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Chief Scientific Adviser's dual role should be separated 'to protect independence'
# Separation Of Powers
# Separation Of Powers

Chief Scientific Adviser's dual role should be separated 'to protect independence'

Oct 1st 2021, 6:30 AM 11,414 Views 1 Comment

A review of the role is underway, with concerns over a conflict of interest raised since the head of the Government’s science funding agency was appointed.

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A fossilised starfish found in the Connemara mountains is an incredible 435 million years old
# Way Back West
# Way Back West

A fossilised starfish found in the Connemara mountains is an incredible 435 million years old

Jan 19th 2018, 3:29 PM 37,743 Views 56 Comments

It’s been named after the Irish geologist who found it.

Back in time: The Galway of 600 years ago shows just how much of the city has survived
# The City Of The Tribes
# The City Of The Tribes

Back in time: The Galway of 600 years ago shows just how much of the city has survived

Nov 2nd 2016, 6:10 AM 23,536 Views 23 Comments

A new collection of Galway maps has illustrations going back to the 16th century.

Why should part-time students have to pay fees that full-timers do not?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why should part-time students have to pay fees that full-timers do not?

Aug 24th 2015, 8:00 AM 1,146 Views 24 Comments

Nearly 25,000 part-time college students are currently paying fees full-time students are exempt from. It isn’t fair and it doesn’t make any sense says Mary Daly.

Pictures: Incredible photos of a ruined Dublin after the 1916 Easter Rising
# In Ruins
# In Ruins

Pictures: Incredible photos of a ruined Dublin after the 1916 Easter Rising

Aug 12th 2015, 6:25 PM 36,620 Views 68 Comments

The photos show the city’s many famous buildings as photographed in the weeks following the end of hostilities.

Royal Irish Academy appoints first woman president in 229 years
# Historian
# Historian

Royal Irish Academy appoints first woman president in 229 years

Mar 16th 2014, 2:42 PM 10,706 Views 15 Comments

The academy appointed its second female chief executive in November 2013.

Govt to ask for 900-year-old manuscript back from Oxford University
# Annals Of Inisfallen
# Annals Of Inisfallen

Govt to ask for 900-year-old manuscript back from Oxford University

Sep 24th 2013, 6:30 AM 10,828 Views 31 Comments

The Annals of Inisfallen – written in 1092 – have been on display in the Bodleian Library.

Extract: Ireland planned to ask the UK for help if Germany invaded in WW2
# Opinion
# Opinion

Extract: Ireland planned to ask the UK for help if Germany invaded in WW2

Sep 1st 2013, 8:30 AM 3,141 Views 103 Comments

This ‘secret’ document from 1940 states that the Irish people would support the British troops if they came to help when Hitler invaded, but that British troops were not to step foot in Ireland until the invasion was underway.

PICS: The global financial crisis summarised in five graphics
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# Stat Porn

PICS: The global financial crisis summarised in five graphics

Apr 20th 2013, 8:45 AM 10,990 Views 8 Comments

Professor Danny Dorling – once described as a “geographer royal” – says these images tell us more than we might have known.

Column: Objects can tell us startling stories about our history - we should cherish them
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Objects can tell us startling stories about our history - we should cherish them

Mar 17th 2013, 1:00 PM 266 Views 8 Comments

Ireland is lucky to have so many national treasures that reveal our shared past; we should be proud and share them with the world, says Ruth Hegarty.

Extract: 'We must anticipate war' - 1945 Irish diplomats on the threat of World War III
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# Read Me

Extract: 'We must anticipate war' - 1945 Irish diplomats on the threat of World War III

Feb 17th 2013, 7:30 PM 350 Views 22 Comments

Letters between senior Irish diplomats in the 1940s depict an unstable international stage, where terrified leaders were just beginning to realise the horrifying potential of atomic weapons.