Minister with Responsibility for Drugs  Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said: “I think we are now at the stage in Ireland where we can have a more realistic debate about the realities of drug use and substance misuse that’s rooted in the real experiences of people…” File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Minister with Responsibility for Drugs says young people believe the “just say no to drugs” message is “a lie” and that a more realistic policy mu(...)

Dublin Institute of Technology remains unchanged at 94th in the index. Photograph: The Irish Times

There are contrasting fortunes for Ireland’s youngest universities in the latest higher education league table published Wednesday.DCU has risen from (...)

Waterford IT will take on Cork IT in the Fitzgibbon Cup semi-finals in a repeat of the 2014 final.

WIT 1-18 DIT 1-7 Fitzgibbon Cup holders WIT outscored DIT by 11 points to three in the second half at Carriganore last night to book a spot in the se(...)

Green giant: University College Cork

Belated congratulations to UCC for coming runner-up for the second successive year in the GreenMetric, the league table of environmentally friendly(...)

Wonder by RJ Palacio

A new addition to the junior cycle reading list, Wonder by RJ Palacio, is being devoured with particular enthusiasm in Douglas, Co Cork. A comm(...)

The Dublin bid of DIT, IT Blanchardstown and IT Tallaght for technological university status will cost €24 million to implement. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

The plan to upgrade institutes of technology into technological universities (TUs) is proving a lot messier than anticipated. The estimated cost of(...)

NUI Galway and DCU have come out with top marks in a new European ranking measuring the international orientation of higher education institutions.

NUI Galway and Dublin City University have come out with top marks in a new European ranking measuring the international orientation of higher educ(...)

The vast majority of Irish children believe they know more about the internet than their parents, yet 43 per cent still don’t know how to use the “(...)

The creation of technological universities will have to be done in an “innovative, shoestring sort of way” unless additional state funding becomes ava(...)

Corofin’s Ronan Steede was in fine form for GMIT. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

GMIT 0-14 DIT 1-9GMIT manager Sean O’Dea thinks his side face a tough assignment against either UCD or Athlone IT in the Sigerson Cup second round aft(...)