Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea, Tipperary,  a mother and baby home  from 1930 to 1970. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Damning testimonies from anguished women who lived in mother and baby homes are not confined to the last century. After the reformist Lady Arbella Den(...)

UXDX will be back in action in-person in October

The Covid crisis may not be far from over but some organisations are plotting a return to normality, not least tech conference organiser UXDX, which i(...)

Trinity College chief operating officer Geraldine Ruane has been named as chief executive of the RDS, home of the Dublin Horse Show. Photograph: Ryan Byrne

Trinity College’s chief operating officer Geraldine Ruane has been named as the new chief executive of the Royal Dublin Society (RDS). Ms Ruane will (...)

Interior of Michael Smurfit’s private residence, showing portraits by William Orpen

The private art collection owned by businessman Michael Smurfit is to be sold over the course of the coming year through various auctions by Sotheby’s(...)

 Seanad candidate Ruth Coppinger: the former  Solidarity TD took Senator Michael McDowell to task over his praise of ‘billionaire misogynist’ Mike Bloomberg. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

Let us not forget that there are more important things going on than the formation of a new government, the search for a saviour for the Labour Party (...)

At the women in showjumping discussion in the RDS yesterday were (from left)  team manager of Great Britain Di Lampard, showjumper Susan Fitzpatrick  and equestrian manager of the RDS Fiona Sheridan. Photograph: Tom Honan

Just one-in-five of the showjumpers competing in Ireland at the highest levels are women, partly because women doubt themselves more, a showjumping ga(...)

A sign welcoming visitors to Portrush for the Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club. The club was founded in 1892, and  received its  royal imprimatur  the same year. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The venue for this year’s Open championship, Royal Portrush, is one of six clubs on the island that has the royal prefix, five of which were bestowed (...)

The society was founded by Thomas Prior, above, and 13 friends, all male and all from the middle classes of the Protestant ascendency

You can not be in business these days without someone exhorting you to be innovative, to apply new thinking to solve problems and make improvements th(...)

During the eclipse, Crommelin operated the telescope loaned by the Royal Irish Academy, and it was his photographs which actually confirmed Einstein’s theory. Photograph:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Most Irish people today are aware that astronomy thrived in Ireland during the 19th century, thanks to the enthusiasm of a number of prominent wealthy(...)

 Alannah from Loreto College Junior School, St Stephen’s Green, working with her team on their ESB Science Blast project. Photograph:  Shane O’Neill/SON Photographic

Most parents of primary school students want to see an increased focus on science education, as they believe it will give their children an advantage (...)

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