Michael Byrne

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Dry vegetation in Petralia Soprana in Sicily, Italy. Last year was Europe’s warmest on record by a large margin, a new report shows. File photograph: Tullio Puglia/Bloomberg

Europe experienced its warmest year in the history of measurements last year, but Ireland was an exception, experiencing temperatures and precipitatio(...)

Young men sit in boats which lie idle at the dried inland Lake Chilwa’s Chisi Island harbour in Zomba District, eastern Malawi in October 2018. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Earth’s climate system is changing across the entire planet and human activities are worsening its effects which are “widespread, rapid and intensifyi(...)

Laura Johnston, from Ringsend, leaves Penneys on Mary Street as non-essential retail opened for click-and-collect and appointment-only shopping as part of a major easing of lockdown restrictions on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

After a long five months of lockdown, Covid-19 restrictions in Ireland have started to ease. We asked you to tell us what you are most looking forward(...)

Mullen Park estate in Maynooth, Co Kildare, where a multinational investment company has bought 115 homes. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

As the Government mulls its options on restricting the bulk purchase of family homes by investment funds, Ministers and senior officials are wary of c(...)

The body of the 69-year old, who was a native of Poland, and who had been in Ireland for a number of years, was discovered at Limerick Lane, off Catherine Street, around 8am. Photograph: iStock

A man, who was found dead on a laneway in Limerick city, Friday, had recently been supported by family and local homeless shelters, informed sources s(...)

Michael Byrne, the homeless man affectionately known as ‘Old Man Belfield’, did not believe he was homeless because ‘UCD was his home,’ his funeral Mass was told. Photograph: UCD Twitter/Humans of Ireland Facebook page.

Michael Byrne, the homeless man affectionately known as “Old Man Belfield”, did not believe he was homeless because “UCD was his home,” his funeral Ma(...)

Mr Byrne’s funeral will be streamed by UCD on its website

In life, Michael Byrne, known affectionately as “Old Man Belfield” for quietly roaming the UCD campus for three decades, had no home. In death, he is (...)

Nora Dempsey with her dad Jim Dempsey, partner and son

Nora Dempsey is from Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. She studied experimental physics at Trinity College in 1998 and then did a PhD there. In Grenoble she di(...)

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor has tasked colleges with taking steps to reduce drug and alcohol abuse among students. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Third-level colleges will have to provide drug and alcohol-free student accommodation and provide on-campus social spaces without access to drink unde(...)

Team winner Hugh Guidera from TCD Phil during the Irish Times Debate Final in 2015 held at Maynooth University. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

1960 “That this house regrets the divergence of the sciences from the humanities in the modern university.” Team winner: Charles Lysaght and Aidan B(...)

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