Caroline Lynch, organ donation coordinator:  “I’m humbled and privileged to journey with families at such an intense and dark moment in their lives.” Photograph: Tom Honan

Caroline Lynch has been an organ donation coordinator for about two years. The former paediatric intensive care nurse says that a lot of people ask he(...)

Christine Mangan’s debut novel was the subject of a bidding war in the US, where Harper Collins bought it for a reported $1.1 million

With its Hitchcockian cover and an atmospheric prologue that imagines a man’s bird-pecked body recovered from the sea, Tangerine lures the reader into(...)

Prof Malcolm MacLachlan and  and Prof John J. Walsh have been awarded gold medals by the Royal Irish Academy for their respective contributions to psychology and geology. Photo: John T Ohle Photography.

Irish academics Prof Malcolm MacLachlan and Prof John J. Walsh have been awarded gold medals by the Royal Irish Academy for their “world-renowned cont(...)

 Aileen Donnelly. Photograph: DAVE MEEHAN

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly, the High Court judge criticised by Polish media this week after raising concerns regarding the country’s legal system, is (...)

Italian mathematician Gerolamo Cardano, the founder of probability.
Cubic skulduggery and intrigue

Western civilization woke with a start after the slumbers of the medieval age. Universities in Bologna, Oxford, Salamanca, Paris and elsewhere began t(...)

Katie Rose Whelan: ‘The Bliain na Gaeilge campaign is vital in portraying Gaeilge as the language it is rather than confining it to the school subject that it’s perceived to be’

I wasn’t brought up with Irish, in fact I was the first of my extended family to go to a Gaelscoil and only began speaking the language when I went to(...)

Night sky, uncontaminated by artificial light, seen over the Twelve Bens in Connemara, Co Galway. Photograph: Ray Butler

Only 5 per cent of Ireland has pristine night skies free from artificial light, according to a Trinity College Dublin professor leading the first surv(...)

Ireland by night as seen from the window of the International Space Station.

Our modern society depends on light in many forms; from high intensity natural daylight and artificial lighting, to the glow of TV screens, computers,(...)

Gail Slater, who is originally from Dalkey in south Co Dublin, has taken up the role of adviser to the US president on technology, telecommunications and cybersecurity.

Donald Trump has appointed a Dublin-born lawyer to a senior job at the White House. Gail Slater, who is originally from Dalkey in south Co Dublin, ha(...)

Prof Niall O’Donohoe: wise, resourceful  and  compassionate

Those who knew the late Prof Niall O’Donohoe in recent years will recall a softly spoken polymath, a kindly grandfather figure and an incorrigible rom(...)

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