Maj Robert Gregory: Yeats’s ‘Airman’ was one of the most famous Irish casualties of the first  World War

The poet WB Yeats managed to distil the dilemma of Irish nationalist servicemen in the British forces into just two lines in his great poem An Irish A(...)

A graphic representation of proton in anti de-Sitter (AdS) space, which forms part of the AdS/CFT correspondence, aiming to unite string theory with quantum field theory
The long road to quantum gravity

The detection of gravitational waves in 2015, caused by the merging of a pair of black holes 1.4 billion light years away, reminded us of the strength(...)

Invicara’s BIM Assure software is used by Irish Property Unit Trust and Ballymore Group.

Insulation specialist Kingspan is buying a stake in US software company Invicara for more than €8 million. Headquartered in Michigan, Invicara has de(...)

With more than 90 per cent of the population using smartphones, people are more likely to turn to technology for help for mental health problems.

“Don’t worry, be Appy” was the catchy title of a panel discussion on the growing phenomenon of mental health apps during this year’s First Fortnight f(...)

A whopping 75 per cent of food crop species need pollination to maximise the amount of seed or fruit produced

It may seem blindingly obvious, but unlike birds, mammals and insects, plants can’t move around to find a mate. So when it comes to ensuring their gen(...)

The process of artificially and pre-emptively creating immunity to an infectious disease has existed for centuries. Yet we can still find the concept (...)

Prof John Monaghan: he first became involved with the SVP in 1985 in Leixlip, Co Dublin, and from then to 2010 remained an active member locally. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) stalwart and vice-president Prof John Monaghan (73) has died at Our Lady’s Hospice in Dublin’s Harold’s Cross (...)

‘Voters must be given clear proposals on how the current housing crisis can be solved.’ File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

If housing is to be the defining issue of the next election, as all parties expect it will, then voters must be given clear proposals on how the curre(...)

Former tánaiste Mary Harney has been appointed as chancellor of University of Limerick.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Former tánaiste Mary Harney has been appointed as chancellor of the University of Limerick. Ms Harney, who retired from politics in 2011 and is now d(...)

‘Wisdom is applied, personal and not hypothetical and hence cannot be stored in a library.’  Photograpyh:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

If you’re still feeling numb after the political events of 2017 take note of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s advice: “Just improve yourself; that is all you can(...)

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