The 19 women taking this action were aged between 11 and 21 during their time with the sisters.

A Dutch court is to be asked to lift the statute of limitation on a legal action in which 19 women aim to sue the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in the (...)

The Covid-19 Research Hub will be located at Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute. The Covid-19 Research Hub will be located at Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute.

Trinity College Dublin is to set up a Covid-19 research hub that will focus on the most urgent scientific breakthroughs needed to address the current (...)

A Chinese shopkeeper waits for customers at a local market in Beijing on March 4th. A 55-year-old individual from Hubei province may have been the first person to have contracted Covid-19 in November last year. Photograph: Getty Images

This is the first in a series of regular updates from Irish Times Environment and Science Editor Kevin O’Sullivan on scientific initiatives and develo(...)

Prof José Van Dijck of Utrecht University: ‘There is hardly any public space, or ‘public good’ sense, in the internet system’.

Scientists are bemoaning a loss of trust in expertise but spare a thought for the lowly journalist. Surveys show trust in science has not plummeted. I(...)

The European Commission says the new “European University” initiative will allow students, doctoral candidates, staff and researchers to move “seamlessly” between institutions. Photograph: Getty Images

Students will be able study for degrees by completing modules across a “seamless” network of European universities under a new initiative. Trinity an(...)

DCU’s support services were  singled out by the review team for helping to boost leadership and life-skills among students. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Concern over the lack of training for doctoral students who are given teaching roles has been flagged in a new review of Dublin City University by the(...)

‘Funding per student has declined, and third-level capital infrastructure is underfunded.’ Photograph: iStock

Ireland is one of just two European countries where the third-level education system is “in danger” due to a funding shortfall and rising student numb(...)

A file Nasa image released in  December 22017  shows an iceberg floating in Antarctica’s McMurdo Sound. Photograph: AFP

Antarctica’s annual ice losses have accelerated six-fold in the past 40 years in a trend that could push sea levels metres higher in coming centuries (...)

Higher levels of education increase employability as well as salary. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Graduates within the EU considering their options are facing a rapidly improving economic environment. Just take a minute to look at the figures. Eur(...)

Geert Wilders: The controversial politician could see his ultra-nationalist Freedom Party win up to 37 seats in the Dutch parliament, according to end-of-year polls. Photograph: AP Photo/Peter Dejong

A new poll of polls in the Netherlands indicates that far-right leader Geert Wilders has consolidated his popularity since his conviction a fortnight (...)

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