David Maxfield: “A troll will eat any little lamb that is crossing the bridge. A cyberstalker will decide that you, specifically, are the lamb they want and this is far more dangerous.” Photograph: Getty Images

“I hope you drink rat poison and die,” says Prof Steven Knowlton. We are having a conversation about the often negative and often abusive comments (...)

Rose of Tralee  Elysha Brennan pictured in Tralee’s town park  on her firse day as the Rose of Tralee . Photograph: Domnick Walsh 4:35

The new Rose of Tralee Elysha Brennan (22) insists she will be her own woman. She admits there was an “ongoing joke” among the other Roses that they (...)

Trinity College Dublin

When students who got college offers from the CAO this morning chose their Leaving Cert subjects and levels in early 2013, and made their final cou(...)

Sophie Reid after getting her Leaving Cert results at Kilkenny College last week. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Nervous Leaving Cert students have been able to access their college offers since early this morning. A total of 52,028 students will receive round(...)

At Trinity College Dublin, engineering is up 25 points to 495, although not all applicants will get in on that score, while engineering with management is up 45 to 505. Photograph:  Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty

The number of degree courses requiring 500 points or more has jumped by more than 25 per cent in this year’s Central Applications Office (CAO) listi(...)

In an open letter to the HSE an NUI Galway medical graduate has said students are unable to complete their medical training in Ireland as a result of the high demand for “intern” positions this year. Photograph: Alan Betson

International students are unable to complete their medical training in Ireland due to the high demand for “intern” positions this year. The Royal Co(...)

The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, where a three-week festival, Ireland 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts and Culture, will take place next year. Photograph: Getty Images

The lead-up to the centenary of the 1916 Rising presents many opportunities to reflect on the diverse and complex history of this island. And think(...)

Prof Ray Stallings, Director of Research and Prof of Cancer Genetics at RCSI

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland is to invest €50 million in a major drive to expand its research activities. The five-year investment plan wi(...)

Beaux Lane House: Reputed to have been developed at a cost of about €20m

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)has sold a substantial office block at the rear of Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre to Germa(...)

Our teacher had prepared us well and I don’t think any student would have been too thrown.

“Ssshh . . . your sisters are studying!” That’s been the refrain in my house for the last few months. I’m doing the Leaving Cert; my sister is in the (...)