The latest QS rankings, one of the big three international league tables, shows Trinity College Dublin remains Ireland’s top university although it dropped from joint 61st place to joint 71st.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish universities lost some more ground to Asian competitors in the latest university rankings published today.The QS rankings, one of the big three (...)

Paul Ryan: ‘What sets us apart from competitors is our focus on ecommerce and how our website integrates with the store.’

A love of horses led Paul Ryan and his wife, Caitriona O’Dwyer, to set up the Equine Warehouse in 2001. Having successfully negotiated a number of hur(...)

One-year preparatory science studies at Coláiste Ide include biology, microbiology, chemistry and physiology

Adults looking at a return to education are spoilt for choice.Here’s a sample of the many options for adult learners. Contact your local education and(...)

Kate Adams with children in Honduras

Nine years ago this week I boarded a plane and set off alone across the Atlantic. As my peers took their first tentative steps into the world of hi(...)

As the first Dublin commissioner for start-ups Niamh Bushnell will make Dublin “the best place in Europe to start and grow a tech and innovative business”.

Niamh Bushnell has been appointed as Dublin’s first commissioner for tech and innovative start-ups. The two-year role will see Ms Bushnell take strate(...)

Prosecuting hate

The most disturbing aspect of research conducted into hate crime by academics at the University of Limerick showed that many victims, even in cases in(...)

Gardaí displaying their marching skills during their graduation veremony at the Garda College,Templemore. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The first Garda recruits in five years will undergo a revamped training programme when they report to the Garda College in Templemore, Co Tipperary(...)

 Prof Frank Barry,  scientific director of the  Regenerative Medicine Institute at NUI Galway, with PhD student Babu Rajendra Prasad. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

By using tiny cartridges dispensing one stem cell at a time, Galway-based researchers may soon be able to literally “print” the scaffold of a healthy (...)

Pio Fitzgerald: “When I was standing on the flight deck [of a Boeing 747 from Shannon to New York] at the age of five I knew I wanted to be involved in airplanes. It captured my imagination.”

It’s not many of us that can claim to have decided on our career choice – and later fulfilled it – at the age of just five, but for Kerryman Pio Fi(...)

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(...)