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 Taoiseach Micheál Martin announcing further restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19 last week. Photograph: Julien Behal

Ireland has the highest Covid-19 infection rate in the world after more than 45,700 cases were recorded in the State last week. The disease spread fa(...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan (right) and  Prof Philip Nolan, chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Numbers can illuminate, or numbers can confuse. The true scale of Covid-19 deaths is contested globally. Equally so in Ireland, where mortality rates (...)

Prof John Fitzgerald, chairman, Climate Change Advisory Council and Prof Frank Mitloehner, University of California at the IFA’s Climate Action in Agriculture conference in Dublin . Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

It does not make sense that Ireland is regarded as producing more greenhouse gases than Los Angeles, a city of 13 million people, a US scientist has t(...)

Kay Redfield Jamison: ‘We need more people – doctors, lawyers and other professionals – to talk about their experiences of living with bipolar disorder.’

It’s not often that medical professionals share their personal experience of illness and it’s even rarer that they would share their experience of men(...)

A new mission hopes  to one day form the basis for a contingency plan to save humanity from the fate of the dinosaurs.  File photograph: Getty Images

A select group of scientists, astronomers and engineers have been meeting in Laurel County, Maryland, weekly to plan an unprecedented space mission. T(...)

Galway businessman John McNamara (Doctor of Laws), Fintan O’Toole of the Irish Times (Doctor of Laws), Dr Kristina M. Johnson who was Under Secretary of Energy to former US President Barack Obama (Doctor of Science) and Professor Jane Grimson, first TCD female engineering graduate. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Former US energy under-secretary Dr Kristina Johnson has said she remains “optimistic” about efforts to tackle climate change, in spite of US Presiden(...)

Lance Armstrong during rehearsals for the opening of the Livestrong Global Cancer Summit at the RDS Dublin.

It was back in 2000 that Lance Armstrong won the prestigious William Hill Book of the Year award for his autobiography It’s Not About The Bike, the to(...)

So  very chilled out: Ronan Sherman (left) and Dave McCarthy, both from BishopsTown, Cork, and David Stephenson, Monkstown, Co Cork,  at the Body and Soul festival at Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish  Times

In the sprawling Body and Soul festival site at Ballinlough Castle in Co Westmeath, no pole goes unwrapped in bright fabric. There’s hardly a forest c(...)