Catherine (Cady) Coleman with fans at Dublin’s IMAX theatre on Thursday. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

As a space-mad child, Catherine (Cady) Coleman missed the moon landings in 1969. She was eight going on nine and staying at her grandparents house in (...)

Does the Charter for Compassion get us closer to doing unto others as we would want them to do unto us?

Last month RTÉ showed a programme called Divorcing God. Its theme was whether the decline in Catholic religious practice in Ireland was depriving soci(...)

 Former mob boss and fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger was a key figure in the Irish-American mobster world of south Boston and was also involved with the IRA. Handout photograph: US Marshals Service/US Department of Justice/Reuters

Irish-American criminal James “Whitey” Bulger was found dead in a West Virginia prison on Tuesday, bringing to an end the life of one of America’s mos(...)

While the step-counter industry has led to a generation of fitness lovers fixated on achieving 10,000 steps, there is no known upper ceiling on how much is good for us.

In recent years, the 10,000-steps-a-day regime has become entrenched in popular culture. You can barely walk down the street without someone stomping (...)

Rosie Jefferies and her son Arthur: he knows “what buttons to push”.

Rosie Jefferies spent the first six years of her life in a household of trauma and neglect before being removed from her parents, along with a sister,(...)

Icebergs in the northern Weddell Sea off Antarctica:  ice loss is speeding up and adding even more to rising sea levels. Photograph: John Sonntag/Nasa via The New York Times

It may be the remotest region in the world but Antarctica is “intimately coupled” with the rest of the planet and human society, according to a group (...)

Former US president Bill Clinton met Sinn Féin leader Michelle O’Neill  at George Best Belfast City Airport

The Government believes that Sinn Féin’s leader in Northern Ireland, Michelle O’Neill, was ready to do a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to re(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton  and DUP leader Arlene Foster wave as they leave after a meeting at a hotel on the outskirts of Belfast on October 17th, 2017. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Former US president Bill Clinton, who held separate meetings on Tuesday afternoon in Belfast with DUP and Sinn Féin leaders, has predicted that Stormo(...)

You’ll wreck your knees - will you? You can see the logic. For every stride a runner takes, pounding the pavement, it is the poor old knees soaking(...)

 Penguins in Antarctica. The US  study suggests sea levels could rise 1.5 metres by 2100, posing an even greater threat to cities from New York to Shanghai. Photograph: Alejandro Vejar/Chilean Navy/EPA

Sea levels could rise 50cm more this century than had been expected, according to a report published on Wednesday which found that Antarctic ice will (...)

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