Demonstrators protest against US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the Rotunda of the Russell Senate Office building on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Republicans doubled down on their support for supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday after a second woman came forward and accused him of abu(...)

You spend a lot of time at work and if you can deepen its meaning for you, then you deepen the meaning of your life. Photograph: iStock

Towards the end of the last century, to get into the editorial department of The Irish Times from Fleet Street in Dublin city centre you had to talk t(...)

Shane Ross. Prof Cormac O’Dea says the Minister’s projected cost of €70 million might be correct if the grant only applied to those who provide more than 10 hours of childminding duties a week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The roll-out of the proposed “granny grant” payment to grandparents who carry out childminding duties could cost the State up to €400 million rather t(...)

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives with his wife Camille for a sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, US, June 12th, 2017. File photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The wife of US comic Bill Cosby has called for a criminal investigation into the Philadelphia prosecutor behind her husband’s sexual assault convictio(...)

The proposed settlement with HSBC follows similar agreements the investor group reached with Barclays, Citigroup and, most recently, Deutsche Bank over similar allegations. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

HSBC has agreed to pay $100 million to settle an antitrust lawsuit by over-the-counter investors in the United States, including the city of Baltimore(...)

Magazine by Eileen Gray / Le Corbusier

This year’s 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, which opens in May, is bound to become known as the “Irish biennale”. Not only is it being curated by Y(...)

The double of Gary and Paul O’Donovan will compete as heavyweights in the North Island Championships as they do not need to taper to lightweight this early in the season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland lightweight coach Dominic Casey heads for New Zealand on Monday to join Paul and Gary O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan as the(...)

For centuries, citizens have been actively contributing to advancing scientific knowledge in some way. Photograph: iStock

In 2015, more than three thousand students buried tea bags in the Swedish countryside. By measuring how the weight of the tea bags changed after they (...)

‘The Irish Times’ has supported citizen science projects in recent years, including a successful national survey in 2015 to learn more about the genetics of cats. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Citizen science comes with the potential to bring a wide variety of benefits to researchers; citizens, policy makers and society in research and innov(...)

A man wearing a T-shirt bearing the name of President Donald Trump, right, argues with a counterprotester after being hit by a flying plastic bottle of water near a "Free Speech" rally staged by conservative activists, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Boston.  An estimated 15,000 counterprotesters marched through the city to historic Boston Common, where many gathered near a bandstand abandoned early by conservatives who had planned to deliver a series of speeches. Police vans later escorted the conservatives out of the area, and angry counterprotesters scuffled with armed officers trying to maintain order.  (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Tens of thousands of demonstrators, emboldened and unnerved by the eruption of fatal violence in Virginia last weekend, surged onto streets and parks (...)

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