How do Irish people at home and abroad feel about the economic recession and subsequent recovery? Do emigrants who left Ireland feel the same or diffe(...)

Joaquim Levy, managing director and chief financial officer of the World Bank Group and former finance minister of Brazil, is in Dublin this week. Photograph: Bloomberg

Brazil’s former finance minster Joaquim Levy spent most of his tenure in charge trying to cut the country’s ballooning budget deficit, a move that bro(...)

Millennials, Generation Y, emerging adults, the Odyssey Years, the Peter Pan generation. Many terms are used to brand or describe us 20-30-somethings.(...)

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Two of the largest questions confronting science are: (a) how did life begin on Earth, and (b) does life exist elsewhere in the universe? Although we (...)

Sleep-deprived study volunteers who had already eaten had an uncontrollable urge to consume “highly palatable” snacks such as biscuits, sweets and crisps. Photograph: Fairfax Media/Getty Images

Lack of sleep can make tempting snacks irresistible due to an effect scientists compare with the “marijuana munchies”. Sleep-deprived study volunte(...)

Supreme court justice Antonin Scalia making a rare appearance on Capitol Hill to testify before a senate judiciary committee hearin. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

In almost 30 years on the bench of the US supreme court justice Antonin Scalia was strident, colorful, and most of all, conservative. That made him an(...)

 Lawrence Krauss, from Arizona State University, helps unveil the Doomsday Clock after the announcement that it would remain at three minutes to midnight, in Washington, DC, US. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The Iran nuclear deal and movement on climate change have prompted the scientists who maintain the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic countdown to global cata(...)

With American reviewers likening The November Criminals to The Catcher in the Rye and Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, Sam Munson’s debut novel has a(...)

Ahmed Chalabi, the Iraqi politician who from exile helped persuade the United States to invade Iraq in 2003. Photograph: the New York Times

Ahmed Chalabi, chief proponent of US-enforced regime change in Iraq, died yesterday at the age of 71 in Baghdad, where he headed the Shia fundamentali(...)

The Long Room Library, Trinity College Dublin.

Trinity College Dublin may have one of the most envied libraries in the world but it’s not resting on its laurels. One hundred and fifty years after o(...)

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