Lucy Prendeville of Tullamore, Co Offaly, who got eight A1s in the Leaving Cert in 2015. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Chemists are running low on Rescue Remedy and Dioralyte, and social media is full of people humblebragging about how well they did at life, despite fa(...)

Prof John Boland working on nanowires, that mimic nerve cells in the brain at the AMBER research facility in TCD. Photograph:  SHARPPIX

A new generation of “neuromorphic” computers will be able to carry out ultra-fast sensory processing, image recognition, and motor control, prompting (...)

A vast under-water canyon extending to a depth of 3,000m has been mapped on the edge of Ireland’s Continental Shelf.

An enormous submarine canyon 3,000m deep has been mapped on the edge of Ireland’s Continental Shelf by scientists aboard the State research ship RV Ce(...)

Tropical reefs  face an ‘existential threat’ from man-induced climate change despite their ability to ‘bounce back’ from previous major climate events, researchers say. Photograph: Getty Images

Coral reefs may date back to the age of dinosaurs, up to 160 million years ago, and are likely to have survived previous episodes of global warming, i(...)

Stillbirths accounted for 250 of the total of 407 perinatal deaths in 2016, new report from the National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre has found. File photograph: PA Wire

A public information campaign may be required to alert women to the increased risk of perinatal death associated with obesity, a national body which p(...)

Méabh Ní Drisceoil, third secretary in the Irish embassy in Hungary,  meeting president of Hungary János Áder.

Is there more to being a diplomat than truly spoiling guests at the ambassadorial residence with pyramids of gold foil-wrapped chocolates? The Public(...)

Sisters Kate, left, and Annie Madden of FenuHealth. Photograph: Tom Honan

It’s rare to hear business partners talking about fitting meetings in during school trips abroad and the disadvantages of sitting beside each other on(...)

A gender quality taskforce has been set up by Minister of State for higher education Mary Mitchell O’Connor, which is seeking ways to accelerate change. Photograph: Getty Images

Women remain hugely underrepresented in the senior levels of Irish universities despite policies aimed at promoting greater gender equality, new figur(...)

Clontarf and Galwegians in action at Castle Avenue. Photograph: Eric Luke

In a progressive development for club rugby a large tranche of men’s and women’s All-Ireland fixtures will be played together on the same afternoon w(...)

Claire Connell on becoming a  speech therapist in Portland, Oregon

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. Here we speak to Claire Connell, a(...)

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