Third Level Workplace Watch: temporary, part-time and casual staff protest at Maynooth University with a recruitment stall for a ‘Discount University’. Photograph: Eric Luke

Some lecturers say that they are being denied job security and have for years been relying on a few hours of teaching here and there. Many, if not (...)

The taxpayer last year funded Open University courses to the tune of over €135,000 for prison inmates to study the likes of creative writing, art – a(...)

The ‘Philae’ lander faces dangers as the comet becomes violently active. Photograph: ESA/EPA

The Philae lander stranded on the surface of a distant comet is down but not out. Its controllers back at the European Space Agency’s centre in Darms(...)

Fountains of lava, up to 60 meters high, spurt from a fissure in the ground on the north side of the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland on September 2nd. Photograph: Reuters

Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano continues to rumble, threatening to blow its top and throw tonnes of ash into the atmosphere like the Eyjafjallajökull v(...)

Walt Disney World resort uses wearable technology to track staff movements

Wearable technologies are nothing new. The Google Glass consumer-oriented product allows owners to do many of the things they could do on their tablet(...)

Handout of an artist’s impression of Rosetta approaching comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Photograph: ESA/ATG medialab/PA Wire

Comet-chasing space probe Rosetta has reached its destination after a journey lasting more than a decade.Scientists and spectators at the European Spa(...)

Trinity College Dublin: participants in new online course will be able to experience short lectures, using audio-visual material, directing them to further online resources. Photograph: Alan Betson

Trinity College Dublin is making its first foray in the realm of open-access digital teaching with a free history course going online in September.The(...)

Holybrook House: Combined annual rent roll is in excess of €900,000

An unidentified Irish fund has paid €13 million for a fully-occupied office building opposite the entrance to Holles Street hospital in Dublin 2.The s(...)

The business of MBAs

It is competitive to get into, extremely hard work and it can be very expensive indeed. Why, then, is a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) su(...)

Holybrook House is described as an investment that “looks very attractive to savvy investors who are anticipating a marked recovery in the Dublin office sector”

A fully occupied office building opposite the entrance to Holles Street hospital in Dublin 2 goes on the m(...)