Ryan Swan celebrates opening the scoring for UCD in their Europa League first qualifying round first leg against F91 Dudelange at  UCD Bowl. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

UCD 1 F91 Dudelange 0 This may not quite be remembered in 30 odd years the way holding Everton in 1984 was last night, but for UCD it was anot(...)

A woman looks at a makeshift memorial outside of an apartment where six Irish  students died in a  balcony collapse  in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

An online book of condolence set up by UCD for victims of the Berkeley tragedy has had more than 19,000 entries. The book, opened a week ago, include(...)

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny secured Champions League success over BATE Borisov during his time with Bohemians. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Stephen Kenny is adamant that neither he nor his players will be daunted by the scale of their task but Dundalk will do well to expand their Champions(...)

President Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina and other mourners at the UCD memorial Mass for those who died at Berkeley. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Hundreds of people have attended a special Memorial service in UCD for the six Irish students who died in Berkeley. UCD students, friends of those wh(...)

A woman in her garden, next to a coal-fired power plant in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, China, recently. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Time flies. We’ve barely had a few thousand years to get settled into one epoch, when suddenly it’s time to start a new one. Better reset your watc(...)

Dr David McKeown, a research engineer in the UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Dr McKeown sat this year’s Leaving Cert Engineering paper for ExamWatch. Photograph: UCD

Could one paper sum up my profession? Engineering was not a subject I studied for my Leaving Cert: had I missed out? I managed to get a PhD in enginee(...)

Sony’s virtual reality headset, Project Morpheus: UCD students are using virtual reality technology to  remote control drones and create a virtual campus for students. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/ Reuters

At University College Dublin, virtual reality is a serious thing. While many are looking at the possibility of using virtual reality for business or (...)

Study author Dr Liam Downey: “Ireland was covered with cattle from time immemorial. In fact, cows were the currency.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There was an “extraordinarily high” number of cattle here from earliest times and an abundance of fish in the waters, yet Irish people ate very littl(...)

Minister for Education  Jan O’Sullivan: said a new study’s findings showed “the Leaving Cert exams are not in fact very predictable and that those who rely on their predictability too much often do not perform as well as those who prepare more fully for the examinations”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Concerns that the content of Leaving Cert exams can easily be predicted by students and teachers are “not sustained” by the findings of independent r(...)

Trinity College Dublin: Led the way with five top 50 rankings in the QS World University Rankings by subject, mainly in humanities. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Irish universities have slipped down global rankings in recent years but they still hold their own against the world’s best in certain disciplines, ac(...)