An artist’s rendering of the merger of two neutron stars.  Image: Robin Dienel/The Carnegie Institution for Science via The New York Times

A collision of two neutron stars, 130 million light years away, has opened up “a new window on the Universe”. The spectacular event which occurred on (...)

Eric McDowell: he joined the Bletchley Park establishment straight from school, and was part of the Japanese Emperor Codes cryptology department

Eric McDowell, who has died at at the age of 92, was involved in many facets of life in Northern Ireland, both business and private. However, a signif(...)

USI president Michael Kerrigan and his colleagues. Photograph: Paul Corey

Working out of a tiny corner office overlooking Dublin Port, it is hard to believe that the eight staff and 10 full-time officers of the Union of Stud(...)

Selio co-founders Colm McGarvey and Dr Garrett Ryan: based in Trinity College Dublin, their  novel medical device will transform lung biopsy procedures by eliminating collapsed lungs.

The Irish medtech sector consistently punches above its weight. It helps that 19 of the top 25 global companies covering the field of medical devices,(...)

The Promise: Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon in Terry George's film about the Armenian genocide during the first World War

Terry George, the Irish film-maker behind Some Mother’s Son and Hotel Rwanda, is surely accustomed to rubbing shoulders with the glitterati, having at(...)

Voting in Northern Ireland: Beyond the frustrations of the North’s younger generation about the status quo is a desire for the Assembly to focus on issues that affect nationalist and unionist communities equally. Photograph: Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

Late into the night at a house party in Belfast, a drunken young man stood up and declared that he hated Catholics. When Emma Cummins alone asked why,(...)

Micheál Martin said the rights of EU citizens in the North must be protected after the UK leaves by granting a special status for the North. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has unleashed a scathing attack on the British government and demanded that the EU recognises a special status for (...)

Ireland players  Niamh Briggs, Alison Miller, Clare McLaughlin and Nora Stapleton following the Women’s Rugby  World Cup pool draw at Belfast City Hall on Wednesday. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

The Great Room in Belfast’s City Hall, flag free and cheerily welcoming. The Peace Proms Choir singing Ireland’s Call in a less punked-out way than th(...)

Cillian Ó Súilleabháin, award winning Irish furniture designer and maker. Photographs: Brenda Fitzsimons

Furniture makers know the transformative potential of timber. When two dangerous old cherry trees in the family home in Blackrock were felled, Cillian(...)

Elizabeth Aston  Senior adviser industry affairs, Amadeus IT Group Elizabeth Aston, neé Rogers, began her career in Irish tourism and with f(...)