Pat Walsh: “People were being contacted in various different ways from texts and email to Facebook and I felt there had to be a better way of communicating with groups on a regular basis.”

As anyone who has to communicate regularly with groups of people knows, it would be easier at times to herd chickens. But help may be at hand. Komeer (...)

Waterford Institute of Technology told it will not achieve standalone university status unless it resumes talks with IT Carlow on a planned merger. Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has told Waterford Institute of Technology that it will not achieve university status unless it resumes talks wi(...)

View of the quays in Waterford city. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

Waterford has been campaigning for a university for more than 20 years, citing the high rate of unemployment in the southeast as a reason for special (...)

Athlone IT said it was “not in any discussions with any single partner” for now, but it was open to collaborations and believed that pursuing university status would help raise standards at the college in any event.

Athlone IT has become the latest institute of technology to make a bid for university status. All but three of the State’s 14 institutes of technology(...)

Sean McNulty: “We have bootstrapped heavily and managed to get this far on around €50,000.”
New innovator: MyMoneyPlatform

Donegal-born Sean McNulty is the founder of MyMoneyPlatform, a behind-the-scenes software solution designed to help people plan and manage their pers(...)

KiddiDry products are being made in Ireland and Maria Bray says costs to date are at about €25,000
New Innovator: KiddiDry

Necessity is the mother of invention as Maria Bray discovered when her second child was born some time after her first. “I suddenly had a deja (...)

Fergal Brehony: “Giving feedback is always sensitive and existing methods and tools are not particularly effective”
New Innovators: 18/72 Perform+

With more than 25 years of senior management experience in the multinational pharmaceuticals industry, Fergal Brehony is well versed in using p(...)

Áine Behan, founder of Cortechs: “In the US alone, the market is valued at in excess of $130 billion.”

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic childhood condition that often persists into adulthood. Children with ADHD may als(...)

The Exam Squad: Leaving Certificate students at Dunshaughlin Community College, Dunshaughlin, Co Meath. From left; Linda McCormack, Stuart Bridgett, Catherine Vance, Sarah Keane, Aaron Gilmartin and Albert Wilkinson.Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin casts a long shadow over Dunshaughlin Community College in Co Meath. Rising property prices during the boom led many of the students’ parents (...)