“Put out a bowl of water, maybe with a stone in the centre so smaller birds can perch on it while drinking.” Photograph: iStock

Nature is being hit hard by the drought and, while it is reacting to cope in its own natural way, it could do with a helping hand, according to plant (...)

‘People with dementia and their carers will grasp at any straw,’ said  Professor Robert Howard, head of Old Age Psychiatry at University College London. Photograph: iStock

A number of international health experts have challenged claims made by a team of Irish scientists that a new food supplement can slow the progress of(...)

Who was Robert Boyle  and why were his experiments so important in the development of the modern scientific method?

The importance of history as a core subject in school was recently articulated by Prof Diarmaid Ferriter in The Irish Times. Similar sentiments have b(...)

Waterford became part of history with a landslide victory for the Yes side in the abortion referendum. Photograph: Barry Cronin/AFP/Getty Images

“Repealed, repealed, repealed” was shouted triumphantly on Saturday as Waterford became part of history with a landslide victory for the Yes side in t(...)

Law graduates will come out with a really valued degree and the ability to find imaginative ways around seemingly intractable problems.

A law degree arms graduates with a particular set of abilities. Law graduates are highly valued for their research, analytical and problem-solving ski(...)

Seamus O’Brien, father of Cathal O’Brien,  who disappeared 24 years ago in Cork, at Farmleigh, with a rose during the  Missing Persons Ceremony. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The father of missing murder victim Cathal O’Brien has pleaded with anyone who has information about the whereabouts of his son’s body to come forward(...)

 Seamus O’Brien, father of Cathal O’Brien, who disappeared in Cork in 1994,  with a rose during the  annual missing persons ceremony at Farmleigh in 2016. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Gardaí investigating the disappearance of two men feared killed in Cork 24 years ago are to make an appeal on Monday night for any information that ca(...)

The final version of the National Development Plan included a standalone section on a new ‘technological university for the southeast’. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Taoiseach’s office intervened shortly before the National Development Plan was published to boost the prominence of regional developments, such as(...)

Despite suffering three heart attacks, Una McDermott had to wait 19 hours for treatment until University Hospital Waterford’s cardiac unit opened on a Monday morning. She died three weeks later.

A Waterford woman who suffered three heart attacks had to wait 19 hours for an emergency operation because of the lack of cardiac services in the city(...)

Cause for big debate: astronomers based in Western Australia detected a signal thought to represent the absorption of radiation by the very first stars when they formed many billions of years ago.

While many academics in Ireland and the UK were snowbound at home earlier this month, an intriguing controversy was breaking in the world of physics. (...)

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