Irish researchers have discovered new evidence of how big disturbances in the atmosphere around the Sun, which is 150 million kilometres away, impact (...)

Between 1845 and 1917, the Leviathan was the largest telescope in the world

Walking through the grounds of Birr Castle en route to Ireland’s newest and largest telescope, ILofar, is an unusual experience. After passing through(...)

Students gathered at a town hall-style meeting in Trinity on Monday night to voice their opposition to planned fee increases.

Postgraduate students at Trinity College Dublin have threatened industrial strike action in response to plans to increase their fees. Trinity is set(...)

A lack of exercise, smoking and excessive drinking are risk factors for dementia and type II diabetes.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

People with type II diabetes are between two and three times more likely to get dementia, a new report suggests. Researchers are now examining whethe(...)

Abbas Akhavan’s Fountain at the Douglas Hyde Gallery. Photograph: Denis Mortell

Variations on a Garden  Abbas Akhavan. Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin (Plus Roadworks: Mona Hatoum, Gallery 2). Until January 13th(...)

Science Foundation Ireland director-general Prof Mark Ferguson said the winners of the 2017 SFI awards reflected “the very best outputs and achievements of the Irish research community”.

Ireland is now operating “in the same ballpark” as major science-funding countries around the world, Science Foundation Ireland director-general Prof (...)

Maria Valenzuela: Health worker in Phoenix, Arizona, US

Dr Khine Hay Mar was the only doctor at a hospital in Mese – a town in Myanmar, near the border with Thailand. During her time as the sole physician t(...)

NUI Galway borrowed €60 million from the European Investment Bank for student residences and a new building for the college of medicine, nursing and health sciences.

Just last month NUI Galway was the latest university to benefit from a €60 million loan to help transform its campus. The money from the European Inv(...)

Hospital consultants consider the reallocation of funds from hospital to general practice as a key development in addressing the problems in the health system. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The health service requires an additional half a billion euro a year of transitional funding over 10 years to move to a properly functioning primary c(...)

A New Zealand historian argues the rebels did attack Trinity College, Dublin, but were repulsed by colonial troops including five from his native country. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Historians of the Easter Rising have often puzzled as to why the rebels did not attack Trinity College, Dublin. The college had strategic significan(...)

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