Cooling off near Killiney Beach during the heatwave earlier this summer. Below-average rainfall levels have been forecast for August and September. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin is experiencing its worst drought since records began in 1850, and scientists at Maynooth University are warning that “we are potentially far f(...)

Thomas Strong: ‘It remains the case that there’s a certain kind of fearfulness and a certain kind of stigma associated with being HIV positive’

Recently, the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attended the first HIV Ireland Red Ball and, in his speech, described HIV as “one of the most stigmatised medical(...)

A gender quality taskforce has been set up by Minister of State for higher education Mary Mitchell O’Connor, which is seeking ways to accelerate change. Photograph: Getty Images

Women remain hugely underrepresented in the senior levels of Irish universities despite policies aimed at promoting greater gender equality, new figur(...)

Between 2014 and 2017,  the world has experienced the four warmest years on record. Photograph:  Stringer/Reuters

A weakening of major ocean currents in the Northern Atlantic, including the Gulf Stream that warms Ireland, could trigger a sudden change to Ireland’s(...)

At a personal level we use about 133 litres of water per day, roughly the same as is drunk by a dairy cow. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

It takes a lot to shift an established anticyclone. The falling, compressing and warming continental air that has brought us what may turn out to be t(...)

Auxiliaries, who worked alongside the Black and Tans in the War of Independence, talk to a postman with a GPO mail cart in Dublin. Photograph: Walshe/Getty Images

Physical and sexual violence was waged against women during the Civil War and the War of Independence by republicans as well as by the notorious Black(...)

The project is a collaboration between Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSI), the All-Ireland Research Observatory (AIRO) at Maynooth University and Dublin City Council, drawing on data from the Residential Tenancies Board, the property price register (PPR), local authorities, the Revenue Commissioners and the Central Statistics Office.

The developers of a new housing data resource to go live on Monday believe it will “revolutionise” public understanding of property trends in the capi(...)

Heat extremes are one of the more concerning aspects of future climate change. Photograph: iStock

This year has been a year to remember weather wise, and we are only just past the halfway mark. Recent weeks have brought extreme temperatures and dro(...)

Leon Diop, a graduate of psychology through science, became students’ union president at Maynooth last year. Photograph: Collins Courts

The president of Maynooth University students’ union has lost a €75,000 defamation action against the operators of Luas and the company that provides (...)

In 2006, when The Irish Times was moving from its old premises in D’Olier Street, legend has it that, in a cluttered room behind and beneath some desk(...)

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