There are more than 27,000 residential care beds, private and public, around the country. Photograph: Thinkstock

It is difficult to quantify the exact cost of dementia, given the many different individual costs and the fact that many people do not have a formal d(...)

Students taking the chartered financial analyst course study a mixture of academic theory, current industry practice and ethical and professional standards

It’s notoriously difficult – only one candidate in every five signing up will complete the programme. It’s not cheap – it will set you back more th(...)

A Viking burial at Islandbridge, Dublin

The number of Viking warrior burials in Dublin is extraordinary in the Viking world, say archaeologists. Many were buried with swords and other Vik(...)

File image of Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Eight Irish universities appear on a list of the world’s top 1,000 third-level institutions published today. The Center for World University Ra(...)

The number of jobs has increased by 39 per cent in the indigenous sector in the past three years.

A skills shortages and lack of competitiveness threaten to undermine a fast-growing sector that could be pivotal in Ireland’s economic recovery, warn(...)

Dr Cathal Wilson and Prof Tony Robinson: Herchel machine was named after the man who discovered infrared radiation
New innovators: Ceramicx

A west Cork-based company has created a new state of the art device aimed at major industries as diverse as the aviation, automotive and plastics sect(...)

Ireland’s Katie Taylor (red) on her way to defeating Estelle Mossely of France to win the 2014 European Elite Women’s Championships 60kg final at the Polyvalent Arena, Bucharest, last month. photograph: Octavian Cocolos/Inpho

When Katie Taylor won a record-breaking sixth European title in the first week in June, we reckoned that was our judging job done for the month, it wa(...)

Thomas Barr celebrates his victory in last year’s 400m hurdles at the AAI Senior Track & Field Championships at  Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin. “It’s now all about refining and perfecting the technique as much as possible.” Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

“Nine years, nine months and nine days,” he tells me, off the top of his head – pretty impressive considering Thomas Barr wasn’t even born when Edwin (...)

Engineer Dr Henry Curran  was one of three NUI Galway academics included on the list.

Eleven researchers based in Irish universities have been ranked among the world’s top 3,000 by the multinational media body Thompson Reuters. Inclusi(...)

Donegal Airport: a recipient of State subsidies along with Kerry, Knock and Waterford.

The Government should stop subsidising loss-making regional airports as it gives them an unfair advantage over the State-owned Cork, Dublin and Shann(...)