Climate change activist Greta Thunberg addresses the media during a news conference in Plymouth, England. Thunberg has crossed the Atlantic on a zero-emissions sailboat to attend a conference on global warming. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo

Why is Greta Thunberg so triggering? How can a 16-year-old girl in plaits, who has dedicated herself to the not-exactly sinister, authoritarian plot o(...)

Bill Schindler (foreground) with Jason O’Brien (left) and Aidan O’Sullivan at the Centre for Experimental Archaeology & Material Culture, at UCD Belfield, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

I’m sitting on a large log in a reconstructed early medieval roundhouse in the middle of suburban Dublin. There’s a fire burning in the middle of the (...)

DPD’s Irish arm saw turnover rise 13 per cent to just over €70 million. Photograph: iStock

Almost 50 per cent of parcels delivered by DPD in Ireland were to personal customers as a result of online shopping, according to the delivery company(...)

Brendan O’Neill, who runs a cross-Border ferry service from Warrenpoint in Co Down to Omeath in Co Louth. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Brendan O’Neill, operator of the Warrenpoint-Omeath ferry, MV Seascapes, chugs his little boat to the middle of Carlingford Lough. The Border with Nor(...)

The site where the remains of children were found at the Tuam mother and baby home. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

There is something deeply disturbing, ghoulish even, in the media and political discussion of the Tuam mother and baby home. No one, apart from a han(...)

Joe Higgins with AAA/People Before Profit TD Mick Barry. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It may be Trotsky rather than Mao that inspires the AAA but when Cork left winger, Mick Barry takes his seat as a AAA/People Before Profit TD in Dáil (...)

Expense claims are often at the bottom of both employers’ and workers’ to-do lists.

Expense claims are often at the bottom of both employers’ and workers’ to-do lists. Those red cents can add up, and with the economy growing again, t(...)

DPD Ireland chief executive Brendan O’Neill. DPD has launched Parcel Wizard, a service that allows Irish shoppers   to order from UK websites.

In the run-up to Christmas, a bugbear for many Irish people shopping online is the fact a huge number of UK retailers do not deliver to Ireland. The(...)

Brendan O’Neill  at work on his early medieval round house on the UCD campus. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

How did our ancestors create the world they lived in? How did they survive without the modern accoutrements that make our lives easy? The question is(...)

‘The Tuam Home was, according to the Ryan Report, established in 1925 by the local county council. The council, presumably moved by similar benevolent motives, invited in the Bon Secours Sisters to run it.’ Above, the site of a grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

‘Unwed mothers and their infants were an affront to morality. They were spurned and ostracised both by the public relief and charitable institutions.”(...)