Greenpeace activists  outside the United Nations in Geneva on Thursday as the IPCC special report on Climate Change and Land is released. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

The latest report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was broadly welcomed by scientists across the globe as a framework to t(...)

Women smokers have a significantly higher increased risk compared to men, according to new research.

Women smokers have a significantly higher increased risk compared to men, according to new research in the UK. The findings, led by Sheffield Teachin(...)

No Child 2020 is a new initiative by The Irish Times, providing a sustained focus on child welfare and children’s issues over the coming year. In(...)

The Government is about to publish its major blueprint on how Ireland will respond to demands of the landmark Paris Agreement and scale up ambition with a view to becoming ‘a climate leader’. Photograph: Getty Images

The UK may dither over Brexit and have an endlessly fractious relationship with the EU, but it is now taking the lead on climate change. Can Ireland k(...)

`The Chief’, 1919. Eamon de Valera wearing a native American ceremonial head-dress.  Photograph: taken from Judging Dev, by Diarmaid Ferriter, published by Royal Irish Academy

How might we best understand – and commemorate – the revolution that occurred in Ireland a century ago? Was it largely determined by events on the isl(...)

 Síofra Caherty, Fiona O’Doherty Mindy O’Brien, Flossie Donelly, Una Hand, Padraic Fogarty, and Kate Ruddock. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The grassroots uprising is underway and people of all ages are calling for great urgency on climate action. A lack of political action in Ireland has (...)

Simone Kirby, who plays   a code-breaker in Dublin Castle, and Brian Gleeson as Jimmy Mahon, a Dubliner who survives the Rising to become an intelligence officer in the succeeding mayhem

Heaven help the dramatist who embarks on an interpretation of Irish history. Colin Teevan remembers that after every episode of Rebellion, his recent (...)

Aileen Harte, a history and geography teacher, has struggled to secure registration since returning from the UK last summer.   Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Aileen Harte, a history and geography teacher, has no shortage of qualifications or experience. She has a BA in heritage studies from Galway-Mayo Ins(...)

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 (...)

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