Peter Kennedy

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An RNLI lifeboat attended an incident in which a cruiser ran aground. Photograph: RNLI

Eight people were rescued on Lough Derg on Thusday night after a cruiser ran aground. The alarm was raised just before 9.30pm when the 45ft vessel ra(...)

RIA president Prof Peter Kennedy, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue and artist Emma Ray at the unveiling of the Hamilton artwork. Photograph: Peter Gallagher/Twitter.

Most graffiti does not stand the test of time but one ‘Eureka moment’ 176 years ago, when an equation was scratched on a bridge in North Dublin, prove(...)

 Michael O’Connor (right), with crew Davy Taylor,  emerged overall winner of the coveted ‘champion of champion’ title at the  All-Ireland Sailing Championship at Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Following a breezy seven race series, Michael O’Connor of the SB20 Sportsboat class emerged overall winner of the annual All-Ireland Sailing Champions(...)

David Gorman, the Flying Fifteen class nominee from the National Yacht Club, racing with crew Chris Doorly competing in the ISA All-Ireland Sailing Championship at Lough Ree Yacht Club. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Autumnal winds herald the season for All-Ireland Sailing Championships commencing this weekend in Schull with the junior title before moving to the ea(...)

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 (...)

All the existing buildings on the St Peter’s Bakery site are planned for demolition, except the early 20th century offices which face on to Parnell Street. Image: Google Maps

Plans for five blocks of student accommodation up to eight storeys high on Dublin’s Parnell Street are facing opposition over the partial demolition o(...)

Prof Peter Kennedy, president of the Royal Irish Academy with the recipients of the academy’s gold medals, sponsored by the Higher Education Authority, architectural historian, Prof Kathleen James-Chakraborty and astrophysicist, Prof Stephen J Smartt. Photograph: Johnny Bambury

Architectural historian Kathleen James-Chakraborty and astrophysicist Stephen J Smartt have been awarded Royal Irish Academy gold medals – the honour (...)

 Conor Phelan’s Jump Juice  at the Irish Cruiser Racing Association National Championships 2017 in Crosshaven, Co Cork. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

As the first of two Irish Sailing All-Ireland Sailing Championships gets under way this weekend, the senior event at Lough Ree Yacht Club will have a (...)

New members admitted to the Royal Irish Academy, pictured outside the academy on Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: John Ohle

The Government’s Brexit Strategy should seek to preserve the closest possible research links between Ireland and the UK, according to the president of(...)

John Murray had hidden 10 grammes of heroin worth €1,700 in a teddy bear at his home in Co Cork. Stock photograph: Getty Images

A 30-year-old drug dealer who hid a stash of heroin worth €1,700 inside a teddy bear has been jailed for 30 months after he admitted having the drug t(...)

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