Xinxin Xiao: ‘Health is an eternal theme of mankind’

Congratulations on winning the Royal Irish Academy’s Kathleen Lonsdale Chemistry Prize for your PhD – what was that project about? Thank you. My PhD (...)

An estimate suggests that 350,000 excess deaths annually in the EU can be attributed to burning fossil fuels.

Health risks will increase as climate change intensifies with the elderly and sick children amongst the most vulnerable groups, according to a new rep(...)

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(...)

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at a public interview in the Royal Irish Academy conducted by journalist Dearbhail McDonald.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the now notorious Daily Mail “Legs-it” front page showed how women are still demeaned in the mainstream p(...)

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Farmleigh House during her visit to Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said it “absolutely beggars belief” the Conservative party would even consider electing Boris Johnson as B(...)

New RIA members (from left): Nobel Laureate John O’Keefe, Olivia O’Leary and Diarmaid Ferriter. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Royal Irish Academy (RIA) is to establish a new academy for Ireland’s leading young researchers in the sciences and humanities. It will provide (...)

Nobel laureate Prof William C Campbell, the 88-year-old Co Donegal scientist who developed a successful treatment for onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Plans for a new scholarship programme for children from disadvantaged areas have been announced seeking to honour Ireland’s 11 Nobel laureates. The f(...)

Pawel Strzelecki: At the scheme’s height, 200,000 children benefitted. They were fed an eastern European staple, rye bread

By an extraordinary coincidence on Wednesday night, I found myself invited to two separate events, both involving exhibitions, both about the Great Fa(...)

The Dalkey second World War ‘Éire’ sign renovated by Dalkey Tidy Towns. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

At Hawk Cliff in Dalkey, surrounded by prime real estate on one of south Co Dublin’s nicest coasts, it’s hiding in plain view. Just duck off Vico Road(...)

The Greeks regarded the heavens as the epitome of perfection. All flaws and blemishes were confined to the terrestrial domain. Since the circle is per(...)

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