“Every new business needs to offer a solution to an unsolved problem,” says  Dr Bruce Martin

Ireland has made great strides in recent years in increasing the number of graduates qualifying in the broad science, technology, engineering and math(...)

Chart-topping lecturers: Kieran McGuinness of Delorentos and James Byrne of Villagers, who teach at BIMM. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Is it distracting when your lecturers are world-famous, chart-topping musicians? Earlier this month, students at the British and Irish Modern Music(...)

Exterior of the National College of Art and Design, Thomas St, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Members of the Public Accounts Committee have described as “scandalous” the provision of €100 million to the National College of Art and Design (NCAD)(...)

Students on UCD campus in Belfield. Photograph: Frank Miller

College choices. Maybe you’re lucky and you’ve already got it all figured out. Or maybe you’re unlucky enough to think you have it all figured out.(...)

The advice is clear: study languages, go for an IT course, get a job in construction, think about science and engineering. This, students are told, is(...)

Con Devlin, who has died aged 79, was a master printer and typesetter. He had served a rigorous apprenticeship as a Monotype keyboard operator. Yet by(...)

Naming names: Jochen Gerz with one of the slabs in the Bochum church vestibule

Jochen Gerz is a lateral thinker, a self-declared subversive in the true sense. Confronted by a thorny cultural issue, he will turn it over and tra(...)

Liam Casey, Founder, PCH, waits to go on the centre stage at the Web Summit. Photograph: Naoise Culhane/Sportsfile

Liam Casey, founder of $1 billion turnover PCH, has predicted that a smart city sensor project demonstrated at the Dublin Web Summit could be rolled o(...)

Knights of Malta Fra’ Paul Caffrey during his solemn profession before The Prince and Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing at St Kevin’s Church in Dublin at the weekend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A grandmaster and prince, an archbishop and scores of the faithful wearing heavy black robes and mantillas marched solemnly into St Kevin’s Church in (...)

Eddie Murphy (left), with Ciaran Benson. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Edward Murphy, who has died aged 66, was librarian at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) until he retired last year. During his 35-year ten(...)