Newgrange passage tomb. Photograph: Ken Williams

The genetic make-up of an adult male buried in the heart of the ancient Newgrange passage tomb indicates he was among a ruling social elite and in-bre(...)

 A depiction of conditions on a slave ship

The entrance to Trinity College Dublin through the College Green front gate is one of Dublin’s best-known images. Few know it was built with money in (...)

Positives from the pandemic: Máire Gilmartin of St Vincent's University Hospital in PPE; a climate protest near the Dáil; and traffic on the M50 in west Dublin. Photographs: Alan Betson

The crisis presents the country with huge threats. But it also shows us new ways forward – in health, housing, the public service, work and lifesty(...)

Mariana Mazzucato: The pandemic is a wake-up call

This weekend The Irish Times presents a series of articles on remaking Ireland after the pandemic. As part of this, Prof Mariana Mazzucato of the Univ(...)

The NHS data showed the total number people who had tested positive for Covid-19 and died in the period was 16,272. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

White Irish people in England are half as likely to die from Covid-19 than individuals in black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) groups, new research(...)

Michael Gove has reportedly entered self-isolation. Photograph: Pippa Fowles/n10 Downing street

British cabinet office minister Michael Gove is self isolating as a member of his family is displaying Covid-19 symptoms, an ITV reporter said. Mr Go(...)

Which Friend are  you?  Courteney Cox  as Monica, Matt LeBlanc as Joey, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe, David Schwimmer as Ross, Matthew Perry as Chandler, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel.  Photograph:   Bank via Getty

Despite the introduction of GDPR, the majority of websites have dark designs on your personal data. Whether it is outright failure to recognise your e(...)

A vaporiser or electronic cigarette is used to inhale vapour made from liquid, concentrate or dry herb and while the practice is widely viewed as less harmful than smoking, it is not without its critics. Photograph: Getty Images

Electronic cigarettes can play a significant role in helping people to give up smoking, though they are not recommended for non-smokers, according to (...)

AS many as four referendums could be required to bring about a united Ireland. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A united Ireland could necessitate at least three referendums and possibly four, constitutional experts have said. A working unit has been set up co(...)

The importance of physician empathy should not be underestimated. Photograph: iStock

In 1811, the English novelist Frances “Fanny” Burney (1752-1840) ate breakfast at her Paris home before undergoing a mastectomy in her bedroom . . . w(...)

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