Trouble Brewing’s Last Crash Passion Fruit Lager has a light, delicate aroma with a little bit of passion fruit and graininess

One of the world’s most raved-about beers comes with clear instructions to “drink from the can”. Heady Topper, by The Alchemist brewery in Vermont in (...)

Ministers clashed at Theresa May’s cabinet Brexit committee meeting. Image: AFP/Getty Images

George Parker in London and Alex Barker in Strasbourg British ministers have clashed over the future of the Irish Border, following pro-Leave MPs’ c(...)

Erwin Schrödinger came to Ireland in September 1939 as a refugee who travelled across England to Dublin.

The title of the lecture “What is Life?”, was disarming in its simplicity but it was to prove to be profound in its impact. Austrian physicist Erwin S(...)

Irish philosopher George Berkeley, the Bishop of Cloyne and a noted metaphysician who declared: ‘To be is to be perceived’. Image: Hulton Archive

A scientific explanation of the “hard problem” of how the material structure of the brain underpins consciousness would represent a major coup for sci(...)

A detail of Red Weed, part of Astronomical Mashup at the Lab, Dublin by Lucy McKenna. Photograph: Peter Varga

Lucy McKenna isn’t what you would expect. From her work I had imagined someone intense, nerdy and scientific in a scary way. Her artist’s CV includes:(...)

Anti-Semitism: as Hitler legalised the exclusion of Jews from German life, Irish civil servants warned ministers of policies that would create a “surplus” of Jews in Ireland. Photograph: Bettmann/Getty

On July 17th, 1939, a balding man with an exotic accent moved into 65 Kenilworth Square, in Rathmines in Dublin. The 54-year-old professor of mathema(...)

Structures such as Newgrange remain wonderful feats of calculation and engineering of our ancestors. Photograph: Alan Betson

In the most recent research investigating Europeans’ attitudes towards science, 70 per cent of people surveyed agreed that having an interest in scie(...)

William C. Campbell at his home in North Andover, Massachusettsafter the announcement that he won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine EPA/CJ GUNTHER

This evening I’ll be celebrating the achievement of William C Campbell when he receives his Nobel Prize in Stockholm. Short of being awarded oneself, (...)

Ludwig Wittgenstein: ‘Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.’ Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

If Ireland can lay claim to St Patrick, Mick McCarthy and Barack Obama, surely it can take some ownership of Ludwig Wittgenstein too. The Austrian (...)

Nobel physicist, Erwin Schrödinger

Seventy-five years ago in September 1939 an Austrian refugee travelled across England to Dublin. His German passport marked him as an enemy alien, but(...)

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