Six Irish students have been confirmed dead in Berkeley California. They are (clockwise from top left): Eimear Walsh (21), Olivia Burke (21), Ashley Donohoe (22), Lorcán Miller (21), Niccolai Schuster (21) and Eoghan Culligan (21).

Eimear Walsh (21) Eimear Walsh, a medicine student at UCD, has a brother named Robert. She had listed her spoken languages on Facebook as English, Iri(...)

Now more than ever, the broad capabilities that come from arts and humanities degrees need to be valued and retained. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

When I recently attended the project showcase by graduates in technology and psychology at the Institute for Art, Design and Technology (IADT), in Dún(...)

Frances Treanor from Tydavent, Co Monaghan, won the 61st Annual Texaco Children’s Art Competition with her Bic pen-drawn self-portrait. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Some of Ireland’s most talented and aspiring young artists filed into the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Thursday to celebrate the prize winners of the (...)

Winter walkers on the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire, last evening. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A new strategy to redesign Dún Laoghaire would divide its main thoroughfare into four distinctive retail quarters and place students at the heart of t(...)

Artist Eamonn O’Neill pitched four ideas to Google for the Doodle. “I just wanted it to be simple,” he said. Google chose O’Neill’s first suggestion, of shamrocks playing traditional Irish musical instruments, including a bodhrán. Illustration: Eamonn O’Neill/Google

Irish artist Eamonn O’Neill has created the “Google Doodle” for St Patrick’s Day. Although the team at Google has gone green for St Patrick’s Day befo(...)

Vizolve co-founders David Garvan and Hilary Kenna: SeeSearch will save time and money when compared to trawling vast swathes of information from multiple web pages and search engines, says Ms Kenna

Despite a decade in which the internet, and how we access it, has evolved dramatically, SeeSearch co-creator Hilary Kenna notes that one thing has rem(...)

  President Michael D Higgins in the greenscreen studio at the opening of the National Film School  in Dún Laoghaire yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Whether President Michael D Higgins needs so many advisers has become a talking point in political circles. On yesterday’s evidence, he would do just (...)

New scheme will reduce the cost of building extensions and new homes by an average of 27 per cent

A new development levy scheme was given final approval by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County councillors at a meeting last night re(...)

Bill O'Herlihy takes over from James Morris. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

RONAN McGREEVY Veteran RTÉ broadcaster and public relations executive B ill O’Herlihy has been appointed as the chairman designate of the(...)