Pepi Nana and Mr Onion in Moon and Me. Photograph: BBC

We’ve not even started watching Moon and Me, the new CBeebies show by Teletubbies creator Andrew Davenport, and it’s already a hit in our house. “I n(...)

French singer Severine reads the Sunday Independent newspaper in her hotel on 4th April, the day after she won the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Un banc, un arbre, une rue’ for Monaco in Dublin, Ireland on 3rd April 1971. Photograph: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images

Revisiting another facet of the colourful history of print journalism in Ireland would hardly justify even a faint cry of “Hold the front page”. At le(...)

Fernando Alonso: will end his Formula One career at the end of this season. Photograph: Srdjan Suki/EPA

The former double world champion Fernando Alonso will jack in Formula 1 at the end of this season. It underlines how disposable F1 drivers are. If ar(...)

Patrick Conway: ‘I didn’t have a lick of Korean before I landed here in March 2007.’

Learning a new language can seem like a mammoth challenge, but for those who are really intent on developing fluency, nothing beats full immersion by (...)

One of the main objectives of FireSert is to help prevent tragedies such as Grenfell Tower (above). Photograph: iStock

The need for ever more rigorous enforcement of fire-safety standards was brought into sharp focus by the recent Grenfell Tower tragedy in London and t(...)

Terry McWade, chief executive of Valitacell. Photograph: Conor McCabe

The breast cancer drug Herceptin and the rheumatoid arthritis drug Humira are breakthrough treatments in their respective areas. Both are also biologi(...)

Ulster University’s world class FireSert research centre: Efectis UK/Ireland Ltd’s mission  is to  enhance public safety and the competitiveness of industry through performance prediction methods  as well as  the development of new fire safe materials. Photograph: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University

The recent Grenfell Tower tragedy in London and the revelation that five recently built schools in Leinster had failed fire safety audits have brought(...)

Tim Curry in It (1990).

Otto the Clown, aka Edward Fossett Junior, is a fifth generation performer at Fossett’s Circus. At the height of last year’s clown-related hysteria – (...)

Dr Hagai Levine, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who co-led the research, said the  study “is an urgent wake-up call for researchers and health authorities around the world to investigate the causes of the sharp ongoing drop in sperm count, with the goal of prevention.” Photograph: Hebrew University/PA

Sperm counts of Western men are in a “shocking” downward spiral that poses a potential threat to fertility in industrialised countries, a major study (...)

Coffee could have life-prolonging benefits, according to two studies. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

Coffee drinkers have a lower risk of dying from heart disease, stroke and liver disease and a host of other ailments, new research suggests. The findi(...)

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