When Nasa needed help for their moon mission they came to Dublin looking for Denis O’Sullivan. Photograph: Eric Luke

I have often wondered why people here seem to be so indifferent about the accomplishments made on a regular basis by the many fine scientists we have (...)

Liam Neeson has ‘helped to raise Ireland’s profile and awareness of Ireland and Irish artists around the world’.

Liam Neeson is to receive a special award from President Michael D Higgins for his outstanding contribution to the Irish diaspora. The annual Presid(...)

 William C. Campbell:  won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Photograph:  EPA/CJ GUNTHER

Every year science throws up remarkable discoveries, great advances, important decisions and new ideas, and 2015 was no different. For what it is wort(...)

Hans Forssberg (L), member of the Nobel Assembly, gives an interview after a press conference of the Nobel Committee to announce the winners of the 2015 Nobel Medicine Prize at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. Irish-born William Campbell, Satoshi Omura of Japan and China’s Youyou Tu (their portraits are displayed (L-R) on the screen in background) are the laureates of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015. Photograph: AFP / Jonathan Nackstrand/Getty

An Irish-born scientist has jointly won the 2015 Nobel Prize for medicine for work against parasitic diseases, the award-giving body said on Monday. D(...)

In his judgment, Mr Justice George Birmingham said Kristine Campbell’s assertions were “quite surprising”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Educational Building Society has secured summary judgment for some €8.8 million against an estranged couple over unpaid loans. Mr Ju(...)

Martin Richard, who was killed in the Boston Marathon attacks, is shown in this undated family handout photo released today. Photograph: Courtesy of Bill Richard
'My dear son Martin has died'
  • US
  • April 16, 2013, 20:09

An eight-year-old boy was killed in the Boston Marathon bombings as he waited for his father to finish the race. Martin Richard, from Dor(...)