Prof Orla Feely , Vice-President for Research , Innovation and Impact at UCD. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Irish Research Council is facing considerable change given the departure at the end of this month of its chairwoman, Prof Orla Feely. Much greater(...)

Muscular dystrophy only affects young males and is the most common inherited neuro-muscular condition here, affecting one in 3,500 boys

Researchers in Dublin and Bonn have made an important discovery related to muscular dystrophy, a relatively common inherited degenerative disorder.The(...)

Left to right: Sadhbh O’Muirí (Dunshaughlin Community College), Lydia Koilparambil (St Dominic’s Cabra), Mary Ishabigi (St Dominic’s Cabra) and Niamh Scanlon (Girls Hack Ireland mentor) at Girls Hack Ireland in DCU

What happens when 100 or so teenage girls gather for a day, learn coding skills and “hack” new websites? Add a bit of music, food, prizes and some hel(...)

The Royal Irish Academy was aware of a consultation process, but other stakeholders were not told. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An interdepartmental committee asked to devise a new scientific research strategy for Ireland has left out an important part of the process – the scie(...)

‘Students entering higher education face a vast and arguably overwhelming array of options. This array mainly reflects the policies adopted in third-level colleges, of segmenting broad entry courses in the arts and science faculties into separate specialised entry streams with limited numbers in each stream.’ Photograph: Getty Images

The Government has established an expert group, chaired by Peter Cassells, which is “to identify and consider the issues relating to the long-term (...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: she said the task force consisted of a number of highly respected members from inside, and external to, NUI Galway. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said she is satisfied NUI Galway is being proactive in dealing with gender discrimination.She told the Sean(...)

All international and local research shows higher levels of education increase your employability as well as your salary

Young people throughout the EU are the biggest cohort of victims of the current economic crisis. Their rate of unemployment ranges from mid-20 per cen(...)

Dr Marion Butler and biology students at Maynooth University

What interests you? Saving the world from climate change? Exploring the inner workings of human sexuality? Becoming a master interior architect des(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: “They have to make this happen for themselves.”  Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has warned Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) that she is not for turning on the prerequisite that it merge(...)

Brazil Independence day at University of Limerick 2:34

Despite the offer of a scholarship in Spain worth twice as much as one from Ireland, when it came to deciding where to do her doctoral research, Br(...)