Rob Laffan, a student at Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), is the winner of the 2015 Engineers Ireland Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Awards for his Tippy Talk platform

A revolutionary new device which utilises automation technology to assist people with disabilities such as autism communicate verbally has earned Lime(...)

Christian children take part in a demonstration  commemorating Assyrian Martyr Day  in Beirut’s Fanar district. Photograph:  Maya Hautefeuille/AFP/Getty Images

India is the latest country in which Christians have spoken out about their persecution. Christians of all denominations have issued a joint pre-Chris(...)

Almost one-in-five children who use social networking sites had a negative experience last year, new research indicates. This was one of several findi(...)

The late Seán Freyne, whom former president Mary McAleese said was “the quintessential Irishman, always asking the probing question”. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

One of Ireland’s best-loved and most respected theologians, Seán Freyne, has died in Dublin. Director of the Centre for Mediterranean and Near Eastern(...)

Philip Larraghy Evangelical convert to the  Church of Ireland. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

‘Okay, what colour was Jesus?” asks Anwar, a young man in a kufi cap standing outside the GPO on O’Connell Street, in Dublin, where he is manni(...)