The country’s top-ranked unversity fell three places to 120th place in The Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Trinity College Dublin has slipped again in the latest set of influential global university rankings. The country’s top-ranked university fell three (...)

   Simon Meehan,  Co Cork who is flying the flag for Ireland in the EUCYS at the RDS. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Cork teenager Simon Meehan is clear on the key ingredients in his winning of the overall prize in the 2018 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibit(...)

Helena Kelly of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Pancreatic cancer has the worst survival rate of any major cancer. It is typically aggressive and notoriously difficult to treat and the best chance f(...)

Prof John Boland working on nanowires, that mimic nerve cells in the brain at the AMBER research facility in TCD. Photograph:  SHARPPIX

A new generation of “neuromorphic” computers will be able to carry out ultra-fast sensory processing, image recognition, and motor control, prompting (...)

Stills from the short film: ‘1943: Berlin Blitz’

Waterford-based Immersive VR Education has collaborated with the BBC for a new virtual reality-based short film that puts viewers in the shoes of a wa(...)

Dr Bassam Naser. Judge Martin Nolan sentenced him to 16 months’ imprisonment, describing him as an intelligent man who knew what he was doing.    Photograph: Alan Betson

The residents of Howth and Sutton are renowned for many things, but campaigning on behalf of convicts is not one of them. However, such is the level (...)

Ikea is reported to be keen on a site in Carrickmines. Photograph: Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann
What’s hot in the burbs

The highest suburban retail and office rents in Dublin are on the southside – with Sandyford and Dundrum setting the pace – but travel a little furthe(...)

The crowd at the  Dublin Pride Parade. Photograph: Tom Honan

A record 60,000 people turned out for the LGBTI+ Dublin Pride Parade on Saturday, about double the previous year’s numbers, organisers said. The even(...)

Former president of Ireland, Dr Mary McAleese, and her husband, Martin McAleese, at a Service of Choral Evensong in Christ Church Cathedral. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese last Thursday returned to old habits, becoming once again the interviewer that she was during her TV career (...)

Prof Barbara Murphy: ensuring better outcomes for kidney transplant patients. Photograph: Claudia Paul

Prof Barbara Murphy, chair of the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine, the Murray M Rosenberg Professor of Medicine and the Dean of Clinical Integr(...)

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