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 A view of the construction site of the national children’s hospital. Photograph: Tom Honan

Legal experts have cast doubt on the Government’s plans to make individuals accountable for the cost overruns at the national children’s hospital. Pr(...)

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra at rehearsal in the National Concert Hall. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

In Studio 1, RTÉ Concert Orchestra’s rehearsal space in the RTÉ radio building, 60 musicians (an expansion on the usual 45) are preparing to spend six(...)

The violet, drumstiock flowers of Allium ‘Globemaster’ , an early summer flowering bulbous plant.  Photograph:  Richard Johnston

If someone suggested that you should spend your hard-earned money on something that looks distinctly unappealing and then expend quite a bit of physic(...)

One paper at the British Society of Animal Science conference noted that even small changes to the feeding regimes of new-born calves can result in significant benefits to their gastrointestinal tract.

More than 500 scientists, vets, policymakers and farmers from around the world gathered in Croke Park last week to discuss the challenges and opportun(...)

A carport surrounded by flowers, as seen at Bloom in 2014.

Continuing our mini-series where I temporarily don the hat of horticultural agony aunt, this week’s query is from a reader in Dublin. “Help! While we(...)

“There would be a Pandora’s box of symbolic issues, from flags to language,  that could require negotiation.”
How a united Ireland would work

With the spectre of a new hard Border haunting the island, the recently dormant question of Irish unity has received renewed attention. Unification wa(...)

  Dr Noelle Higgins   Maynooth University, Eileen Barrington senior counsel, Dr Adrienne Foran and  Dr Peter McParland- National Maternity Hospital, at the second meeting of the Citizens’ Assembly. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

New ante-natal screenings which can detect chromosomal disorders such as Down Syndrome pose ethical issues for society, the Citizens’ Assembly has bee(...)

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy is chairwoman of the Citizens’ Assembly. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Citizens’ Assembly is to meet again in Malahide this weekend to discuss possible changes to the law on abortion. The members will hear from exper(...)

The rush of UK citizens seeking Irish nationality in the wake of the Brexit referendum has caused concern to many. Writing in this paper, Christophe(...)

US President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia on Wednesday. Photograph: Victor  Blue/Bloomberg

1. Barack Obama calls Donald Trump a ‘homegrown demogogue’ US President Barack Obama raised the stakes in November’s presidential election into a d(...)

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