Philip Lane, the ECB’s newly-installed chief economist, has excellent academic credentials – including a PhD from  Harvard – while Christine Lagarde lacks an economics qualification. Photograph: Tom Honan

Christine Lagarde’s surprise nomination last week as the European Central Bank’s (ECB) next president has sent financial market participants scramblin(...)

Celebrating You, a new children’s book to promote diversity and inclusivity, has been launched to mark The HR Suite’s 10th anniversary in business. Pictured at the launch in the gardens of Enable Ireland Kerry are Mikayla O’Sullivan, Emma Fenix and The HR Suite founder and author of the book Caroline McEnery. Photograph: Pauline Dennigan

1) On Tuesday, July 9th, Fota Wildlife Park in Cork will host a fundraising Twilight Walk for BUMBLEance, the Children’s National Ambulance Service. T(...)

In the event of turbulence, sit calmly with both feet planted firmly on the floor, hands on your knees, head upright. Remove your headphones, put away your book, and focus on your breath. Photograph: iStock

Travel is exciting but the experience of travelling can be stressful. Modern air travel is particularly frustrating. Common negative effects include i(...)

These city films could equally be romcoms (When Brendan Met Trudy, 2000), musicals (Once, 2007) or horrors (The Canal, 2014)

Had they stopped to consider it, the audiences queueing for this year’s unexpected box office hit and awards darling, The Favourite, might have been f(...)

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(...)

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