Traffic crossing the Border near Derry. Brexit provisions  afford the North the unique advantage of being simultaneously in the UK and in EU’s single market when it comes to trade in goods.  Photograph: Getty Images

Brexit, the controversies around the Northern Ireland Protocol and the possibility of Scottish independence and the eventual break-up of the UK have (...)

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris: ‘This is a monumental day for higher education.’ File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has insisted that sweeping governance changes to the higher education sector will safeguard the autonomy of universities and protect ac(...)

The man told gardai  that he felt he was entitled to the payments because he had been excluded from compensatory payments made to victims of birth defects caused by the Thalidomide drug. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A solicitor impacted by the effects of the drug Thalidomide who fraudulently claimed over €120,000 in social welfare payments will begin a jail term n(...)

Prof Nick Payne and PhD researcher Haley Dolton from Trinity College Dublin’s school of natural sciences have returned from a week on the waves in which they managed to apply tags to four sharks

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have begun deploying a new form of tagging device on basking sharks off west Cork in a bid to learn more about(...)

What ‘shows itself’ when you consider a cup of coffee, the phenomenologist asks. Photograph: Getty images

Hold up a freshly brewed cup of coffee. What’s going on? Do you see the liquid, the colours decorating the cup and steam rising? Or is all of this “sh(...)

A Priest and a group of English officers gather around Napoleon’s coffin of after his death on the island of St Helena, in May, 1821. Photograph: General Photographic Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty

On May 5th, 1821, at 5.49pm, Napoleon died on the island of St Helena in the mid-Atlantic, most likely of stomach cancer. He was just 51 but had live(...)

Flipdish co-founders Conor and James McCarthy: Its $48.4 million fundraise was the biggest VC deal in the first quarter. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Venture capital activity slowed considerably in the Republic in the first quarter with $125.4 million (€104.3 million) invested in 24 deals, down from(...)

Trinity College Dublin says ambitious redevelopment plans for the Old Library and the Book of Kells Exhibition are factors behind the decision to commission development of the app.

Trinity College Dublin is set to spend €150,000 on the development of a new app for self-guided tours by tourists of the historic city centre campus. (...)

Most fields “are practically devoid of life while even the ancient system of hedgerows is vanishing due to neglect and outright destruction”.

Nearly two years since the Dáil declared a climate and a biodiversity emergency, the collapse of Irish biodiversity “is happening – and it’s countrywi(...)

The North currently runs a budget deficit of £9 billion-£10 billion

Irish reunification would cause a financial shock in the Republic, requiring either a major hike in taxes or a significant reduction in public spendin(...)

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