Tralee Institute of Technology: “We will not require additional efficiencies in order to meet these costs,” a joint statement for the Kerry institute and the  Cork Institute of Technology says

The institutes of technology in Cork and Tralee, which are planning to merge under a joint bid to become a technological university, said the €6.7 mil(...)

Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Alex White, who said the marine renewable energy sector could support vital job creation in Ireland over the coming decade. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has the potential to become the focal point of the international marine renewable energy sector, which could be worth up to €9 billion by 2030(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney says similar benefits to those in Cork would be seen in many other rural communities. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The ending of the milk quota regime could provide 4,000 more jobs in Co Cork by 2020, new research has found. However, it warns that Cork County Counc(...)

Trevor Winckworth of In Hand Guides: ‘People can use our guides anywhere – indoors or out – without any hitch in service.’

Cork-based company In Hand Guides produces low-cost audio guides primarily for the tourism sector. The company has already sold more than 500,000 uni(...)

Students on UCD campus in Belfield. Photograph: Frank Miller

College choices. Maybe you’re lucky and you’ve already got it all figured out. Or maybe you’re unlucky enough to think you have it all figured out.(...)

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It will be interesting to see who turns up for the ASTI’s special rules convention on November 14th and 15th. Like other trade unions, the ASTI has(...)

Open day at DIT’s Grangegorman campus
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UCD When: November 8th, 10am-4pm Life on campus: Ireland’s largest university, with more than 30,000 students, UCD has in recent years opened a(...)

Mark Ferguson, director of of SFI Science Foundation Ireland, said that the new research centres “will make a significant contribution to Ireland’s economy, employment and reputation”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

Almost €250 million is to be invested in five new world-class Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centres, in a move aimed at enhancing research(...)

Patrick’s Bridge over the river Lee in Cork city. “These patterns of disadvantage have persisted for many years,” the report notes. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

Cork city suffers from levels of deprivation higher than the national average, with much of the city’s north side suffering most, according to(...)

Jump in: College terms pass quickly so engage fully on day-one. Pictured: the Search and Rescue training pool at the National Maritime College of Ireland, a constituent college of CIT

Plan for the full year Once the waiting game is over and students know where they stand regarding courses, they face the first day of college life. I(...)