The seven elected female members of Trinity College’s students’ union:  Shaz Oye, president of graduate students’ union; Gisèle Scanlon, vice-president of the graduate students’ union; Laura Beston, president of Trinity students’ union; Niamh McCay, education officer; Aisling Leen, welfare and equality officer; Muireann Kane, communications and marketing officer; Judith Robinson, entertainment officer. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

Just over a century ago, Trinity College Dublin admitted its first female student. This year, the 400-year-old university reached another milestone: (...)

A majority of the over 50s reported religion as important to them. Photograph: iStock

Regular attendance at religious services is associated with lower depressive symptoms in older Irish people, a new study has found. Such religious at(...)

Rodhán Hickey, the Digital Hub’s first technologist-in-residence

Dublin’s Digital Hub has announced the appointment of Rodhán Hickey as its first technologist-in-residence. The news comes as RDI Hub, a new innovati(...)

Anne Enright and Lucy Vigne-Welsh in Top Girls by Caryl Churchill in 1985. Photograph: Alan Byrne

It’s fascinating how the same set of words can have so many different meanings. I’m sitting in on rehearsals for Rough Magic’s forthcoming production (...)

Prof John FitzGerald has said in order to develop a ‘fairer system’ a complex response was needed in terms of promoting workforce participation, life expectancy rates and housing. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The social welfare and tax systems will not be able address many of the factors that keep people in poverty in the State, the adjunct professor of eco(...)

Anna Rafferty Lynam and Alex Shackleton, co-founders of Bélú, 'a kind of a mix between meal and less/reduce in Irish!'

Every year Irish households throw away an average of €700 in food waste. In volume terms that’s about one million tonnes. These figures come from Dubl(...)

 Luke Brabazon from Phibsboro, Dublin relaxing on Dame Street. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

Dublin City Council’s grand vision of a car-free city centre left many underwhelmed. For the first time, the council closed College Green to traffic(...)

Nasa handout photo of astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the moon. Photograph: Nasa/PA Wire

Mary Coughlan (singer) What were you doing in 1969? I was 13 and listening to Radio Luxembourg all the time! Just being a teenager around Galway a(...)

British  prime minister Theresa May: “It is more likely...that history will show that the backstop brought about the collapse of the May government, the succession of Boris Johnson, and perhaps a no-deal Brexit...”

Brendan Simms is the quintessential European. Raised in Ireland, the son of a German mother, he is the grand-nephew of a Irish communist who became a (...)

Residents of St Francis Farm work on the vegetable garden. Photograph: Laura Hutton

On St Francis Farm outside Tullow, Co Carlow, Norah Burgess, farm manager, is checking on the cows. There’s a hole in the fence, she explains, and the(...)

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