Pat and John Hume at the launch of Bertie Ahern’s autobiography in Dublin. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Pat Hume can move mountains. She had to scale so many obstacles working alongside her husband John during times of great personal and political risk. (...)

Image issued by the University of St Andrews of a new circle discovered near Stonehenge. Photograph: University of St Andrews/PA

A team of archaeologists have discovered a major new prehistoric monument just a short distance away from Stonehenge in England. Fieldwork and analys(...)

Felisa Gonzalez looks at her mother, Maria Maillo, through the window during a visit to a nursing home in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph:  David Ramos/Getty Images

Across Europe, coronavirus has ravaged homes for the elderly, raising questions about why the part of society most vulnerable to the disease was overl(...)

As a lecturer, James Mackey’s style was informal, laced with a dry sense of humour.

Born: February 9th, 1934 Died: January 25th, 2020 The death has taken place of James Mackey, eminent professor of theology and author of several sch(...)

 Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland. File Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Former president Mary McAleese has written to Pope Francis saying she will leave the Catholic Church “if it transpires that the Holy See failed to act(...)

William Drennan: died 200 years ago on February 5th

The phrase “the Emerald Isle” to describe Ireland is well known but what may not be as well known is that the man who is credited with first using the(...)

The research  discovered that footballers were three and a half  times more likely to die of neurodegenerative disease than age-matched members of the general population

Heading in soccer should be reduced in the professional game, not just in the under-12s, according to the leader of an influential study which found a(...)

Breffni O’Connor (30), is believed to have slipped into the water at the port of Ancona on the Adriatic Sea after returning to a yacht from a local disco in the early hours of Saturday morning. File photograph: Facebook

The Irish woman who died in Italy while working as a crewhand on a yacht has been identified as Breffni O’Connor, from the Adare-Kildimo area in Co Li(...)

The Cern collider unit. Here,  two beams of subatomic protons are revved up to travel at 99.99999 per cent the speed of light around a 27km circuit, before smashing into one another

Astrophysicists puzzle over rotations of spiral galaxies and how light sometimes bends as it crosses the universe. It is as if there is something ther(...)

The company expects to invest £500 million per year by 2021 to develop purpose-built student accommodation in the UK and Ireland. Photograph: iStock

US-based CA Ventures is to invest millions of euro in developing student accommodation in Ireland, with plans for more than 500 beds in Dublin and Bel(...)

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