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‘I think recognizing the wider role luck plays in society is very important,’ says TCD political scientist Peter Stone. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP Creative/Getty

The Leaving Cert has had an untouchable status in Irish life. It may be a brutal memory test but it is our brutal memory test – a rite of passage near(...)

 A mural of our chief medical officer, Dr Tony Holohan, masquerading as Superman in Temple Bar attests to the public’s view of him as a benevolent actor who acts in our best interests. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

In March, as we watched things quickly deteriorate in northern Italy, we listened to, and carefully followed, the advice of our public health experts (...)

A volunteer is injected with a syringe containing either the vaccine or a placebo, at the start of a clinical trial being set up by TASK, a clinical research organisation based in Cape Town, to see whether the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine, which is given to babies in the country to protect them against tuberculosis, helps limit the damage caused by Covid-19. Photograph: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty

Scientists have been central to Ireland’s Covid-19 response. As we move from the initial reaction, to a potentially bumpy phase of lifting and applyin(...)

As we trudge through adulthood we often forget the joy  learning can engender.

Remember that indescribable feeling of peddling on your own bike for the first time? Or the Eureka moment when you crack long division? The joy of plu(...)

Julia Dolan (21), a science student at UCD, who is hoping to go on become a maths and science teacher

During her first year studying maths and physics in university, Julia Dolan says there were 30-40 others taking a module in teacher education. Now, i(...)

Adam O’Keeffe, with an address c/o St Vincent’s Hostel, has been charged with the murder of Amy McCarthy at Sheares Street, Cork.

A man has been remanded in custody after he was charged with the murder of a 22-year-old mother of one whose body was found in a derelict office in Co(...)

Dust Defying Gravity (2004) from the exhibition 3 Different Nights Recurring by Grace Weir. Courtesy of the artist

‘When I hear the word ‘science’,” says Grace Weir, “it’s like hearing the word ‘art’. Are you thinking of opera, contemporary, abstract, theatre?” It(...)

“When asked questions such as ‘Can sound smash a wine glass?’, students developed strategies without a lab manual to follow.” Photograph: Thinkstock

One of the strongest predictors of a science student’s academic performance is their level of engagement with their learning. There is considerable(...)

Discover Research Dublin, a Europe wide event for members of the public to meet researchers in university faculties takes place on Friday night in Tri(...)

Joe Duffy:  Liveline host  joins the summer exodus of top presenters at RTÉ leaving Damien O’Reilly to hold the fort.  Photograph: Alan Betson

‘Write what you know,” said, eh, Eleanor Roosevelt? Einstein? Someone, anyway. A lack of attention to detail is not only effective as the openi(...)

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