Dublin-born architect Niamh Kiernan: “The failure to ensure that funding for heritage is put on a statutory basis is detrimental to the heritage sector.”

A verdant jewel nestling in a bend of the river Thames in west London, the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, home to the world’s largest collection of l(...)

The Fifth Concussion Consensus Conference will be held in Berlin in October.

Between the Super Bowl and the Six Nations it would not be odd to see a concussion suffered this weekend. A scary thing, brain injury. The NFL release(...)

The results do not mean cyclists should not wear helmets, but rather “that the whole topic is far more complicated than most people think,” said Dr Tim Gamble. File photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Wearing a helmet subconsciously increases the wearer’s tendency to take risks, a new study has shown. According to the study, previous research show(...)

‘The DUP’s opposition to gender quotas makes Foster’s rise more intriguing.’ Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Arlene Foster has been appointed Northern Ireland’s first female First Minister. Foster is also the first female to lead the Democratic Unionist Party(...)

Dublin City University was named in 46th place in the QS Top 50 Under 50 list. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin City University has secured a position in a league table of the top 50 young universities in the world. The QS Top 50 Under 50 ranks colleges e(...)

Ulster’s Craig Gilroy leaves the field with concussion during  a Heineken Cup match: the graduated return-to-play protocol enabled a team’s medical staff to declare a player fit to return to duty after six days. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Referees reported 26 suspected concussions in 425 matches during the 2014-15 Ulster Bank League (UBL), according to a memo from the IRFU to referees s(...)

Darragh O’Shea: ‘Over the years I have often felt homesick and very alone. What started as a lump in the back of my throat soon developed into a dull ache.’

I have not strayed far. I live on a gentrified street in west London, the type of place where Porches are parked straight and dog mess is put in a bag(...)

Steve Bradley: Steve Bradley’s father, Pat, was Northern Ireland’s chief electoral officer. Photograph: Mark Hennessy

Steve Bradley’s father, Pat, stood at a podium in the King’s Hall in Belfast surrounded by television cameras in 1998 to announce the Belfast Agreemen(...)

The east coast of Greenland, where melting ice sheets meet the sea. The difficulties of being able to predict changes in the Arctic permafrost, ice sheet melting and ocean warming were discussed yesterday on the closing day of the British Science Festival. Photograph: Andrew Testa/the New York Times

The threat posed by the thawing Arctic permafrost will for the first time be predicted when the next international climate change report is published (...)

Smile as you dial: Nev Wilshire, the hands-on-manager, with Kayleigh, one of the staff, in the fly-on-the-wall series The Call Centre. Photograph: BBC

Does your work make you happy? Are your colleagues content? Does it matter a whit? Employment experts from around Europe who converged in Dublin this (...)

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