Hundreds of species could face reduced life-spans from the effects of climate change and even come under greater risk of extinction, a new study has f(...)

Members of the multi-disciplinary Imagining 2050 team.

A cross-disciplinary research team from University College Cork (UCC) and Queens University Belfast (QUB) is working with communities already impacted(...)

Pupils at Scoil Mhuire’s nurture room in Coolcotts, Co Wexford, alongside special needs assistant Lisa Walsh, teacher Ger Pitt and principal Mags Jordan. Photograph: Patrick Browne

When the children in Ger Pitt’s class arrive for school they don’t set to work – they set the table. Scoil Mhuire, Coolcotts, Wexford, is a problem-s(...)

In the North, 94,000 people are waiting for more than a year for a consultant compared to just 3,364 in England though England has 30 times the population of Northern Ireland. Photograph: iStock

A united Ireland is “unlikely to ruin the State” and could cost less than people assume, an economist at the Economic and Social Research Institute (E(...)

Edel Cannon: ‘At the moment I’m alive and feeling well.’ Photograph: Peter Barnes

When accountant and mother-of-three Edel Cannon discovered that she had the BRCA1 gene, she knew her risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer was v(...)

With the cost of fuel declining sharply in recent years, Trifol was forced to revise its plans and pivot towards producing waxes from waste

Trifol Resources, an Irish company that has developed and patented a process for turning landfill plastic into wax for use in a wide range of products(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina in Dublin during the 2018 presidential election. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Ireland’s next presidential election in 2025 could be a very different animal to previous campaigns, with candidates needing to reach voters not just (...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern: ‘the DUP are very much bedded and wedded all the time to the Constitutional position of Northern Ireland within the United Kingdom.’ Photograph: David Ramos/Getty

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has dismissed concerns in the UK over the backstop element to the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. “The backstop will never (...)

Border Communities Against Brexit holding protests on Old Belfast Road, on the northern side of the Border, on Saturday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Brexit is exposing the UK government’s failure to take seriously the right of people in Northern Ireland to be accepted as Irish at birth under the 19(...)

Rev Prof Laurence Kirkpatrick had been teaching at the Union Theological College in Belfast for 22 years

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has dismissed a professor at its Union Theological College in Belfast for publicly disagreeing with the church’s ou(...)

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