The words of Amhrán na bhFiann are displayed on a screen at Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The words “Fianna Fáil” will not be removed from the first line of the national anthem, although a small number of submissions requesting the change h(...)

'One in four people will experience mental illness.'

Mental health matters to everyone but discussion of the topic is commonly undermined by myths and misunderstandings. Some of these myths have persiste(...)

Conor Leavy took home the top prize in the Bold Ideas competition.

A proposal to establish an independent data protection ratings agency in Ireland has won a prestigious student innovation competition. The winning pl(...)

 Jennifer Brea  in “Unrest”: She developed ME  following a fever that left her bedbound while studying for her PhD at Harvard. Photograph: Jason Frank

It is disconcerting being at a public event with a group of people, most of whom are suffering from an illness that they feel is misunderstood, and of(...)

Physics in action: The shortage of qualified teachers threatens to undermine Government plans to make Ireland the best in Europe in so-called Stem subjects – science, technology, engineering and maths – within a decade. File photograph: Getty Images

As few as six graduates are in training to be physics teachers in secondary schools, new figures indicate. The shortage of qualified teachers threate(...)

  Frenchwoman Marie-Simone Capony who reached the age of  113: many scientists believe the prospect of people reaching 120 in good health is becoming more likely. Photograph:  Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty

Scientists are increasingly approaching ageing as a disease that can be understood and treated so that we can live far longer, and healthier, lives in(...)

Grace Darcy from Clane, Co Kildare, interacting with the ‘Doomsday Clock’ exhibit at the opening of ‘In Case of Emergency’, the new free exhibition at Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin.  Photograph: Mark Stedman

We are poorly equipped for making decisions about catastrophes, argues Pete Lunn, from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). “It’s only (...)

Limerick billionaire JP McManus is funding third-level scholarships for top-achieving students from low-income families. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

More than 100 high-achieving school-leavers from low-income families will receive scholarships on Saturday for third-level education under an initiati(...)

Zita Psi  members in College Park, Trinity College, from the fraternity’s Facebook page, which stopped posting new content in 2015

“I’m a third-year student and I’ve never heard of them.” “I know something had started up, but I thought it had been banned by the college.” “Where (...)

Village Life by Margret is dated 1994 and still has the original price sticker – 199 Zimbabwean dollars.

‘Folk art’ paintings from Zimbabwe are among the surprise lots in Sheppard’s auction of items owned by the former president of Ireland Mary Robinson a(...)

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