The floor section of a damaged balcony is laid on a flatbed truck in Berkeley, California June 16, 2015. Photograph: Reuters

The rot that caused the Berkeley balcony collapse was “produced by a multitude of mistakes during design and construction” of the California apartm(...)

A file photo taken on February 2nd, 1972 shows mourners attending the funerals of the 13 “Bloody Sunday” victims, in Derry. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A former British soldier who was arrested on suspicion of murdering three civil rights demonstrators in Derry on Bloody Sunday has been released on ba(...)

Irish farmers are confident of quality produce. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

It’s an ill wind that doesn’t blow some good, especially when it is generated by World Health Organisation (WHO), according to some farmers and meat p(...)

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(...)