Ukip and pro-Brexit supporters in London, Britain. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

All versions of Brexit will leave the UK poorer. So said UK chancellor Philip Hammond as he attempted to sell what Theresa May sees as the least painf(...)

There has been a recent explosion of “predatory” science journals that aggressively solicit research papers from scientists who pay to have the papers published.

Science is now a massive and expensive international project and one of the, perhaps inevitable, downsides of this success is the growth of dishonest (...)

Vasileios Madouros, whose “technical knowledge in central banking will greatly contribute to the leadership of policy”

The Central Bank has hired the Bank of England’s head of macro-financial risks division, Vasileios Madouros, as its next director of financial stabili(...)

Founder and chief executive  of WorldRemit Ismail Ahmed: “We’ve made a great start, but we want to bring our service to millions more customers across the globe.”  Photograph: Getty Images

With most of the world’s poorest people not having a bank account, those in most desperate need of money can face the greatest challenges in actually (...)

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, attends a reception at Glencairn, the residence of  British Ambassador to Ireland Robin Barnett on Tuesday. Photograph: Geoff Pugh/Reuters

It will probably not surprise many people that genealogists have been at work in finding Irish ancestral connections for Meghan Markle to coincide wit(...)

Spectators gather to watch the rowing during day one of the 2018 Henley Royal Regatta alongside the River Thames. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A wonderful first day for Irish crews at Henley Royal Regatta culminated with a thrilling win for NUIG. The coxed four gutted it out after trailing in(...)

Some of the male participants scheduled to speak at the MacGill Summer School

The theme of this year’s MacGill Summer School is “the future of Ireland in a new Europe. ” Women, you might be forgiven for thinking, will play a sig(...)

James Hourigan: “That was a fascinating time, with work designed to make a real difference in fighting the awful results of people trafficking, modern slavery, terrorist financing and other criminal activities.”

James Hourigan attended the CBC in Cork before going on to a business studies certificate at what was then Cork RTC while working in a number of bars (...)

 DUP leader Arlene Foster walks past a portrait of her predecessor Ian Paisley at Parliament Buildings in Stormont in Belfast. File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Shortly after Arlene Foster became the new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party in 2016, her fellow DUP MLA Edwin Poots caused a media stir by insi(...)

Kathleen Lonsdale (photographed in 1943) was made professor of chemistry at University College London in 1949, the first woman professor at the university. Photograph: The Irish Times

A new weekly series for Irish Times Abroad profiles an Exraordinary Emigrant from Irish history, based on entries from the Royal Irish Academy’s Dicti(...)

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