The possible implications for the Belfast Agreement of a Tory move to repeal the Human Rights Act have set off alarms in Dublin. Photograph: The Irish Times

The prospect of the UK repealing its Human Rights Act hasn’t come out of the blue. It’s a pledge that appeared not once but three times in the Conserv(...)

Professor John O’Keefe (above)  and Norwegian couple May-Britt and Edvard Moser won the 2014 Nobel Prize for medicine for discovering the brain’s internal positioning system, helping humans find their way and giving clues to how strokes and Alzheimer’s affect the brain. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

A scientist who was yesterday awarded the Nobel Prize is to receive an honorary doctorate from University College Cork later this year in recognitio(...)

Irish high net-worth individuals were also found to be keen on staying in Ireland with just 16 per cent of them planning to move to a different country in the next five years

The age-old claim that “the poor will always be with us” is under threat from economic development. According to the World Bank, the number of people (...)

Two big studies were published exploring the origins of monogamy in mammals.

Scientists who study the evolutionary origins of monogamy in animals are coming up with conflicting theories. Things get even more complicated when th(...)

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