Tim Mccarthy

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I did study Latin briefly in first year at secondary school (just after the fall of the Roman Empire). Photograph: Getty Images

One of my latest lockdown distractions is dabbling in Latin, again thanks to the online language app Duolingo. And the most exciting thing I’ve learne(...)

Dr Rowan Fealy of Maynooth University. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

One of the biggest research projects ever undertaken to evaluate the impact of climate disruption in Ireland is to use advanced monitoring technology (...)

Prof Tim McCarthy, Maynooth University with Minister for Innovation Heather Humphreys and Dr Ciarán Seoighe, SFI. Photograph: Jason Clarke

The drone could be as common “as the quadbike or the sheep dog” on Irish farms in the years ahead to help cut the workload facing farmers, according t(...)

Drones could be used to deliver medical supplies or to come to the assistance of swimmers. Photograph: Getty

A new €6 million research project which will assist the development of drone technology to perform tasks such as delivering essential medical supplies(...)

Members of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition  1914-17, led by Ernest Shackleton, drink a toast to ‘sweethearts and wives’ on board the Endurance. Photograph: Frank Hurley/Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge/Getty Images

So far, this winter has been colder than the last. Christmas scarves, hats and gloves have already been put to good use. The return to school means th(...)

The Shackleton statue being put in place in Athy, Co Kildare. Photograph: Dom Eaton

A century to the day since Sir Ernest Shackleton rescued the crew of his ship Endurance from Elephant island in the Antarctic ocean, a bronze statue t(...)

Tom Crean: he faced mountainous seas and Antarctic blizzards

The Easter Rising was not the only historic event launched by Irishmen on April 24th, 1916. There was at least one other notable exploit begun that da(...)

A century ago this month, as Europe was at war and plans were being made for an Irish rebellion, a motley multinational group of adventurers led by Ernest Shackleton  was stranded in ice thousands of miles away on the Antarctic. Photograph: Scott Polar Research Institute/University of Cambridge/PA.

A century ago this month, as Europe was at war and plans were being made for an Irish rebellion, a motley multinational group of adventurers was stran(...)

Pete & Mary Ward’s Country Choice at the Milk Market in Limerick. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Friday sees the return of Culture Night, the annual event where arts and cultural institutions around the country open their doors for a night of f(...)

Keeping spirits up: a Saturday evening toast on board the Endurance, during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917. Photograph: Frank Hurley/Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge/Getty Images

Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton received 2,000 applications for 28 spaces on his ship after composing an advertisement that wouldn’t be out of pl(...)

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