Sr Stanislaus Kennedy at the National Gallery during the unveiling of her portrait by artist Vera Klute where it has entered the portrait collection of the National Gallery. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A new painting to the social justice campaigner Sr Stanislaus Kennedy has entered the portrait collection of the National Gallery of Ireland. Sr Stan (...)

Creative people with strong verbal and communication skills: Media studies students at University of Limerick

This is usually thought of as an industry for creative people with strong verbal and communication skills. Typically, these students enjoy writing an(...)

Pictured are the winners of the Irish Times-sponsored Newspaper of the Year category at the National Student Media Awards which is taking place on Wednesday 9th April. From left, Kevin Beirne and Killian Woods, editors of the UCD University Observer. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Dublin Institute of Technology led the field in this year’s national student media awards, which were presented at a gala event in Dublin last nigh(...)

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(...)

John Donovan: “I did away with all the trappings in life; you name it, I got rid of it.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Irish readers of the New York Times could not quite believe a man would shoot and grill pigeons to survive the recession but John Donovan only d(...)

  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(...)

The “sexting” phenomenon, and general “peer to peer” exchange of material, has been facilitated by advances in technology, a conference was told at the weekend in Dublin. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

There has been a noticeable increase in sexually aggressive behaviour through young people’s use of phone and online content, a conference hea(...)

“In the Facebook generation we are all publishers; every one of us is a Rupert Murdoch.”

Serious questions need to be addressed as to whether society wants to see its children criminalised under the law for abusing social media, a c(...)

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(...)