Adults tend to zone in more on numeracy and literacy, while children think about all the skills that help them navigate their school environment, study found. Photograph: iStock

Pre-school children need more help in managing friendships, a new study of children in a deprived area of Dublin has found. Researchers from the Univ(...)

British  prime minister Theresa May during  prime minister’s questions  in the House of Commons  on January 9th.  Photograph: AFP Photo/Mark Duffy/Getty Images

Political divisions at Westminster over the UK’s divorce agreement with the EU has brought the possibility of delaying bringing Brexit into play in or(...)

Cambridge: punting on the River Cam

Ah, college days, punting along the Cam on a sun-dappled late-August morning, the giant weeping willows on the banks trailing into the water as Newton(...)

Pope Francis. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

The recent visit of Pope Francis to Ireland, following so soon after the discovery of yet more horrific crimes committed by Catholic clergy against ch(...)

Prof Stephen Sawcer said new gene technology, which was rapid and inexpensive, enabled a new approach in the search for treatments for MS.

One of the most significant global efforts to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) treatments will see researchers from Ireland and Cambridge University c(...)

The blood moon rises behind the Saentis Alpstein, Canton of Appenzell, Switzerland, 27 july 2018. Photograph: Christian Merz/EPA.

A blood-red moon dazzled star gazers across much of the world on Friday when it moved into Earth’s shadow for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Ce(...)

Trinity College Dublin has lost its status as Ireland’s only top-100 university. File photograph: Getty Images

Irish universities have tumbled down the latest set of influential world rankings, sparking alarm among senior academics over the funding “crisis” fac(...)

The sugar tax has focused the minds of manufacturers who have been racing to market with reformulated products which will avoid the tax. Photograph: Getty Images

They’re taxing my minerals now, I hear? They are. This week a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks comes into force after spending years in the pipeline. Wh(...)

Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

A researcher at the centre of a scandal over the alleged misuse of the data of nearly 100 million Facebook users said on Tuesday that the work he did(...)

The proposed new limits – based on an analysis of data from nearly 600,000 drinkers in 19 countries – are significantly lower than the HSE’s current guidelines.

Irish drinkers who stick to HSE limits on alcohol consumption may still be putting their health at risk and anything over a bottle of wine or five pin(...)

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