An illustration of Prof James Moriarty in Conan Doyle’s work bears a striking resemblance to a photograph of Prof George Boole (left) and may well have been based on it.

A fascinating parallel between a brilliant mathematician and an arch-villain of crime fiction is drawn in a forthcoming book – New Light on George Boo(...)

The country’s top-ranked unversity fell three places to 120th place in The Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Trinity College Dublin has slipped again in the latest set of influential global university rankings. The country’s top-ranked university fell three (...)

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys will lead the trade mission, which will focus on Glasgow and Edinburgh.

More than 50 Irish companies are to take part in a trade mission to Scotland this week as Enterprise Ireland warns of the “challenges” of Brexit. Exp(...)

Rohingya refugees Saida Bibi and  Bodu Zzaman at the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. More  more than 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar without passports or official ID. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

Rohingya refugees are turning to blockchain-type technology to help address one of their most existential threats: lack of officially-recognised ident(...)

Researchers have also found that musical memory is one of the last types of memory people with dementia lose

The human capacity to build cognitive reserve (ways to protect the brain against memory loss) has become a prominent area of research in dementia. The(...)

Irish woman Bridget Lawlor in St Chad’s Hospital in Birmingham in 1955. Photograph: Raymond Kleboe/Picture Post/Getty Images

“No society can legitimately call itself civilised if a sick person is denied medical aid because of lack of means,” said Mr Aneurin Bevan, UK ministe(...)

Arlene Foster at the County Grand Lodge of East of Scotland district meeting in Cowdenbeath, Scotland. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

DUP leader Arlene Foster has appealed to Orange Order members to reject bigotry and intolerance as she addressed a march in the Scottish town of Cowde(...)

Áine Behan, founder of Cortechs: “Fully-fledged and written down in detail? No, I did not.”

Francis Greene is not a fan of business plans – at least not the sort startups often have to write to get funding or a place on an accelerator. The pr(...)

Founder of the paramilitary Ulster Volunteer Force Edward Carson. Photogrpah: by Central Press/Getty Images
The North and 1918

The year 1918 has for long been seen as a critical turning point in the emergence of the Irish revolution. Constitutional nationalism continued its re(...)

 Dozens of newly discovered giant dinosaur footprints have been discovered on a Scottish island. Photograph:  University of Edinburgh/PA Wire

Dozens of newly discovered giant dinosaur footprints on a Scottish island are helping to shed light on the Jurassic reptiles’ evolution. The 170 mill(...)

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