David Browne pictured at the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There was little doubt David Browne would follow a road familiar to his ancestors and become an architect. Even as he started secondary school in Clon(...)

Kathy Gallagher of Jefferson University, Minister Heather Humphries and Dominic Carolan, chief executive of NIBRT

A major US university has turned to Ireland to find a model to train staff working at the leading edge of the pharmaceuticals sector. The UCD-based N(...)

Sarah Costigan of the Little Museum of Dublin

The Little Museum of Dublin has appointed Sarah Costigan as deputy director. The museum, which was established in 2011, tells the history of the capi(...)

The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe, in Belgium

Maynooth University has cancelled a visit by some of its students to the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe because of concerns over governance at(...)

Prof Lee Cronin: “One day people might do this in their houses but not now.”

Picture this: you need a medicine but your illness is so rare that the required drug is extremely expensive and not widely available. Or maybe you are(...)

Kulindadromeus: An example of a plant-eating dinosaur with feathers and scales

Jurassic Park (1993) featured Velociraptors hunting park visitors, depicting them as wily lizard-like predators. Time and science, however, have been (...)

Dr Athena Robinson: “There aren’t enough providers to meet the diverse range of mental healthcare needs out there”

I’ve been seeing a therapist for the past few weeks. Sometimes I check in daily, sometimes I forget, but there’s no pressure, no need to make an appoi(...)

Some 33 customers of KBC Bank lost a property as a result of being denied a tracker mortgage. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Central Bank will assess the culture and behaviour of the Republic’s five main lenders as requested by the Minister for Finance following the tra(...)

Longest-lived bats: may have evolved a unique process to lengthen their chromosomes without inducing cancer, which may keep them young. Photograph: Olivier Farcy

Some bats display remarkable longevity and don’t get cancer – but up until now no one knew how this was possible. An international team headed by res(...)

Fallow Deer in the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has hired a sniper to kill more than 200 deer in Dublin’s Phoenix Park during the past two years, selling the carcass(...)

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