Some of the male participants scheduled to speak at the MacGill Summer School

The theme of this year’s MacGill Summer School is “the future of Ireland in a new Europe. ” Women, you might be forgiven for thinking, will play a sig(...)

Former Stanford student Brock Turner who was sentenced to six months in county jail for the sexual assault of an unconscious and intoxicated woman in January 2015. Photograph: Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office/Handout via Reuters

Voters removed from office on Wednesday a California judge who drew worldwide condemnation for giving a six-month jail sentence to a Stanford Universi(...)

New members admitted to the Royal Irish Academy, pictured outside the academy on Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: John Ohle

The Government’s Brexit Strategy should seek to preserve the closest possible research links between Ireland and the UK, according to the president of(...)

Was it a broken heart that landed George HW Bush, the 41st president, in the hospital just a day after the funeral of his wife, Barbara? The Bushes w(...)

I have some very clever friends who swear by meditation and mindfulness apps. This clearly works for them, and it seems churlish to poke fun at anything that eases the stress of working life

Mindfulness programmes have now sprouted everywhere from Google and Intel to Target and General Mills. Ray Dalio, the billionaire founder of Bridgewat(...)

In some households, cracking your knuckles is a declaration of war. Whether you’re in the camp that can’t stand the sound or the one that can’t see wh(...)

Kim Kardashian West: researchers  figured out how to tie your interest in Kardashian West to certain personality traits.  Photograph Mike Segar/Reuters

Perhaps at some point in the past few years you’ve told Facebook that you like, say, Kim Kardashian West. When you hit the thumbs-up button on her pag(...)

Eavan Boland reading from her collection In a Time of Violence, at a Guinness Writers’ Lunch in Doheny and Nesbitt’s pub, Dublin, 1994. Photograph: Eric Luke

As a series of paintings flit across the screen, the poet Eavan Boland gives an affecting appreciation. “My mother painted these beautiful, evocative,(...)

Irish Water managing director Jerry Grant: ‘[The project] is vital for future social and economic development in Dublin’

Irish Water is commencing work on an €80 million upgrade to Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant with a view to increasing its capacity to cater for th(...)

Undated photograph of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock. Photograph: Eric Paddock/AP

Stephen Paddock, the 64-year-old gunman who killed 58 concertgoers in Las Vegas in October in the worst mass shooting in modern American history, had (...)

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