‘I formally requested a raise from €9 to €10 an hour, citing increases in rent, the cost of living and transport.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The minimum wage must be increased, and the increase is long overdue. The last time the minimum wage rose was in 2007, three years before I came to I(...)

Star man: Paul Donovan’s System of Training Transfer Assessment Report launches this autumn

When money is tight, training is often the first casualty of corporate cutbacks as budget decision-makers struggle to see a direct link between the co(...)

José del R Millán from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and the electrode-studded hat capable of analysing brain signals which are then given to a robot as instructions to follow. These instructions are transmitted in real time over the internet

“Humans are not disabled, humans are not broken. Our built environment, our technology is disabled. We need not accept our limitations.” These were t(...)

Storm-force winds along the East Pier in Dún Laoghaire Harbour, Dublin. File  photograph: Frank Miller

Summers in Ireland used to be better, with all-day sunshine and never a drop of rain, right? Wrong. A major international weather study going back 142(...)

William Malcolm, senior privacy Counsel at Google, at the conference in NUI Maynooth on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Google has said offering transparency about legal and policy-related access requests for its users’ data “is something we are really committed to” a(...)

Political leadership in Ireland to tackle vested groups in the area of climate change was absent while an appetite to seriously address greenhouse gas(...)

Ross O’Neill of Neuromod Devices with a Mutebutton

For some it’s a high-pitched drone, for others a whooshing, hissing or buzzing. The layman’s name for it is “ringing in your ears”. The medical term i(...)

Business students learn the arts of critical thinking, research, analysis and communication: students following the markets in the trading room in UCD’s business school
Career Guide: Business

What do the health industry, science and engineering, creative arts, law, media, teaching, social work and the charity sector have in common? They (...)

Mechanical engineering student Michael Harrinton displays his Fast Scan System designed for EMC at the 29th Cork Mechanical, Manufacturing and Biomedical Engineering Exhibition in the Nexus Hall, Cork Institute of Technology

The first engineers invented the wheel. Today, they continue to bring scientific ideas to life, inventing and maintaining the varied products and tool(...)

Ina Woods, Lab Manager of the RCSI Physiology & Medical Physics Department

Have you always wanted to be a doctor, nurse or dentist? Maybe you made up potions in your make-believe pharmacy? Or perhaps it’s an idea you’ve only (...)