Longest-lived bats: may have evolved a unique process to lengthen their chromosomes without inducing cancer, which may keep them young. Photograph: Olivier Farcy

Some bats display remarkable longevity and don’t get cancer – but up until now no one knew how this was possible. An international team headed by res(...)

Fallow Deer in the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has hired a sniper to kill more than 200 deer in Dublin’s Phoenix Park during the past two years, selling the carcass(...)

A lecture hall in UCD. File photograph: David Sleator

Second year medicine students in University College Dublin (UCD) will have to resit an exam that was “compromised” as similar past papers of the test (...)

InsideSales.com chief executive Dave Elkington: the company is preparing to reach IPO scale. Photograph: Eric Luke

A US tech firm in which the State is a backer, is being tipped to go public after this week securing an additional $35 million in funding from Microso(...)

The Government’s Strategic Housing Development system was brought in last year to address the current housing crisis. Photograph: Frank Miller

An Bórd Pleanála has shot down proposals for one of the biggest residential housing developments in the State. Developer Michael Cotter’s firm Viscou(...)

Help-to-buy scheme ‘made housebuilding viable again’. Photographer: Dara MacDónaill

An Bórd Pleanála has received 13 planning applications for developments that could see the construction of up to 4,000 housing units under the Governm(...)

 University College Dublin, Belfield. Photograph: Alan Betson

A €300 million on-campus accommodation complex at University College Dublin (UCD) has become the first development approved by An Bord Pleanála under (...)


If you’re a dab hand at saying no to your boss and office colleagues, read no further. If, on the other hand, you find it hard to refuse, and end up c(...)

Former Supreme Court justice Donal Barrington who has died aged 89. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former Supreme Court justice Donal Barrington, one of his generation’s foremost experts in constitutional law, has died at the age of 89. He attended(...)

Dr Aggie Georgiopoulou and Dr David McNamara aboard the JOIDES Resolution, sailing in the sourthern Pacific. Photograph: Dr Erin Todd

Sometimes when you want answers, you have to go digging. Or maybe drilling deep below the seabed. Two researchers have swapped dry land in Ireland for(...)

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