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(...)

In a victim impact report read to the court the girl said her father “has left permanent scars that will never go away”. Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

A Roscommon child was the victim of sexual abuse by her father, mother and neighbour from the age of five years old, a court has heard. Dublin Circui(...)

The Innocent and Grow It Yourself (GIY) Sow and Grow campaign will offer primary school pupils a free learning experience which aims to show them how easy it is to grow vegetables and fruit. Above, 1st prize for growing garden Cloghans Hill NS, Tuam, Co Galway.

A new campaign aimed at getting more than 20,000 children growing their own food has been launched in schools.The Innocent and Grow It Yourself (GIY) (...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: “They have to make this happen for themselves.”  Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has warned Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) that she is not for turning on the prerequisite that it merge(...)

Dr Róisín O’Shea at Waterford Institute of Technology: ‘Carlow is still many years away from being able to make the transition to technological university status.’ Photograph: Patrick Browne

The long-running saga of Waterford Institute of Technology’s bid for university status has had a few problems of late. There were particular issues(...)