Positives from the pandemic: Máire Gilmartin of St Vincent's University Hospital in PPE; a climate protest near the Dáil; and traffic on the M50 in west Dublin. Photographs: Alan Betson

The crisis presents the country with huge threats. But it also shows us new ways forward – in health, housing, the public service, work and lifesty(...)

Mariana Mazzucato: The pandemic is a wake-up call

This weekend The Irish Times presents a series of articles on remaking Ireland after the pandemic. As part of this, Prof Mariana Mazzucato of the Univ(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. ‘Galvanising a new government to deliver what needs to be done would be a huge task for Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar – and they will both know it.’ Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

There was a lot of talk in the election campaign about what would be delivered – but very little about how it would be delivered. But the challenge of(...)

President Michael D Higgin:  seminar questioned why there is  something broken in the way modern economies work.  Photograph: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

President Michael D Higgins took aim – among others – at the “mainstream commentariat” in his attack on the neo-liberal economic agenda at a seminar h(...)

A shift from market-led systems to a more mission-led approach is required if public value is to be delivered from the health innovation. This is the (...)

President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins on the first day of their visit to Greece in the city of Athens at the Stoa of Attalos. Photograph: Maxwell’s

President Michael D Higgins has said society will be “judged by future generations as to whether we averted our gaze from the vulnerabilities of our p(...)

 President  Michael D Higgins  officially opens the 2019  BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Young people, especially those who engage in scientific endeavour, are “a source of great hope for the creation of a better world”, according to Presi(...)

The Dublin summit heard that just 100 companies are responsible for 70%   of global carbon emissions. Photograph: Getty Images

The need for financial systems to change to address climate issues is obvious given that just 100 companies are responsible for 70 per cent of global (...)

“Gifted, adventurous people are attracted to discovery and they seek the training that comes with fundamental research.” Photograph: Rafe Swan/Cultura/Getty

‘Innovate or die,” said Peter Drucker, adapting Darwin’s maxim “Adapt or die”. It has become the rallying cry of the 21st century. When every country (...)

A man uses a Juicero machine - a Bloomberg report discovered users can use their hands to accomplish the task just as well as the $400 device.

If you’ve used the internet at any point in the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard of Juicero. Juicero is a San Francisco-based company that sells (...)

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