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(...)

Toddler Robert Kelly (2) was found dead in his home on Parnell Street in Limerick on Saturday afternoon

Gardai have described the death of a two-year Limerick boy as a “family tragedy”.A post mortem on Robert Kelly found the boy died from a viral infecti(...)

The restored Claude Monet painting Argebteuil Basin in the National Gallery. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two New Zealand tourists have described how they saw a man’s fist go through a Monet painting estimated to be worth €10 million in the National Galler(...)

Waterford Institute of Technology  is seeking to be declared a university on a standalone basis, in contravention of the terms of the forthcoming Technological Universities Bill, which makes the merging of at least two institutions a condition of receiving university designation. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Waterford Institute of Technology has rebuffed attempts by Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan to re-enter merger talks with IT Carlow.In a statemen(...)

The chairman of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has stepped down following a meeting with Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan (pictured) on its stalled bid for university status. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times.

The chairman of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has stepped down following a meeting with Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan on its stalled(...)

Michael Kelly of Grow It Yourself  in his kitchen garden in  Dunmore East, Co Waterford

Grow, Cook, Eat, a new book from Michael Kelly, founder of the Grow It Yourself movement, is that rare thing – a gardening book that doesn’t make the (...)