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# Oxford University

This year
Tánaiste says extra TDs are 'an expense we can afford'
The Electoral Commission recommended the number of TDs should be increased from 160 to 174.
All time
Survivors and politicians express anger over Mother and Baby Home event
Members of the Oireachtas Children’s Committee have criticised the fact that Professor Mary Daly will appear “behind closed doors”.
Astrazeneca says it may need to conduct 'additional study' of its Covid vaccine after questions emerge
CEO Pascal Soriot said more studies may be needed to provide clarity on its data.
Oxford vaccine trial paused after UK volunteer falls ill
The Mexican government is working with the company AstraZeneca to carry out trials of the Oxford vaccine.
Removal of Cecil Rhodes statue backed by Oxford college
A statement by Oriel College yesterday said the governing body had voted in favour of launching an independent inquiry into controversy surrounding the monument of the British imperialist.
'The American passport is like a golden ticket': Conor Kearns on life in the US and the complexities of identity
Born in San Francisco and raised in Limerick, the fullback – currently plying his trade in Major League Rugby – is on the periphery of the US squad.
English rugby player dies aged 27 after collapsing at training
Ian Williams was a prop with Doncaster Knights in the RFU Championship.
Seven UK police officers hospitalised after incident with chemical substance during routine arrest
Officers were conducting an arrest when they became aware of a chemical hazard in the building.
'Armed and dangerous': Oxford University worker and US professor wanted over Chicago murder
Police have alerted law enforcements around the US that the pair should be considered armed and dangerous.
Scientists have discovered that this species of fish can recognise human faces
Scientists made the discovery after teaching the fish to spit at pictures of human faces.
Shia LaBeouf slaps fan in face as part of art project
But he said he really didn’t want to.
An Irish rugby side have already made it to a World Cup final this month
Trinity College went all the way to the final.
9 of the best quotes from Kanye West's Oxford University speech
Obama calls the home phone.
Is there life on Jupiter's moons? Ireland's helping to find out
A former NASA scientist will speak in Dublin tonight about the missions.
Turns out videogames can benefit children (but only in short bursts)
Researchers from Oxford University found that playing videogames for up to an hour a day had a small but positive impact on children.
Rise in crime and premature death among those with schizophrenia in past 30 years - study
Researchers have also highlighted a potential link between this rise in adverse outcomes and a fall in levels of inpatient care.
Short man syndrome DOES exist, Oxford University says so
Paranoid things come in small packages, apparently.
How your knife and fork can affect how your food tastes
The colour of glasses may also affect how refreshing a drink is.
Oxford librarian 'sacked' for Harlem Shake video
A group of students are appealing to college officials who they say fired a librarian because she allowed about 30 students to film their version of the global YouTube sensation in the library.
Weird Wide Web: Google Glass, Twitter torture and a beer-dispensing arcade game
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
Why it's SO hard to ignore a crying baby...
It doesn’t matter if you don’t have kids of your own – the sound of an infant in distress provokes strong reaction in the human brain.
Aspirin a day can help prevent and even treat cancer, study suggests
Low doses of the common painkiller significantly reduced the risk of cancers developing and spreading in the body.
Common heart disease drug could 'combat racism'
Scientists believe the results can be explained by the fact that racism is based on fear.
Will you miss the 'Oxford comma'?
Grammar fans react angrily to the scrapping of the Oxford comma – but what on earth is it?