In a letter published in Monday’s Irish Times, the 16 signatories from both sides of the Border, say with Brexit negotiations at “a critical moment... fundamental questions about human rights and equality are at stake”. Photograph: AFP/ Paul Faith/Getty Images

All parties involved in Brexit negotiations must give “written guarantees” that the human rights and equalities currently guaranteed to people in Nort(...)

RTÉ:  Prof Yvonne Galligan of Queen’s University Belfast said Kieran Mulvey’s review failed to provide a clear gender profile of RTÉ, including the different types of employment contracts or a breakdown of part-time/full-time staff. Photograph: Alan Betson

A review of gender equality in RTÉ which the broadcaster published earlier this month has been strongly criticised by a leading academic. Prof Yvonne(...)

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 (...)

Eoin Gill and Sheila Donegan from Maths Week with Jadine Rock of Rutland National School, Dublin,  at the launch of Maths Week Ireland 2017. Photograph Shane O’Neill

Maths will take to the streets this year in a week-long series of events that make up Maths Week Ireland, an all-Ireland festival starting next Saturd(...)

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(...)

Every third-level institution is required to provide a Disability Service or Access Programme for students with disabilities and each has facilities and philosophies centred on student needs. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

The late disability campaigner Martin Naughton told a story of arriving in his wheelchair at Dublin’s Mater Hospital in the 1970s and being faced with(...)

Head of commercial banking at HSBC Amanda Murphy: her 20-year career with the bank  has taken her and her family to the Middle East, North America and Asia

When Dubliner Amanda Murphy left Queen’s University Belfast with a degree in law, she had no clear idea of what she wanted to work at. The Midland Ban(...)

The Minister said additional funding had been made available to Tusla to address critical service needs. File photograph: Getty Images

The Ombudsman for Children has expressed concern at the “stark” disparity in the number of children registered as being at risk of abuse or neglect on(...)

Crystal engineering refers to the design and synthesis of molecular solid-state structures with intended properties.

“One of the continuing scandals in the physical sciences is that it remains in general impossible to predict the structure of even the simplest crysta(...)

Nautilus’s deep-sea mining robot. There are plans to deploy it to extract deposits rich in copper, gold and silver at a depth of 1,600m off Papua New Guinea

A world’s first is planned in the Bismarck Sea in the southwest Pacific. A Canadian company, Nautilus Minerals, is to deploy underwater robots to extr(...)

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