Ruairí Quinn used to describe the Junior Cert as a ‘low-stakes’ exam. Clearly not all of the participants – or their parents – agree. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A progress report on the bids by several institutes of technology for university status comes before the Higher Education Authority this week, but (...)

 Brian Cody (left) and Eamon O’Shea (right) are accidental coaches in a way, facilitators and nurturers of talent who do not pretend to know more than they do. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Malcolm Gladwell is at it again. This time destroying some of the myths about the Mafia, and given his typically unexpected conclusions, offers a theo(...)

Zephair founder Mark Shirley: he is aware of the difficulties builders face when trying to adhere to airtight regulations

So-called “passive” buildings need very little energy to keep them at a comfortable temperature all year. Demand for such accommodation is increasing(...)

The Gala award judges described Fintan O’Toole as ‘a passionate voice for equality and liberal progressive values’.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish Times columnist Fintan O’Toole has been named journalist of the year at the Gala LGBT awards. The judges of this year’s awards des(...)

Athlone IT 1-15 Carlow 0-13 A dominant midfield performance from Roscommon’s Cathal Shine was at the heart of Athlone IT’s five-point victory over a d(...)

State Pathologist Prof Marie Cassidy requested that the media not be allowed attend her lecture in Carlow

Press access to a lecture given by State Pathologist Prof Marie Cassidy was cancelled at the last minute following a call from her office prohi(...)