Julie and Davy Gray are the driving forces behind ViperClip, a non-conductive staple that secures electric cables to wooden joists and other structures five times faster than existing fixing systems.

Julie and Davy Gray are the driving force behind ViperClip, a non-conductive staple that secures electric cables to wooden joists and other structures(...)

The Coroner’s Court in Dublin. An inquest must be held to investigate any sudden, unnatural, violent or unexplained death, to determine the identity of the deceased, when and where they died, and, without apportioning liability, how they died. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The failure of successive governments to reform the “decreasingly fit for purpose” Coroners’ Courts system is creating “ongoing human rights violation(...)

The most likely scenario is that in the years ahead Covid-19 will circulate just like influenza, with a seasonal burst of infection. Photograph: iStock

When will life go back to normal post Covid-19? It’s a question people are increasingly looking for answers to; for some it’s prompted by the horrors (...)

Evidence of cascading peat on Meenbog, near Ballybofey in Donegal. Photograph: Gary Irvine

The morning of November 14th last, Gary Irvine stood on a single-arched bridge that carries the road over the Shruhangarve stream in Meenbog, near Bal(...)

The former Marianvale Mother and Bay home in Newry, run by the Good Shepherd Sisters. A recent Stormont-commissioned report examined Northern Ireland’s history of mother-and-baby institutions like Marianvale that were created in the 19th and 20th centuries to house women and girls who became pregnant outside marriage. The last of these homes closed in 1990. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

A call by Catholic Primate Archbishop Eamon Martin for a statutory inquiry into mother and baby homes and Magdalene laundries in Northern Ireland is w(...)

Planning regulator Niall Cussen: “For people who have toiled with the commute, the lure of remote working or blended working options will be very strong.” File photograph: Alan Betson

Pandemic positives are a bit thin on the ground but its timing, in one particular way at least, has been auspicious given the attention it has brought(...)

Dublin-born Samantha Power, the former US ambassador to the United Nations, will head up USAid, America’s main federal aid agency. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images

Throughout his almost 50-year career in politics, Joe Biden has often recalled the words of his grandmother. “Remember, Joey Biden, the best drop of b(...)

Secretary of state for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis. Photograph:  Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images.

The British government has said it has no legal requirement and would not be acting in the public interest if it was to set out criteria that would le(...)

The mutation on the spike protein of the coronavirus could impede vaccines from working. Photograph: AP Photo/David Goldman

The mutant variant of Covid-19 that has surfaced in the UK is likely to be shown to be circulating in the Republic in coming days, according to Irish (...)

In every country that publishes  coronavirus death data, significantly more men than women have died.

With more than 70,000 deaths and counting worldwide from Covid-19, one pattern is clear – men are much more likely to die from coronavirus than women.(...)

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