For raptors like kestrel (above) and barn owl, the influx of voles and greater white-toothed shrew  offers a change of diet. Illustration: Michael Viney

Where the hill behind us curves round to face west, there’s a stretch where it steepens sharply and is littered with glacial rocks. Any breeze from th(...)

Barry O’Sullivan president of the American Chamber of Commerce, Peng Lim of Xilinx and Laura Mahoney chief executive of the Royal Irish Academy at the US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards. Photograph: Julien Behal

Tech firm Xilinx, Science Foundation Ireland’s Connect Centre for Future Networks, and Irish environmental firm Oxymem were the overall winners of the(...)

Dr Junsi Wang (second from left) receiving the Royal Irish Academy Young Chemist Prize for 2017 with (from left) Dr Matthew Holloway of Henkel Global (award sponsors), Prof Pat Guiry, science secretary at RIA, Prof Peter Kennedy, RIA president, and Prof Sylvia Draper of TCD. Photograph: Johnny Bambury

How did you become interested in chemistry? It is an interesting story. Chemistry was not my first choice after leaving school. I chose chemical engin(...)

 Prof Rose Anne Kenny,  director of Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing  at St James’s Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

It was while she was a research fellow in cardiology at Westminster Hospital that Prof Rose Anne Kenny developed the Head Up Tilt (HUT) test. Used to(...)

There are a number of methods used to edit the DNA of any organism, and it is possible to be highly specific and precise when you go in to  make a genetic change

A quiet revolution is under way in laboratories across the developed world, one that has the potential to do nothing short of altering the course of h(...)

 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(...)

Founder of the paramilitary Ulster Volunteer Force Edward Carson. Photogrpah: by Central Press/Getty Images
The North and 1918

The year 1918 has for long been seen as a critical turning point in the emergence of the Irish revolution. Constitutional nationalism continued its re(...)

Chuck Feeney. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The state of philanthropy in Ireland was a “really scary thing” as donations from Atlantic Philanthropies were disappearing, Caitriona Fottrell, vice (...)

Rosalind Franklin in 1950. She, like Crick, had realised that DNA had a double helix structure. Photograph: Vittoria Luzzati/NPG

When Barack Obama used a model of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in his 2016 State of the Union Address to introduce the concept of “Precision Medicine a(...)

Prof Malcolm MacLachlan and  and Prof John J. Walsh have been awarded gold medals by the Royal Irish Academy for their respective contributions to psychology and geology. Photo: John T Ohle Photography.

Irish academics Prof Malcolm MacLachlan and Prof John J. Walsh have been awarded gold medals by the Royal Irish Academy for their “world-renowned cont(...)

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