A massed planting of Betula ‘Fascination’ in Helen Dillon’s Dublin front garden. Photograph: Richard Johnston
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The Australian Council for Educational Research (Acer), which administers the HPat test used in Ireland, launched the investigation last March after students claimed they were coached through a number of questions which appeared in a section of the exam.

An investigation into the HPat medical-school entry exam found similarities between questions on the exam paper and preparatory questions offered by a(...)

Models with the Acer Liquid Leap smartwatch at the Taipei Computex Taipei 2014 expo: Taiwan is looking to China for growth and its larger neighbour accounts for one-third of all smartphones sold worldwide this year. photograph: chris stowers/bloomberg

The IT and communication technology trade show Computex was in Taiwan last week, and the big draw this year was wearable smart gadgets, from watches t(...)

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The highly competitive medical school entrance examination, the HPat, is being investigated amid claims that students who attended a popular preparation course had seen and been coached in how to answer some of the questions that appeared in the exam.

The highly competitive medical school entrance examination, the HPat, is being investigated amid claims that students who attended a popular pr(...)

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Apple willl be hoping to fend off competition from the likes of Samsung, Lenovo and other competitors with its upgraded iPad. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Apple is upgrading its iPad lineup to fend off a growing list of competitors, which are introducing their own tablets at lower prices with snazzier fe(...)

Sales of personal computers fell for the sixth quarter in a row, to 80.3 million units globally.

Worldwide personal-computer shipments fell in the third quarter, reaching their lowest level for the period since 2008, amid lackluster demand from st(...)