Celebrity chef Kevin Dundon and GIY founder Michael Kelly during the AIB Start Up Academy in the Sky and the Ground, Wexford. Photo: Jim Campbell Photography.

Handmade chocolates, craft beer and “grow it yourself” food were some of the business ventures discussed at the AIB Start-up Night in Wexford this wee(...)

Waterford Institute Of Technology president Prof Willie Donnelly said the institute is fully committed to providing leadership in the delivery of the new university. Photograph: Patrick Browne/WIT

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has agreed to reopen talks with IT Carlow on a possible merger to get the bid for a technological university i(...)

The seemingly unstoppable thirst for craft beer will be somewhat sated at the Irish Craft Beer Festival this week, which takes place at the RDS fro(...)

‘Any merger is a chancy and costly business.’ Photograph: Getty Images

On July 27th, the Department of Education published a report from Michael Kelly, a well-respected public servant, on the proposed merger between Water(...)

The Library Gardens Apartments in Berkeley, California, before the balcony collapse which killed five Irish J-1 students and one Irish-American student. Photograph: Google Maps

Where did the water come from? That’s the question. It is six weeks since the balcony collapse at an apartment block in Berkeley that killed fi(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said the leadership of both institutions have put forward an ambitious vision for a new type of institution. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The southeast could qualify for a Technological University within three years but only if “mutual trust” is rebuilt between merging institutions, a re(...)

 Michael Kelly launching the #GrowItYourSelfie fundraiser with   growers Shona Du Bois and Karen O’Donohoe. Photograph: Mary Browne

GROW HQ, a €1.45 million national food education centre which will be home to the Grow It Yourself movement, as well as a farm shop, cookery school an(...)

Research into the global impact of biophilic design in the workplace found employees who work in environments with natural elements incorporated into them reported significant increases in wellbeing, productivity and creativity

In recent years, companies have begun looking to incorporate more of the outside into their workplaces to create a better environment for employees. (...)

The Grow It Yourself (GIY) movement supports seed sharing and plant swapping. Photograph: Changex.org

The ChangeX 100 social enterprise project wants Irish people to launch 100 new community projects in 100 days. Changex.org contains an online toolk(...)

Schoolchildren  help launch Sow & Grow. Photograph:  Leon Farrell Photocall Ireland

Adrienne Ní Cheallaigh swears by the “ wonder” that children experience from growing vegetables and flowers, not to mention the knock-on effect for(...)