The consultation is part of an independent, two-year project being carried out by the Working Group on Unification Referendums on the Island of Ireland

A public consultation on the format of any future Border poll and how it might be carried out is being launched today by academics in Ireland, Britain(...)

An Taisce’s Ian Lumley says he has no objection in principle to a documentary but questions the use of a drone for close camera work when puffins and other birdlife are nesting on the Skellig islands.   Photograph: David Sleator

An Taisce has expressed concern about the impact of drone use on Skellig Michael’s seasonal puffin population during filming of a documentary on the U(...)

First images of the spectacular deep-waters corals found on the “Theresa” carbonate mound in the Porcupine Seabight, southwest of Ireland. Images: Southampton Oceanographic Centre

Ireland’s deep-water coral reefs may be changing far more rapidly than previously thought, according to new research by University College Cork (UCC) (...)

Arts archive: Carmel O’Sullivan of UCD Library; Prof Andrew Deeks, UCD president; and Brendan Flynn, founder of the Clifden Arts Festival.  Photograph: Jason Clarke.

Extensive film and audio recordings of poets Seamus Heaney, Paula Meehan and Moya Cannon and musicians Christy Moore and Bill Whelan form part of a C(...)

Céide Fields: Dr Whitefield contends that the low, straight heaps of stone are “indicative of the land having been cleared for ploughing”

The archaeologist who linked north Mayo’s Céide Fields complex to some of Europe’s earliest farmers has said he feels he has been subjected to a “sile(...)

The Céide Fields, the “oldest enclosed landscape in Europe”, may actually date from the later Bronze or Iron Age, rather than from the late Stone Age.

North Mayo’s Céide Fields may be 2,500 years younger than previously thought, according to new research by an NUI Galway archaeologist. The complex o(...)

Johnny Cloherty harvesting seaweed near Carna, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Taking a coastal stroll makes one feel better, but it’s not just the fresh air that lifts the spirits. Newly-published research has found breathing io(...)

A lab in Cúram the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices based at NUI Galway.  Photograph: Andrew Downes, Xposure

National University of Ireland Galway has come first in class in winning a €2.1 million grant from the EU – ahead of 71 other competitors – to develop(...)

Louise Richardson, Oxford University’s new Irish-born vice-chancellor. Lady Margaret Hall, an Oxford University college, is launching a four year pilot offering a foundation year to students from under-represented backgrounds based on Trinity College Dublin’s access programme.

An Oxford University college is piloting a scheme to recruit students from disadvantaged backgrounds based on an access programmed developed by Trini(...)

The SS Dundalk sank with the loss of 19 lives after it was hit by a torpedo in October 1918.

Schools in Dundalk, Co Louth, and Rochfortbridge, Co Westmeath, have landed the top prizes in this year’s all-island “Decade of Centenaries” history c(...)

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