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Between 1845 and 1917, the Leviathan was the largest telescope in the world

Walking through the grounds of Birr Castle en route to Ireland’s newest and largest telescope, ILofar, is an unusual experience. After passing through(...)

Onsite dentists can deliver the same services as an offsite practice such as general check-ups, cleaning, whitening and fitting of gum shields. Photograph: Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images

When is the last time you visited the dentist for a check up? Or had a routine eye test? While many of us would like to make these appointments a prio(...)

Due to continuous misinformation, some parents are convinced that autism in an acquired disease

For as long as people have fallen ill, there are those who hawk dubious elixirs bereft of efficacy. In the late 1800s, Clark Stanley amassed a fortune(...)

It’s unclear what is going to happen when the sector’s steady supply and full occupancy meet growing demand for nursing home beds brought about by Ireland’s rising elderly population.

There is a notable disconnect between the weight of investor interest in the Irish nursing home market and the number of transactions taking place, es(...)

Game changer: World of Warcraft, included in the Make Software: Change the World! exhibition

If you were to make a list of software that has changed the world, what would be included? The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, h(...)

Nearly 150 new special classes were started by schools in the past academic year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Disadvantaged schools tend to have a higher concentration of students with special needs because other schools turn them away, new research has found(...)

Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster launching  her party’s  manifesto for the Northen Ireland Assembly election at   the Spectrum Centre, Belfast on Monday. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire.

DUP leader Arlene Foster has called on unionists to vote for her party in the Northern Assembly elections to ensure she is returned as First Minister.(...)

Students from Saint Ultan’s primary school,  Cherry Orchard, Dublin during Catholic Schools Week 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Inclusion in schools is not just about religious denomination but should also take account of nationality, ethnicity, socio-economic background and ab(...)

I was introduced to natural skincare when I was in my teens, hiking with family and friends in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains on a hot summer afternoon. W(...)

Socialist Party TDs Ruth Coppinger and Paul Murphy, who said: ‘The No posters say don’t be silenced. But if you look at the reality of who is silenced it’s large numbers of LGBT people right through society.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

In a “final push” for a Yes vote in Friday’s same-sex marriage referendum, the Anti-Austerity Alliance has stressed the urgency of voter turnout. At (...)

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