Christine Archibald, originally from Castlegar, British Columbia, is seen in an undated photo released by her family. Photograph: Handout via Reuters

A Canadian woman killed in the London terror attack would have had “no understanding of the callous cruelty that caused her death”, her family said as(...)

Facing up or down? It’s the fluid in your ear canals that makes the front of the cabin look higher when you tilt backwards at takeoff. Photograph: EPA

One of the most famous letters of philosophy was written by Dubliner William Molyneux on July 7th, 1688. It was addressed to the enlightenment thinker(...)

A study published in the British Medical Journal looked at the health records of 1.93 million UK adults who were all free of cardiovascular disease at the start.  Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Moderate drinking may be good for your heart and even heavy drinking may lower your risk of heart attack, a new study indicates. Moderate drinking is(...)

Permanent TSB, which is 75 per cent State owned, has confirmed the appointment of Robert Elliott as its next chairman with effect from March 31st

Permanent TSB, which is 75 per cent State owned, has confirmed the appointment of Robert Elliott as its next chairman with effect from March 31st. H(...)

According to Google, 20 per cent of mobile search queries are now initiated by voice; and it is predicted that this will rise – across all platforms – to 50 per cent by the end of the decade. Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

The problem with using the human voice to control computers is well known and well documented: it doesn’t always work. You can find yourself adopting (...)

William O’Farrell: ‘When on-board any vessel everyone misses their family and friends, and especially their freedom, for the duration of the trip regardless of what part of the world they come from.’

Growing up in a mobile home in Co Galway with no running water or an inside bathroom, William O’Farrell was “poor but happy and probably a little wil(...)

Adult learners are a diverse group and every student brings their unique perspective to the learning environment. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

Education no longer ends with secondary school, college or even a postgraduate degree. Increasingly, people learn throughout their lives, both for p(...)

Some residents at the Oberstown Detention Campus, Dublin (above) climbed up onto the roof of one of the buildings. During a stoppage by staff last month, children were confined to their bedrooms but some escaped and a major fire broke out. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Two international experts are to conduct a review of operations at the Oberstown children detention centre in north Dublin. Prof Barry Goldson, of t(...)

Large crowds are expected to attend the funeral of Limerick rower Ailish Sheehan on Saturday afternoon.

The family of world university rowing bronze medallist, Ailish Sheehan, have paid tribute to the “ultimate warrior” at her funeral mass in Kildimo, Co(...)

 Ailish Sheehan, who has died after a fall in Poland, was studying for her masters degree in Design and Environment at the University of London, and rowed for the college.

Limerick rower Ailish Sheehan (23), who was injured in a fall in the hours after competing at the World University Championships in Poland, has died. (...)

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