Nikie: results out on Tuesday. Photograph: REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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TODAY Results: Carnival; CVS Group; UTV Media; Wireless Group. Indicators: Euro zone current account (Jan); US existing home sales (Feb). TOMORROW R(...)

A number of faculties now want to drop the test which medicial school applicants take.

Q My son would like to study medicine, and is likely to do well in his Leaving Cert, but the Hpat is an unknown quantity for us. I know there has been(...)

The new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: You can pick it up relatively cheaply on contract but, sim free, it will set you back around €900 for the 64GB version.  Photograph: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

With the start of the college term on the horizon, it’s time to start stocking up on the college essentials. Not the traditional essentials like noteb(...)

Microsoft is taking another shot at winning over consumers with its latest operating system, Windows 10, which is set to launch in the next few hours.

Microsoft is taking another shot at winning over consumers with its latest operating system, Windows 10, which launched on Wednesday. The lates(...)

The scores recorded in the HPat assessment for medical school entry have fallen for the second year in a row. Photograph: Getty Images.

The scores recorded in the HPat assessment for medical school entry have fallen for the second year in a row. A student getting 194 marks (out (...)

A massed planting of Betula ‘Fascination’ in Helen Dillon’s Dublin front garden. Photograph: Richard Johnston
Gardening: Time to hug the trees

I am a tree hugger. In fact, I might as well nail my colours to the mast right now and say that I see nothing wrong – and an awful lot right – with(...)

When it comes to budget notebooks, the Chromebook has generally punched above its weight. The device is designed to be used online,so that means plent(...)

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(...)

Brandon, a most unique 240sqm (2,582sq ft) house lies on the sleepy Station Road in Glenageary. The current owners, architect and interior designer co(...)