The founder of Sinn Féin Arthur Griffith has been ‘squeezed out’ of centenary commemorations: his pragmatism and willingness to put peace-building ahead of ideology meant he was airbrushed from the history of political parties. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty

Congratulations! You’ve made it through a whole year without getting cancelled. Or at least I hope you have. If you’re one of those unlucky ones who (...)

Lives Lost: Flora Brennock (1937-2020)

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

Quantum computers will, researchers in the field say, be able to solve problems that are currently unsolvable. Photograph: Getty Images

Information is power, but these days we have so much of it that our computers are struggling to put it all to good use. To achieve that, we need some(...)

65 Kenilworth Square South, Rathgar, Dublin 6: the beautifully renovated property has interesting links to the second World War

A three-storey house on Kenilworth Square South in Rathgar has served as a happy family home for a couple who have lived and worked there for the past(...)

World-renowned astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Two of Ireland’s most prominent scientists, Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Prof Luke O’Neill, are headlining a programme of events being hosted by(...)

Hungarian mathematician and physicist Cornelius Lanczos came to Dublin in 1954 and stayed until the end of the 1960s. He once saw fit to correct The Irishman’s Diary on a point of fact. And perhaps more remarkably, he was wrong.

Most people know about Erwin Schrodinger, the great Austrian physicist who spent the 1940s and later working at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Stud(...)

Dr Eucharia Meehan, chief executive and registrar of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, at the  launch of  a year-long programme of events to mark 80 years of discovery at the Institute. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is marking its unique mission and legacy of ground-breaking discoveries with a week of online events culm(...)

The Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies at 10 Burlington Road, above, and 24 St Stephen’s Green  are two of the youngest buildings in Dublin to secure preservation status. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Two 1970s buildings, one of which required the demolition of a Regency house on St Stephen’s Green for its construction, have been added to Dublin cit(...)

Dave Fahy worked on a number of science events including EuroScience Open Forum/City of Science in 2012, Festival of Curiosity, Sci:Com and Schrodinger at 75

Last month, Dave Fahy died. The shock spread across a wide network of colleagues who had worked with the engineer and business professional on science(...)

Anne Enright and Lucy Vigne-Welsh in Top Girls by Caryl Churchill in 1985. Photograph: Alan Byrne

It’s fascinating how the same set of words can have so many different meanings. I’m sitting in on rehearsals for Rough Magic’s forthcoming production (...)

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