A  woman pushes her pram past a memorial to Stephen ‘Top Gun’ McKeag in west Belfast. One of his victims was 17-year-old Catholic Damien Walsh, who was shot dead in 1993. Photograph: Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images

The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, Marie Anderson, did not name the killer of 17-year-old Catholic teenager Damien Walsh in her long-awaited r(...)

The RUC chief constable at the time Sir Ronnie Flanagan stressed, as did the police ombudsman, that Damien Walsh was ‘completely innocent’ and not in any way linked to the IRA bomb operation. File image: Paul Faith/PA

The North’s police ombudsman Marie Anderson has found “significant investigative failures” and “collusive behaviours” by the RUC in relation to the 19(...)

It is a little over a year since, trousering $17,500,000.69 from Hulu and Neon, Max Barbakow’s inventive comedy broke the record for the highest ever (...)

DIAS competition seeks Ireland’s best astronomy photographs. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Whether it be a supermoon, an orbiting planet or just a simple sunset, night sky enthusiasts are being challenged to capture the best image of the hea(...)

The I-LOFAR telescope was installed at Birr Castle in Co Offaly in 2017 to detect low-frequency radio waves travelling across interstellar space.
Ireland ready to answer ET’s call
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  • September 24, 2020, 05:30

The confirmed detection of a signal from an extraterrestrial (ET) intelligence here on Earth would be one of the most important and historic moments i(...)

Underworld, a painting exploring the sun by Siobhan McDonald

In weeks prior to his death, JMW Turner is said to have declared to the artist John Ruskin, “the sun is God”. What he meant by this no one really know(...)

Graphic representation of the Solar Orbiter in flight. Two Irish companies, Enbio and Captec, between them won €3.1 million in industrial contracts for Orbiter

The sun makes life on Earth possible but, despite this life-sustaining role, scientists know surprisingly little about our nearest star. The €1.35 bil(...)

Irish Water has stressed that the mains water for around 8,000 homes in Co Cavan is not safe to drink even after boiling. Photograph: Getty

Advice to around 8,000 households in Co Cavan not to drink mains water after elevated levels of manganese were found remains in place on Sunday. The(...)

    Prof Alex (Archie)Thompson (retired), Emeritus Professor Luke Drury, DIAS, Hillary O’Donnell (former technician) at the launch at Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies of the programme of events for July to mark the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the moon as part of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Apollo 11 has a very special place in the history of Irish space research. Irish hands were among the first to take possession and evaluate moon rock (...)

Prof Peter Gallagher watches on as guest of honour astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell admires Lord Rosse’s tie – inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night, which drew inspiration from the galaxies discovered using the giant telescope at Birr Castle in the 19th century. Photograph: Jeff Harvey

The Low Frequency Array radio telescope at Birr Castle, known as I-LOFAR, has contributed significantly to international space research since it was i(...)

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