Statue of Oliver Goldsmith at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: iStock

When the statue of Lord Carlisle was blown from its plinth in the People’s Garden in the Phoenix Park on July 28th, 1958, the incident was news for on(...)

Avolon’s Domhnal Slattery: “In Ireland we have to transition from the quick buck, the quick deal, to building companies that are going to be worth $1 billion and have a global presence.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Rising interest rates threaten to shake up the multibillion-euro aircraft leasing business, according to chief executive of Irish-based Avolon, Domhna(...)

Eimear Larkin from Celbridge helping to serve Maria Byrne, James Byrne and Kathleen Byrne all from Dublin 7 at the Knights of St Columbanus Christmas dinner at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Around 300 volunteers helped serve Christmas dinners and deliver food to those in need for the 93rd Annual Knights of St Columbanus Christmas Day dinn(...)

Maria Valenzuela: Health worker in Phoenix, Arizona, US

Dr Khine Hay Mar was the only doctor at a hospital in Mese – a town in Myanmar, near the border with Thailand. During her time as the sole physician t(...)

The Dublin City Marathon route. Illustration: Neil Manifold

The annual SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon takes place on Sunday, October 29th. As more than 20,000 hardy souls plod the 26.2 miles around Dublin city (...)

RDS chief executive Michael Duffy says this year’s Dublin Horse Show’s  online sales are 20 per cent ahead. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Michael Duffy’s office has one of the nicest views in Ireland, looking on to the lush main arena in the RDS in Ballsbridge. And he’ll have one of the (...)

Liam Flynn: The Irish Arts Review has called him “one of the world’s most innovative and creative woodturners”

Liam Flynn was one of Ireland’s most respected craftspeople and an artist of international repute. Woodturned vessels of his are held in the permanent(...)

Prof Dervilla Donnelly (left) was taken aback by her selection for the award: Photograph: Eric Luke

Prolific scholar and former professor of chemistry Dervilla MX Donnelly has been awarded the Royal Irish Academy’s Cunningham medal at a ceremony in (...)

Prof Dervilla Donnelly: “I couldn’t believe it [news of the award], but it slowly sunk in and I am so honoured.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Next month, Irish chemist Prof Dervilla Donnelly will become the first woman to receive the highest honour that the Royal Irish Academy can bestow. O(...)

James Tanton: “Because mathematics has been on this planet for about 10,000 years – there’s got to be something to it that has intrigued mankind, and it’s not in the schoolbook version.” Photograph: John T Ohle

James Tanton is on a personal mission. He wants to bring joy, wonder and pictures back to secondary school maths classrooms around the world. “So muc(...)

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