Author Hilary Mantel has called for the Royal College of Surgeons to repatriate the skeleton of an Irish “giant” whose bones remain on display in Lond(...)

The late Tom O’Donnell with his wife Helen. Photograph: Jack McManus/ The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael Minister and MEP Tom O’Donnell has died aged 94. Mr O’Donnell died suddenly and peacefully on Thursday at his residence at Ballyshe(...)

There is a growing concern among hospital staff over the system’s capacity to cope with a surge of coronavirus patients during the winter season. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

There is a growing concern among hospital staff over the system’s capacity to cope with a surge of coronavirus patients during the winter season, a se(...)

Sr Margaret MacCurtain: Generations of students remember her as a warm, friendly, approachable, helpful person. Photograph: Eric Luke

Margaret MacCurtain May 17th, 1929-October 5th, 2020 The distinguished historian, educator, feminist and human-rights activist, Dr Margaret MacCurta(...)

Melissa Plunkett was welfare officer at UCD for the academic year 2018- 2019. Photograph: The Irish Times

A students’ union welfare officer at University College Dublin (UCD) received some 350 disclosures of harassment and assault in one academic year at t(...)

Construction industry has shrunk by 20 per cent to 25 per cent as a result of the pandemic.

Just half the number of new houses needed in the Republic this year will be built as Covid-19 takes its toll on construction. The Government agrees t(...)

How is it that the world can be understood mathematically? Einstein addressed it repeatedly, once asking ‘How can it be that mathematics, being after all a product of human thought, independent of experience, is so admirably appropriate to the objects of reality?’ Photograph: AP

Applied mathematics is the use of maths to address questions and solve problems outside maths itself. Counting money, designing rockets and vaccines,(...)

Conor Quinn: “In 2018, I became aware of the Fulbright programme and its availability to not only academics, but also professionals.”

What did you study and when did you graduate? Following completion of my second level education in Wesley College, Dublin, I studied for a BSc in Com(...)

Karen Begg: “Broaden your understanding of the bigger picture of whatever process you are involved in and don’t ever stop learning”

What did you study and when did you graduate? I first studied English and History in the University of Limerick and received an Honours degree in 201(...)

The statues were removed in July in the mistaken belief that two of them were representations of slave women. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

No date has been set for the restoration of the Shelbourne Hotel statues because of the delicate nature of the worked needed to be done to them. Dubl(...)

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