Maria Doherty, who only joined the company last week,  entered with the syndicate with work colleagues from the insurance services team at Forward Emphasis a customer services centre based in Malinhead , Co Donegal who won the jackpot.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Several of the Donegal Lotto syndicate winners thought they were being “wound-up” when they were told they had scooped €4.8 million last Wednesday.Cel(...)

Google will be bringing the Google Juice Bar to Derry tomorrow, a series of free seminars and workshops as part of their drive to empower  entrepreneurs  to get the most out of their digital marketing and boost online presence.

Virtual friends, as Facebook’s latest statistics show – on average it has 829 million daily active users – are everywhere, but how many of them would (...)

Trinity College Dublin:  got ‘A’ grades under the headings of citation rate, number of publications, top-cited papers and international joint  publications

Several institutes of technology have outperformed Irish universities in areas such as innovation and industry collaboration, a new EU-sponsored ranki(...)

Androulla Vassiliou, the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, presents the new international university ranking U-Multirank at the EU commission headquarters in Brussels today.Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/ EPA

Irish higher education institutions have received top marks across a range of headings in a new EU-sponsored university ranking.U-Multirank, which was(...)

If I could change one aspect of higher education it would be a better “handshake” between second and third-level education. This would help us (...)

Future campus: one proposal is for DIT to merge with IT Tallaght and IT Blanchardstown. It is planned for Grangegorman (above)

The prospect of re-designating institutes of technology as technological universities has stirred a sense of deja vu among some academics. Irel(...)

Focus on Europe: in July the European Commission tabled proposals for an investment package of around €22 billion to boost innovation in potentially high growth sectors that will generate high quality jobs

EU-based businesses are not investing enough in research and innovation. Their R&D spending in 2011 made up about 1.1 per cent of EU GDP. Chinese (...)

Conor Daly

Move over New Zealand Manuka honey. A group of enterprising businessmen and beekeepers in Donegal are about to launch an Irish equivalent under the Ac(...)

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) says that aquaculture will be central to its new five-year plan for Ireland’s seafood sector which aims to meet a target of €1 billion in sales and 1200 jobs by 2017.

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) says that aquaculture will be central to its new five-year plan for Ireland’s seafood sector which aims to meet a target of (...)