Young scientists engage in participative science at the launch of this year’s Galway Science and Technology Festival. Photo: Andrew Downes

Across the world science centres provide an important and successful means of communicating science to the public. We have been slow in getting off th(...)

 Flood defences in Clonmel hold back a flooded river Suir in 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Insurers say they still cannot offer insurance to certain homes where temporary flood barriers have proven to be effective because of the risk of “hum(...)

An online petition headed ‘Save The Iveagh Gardens’ has attracted more than 10,000 signatures in less than a week. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Olivia Kelly Dublin Correspondent The Office of Public Works (OPW) has rejected claims that it plans to build a National Children’s Science Centre in(...)

Seán Hogan, Chairman of the National Emergency Co-ordination Group during a media briefing on Hurricane Ophelia on Kildare Street in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The State’s National Emergency Co-ordination Group has urged people to not take unnecessary risks and to remain indoors on Monday afternoon. Hurrica(...)

Spider-man, whose alter ego on this occasion is Jamie Kenny from Drogheda, attends Dublin Comic Con 2017, held in the Convention Centre Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Convention Centre Dublin’s contribution to the Irish economy rose 16 per cent to €51 million last year, as the number of delegates and visitors at(...)

Residents wade through floodwaters in Houston, Texas, US, this week. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

The US National Weather Service is not noted for alarmist pronouncements. So when it tweeted that Hurricane Harvey was unprecedented and that “al(...)

 An overturned tractor after a road collapsed in Iskaheen, Co Donegal. Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA Wire

Around 40 people have so far received payouts under the Government’s Humanitarian Assistance Scheme following this week’s flooding in Donegal. The s(...)

 Hawkins House (left) on Hawkins Street, adjacent to Apollo House, in Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A homeless couple was found sleeping on scaffolding beside Department of Health buildings in Dublin’s city centre early last week. The two adults wer(...)

The Law Society of Ireland has already appealed the inclusion of its vacant site on Benburb Street to An Bord Pleanála. Photograph: Eric Luke

Seventy sites worth more than €220 million, which could accommodate thousands of homes, have been entered on Dublin City Council’s register of vacant (...)

 Independent Alliance member Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran proposed the Keeping People in their Homes Bill, 2017. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A proposal from an Independent Alliance member to allow courts to take into account additional factors in repossession cases, including the effect of (...)

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