Volunteers loading a container for Human Appeal Ireland. The aid is going into the region around Damascus where there has been a  large amount of displacement. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mohammad Abouhajar (24) is one of the lucky ones and he knows it. A civil engineering student from near Aleppo in Syria, he was reunited with his f(...)

Dr Anne Moore of UCC’s School of Pharmacy

Communication is, arguably, the biggest problem facing science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem). It’s not always easy to grasp the complex(...)

Henry Shefflin Press Conference where he announced his inter-county retirement. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

HOW’S YOUR BODY GENERALLY NOW? “I wouldn’t have aches and pains getting out of bed. I’m in very good shape to be honest. I got a little knock o(...)

Henry Shefflin leaves after the press conference announcing his intercounty retirement. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

It is too early for him to absorb now, but in years to come Henry Shefflin might come to see his final week as a Kilkenny hurler as one of his most ex(...)

Henry Shefflin addressing the assembled media: “Of course you’d love to keep going but I’m 36 not 26 and I knew that day was coming.” Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It mightn’t have been the theatre of his specific dreams but it was in a way appropriate that the curtain came down on Henry Shefflin’s record-breakin(...)

Kilkenny’s Walter Walsh holds off Colm Galvin during his side’s narrow victory over Clare. Photogaph: Inpho

If that wasn’t the first real sniff of summer, then God help our senses. The weather wasn’t bad either, although both Kilkenny and Clare must meet aga(...)

Kilkenny  manager Brian Cody speaks to Tommy Walsh before introducing him  as a second-half substitute during the Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship semi-final against Galway.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

How often have we heard the phrase “proud hurling county” used to elicit some semblance of hope for a team that are, to put it mildly, struggling in t(...)

Robbie the Robot is powered by rechargeable high density lithium-polymer batteries and is controlled via an iPad control interface.

A prototype robot designed by TCD researchers and engineering students for Cork teenager Joanne O’Riordan, who was born without limbs due to a (...)

Ken Ryan of Abbey Stained Glass. “We’re in a very specific niche and our business will never be huge. But there is no reason for it not to survive”

For the last 70 years the Abbey Stained Glass Company has been run by three generations of the Ryan family. This era is now coming to an end: there ar(...)

Madonna arriving at St. Patrick’s Church in  Monkstown today for the funeral mass of David Collins. Photograph: Mark Doyle

Many friends of the architect David Collins, including Madonna, gathered at St Patrick’s Church in Monkstown Co Dublin today for his funeral mass. The(...)