Passengers wearing face masks on an Olympic Air De Havilland Canada aircraft flying from Athens.  Certain  factors on board, such as raised seat backs, can help lessen virus transmission. Photograph:  Nicolas Economou/ NurPhoto via Getty Images

As airlines rush to return their fleets to the skies, the industry is battling to restore confidence among travellers that flying in an enclosed aircr(...)

Newgrange passage tomb. Photograph: Ken Williams

The genetic make-up of an adult male buried in the heart of the ancient Newgrange passage tomb indicates he was among a ruling social elite and in-bre(...)

Richard Weber, the acclaimed Irish poet, died from Covid-19

Born: September 2nd, 1932 Died: April 15th, 2020 Dublin poet Richard Weber, whose work has been included in numerous Irish and international antholog(...)

DCU president Brian MacCraith: A 500-seat, tiered lecture theatre on campus will only accommodate 50  students. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A few weeks ago. Dublin City University president Prof Brian MacCraith requested experts to advise on how the capacity of its largest lecture theatre (...)

William Rowan Hamilton: In his winning essay, Hayes focuses on the ‘flash of genius’ Hamilton experienced in October 1843 when he carved the equation that had just come to his mind into the stones of Broombridge on the Royal Canal near Cabra, in Dublin

NUI Galway maths student James Hayes (17) is the 2020 winner of the Mary Mulvihill Award, the science media competition for third-level students. The(...)

Dr Elaine Sullivan who co-founded Carrick Therapeutics. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Carrick Therapeutics is back on the fundraising trail after finally tapping the last of the $95 million (€85 million) it raised at its launch in 2016.(...)

‘Sinn Fein learned from its drubbing in the local elections to come up with a simple message in the last general election: housing, housing, housing.’ Photograph: iStock

Every now and again, academics and journalists and randomers on Twitter speculate that democracy is doomed. Last month the University of Cambridge pu(...)

“Many of the people who are terrifying kids about screens, they have hit a vein of attention from society and they are going to ride that. But that is super bad for society.” Photograph: iStock

It has become common wisdom that too much time spent on smartphones and social media is responsible for a recent spike in anxiety, depression and othe(...)

‘Smiling depression  provides a term that people can relate to.’ File image: Getty Images

Over the festive period, I came across the term “smiling depression” for the first time. A woman used it to describe the depression experienced by her(...)

Jack Merritt worked as the course coordinator for Learning Together, a programme run by the University of Cambridge’s institute of criminology. Photograph: Facebook

A woman killed in the London Bridge terror attack on Friday has been named by the Metropolitan Police as Saskia Jones (23) from Stratford-upon-Avon, W(...)

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