Dr Patrick Prendergast: TCD’s membership of the league will have a positive impact on  students. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Trinity College Dublin has become the first Irish university to join a leading network of European research-intensive colleges which includes Oxford a(...)

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin and   singer Larisa Dolina sing the Russian national anthem at a concert in Moscow in March, 2015, to mark the first anniversary of the annexation of Crimea. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

A tug-of-war has begun in a Dutch court over who owns a hoard of 565 irreplaceable treasures from Crimea that were on loan to an Amsterdam museum when(...)

Mayor Jose Antonio Rodriguez Salas checks his smartphone at his office in Jun, Spain. Salas claims he has shaved an average of 13 per cent off the town’s budget every year since 2011, thanks to the extensive use of Twitter, and created a digital democracy where residents interact online almost daily with town officials. Photograph: Laura Leon/The New York Times

When José Antonio Rodríguez Salas’s daughter Martina was born in April, he turned to social media to share the news. However Rodríguez Salas, the may(...)

Facebook is now the primary driver of traffic to news websites, having overtaken Google for the first time last year.

More than half of Irish consumers now get their news from social media. This places Ireland in line with international trends, with the widespread use(...)

Molly Fitzmaurice in Amsterdam

Our third-level system is creaking from a lack of funding. The points race is cranking up again and the cost of living is on the rise. Is it any wond(...)

Paul O’Connell: optimistic about Amsterdam’s ability to become a start-up hub.

Silicon Valley has long been considered sacred ground for start-ups but increasingly it has plenty of rivals. Cities across the globe are all worki(...)

Molly Fitzmaurice

Molly Fitzmaurice grew up in Saltmills, Co Wexford, and went to boarding school in Waterford. She says her CAO was filled with courses at Trinity Coll(...)

 Nico Olivieri and Sabine Hobbel: “Our products are intended for people who pursue a healthy lifestyle in which highly nutritious, clean foods play a major role.”

Pasta with Benefits is a new, wheat-free pasta product from Dublin-based natural food company, Leaves. Made from buckwheat and chickpeas, the product (...)

Children whose parents described them as “more special than other children” and as kids who “deserve something extra in life” were more likely to score higher on tests of narcissism than peers who were not lauded in this way.

Children who are told they are special by their parents are more likely to become narcissists, according to a study that aimed to uncover the origins (...)

Chris Beyrer (centre), president-elect of the International Aids Society, after reading a statement today outside the venue where the 20th International Aids Conference is to be held in Melbourne, Australia. Several delegates set to attend the conference were travelling on the Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed in eastern Ukraine with all lives lost. Photograph: Joe Castro/EPA

Those working in HIV and Aids research and involved in efforts to improve treatment access in the developing world are struggling to comprehend the lo(...)

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