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Trinity College botanist Prof John Parnell with the stump of the Oregon Maple Tree which died last week in the college. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Stress is the probable cause of death of the majestic 170-year-old Oregon Maple tree, which “catastrophically and unexpectedly” collapsed last Saturda(...)

A security sign in a Berlin train station warns passers-by about an automatic face-recognition system. Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

I once thought that I was in serious trouble with the German police. As a young PhD student in the 1980s, I was speaking at a conference on distribut(...)

Dwayne Wade: “I think enjoying wine comes with age and sophistication and a certain kind of maturity.” Photograph: dwadecellars.com

Picture the scene. An inter-county player returns home from a big championship game and heads straight for the wine rack. He picks out a bottle of Cab(...)

Paddy Power Betfair’s price was down around 1.8 per cent in London at 7,833 pence sterling at lunchtime, but it held on to much of the 12 per cent gain it made on the back of Monday’s news..

Shares in Irish gambling giant Paddy Power Betfair and its rivals soared on Monday after the US Supreme Court struck down a federal law banning states(...)

Joseph James DeAngelo (72) who authorities said was identified by DNA evidence as the serial predator dubbed the ‘Golden State Killer’, is pictured in court in  Sacramento, California. Photograph: Fred Greaves/Reuters.

The man accused of being the Golden State Killer did not enter a plea during his first court appearance at whihc he was formally charged on two counts(...)

The stigma associated with dementia in particular is the theme of Headspace 2018, a two-day symposium in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) on March 2nd and 3rd

“We talked about growing old gracefully And Elsie who’s seventy-four Said, ‘A, it’s a question of being sincere, And B, if you’re supple you’ve nothin(...)

Willy Vlautin: songs and stories of the hard life, pictured in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It’s a mark of how gentrified the publishing industry has become that Willy Vlautin’s work appears singular not because of its style but its subject m(...)

The scene after an Amtrak high-speed train derailled from an overpass near the city of Tacoma, Washington state. Photograph: Getty Images

The train that careered off an overpass in Washington state, killing at least three people, was travelling 50mph (80km/h) over the speed limit when it(...)

 People watch the aftermath of a mass shooting outside  the Mandalay Bay hotel near the scene of the Route 91 Harvest festival on Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

At least 58 people died and more than 500 others were wounded when a gunman opened fire on a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. The gunma(...)

Total eclipse: The Sun disappars over Depoe Bay, Oregon, US, August 21st, 2017. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

The moon blacked out the Sun in parts of the US on Monday as the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the country in nearly a century began in (...)

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