Chief executive of the HSE, Paul Reid, at a public briefing on winter flu and coronaviruis, also known as Covid-19. Photograph: Laura Hutton

How can scientists best inform public policymakers at a time when policy decisions are often complex and the science is uncertain? With the spread of (...)

Grey seals tend to eat fish whole. Illustration: Michael Viney

Ireland can boast one of the least toxic terrains on the planet, at least for people. With the exception of a few deadly mushrooms, which are avoidabl(...)

Former Central Bank governor Philip Lane returns to Dublin this week.

Monday, February 10th Results: Allergan, Groupon, Steris. Indicators: Irish vehicles licences for the first time (Jan); US consumer inflation expec(...)

At Tuam the fifth interim report found that scientific analysis on underground chambers  'suggests that at least some of the chambers in which human remains were found were at some stage used to receive sewage'.

Publication of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation’s final report could be delayed due to its exceptional length The document is on(...)

Nanci Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and Mark Gantly, president of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland,   in April. Photograph: Julien Behal

A continuing ability to attract, recruit and retain talent is central to the continued success of US companies in Ireland, according to Mark Gantly, p(...)

Previous winner of the US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards Peng Lim of Xilinx at a launch event for the 2020 awards hosted in Google. Photograph: Alan Rowlette

Now in their sixth year, the US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards, jointly presented by the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland and the Royal Irish (...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan during a symposium on defamation law reform, at the Royal Irish Academy,  Dublin, on Thursday.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Removing juries from determining defamation cases and the size of awards was among the proposals suggested at a Department of Justice conference to co(...)

Fliuch, gruaig and loingeas, illustrated by Joe McLaren

Cupán: Cups, vessels and drinking horns A cup is generally known as a cupán or a cupa in modern Irish, but, despite appearances, neither word is a pa(...)

‘We are also taking a chance and thus are open to the possibility of betrayal. There is a leap of faith in trust.’

The use of social media to access knowledge has contributed to a lack of trust in experts, according to a Dublin-based astrophysicist and philosopher (...)

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(...)

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