Shadow and Bone: Jessie Mei Li in the Netflix fantasy

Jessie Mei Li inhabits a weird stratum of celebrity. At 25 years old, her biggest screen credit was a single episode of the Channel 5 docudrama Banged(...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan, his deputy   Dr Ronan Glynn (right) and chief clinical officer  Dr Colm Henry (second left) and Dr Cillian De Gascun (left) at a Covid-19 press conference at the Department of Health. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

How is Ireland doing in the fight to slow the spread of Covid-19? After more than two weeks of lockdown with wide ranging restrictions limiting comme(...)

The new figures are notably worse than Government projections in the summer economic statement published only last month. Photograph: Bloomberg

When it comes to Brexit, the bad news keeps getting worse. The question on everyone’s lips is just how bad? Pretty catastrophic, according to the late(...)

A parent who refused to contemplate failure on the part of a child  may condemn that child to a lifetime of not feeling good enough.

A man involved in promoting positive thinking told me once that, “you must never contemplate the possibility of failure”. I was impressed as it sounde(...)

Sir Paul Nurse speaking after being awarded the inaugural George Sigerson award for ‘inspiring aspiring’ scientists by UCD Biological Society. Photograph: Aoife O’Sullivan

It’s not every day you meet a Nobel prizewinner, and members of UCD Biological Society were clearly excited to have English geneticist and cell biolog(...)

The volunteers in the study were all involved in high-frequency trading. Photograph: Bloomberg

Sensitivity to “gut feelings” is a strong predictor of success in financial trading, according to research led by Cambridge university. The study of(...)

Pro-Brexit flags fly from a fishing boat moored in Ramsgate on June 13th, 2016. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images

“Leave” campaigners for a Brexit from the European Union were condemned as “shameful and cowardly” by the “Remain” camp on Monday after they used the (...)