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 (...)

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton announced the new roles in Dublin on Wednesday

Dublin-based Fineos, a company that makes claims management software for the insurance industry, has announced plans to create 50 new jobs over the ne(...)

Dr Ambrose McLoughlin: taking up new role with Healthy Ireland. Photograph: David Sleator

Being fired or being let go are very rare occurrences in Irish public service: what usually happens is that alternative posts are found and all the te(...)

Bertram Allen, on Molly Malone, Ireland’s winner of the Longines International Grand Prix on the final day of the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show at the RDS today. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

There was Eddie Macken, and now there is Bertram Allen – the 19-year-old superstar of world showjumping. Once again, the German-based Wexford teena(...)

France’s Roger Bost, with Poker Des Dames, competes in the Serpentine Speed Stakes. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

One of the leading American horses, Blue Angel – by the former Billy Twomey Nations Cup and Grand Prix winning stallion Luidam – showed her class yest(...)