The Good Thief, by artist turned monk Br Emmaus, features in Glenstal Abbey – Through the Seasons

Facebook has banned a post advertising a new book from the monks at Glenstal Abbey in Co Limerick because of nudity in illustrations of the Good Thief(...)

A neolithic jar from Khramis Didi-Gora, Georgia: Pottery fragments from 8,000-year-old jars unearthed near the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, are the earliest evidence of winemaking in the Near East, bringing the tradition back almost 1,000 years earlier than thought. Photograph: HO/AFP/Getty Images

Our ancestors in what is now the Republic of Georgia were quaffing wine 8,000 years ago, scientists have discovered. New archaeological evidence has (...)

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One of five female academics who initiated action against NUI Galway over lack of promotion has reached an agreement after an initial Labour Court hea(...)

Nautilus’s deep-sea mining robot. There are plans to deploy it to extract deposits rich in copper, gold and silver at a depth of 1,600m off Papua New Guinea

A world’s first is planned in the Bismarck Sea in the southwest Pacific. A Canadian company, Nautilus Minerals, is to deploy underwater robots to extr(...)

Acclaimed playwright MJ Molloy, a native of Milltown, Co Galway

The centenary of the birth of playwright MJ Molloy, once described as “the greatest master of Irish folk thea(...)