Portrait of Bernard O’Dowd by Will Rowell (circa 1930). The National Library  of Australia

Bernard O’Dowd was Australia’s first national poet. This son of Catholic immigrants from Ulster was born in Australia in 1866. Described as “a radical(...)

A mural to honour the medics currently helping to fight Covid-19 is seen in Melbourne, Australia. Photo: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Last Thursday was a bad day for Melbourne. It recorded its’ highest single-day increase in new Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. A stage(...)

The latest evaluation of coastal flooding risk up to the end of the century combines climate science with likely economic impacts and possible outcome(...)

Ireland is overdue a 3m storm surge, long before the end of the century. File photograph: The Irish Times

An evaluation of global coastal flooding risk up to the end of the century, including possible impact on economies and those living on coastlines, put(...)

Flood protection barrier at Laytown beach, Co Meath. Photograph: iStock

Coastal flooding across the world is set to rise by almost 50 per cent due to climate change in the next 80 years, endangering many millions of people(...)

Most of the 84 participants increased their endurance during their three months of jogging and biking, but not all. Photogrpah: iStock

If you start exercising and do not seem to be gaining as much endurance or strength as you had hoped, you might want to switch up your routine, accord(...)

Kate Hoare: “There is a great ethos here. You get on with it. You work hard, you play hard. You support each other. It’s very simple. That’s what America is all about.”

Kate Hoare left her home town of Skibbereen in west Cork after completing her Leaving Cert to travel to Paris in 1999, where she studied French and Fr(...)

Lab technicians load filled vials of remdesivir at a Gilead Sciences facility in La Verne, California.  Photograph: Gilead Sciences Inc/Reuters

After a series of setbacks because of disappointing outcomes in smaller drug trials, the Ebola drug remdesivir has re-emerged as the antiviral treatme(...)

Medical staff transfer a patient of a highly suspected case of a new coronavirus at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Photograph: Cnsphoto via Reuters

Major airlines cancelled or cut services to mainland China on Wednesday as the World Health Organisation (WHO) called an urgent meeting over whether t(...)

Sir Fredrick McCoy. Photograph: Wiki Commons

Prof Frederick McCoy is a name all but unknown in Ireland but well remembered by generations of Australian children – not least because it featured pr(...)

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