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Chancellor  Angela Merkel speaks during an election campaign stop in a fest tent  in Dachau, Germany. Photograph: Joerg Koch/Getty Images

The European elections aren’t due until next summer but when Germans go to the polls in a month, their decision will have an impact across the contine(...)

An aerial view of the Rathcroghan site near Tulsk in county Roscommon

When Queen Maeve of that infamous Cooley cattle raid made Roscommon’s Rathcroghan her royal home, it was already known as a cult or ritualistic centre(...)

What if microbes in your water could be good for your health? Photograph: Thinkstock

What is in your drinking water? Is bottled water pure? Or might it contain even more microbes than tap water? Would some bacteria in your drinking wat(...)

The hydractinia echinatais a relative of jellyfish and sea anemones

A small, native-Irish marine animal with remarkable powers of regeneration has provided stem cell scientists studying congenital defects and cancer bi(...)

‘As a writer, Walter Macken was attuned to the menacing depths that lay behind the physical exterior: the infertile bogland that makes farming problematic, the harsh character of the inhabitants, their callous treatment of one another, their superstitious religiosity and frustrated love affairs.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Recently, when returning from a family break in Renvyle House, on the drive from Letterfrack to Galway, the raw beauty of the lakes framed by the impo(...)

 Rent is the biggest ongoing cost for students. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Suddenly there are bills. The presses are empty and no one seems to be filling them. What’s going on? Learning to manage money takes skill. Col(...)

Nicole Collopy (left) and Kristel Aguila  of Ringsend College in Dublin with their Leaving Cert results. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Many students hoping for a place on business or science courses in university will be disappointed this morning as the points requirements for these s(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and science student Barbara Wood at the UCD Centre for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery in Belfield, Dublin. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

You have your CAO offer, and you’re all set for the college experience. Psyched and nervous, you make plans for where you will live, what clubs and(...)

Jeri Lacks Whye, one of Henrietta Lacks’s grandchildren, with her two daughters, Jabrea (9) left, and Aiyana, (12). Photograph: Monica Lopossay/New York Times

Henrietta Lacks was only 31 when she died of cervical cancer in 1951 in a Baltimore hospital. Not long before her death, doctors removed some of her t(...)

A swimmer emerges from the sea at Sandycove, south Dublin, during last month’s heatwave. New research by German scientists shows climate change will trigger more frequent and severe heatwaves in the next 30 years. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland will experience “huge increases” in temperatures over this century, according to a leading Irish expert on climate change. Average Irish Au(...)

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