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 (...)

Homer Simpson: “The key to parenting is don’t overthink it. Because overthinking leads to . . . What were we talking about?”

The Oxford English Dictionary recently added more than 1,100 new words to its online edition. In an alarming sign of the times, more than 100 of these(...)

'The Baylands Nature Preserve is a great place to go for a run.'

Gemma Cremen, from Carrigaline, Co Cork, went to Palo Alto to do a master’s in structural engineering at Stanford University on a graduate fellowship,(...)

Many more stroke patients than previously thought can be saved from disability or death if doctors remove blood clots that are choking off circulation(...)

No sleeping pill promotes a natural sleep – ‘it’s sedation, not sleep’

Hands up if the following conversation, usually held around 3am, is even remotely familiar: You: Have you thought about which way you might like to d(...)

Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in an attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to try to cure a disease. (...)

“Pedestrians should be held to the same road safety standards as drivers, who after all are paying the price on their motor insurance premium for these kinds of accidents.” File photograph: Getty Images

Distracted walking in Dublin must be stamped out to stop people being hit by cars and bicycles or walking into rubbish bins, a Fianna Fáil TD has said(...)

A stent is a small tube used to open up arteries in patients experiencing heart attacks, or chest pain due to blocked arteries. Photograph:  iStock

The Irish Heart Foundation has played down the findings of a recent study that found a lack of evidence for the effectiveness of heart stents in relie(...)

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