The number of confirmed cases in critical care beds has fallen from a high of 160 on April 9th to 113 this week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Public health officials will base any decision on the future of the restrictions after May 4th on two main sets of factors; what the numbers are telli(...)

 Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland ranked number one in health under new Times Higher Education social impact rankings. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish universities have performed strongly in a new global ranking which measures their social and economic impact. The Times Higher Education on Wed(...)

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It is time we got serious about boxing. Former rugby players in New Zealand are being asked to donate their brains when they die to research teams a(...)

Firefighters battle after a blaze forced the evacuation of residents of 170 homes in the Tasman district on Wednesday. Photograph:  Evan Barnes/Getty Images

A huge bushfire that has been raging in the parched New Zealand countryside for four days has forced hundreds of residents to be evacuated from their (...)

 President Higgins speaking on the last day of his State visit to New Zealand. Photograph: Maxwells

President Michael D Higgins has said New Zealand and Ireland face a similar set of problems in tackling climate change and the two nations should not (...)

Rats are to be killed off in New Zealand under a new conservation programme. Photograph: Alexander W Helin/Getty Images

New Zealand plans to eliminate invasive predators by 2050, wiping out opossums, rats and weasels that threaten the survival of native species, the gov(...)

Wireless-charging technology is demonstrated during a keynote address at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas. Photograph: Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Wireless communications have long swept over us, but wireless power transmission (WPT) has still not quite arrived, certainly not in Ireland. Yet, sin(...)

Dux redux: the giant squid has its own Darwin Centre tank. Illustration: Michael Viney

‘All things bright and beautiful / All creatures great and small / All things wise and wonderful / The Lord God made them all.” It was a great tune fo(...)

Were David Attenborough to visit the west coast of Ireland in search of natural drama, he couldn’t select two more controversial species for study tha(...)