Augmented reality: a Daqri helmet being demonstrated at DCU’s 36-hour hackathon

Hackathon. It’s one of those buzzy, energetic terms, but what does it really mean? Oxford Dictionaries offers this definition: “An event, typically la(...)

Prof Brian MacCraith, president of DCU: a group chaired by him has made a series of recommendations for improving medical training and working conditions which are  being implemented. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / The Irish Times

Young Irish doctors and nurses are emigrating because of difficult working conditions, poor training and career opportunities, rather than for financi(...)

(From left) Ryan Lawlor, Caoimhe Kelly, Aaron Scully and Elisha McAuley, 5th class pupils from Scoil an Chroi Ró Naofa Íosa, Dublin, tackle a science project at the launch of  the RDS Stem Learning project. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A new way to teach science in primary school has received top marks in an independent review carried out by consultants. Developed by the RDS, Dublin (...)

Dublin Institute of Technology remains unchanged at 94th in the index. Photograph: The Irish Times

There are contrasting fortunes for Ireland’s youngest universities in the latest higher education league table published Wednesday.DCU has risen from (...)

IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan said the Dundalk centre has the sole responsibility for delivering Prometric’s business services to its European customers. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

US-headquartered testing company Prometric is to create 40 new jobs in Dundalk as part of a €2.5 million investment in Co Louth.It will also invest al(...)

The report says that most of the 25 recommendations made last June by the group, chaired by Prof Brian MacCraith, president of Dublin City University, are in the process of being implemented. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

None of the recommendations made last year by a high-level working group on improving structures for medical training has been fully implemented so f(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for European affairs and data protection Dara Murphy will launch the two-day seminar in Brussels.

Irish data researchers are proposing a European Union “magna carta for data” that would create a new a new policy and legislative framework for data e(...)

Sean O’Sullivan, with Ava Chandley and Nyomi Nierinck of Beaumont School for Girls, Cork, launching Mathletes 2015. Photograph: Diane Cusack

Please find the answers to these puzzles at the bottom of the article 1 Today, Amy’s age is four times Kevin’s age. Three years ago the sum of (...)

The report of the Stem (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education review group, chaired by Prof Brian MacCraith, above, will reignite debate about teaching priorities. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

  Admissions to Schools Bill An unholy alliance of the Catholic Church and that social class to which Ross O’Carroll Kelly belongs is (...)

Paul Clarke, overall winner of the BT Young Scientist and Technologist 2014 Award. Students who take part in next January’s competition could win a scholarship to the Irish university of their choice.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Leaving Cert level students who take part in January’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition could win an entrance scholarship to the Irish uni(...)