There has been a flowering of studies in neuroscience over recent years, many of which involve brain imaging being performed on subjects reading literature

Trinity College Dublin researcher Amelia McConville has grown used to getting blank looks at social occasions when she explains her PhD. The Dubliner’(...)

Paul Cadden, owner of Saba on Dublin’s South William Street with a component of their CO2 monitoring system. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Last month, a Stop Covid-19 Hanging Around publicity campaign launched in the United Kingdom, following research that showed only a third of the (...)

The following is a taste of some open days to look out for in Ireland’s universities: Technological University Dublin/TU Dublin When is open da(...)

A worker checks a spool of recycled paper at a Corelex Shinei Co. toilet paper factory in Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Photographer: Toru Hanai/Bloomberg

Japan’s economy grew faster than the initially estimated in the April-June quarter, helped by solid capital expenditure, although a resurgence in Covi(...)

Qiana Mosely: she joined the semaglutide trial and lost 40 pounds, about 15%  of her weight. Photograph: Taylor Glascock/The New York Times

For the first time a drug has been shown so effective against obesity that patients may dodge many of its worst consequences, including diabetes, rese(...)

 People out in Dublin on Saturday evening after pubs reopened earlier in the week.  Photograph: Gaillot et Gray/PA Wire

Ireland can eliminate Covid-19 over the course of the summer but repeatedly imposing, lifting and reimposing restrictions is a dangerous gamble, accor(...)

Mary Leahy of Heroes Aid demonstrates a fitting of a mask and visor at home on her son. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Widespread shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers persist and are being exacerbated by continuing problems with globa(...)

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin: he hosted the seminar on affordable housing

Renting will become impossibly expensive for tens of thousands of people unable to get a mortgage or social housing unless the State delivers affordab(...)

Angela McGowan, the CBI’s regional director for Northern Ireland: “The type of Brexit that Brexiteers are pursuing has never been adequately defined.” Photograph: Pacemaker

“Pandora’s Box has been opened and people want something,” says Angela McGowan, the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) regional director for No(...)

Cars and trucks exit the DFDS Seaways Newhaven-Dieppe ferry ’Cote d’Albatre’ in  October  2018 in Dieppe’s harbour, northwestern France. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty

Political and business leaders from Normandy visited Dublin last week to discuss contingency plans for Brexit including cargo ships travelling directl(...)

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