Buzz Aldrin, an American engineer and  astronaut, was one of the first two humans to land on the moon. Photograph: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

The new film Apollo 11 about the first spaceflight to the moon is due for release in Ireland this coming weekend. It consists solely of high-quality a(...)

Skaidrite Valdgeima was  a married mother of three from Latvia

A man suspected of the murder of a woman in a Dublin apartment was armed with knives and had to be overpowered by unarmed uniformed gardaí who arrived(...)

Mark Nugent, a hand-operated tricycle user, and Clodagh Colleran, a member of of the Healthy Trinity: Smarter Travel Committee, at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Trinity College Dublin has installed disabled bicycle parking facilities, the first college in Ireland to do so. The spaces, which allow for wider, h(...)

Prof Mick Morris, director of Amber; Dr Lorraine Byrne, executive director of Amber; and Ruairi Quinn, chairman of Amber. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

An advanced materials and bio-engineering research (Amber) facility headquartered at Trinity College Dublin launched the second phase of the centre wh(...)

Dependence is a  key concern around esketamine treatment. Urging caution and a need for public debate, a British expert observed that “we need to not let the genie get out of the bottle”

A new drug for treating depression has been approved in the US by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). The same drug is now undergoing evaluation by(...)

Darby O’Gill and the Little People: Albert Sharpe and Jimmy O’Dea in Walt Disney’s 1959 film

As the vast majority of the action and the most famous scenes from John Ford’s Oscar-winning 1952 classic The Quiet Man take place in an idyllic, unsp(...)

Studies have indicated one in every 165 Irish schoolchildren has an autism spectrum disorder, and the number of cases is increasing. Photograph: iStock

More research is needed into the environmental factors causing autism, according to Irish experts on the condition. At present, however, there is ver(...)

Sir Charles Coghlan third from left receiving an  honorary degree from Trinity 1926.

Arriving with my family to live in Harare, Zimbabwe almost four years ago, we were met by the then president of the Mashonaland Irish Association (MIA(...)

In the first three months of the year planning permissions were granted for 7,493 homes, down from 7,766 a year earlier. Photograph: iStock

Planning permission for apartments shot up by almost 33 per cent in the first quarter, although a significant fall in permissions for houses caused th(...)

The society was founded by Thomas Prior, above, and 13 friends, all male and all from the middle classes of the Protestant ascendency

You can not be in business these days without someone exhorting you to be innovative, to apply new thinking to solve problems and make improvements th(...)

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