Boris Karloff in  the 1931 film Frankenstein, which was based on Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel. Photograph: Universal Pictures

’Tis the season to be terrified as the Irish-born, American-raised season of spooks and spectacle reaches its natural conclusion tomorrow night with t(...)

Controversy about the quality and number of Irish judges is not new. A century ago, even as the British faced insurgency in Ireland, Sir John Ross app(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee says  this current review is timely.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

State security laws underpinning the operation of the Special Criminal Court are to be subject to a major review, details of which were announced on T(...)

A healthcare worker wearing conducts a Covid-19 swab test, Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

Pregnant women in hospital with coronavirus are less likely to show symptoms and may have a greater risk risk of being admitted to an intensive care u(...)

Malawi’s main opposition Malawi Congress Party leader Lazarus Chakwera campaigns in  Lilongwe on June 20th. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Lazarus Chakwera, a Pentecostal pastor-turned-politician, was inaugurated as Malawi’s president after winning the first opposition victory in an elect(...)

Prof Iseult Lynch said as ‘a woman in science’ she felt especially proud to see her work recognised.

An Irish scientist has been named the winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry John Jeyes Award for her research into microparticles and plastic waste(...)

In Ireland the Government is stockpiling personal protective equipment  in anticipation of a second wave of Covid-19. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive has received a consignment of 900,000 isolation gowns from China, representing just 12½ days’ of stock based on current d(...)

Lawson Mpame at a rally on Monday in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement outside the US embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Children should learn about racism and black history from an early age while more teachers of colour are needed in our schools to encourage an underst(...)

Homemade paneer and chard with easy flatbreads and yoghurt

I tell the time by meals now. Like many people, I have stopped wearing a watch. There seemed very little point in observing how slowly time was passin(...)

Fiona de Londras with the Barnacle geese in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
Welcome to my place ... Birmingham
  • Abroad
  • February 2, 2020, 06:01

Fiona de Londras grew up near Dundrum in Co Tipperary, went to school in Tipperary town and university in UCC. In 2012 she became a professor at Durha(...)

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