Dr Catherine Day, chair of the Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality, addressing the opening session at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Alan Betson

Gender could be the reason for barriers and constraints in Ireland, former secretary-general of the European Commission Dr Catherine Day said in Dubli(...)

Eímear Noone

Galway woman Eímear Noone will become the first female orchestral conductor to perform during an Oscars television broadcast. Noone thanked the produ(...)

There is strong evidence that moderate and vigorous physical activity lowers the risk of seven types of cancer.

What is the best exercise for you? Another January, another promise to yourself that this year you’re really really going to get fit. But time is alw(...)

Urban legends: we could track the secretive night lives of urban foxes and hedgehogs and uncover the shadow neighbours rarely seen in person

My friend has a video alarm system on his house. It is a motion sensor that triggers a short video capture and pings the notification to his phone, wh(...)

Sir Fredrick McCoy. Photograph: Wiki Commons

Prof Frederick McCoy is a name all but unknown in Ireland but well remembered by generations of Australian children – not least because it featured pr(...)

Trinity College Dublin hosts matriculation exams in April in a limited number of subjects. Photograph: iStock

I am sitting the Leaving in June and have listed Bess (business, economics and social studies) in Trinity as my first choice. A friend tells me there (...)

 Ruth Negga will soon make her first appearance on a New York stage with a reprisal of her Hamlet. Photograph: Chantal Anderson/The New York Times

What theatre actor wouldn’t jump at the chance to play Hamlet? Ruth Negga, for one. When she was offered the role, at the Gate Theatre in Dublin in 20(...)

How would Ireland cope with the loss of its corporation tax bonanza? That’s just one of the big questions that will challenge the next government. Photograph: Alan Betson

If the next government – to be elected on February 8th – serves its full term, it will still be in office in 2025. What voters have to consider, there(...)

The drop in heroin use follows younger people witnessing the damage the drug inflicted on previous generations creating a negative image, the research said. Photograph: iStock

There has been a near complete drop in the number of young people addicted to heroin compared to the height of the drug epidemic which gripped inner c(...)

President of Greece Prokopios Pavlopoulos with President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Maxwell

It fell to Minister of State Finian McGrath to represent the Government during the State visit of president of Greece Prokopios Pavlopoulos to Áras a(...)

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