Taoiseach Enda Kenny watches a 3D presentation at the innovation awards ceremony. photograph: conor mccabe photography

The awards event was a lesson in innovation itself by being the first ever live 3D awards ceremony to be broadcast in Ireland

Salvador DalÍ

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“Under legislation, universities have a remit to promote equality of opportunity, but it’s not being realised,” says Prof Kathleen Lynch

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