’t expect your children to die of old age,” I was told, recently. It took me aback somewhat. Most AI researchers think it’s only a matter of ti(...)

In 2011 alone, the EU imported beef and livestock feed associated with more than 1,000sq km of Brazilian deforestation – equivalent to more than 300 football fields a day

Evidence that Brazil’s rainforests are being pillaged to accommodate human over consumption is becoming more conclusive. What we eat, drink and use on(...)

Retainers know, as do repealers, that if the public mind is focused on allowing for abortion in cases of rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormalities, the proposition will be carried.

Although Keith Redmond is never shy about sharing his opinion, the phone call asking him to record a campaign video outlining his concerns about the G(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Billy Kelleher, Senator Ned O’Sullivan,  Senator Catherine Noone,  Jonathan O’Brien and Jan O’Sullivan. Photograph: Maxwell

Members of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment have said the Government’s proposed legislation to permit abortion up to 12 weeks without (...)

“We have laid out what we think is the most important part of the Government’s proposals,” says spokesman for the Save the Eighth group, John McGuirk

The Save the Eighth campaign has defended a booklet delivered to 200,000 households which has the appearance of an official Government publication. T(...)

John McGuirk, communications director of the Save the 8th campaign. Photograph: Nic Bradshaw.

“We are here in Dublin with ProtectThe8th this morning. Pray for us! #warroomsessions”, said the Facebook posting by Fuzati, conveying something of a (...)

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan has been appointed ‘co-ordinator’ of a group within Fine Gael which will campaign for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan has been appointed “co-ordinator” of a group within Fine Gael which will campaign for the repeal of the Eighth Am(...)

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