New RIA members (from left): Nobel Laureate John O’Keefe, Olivia O’Leary and Diarmaid Ferriter. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Royal Irish Academy (RIA) is to establish a new academy for Ireland’s leading young researchers in the sciences and humanities. It will provide (...)

Dublin Dance Festival, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rosas Danst Rosas, Photograph:  Anne Van Aerschot

Dreaming in Blue Until February 14th Harry Clarke’s dreamy The Eve of Saint Agnes is at the Hugh Lane in Dublin, but you can see his wonderful waterco(...)

UN special rapporteur  recently wrote to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to warn him that the company’s overly broad definition of terrorism could lead to censorship.  Photograph: Reuters/Kacper Pempel

Emergency legislation in some states is effectively being used to target political activists, bloggers and human rights defenders who disagree with th(...)