Given the pretty miserable weather we have been having of late you could be forgiven for thinking that summer is still a long way off. But it is upon (...)

Salvage teams working  to retrieve debris from the wreckage of Air France flight 447 off the coast of Brazil in  2009.  Source: Forca Aerea Brasileira via Bloomberg News

Ten years ago Air France Flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris crashed into the Atlantic with the loss of all 216 passengers and 12 crew. The trag(...)

From left: Liam Redmond, country manager of Enactus Ireland; Enactus Trinity College students Rudy O’Leary, Charlie Quirke, Daire Hennessy, Erin Kehoe, Scott Byrne, Aimee Louise Carton; Sene Naoupu Leinster Rugby star and Bank of Ireland ambassador and Terence O’Rourke, chairman of Enactus Ireland at the final in Chartered Accountants House in Dublin. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Students from Trinity College Dublin beat off competition from the University of Limerick, Dublin City University and NUI Galway to win the Enactus Ir(...)

‘What sticks in my head is, as a young child, crying and crying and not knowing why I was crying,’ says Jane, about her dad’s death. Photograph: iStock

A nine-year-old boy didn’t realise his parents were separating until he saw his father go out the door with a suitcase and his mother told him: “Dad i(...)

It’s only a few years since I left my Catholic, south Dublin fee-paying school and one memory, in particular, stands out: sex education class. It amo(...)

Dublin 6 was the most expensive place to buy a home, with an average price of €635,000, according to data. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Eleven homes worth €1 million or more are sold in the Republic every week, research by a property website company says.’s Wealth Report for t(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan and European candidate Ciarán Cuffe during counting in the local and European elections and divorce referendum at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Back in 1991, the Greens had an unexpected election in Dublin, winning seats they had never thought possible. Sadhbh O’Neill, then a 21-year-old stude(...)

Séamus Lawless is said to have slipped while in the “Balcony area” near the summit of Everest

A memorial service is to be held on Monday for a father-of-one who died just hours after summiting the world’s highest mountain. The search for miss(...)

Liat and Oliver Schurmann, who are bringing an underwater marine garden, called Aquamarina, to Bloom. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Sustainability and climate change are the twin issues radically reshaping the future of gardening, inspiring a new generation to throw away the rule b(...)

New RIA members (from left): Nobel Laureate John O’Keefe, Olivia O’Leary and Diarmaid Ferriter. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Royal Irish Academy (RIA) is to establish a new academy for Ireland’s leading young researchers in the sciences and humanities. It will provide (...)

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