Dublin’s Amy Connolly: “To have the chance to actually play in Croke Park, which I’ve never done. It’s what you dream of as a kid.” Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

She laughs at how things have changed since she was a child. She got her love of GAA from her father Dermot, but “I don’t think he ever thought he’d h(...)

Tableau chief executive and co-founder Christian Chabot

Tableau Software, a Seattle-headquartered firm which develops business intelligence products, has said it hopes to grow its workforce in Ireland to ov(...)

A statue of Socrates in Athens: the philosopher  was a “midwife” to the truth. Teachers must interrogate pupils’ standpoints and create critical thinking

We’re only about 2,500 years behind the Greeks but Philosophy is finally making it on to the school curriculum. The National Council for Curriculum an(...)

The late Alex Dickey from the Pikers club in Bangor with one of his magnificent 13.6kg (30lb) pike from Lough Allen.

With over 60 years of angling under my belt, I suppose I can say without fear that I have caught most of the species in our European seas, rivers and (...)

Flowers at St Marys College in Rathmines, Dublin, where late UCD student Niccolai Schuster had previously  studied.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A minute’s silence will be observed during conferring ceremonies at University College Dublin (UCD) in memory of three of its students who died in the(...)

Proposed design for the UCD Confucius Institute: the institutes are designed to promote Chinese language and culture

The brochure for UCD’s planned €7.4 million Confucius Institute could not be more enthusiastic. “A landmark modern building,” it reads. “Prominent lak(...)

Wayne Byrne, managing director, and Dr Eoin Syron, technical director, with the Oxymem team.  Photograph: David O’Shea

It’s been an eventful 12 months for last year’s overall winner of The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards. Oxymem, which took the top hono(...)

Social media and the city: when accumulated and geo-localised, social media can be used by big data analysts in practical ways, such as improved urban planning and public sentiment analysis

“Lovin’ this sandwich.” “Aargh, can’t sleep!” “The toilets in this restaurant are filthy.” This is the kind of dull commentary frequently tweeted by p(...)

The lightwell feature in the headquarters of the Irish Georgian Society in the City Assembly House on South William Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Following the accelerated urbanisation of the boom years that allowed excessive building in inappropriate locations to go unchecked, efforts to take a(...)

The satellite  is fitted with the largest camera ever launched into space

Parameter Space, a new University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company, has secured an €800,000 contract with the European Space Agency (ESA).The pur(...)