Tehran’s  now-departed mayor, Mohammad Ali Najafi, holding his first press conference in the post in the Iranian capital last October. File photograph: Kyodo News via Getty Images

A troupe of young dancing girls throwing rose petals may have ended the career of Tehran’s mayor, who suddenly resigned on Wednesday. The mayor, Moh(...)

UCD, pictured, achieved Ireland’s highest position (24th) in the QS World University Rankings for veterinary science.

Irish higher education is home to two of the world’s top nursing courses, according to the latest world university ranking. The QS World University R(...)

Honey and Barry Sherman at a fundraising event in Toronto in August, 2010. Police have concluded they were murdered at their home in December. Photograph:  Janice Pinto/Globe and Mail via Reuters

Canadian billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife Honey Sherman were victims of a targeted murder, according to police. Barry (75) and Honey Sherman (7(...)

Nord Anglia International School Dublin is set to open its doors in Leopardstown this September and will charge up to €24,000 for day pupils.

The arrival of the country’s most expensive school is a sign of what private education providers hope will be a major new growth area: children of mob(...)

Robert Bigelow, a billionaire aerospace entrepreneur and longtime friend   in North Las Vegas, Nevada in April 2010. File photograph: Isaac Brekken/The New York Times

In the $600 billion annual US defence department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification programme was almost i(...)

The TruTrade  platform is now being used in Uganda and Kenya, most recently to open up a direct European market for avocado farmers.

A cashless trading platform developed and operated by an Irish organisation is giving African farmers substantially better prices for their crops whil(...)

Terrafugia started out  with a vision  of transportation with practical flying cars

Have we just moved a step closer to a flying Volvo? That is the tantalising possibility brought about by the announcement that Chinese car making gian(...)

 The silhouette of a scientist against a visualisation of gravitational waves. Photograph: Julian Stratenschulte/EPA

Three US scientists whose search for elusive ripples in space-time led to the first detection of gravitational waves have been awarded the Nobel Prize(...)

Trinity College Dublin has been ranked at 81st place in the world university rankings for arts and humanities subjects. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Trinity College Dublin has climbed several places in the world university rankings in arts and humanities subjects. Trinity was the only Irish unive(...)

Turing was a visionary mathematician  who broke the Nazis’ second world war Enigma code

A lost collection of nearly 150 letters from the codebreaker Alan Turing has been uncovered in an old filing cabinet at the University of Manchester. (...)

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