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Climate activists from the Extinction Rebellion march in the City of London on August 27, 2021 during the group’s Impossible Rebellion series of actions. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Ahead of the upcoming UN COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, many countries are now revising their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) as orig(...)

Professor Philip Nolan was chairman of Nphet’s epidemiological modelling advisory group, which has played a critical role in controlling the spread of Covid-19 in Ireland. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Prof Philip Nolan, currently a member of the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet), is to become director general of Science Foundation Irelan(...)

TCD and UCD have the highest proportion of graduates who attend a fee-paying school (26 per cent and 27 per cent, respectively). Photograph: iStock

The proportion of students who attended private or disadvantaged schools varies significantly across individual higher education institutions, new fig(...)

Susan Waterstone specialised in youth social work, starting her career in Crumlin children’s hospital’s oncology ward

Born: 2nd April, 1957 Died: 1st August, 2021 Susan Waterstone, who has died aged 64 after a long struggle with cancer, was a deeply admired social w(...)

UCD is planning to resume large lectures for up to 150 students. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

College lecturers have expressed concern at plans by some universities to resume certain classes at full capacity without social distancing. It comes(...)

When the rains stop reservoirs run dry, water shortages loom, while forest fires are more likely to happen. File photograph: Getty

The impact of the July heat wave began to ramp up this week. By Tuesday, Irish Water had issued conservation appeals to three counties: north Dublin; (...)

Scientists have argued that limiting people who have been previously infected by Covid-19 to a single dose of the vaccine could free up doses

The extension in presumed period of immunity post-Covid-19 infection to nine months would increase the number of people considered fully vaccinated wi(...)

Kathleen Lonsdale: the pioneering scientist, pacifist and prison reformer was born on January 28th, 1903, in Newbridge, Co Kildare

Kathleen Lonsdale, X-ray crystallographer, pacifist and prison reformer, was an outstanding scientist who had a number of firsts for female scientists(...)

Noeline Blackwell, chief executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, said there should be “a central focal point in Government” to tackle gender-based violence. File image: James Forde/The Irish Times

Calls for a Government minister who would have direct responsibility for domestic, sexual and gender-based violence have been heard by the Citizens’ A(...)

Let us be aware of the danger as businesses shut their doors leaving individuals, with their own private, maybe invisible, vulnerabilities, out in the cold.

It is natural to wonder what vulnerabilities within a person leads them to take their own life. But perhaps we are missing half the picture. Many peo(...)

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