RIA president Prof Peter Kennedy, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue and artist Emma Ray at the unveiling of the Hamilton artwork. Photograph: Peter Gallagher/Twitter.

Most graffiti does not stand the test of time but one ‘Eureka moment’ 176 years ago, when an equation was scratched on a bridge in North Dublin, prove(...)

Clare Island cliffs. Illustration: Michael Viney

A shade too big to be mysterious, a bit too near the shore to seem utterly remote, Clare Island still has an iconic presence. Its arching silhouette, (...)

George Salmon: In 1833, aged just 14 years, he entered Trinity College, where he was to spend his entire career.

As you pass through the main entrance of Trinity College, the iconic Campanile stands before you, flanked, in pleasing symmetry, by two statues. On th(...)

Minister of State for the Irish Language Seán Kyne (centre) with Charles Dillon, editor of Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge (right) and Michael Peter Kennedy, president RIA  at the Royal Irish Academy, in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Manuscripts chronicling medieval Irish history, oral material collected with the earliest recording devices and a 1607 account of the Flight of the Ea(...)

 The Grubb coelostat and Einstein lens with PhD student Maria Koutoulak. The coelostat will go on display. File photograph: Mark Stedman

Ireland’s role in major astronomical discoveries of the past century is being recognised with a travelling exhibition that arrives in Dublin this week(...)

Young Irelander John Mitchel wrote witheringly years later of how England ‘sent round the hat all over the globe’. Photograph: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis via Getty Images

Writing about the Polish Count Pawel Strzelecki last May, I called him a “forgotten hero of the Irish Famine”.  Forgotten may have been overstati(...)

FotoNation has moved into the facial recognition and biometric technology field and the driver monitoring system is its latest innovation. Photograph: iStock

A system to monitor driver behaviour, a standards certification system for products which make claims in relation to allergens, and a programme to ena(...)

Dr John McKeon established the company in 2000 when working in a Dublin asthma and allergy clinic.

An Irish company is helping 60 million people in the US affected by asthma and allergies to live healthier, happier lives. The Dublin-based firm is li(...)

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(...)

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