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 (...)

It is remarkable that until now, Ireland has not had a children’s science centre. Photo: iStock

Imagine the BT Young Scientist for 365 days of the year! Imagine a science centre for young people where they could interact with state-of-the-art exh(...)

Leinster in action against Montpellier in the Champions Cup last year. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

When Leinster host Edinburgh this evening at the RDS it will be their 151st match at the ground they have long since become accustomed to calling home(...)

 Former European Gold Medal pony rider Kellie Allen (L to R) and pony ‘Concord’, Yvonne Connolly and Lauren Murphy, aged 11, with her pony ‘Taggert Express’ from Glasson, Co Westmeath at the launch of Dublin Horse Show this year. Photograph: Tom Honan/ Irish Times

The annual RDS Dublin Horse Show kicked off on Wednesday so we’ve gathered all the information you need to know before attending this year’s equestria(...)

Horse Sport Ireland chief executive Ronan Murphy,  Lucinda Creighton and economist Jim Power at an RDS  discussion about the challenges that Brexit poses to the Irish sport horse industry. Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Officials in Brussels increasingly believe that the UK will crash out of the European Union without a deal next year – a worst-case scenario for many (...)

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